The 7th Annual San Francisco Latino Film Festival
A SEPARATE WIND / VIENTO APARTE – Opening Night Film, September 19, 7pm
Brava Theater, 2781 – 24th Street, San Francisco
Cine+Mas SF celebrates its 7th year of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival, opening September 18th through the 27th, with its annual tradition to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month and the SF Latino Film Festival, hosted by CBS/5 and The CW/44 Cable 12 on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at IF WE, 840 Battery St, San Francisco. RSVP requested.
The CMSFLFF program includes award winning and critically acclaimed documentary, feature and short films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and the USA. Local and visiting filmmakers from around the country and Latin America will be in attendance.
The festival is proud to open once again at the Brava Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District, in the Latino Cultural Corridor. Additional venues include Roxie Cinema (SF); Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (SF); Red Poppy Art House (SF); de Young Museum (SF); Eastside Cultural Center (Oakland), La Peña Cultural Center (Berkeley); Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco), and Deluxe (San Jose). Additional venues/dates to be announced.
“The festival’s purpose is to build community through film, while educating, entertaining, and recognizing the work of Latin American, Spanish and US Latino filmmakers which otherwise may not be seen in San Francisco,” said festival director Lucho Ramirez.
CMSFLFF opens this edition of the festival with A Separate Wind / Viento Aparte, (Mexico/Chuhuahua), West Coast premiere, directed by Alejandro Gerber Bicecci. Omar and Karina´s mother fell ill on a holiday trip in a beach on the Mexican Pacific coast. Without further notice, brother and sister will start a journey to their grandmother’s house near the Mexico-USA border. They will face a country that’s unfamiliar to them wounded by violence, distrust, and helplessness, where the only possible shelter is to stay together.
This year’s festival features eighteen feature length fiction films, twenty shorts and seven documentaries. A sample of feature films includes: Glories of Tango (Argentina), dir. Oliver Kolker, Hernan Findling; His Wedding Dress (Cuba/Spain) dir. Marilyn Solaya; The Boss, Anatomy of A Crime – El Patron, Anatomia de un Crimen (Argentina) Dir. Sebastián Schindel; The Boy & The World- O menino e o Mondo (Brazil) Dir. Alê Abreu; 3 Beauties (Venezuela) Dir; Carlos Caridad-Montero; Soledad (USA) Dir. Eduardo, Maytorena, Wayne Mitchell.
This year women directors figure prominently in the festival such as the feature film She – Ella – (Colombia) Directed by Libia Stella Gomez; His Wedding Dress- Vestido de Novia- (Cuba) Directed by Marilyn Solaya; the shorts programs feature both Documentary and Fiction shorts along with a Lifestyles & Laughs Shorts Program: Edgar and the Joyous Life, A Life of Engagement and My Life in Dance; there will be a US Latino Fiction Shorts program which includes In Between the Gutter and the Stars and local film Coyote Creek by Brian Garcia which are also part of the Budding Talent Shorts program.
For more information and tickets, go to www.sflatinofilmfestival.com