– October 1, 2021 / Opening night – Roxie Theater (San Francisco) – – October 1-17, 2021 / Virtual Film Fest (California, National) –
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Calendar editors, please note: What: 13th San Francisco Latin Film Festival Where online: cinemas2021.eventive.org Where: Roxie Theater – San Francisco – October 1, 3, 10, 17. Filmmakers present. When: October 1 to 17, 2021 INFO: www.cinemassf.org or call 415-754-9580. Online photos, trailers and screeners available on request. Interviews with filmmakers can be coordinated.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cine + Mas SF presents the 13th San Francisco Latino Film Festival (SFLFF) as a hybrid festival online and in person at the Roxie Theater from October 1 to 17, 2021.
The SFLFF program includes award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries, narratives, feature films and short films from the Americas, the United States, Spain and Portugal. 108 films in all representing 22 countries. Online forums for filmmakers and virtual Q&A will provide additional opportunities for film buffs to hear from the creators themselves. At a time when the visibility of Latinos in the cinema is almost absent, the SFLFF offers the public to see themselves reflected in the works presented, both on screen and behind the camera. The programming is diversified with films of artistic and cultural value.
The SFLFF program will be available on demand from October 1 and will open with an in-person screening of ‘Calle de La Resistencia’, a Bay Area first, written and directed by Milton Carrero and Denise Blasor. The film centers on Puerto Ricans trying to gain unity and dignity after Hurricane Maria in 2017. The film includes 20 original songs written and composed by Milton Carrero. The music and the entirety of the film capture the powerful protests against the former governor, Ricardo Rosselló. The film and stage production captures the determination of the people to demand change, dignity and better government. It is an exciting and entertaining film produced during the pandemic.
“The festival season is always an exciting time for us. We are adapting to current circumstances and delivering a program that we hope moviegoers will enjoy at home and at limited in-person screenings. COVID and the various social movements in the United States and Latin America have been a thematic inspiration for writers and filmmakers. This was reflected in the record number of submissions we received this year. In many ways, watching these films gives us an escape to see a part of the world that we currently cannot travel to and that is easily accessible, ”said festival director Lucho Ramirez.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL
SFLFF will present several films including:
Charlotte, directed by Simon Franco and played by Angela Molina (Blancanieves, Broken Embraces), a road trip comedy set in Argentina about an actress who, at the twilight of her career, will reinvent herself;
Backstreet to the American Dream (USA), a documentary by Patricia Nazario and Dolores Huerta, the film delves into the food truck culture in Los Angeles captured through the prism of different beginnings; those between American business owners and Mexican immigrants;
The Restoration (Peru) – A comedic tale where an adult man cheats on his bedridden mother and sells his house because the market is too good. He continues the lie by recreating the exact same room. It is directed and written by Alonso Llosa;
Negra (Mexico) An Afro-Latina narrative feature film, closely following the journey of five women overcoming racism, stereotypes and self-acceptance while living in southern Mexico. It is directed and written by Medhim Tewolde;
Shadow Weavers (US) – This documentary draws attention to the cultural links in clothing that originate from the Peruvian Andes, where secret messages are encoded in all clothing. It’s a movie directed by former San Francisco resident Erica Nguyen.
Ellie Walton’s La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered (USA) shed light on a little-known rebellion in Washington DC in 1991, where Salvadoran immigrants took to the streets in response to the murder of a man at the hands of the police.
The festival ends with Jaguar Man (Brazil) by Brazilian director Vinicius Reis, a drama about an executive of a gas company forced into early retirement and a slower pace of life, far from Rio de Janeiro and closer to the mysteries. of the rainforest.
There are 9 short film programs with both fictional and short documentary migration stories; other genres include fantasy, drama, LGBTQ, comedy, and horror.
The Short Film Program of Local Artist Profiles includes – The Guardian of Fire directed by David L. Brown and Raymond Telles, presents the life and work of activist poet Alejandro Murgia of San Francisco. Living Altars, a production of the Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, is an experimental mixed folk arts film with artists Astrid Do-Rodriguez and Eli Reyes carrying their Day of the Dead / Dia de Los Muertos altars; an artistic response to COVID gatherings.
Cine + Mas SF welcomes collaborators, sponsors and donors from the community. Sponsors for the current season include Xfinity, McDonald’s, KQED, Union Bank and the Roxie Theater.
About Cine + Más SF:
Cine + Más SF contributes to the active and diverse arts scene in the Bay Area through the San Francisco Latino Film Festival, year-round programming and special events focused on celebrating the Latino arts, including the visual arts, performance and literary. The Cine + Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival is made possible by the generous contributions of sponsors and individual donors. www.cinemassf.org
About the San Francisco Latino Film Festival: SFLFF is a program directed and produced by volunteers. Its mission is to showcase the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the United States, Latin America and Spain; increase cultural opportunities for the community; create a cultural exchange between Latinos and non-Latinos within the community and across borders. For more information on the program, please visit www.cinemassf.org or call 415-754-9580. Join us on Twitter @SFCine, Facebook @LatinoFilmFestival or Instagram @ CineMas — SF
CONTACT: Monica Ramirez, Cine + Más SF 415.754.9580 email@example.com
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