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Cine Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival

Tour of Latin America

Check out what’s happening in Latin American cinema by taking in this mix of films- both by established and emerging independent producers.

09/16/2017


Tesoros

Two siblings and their friends set off to find pirate treasure. Twelve-year-old Andrea, six-year-old Dylan, and toddler Lucas move with their family to Barra de Potosí, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. They quickly make friends with the local children, who immediately enjoy the company of the newcomers from the city. When one child is convinced that he has seen the ghost of explorer Sir Francis Drake, the whole group sets out on an adventure, searching for a long-lost treasure from the 16th century.

La Soledad

Handyman José lives with his family in La Soledad, a ramshackle villa located in what was once among Caracas’ most affluent neighborhoods. After learning that the villa’s owners are planning to sell the estate, José seeks any solution that might keep his six-year-old daughter from growing up in Caracas’ crime-sodden slums. Might that fabled treasure supposedly hidden in La Soledad’s walls offer José’s family a chance at a better life? “La Soledad” (d. Jorge Thielen Armand), from Venezuela, is an arresting blend of documentary and narrative feature, in which the actual participants in a real-life drama become players in the drama. The story of a family forced to uproot from their home shows rigorous commitment for the metaphysics of place and a compositional instinct that never quits." -Mick LaSalle, SFGate

Salsipuedes

The story of a young boy, Andres Pimienta, that is sent to the United States to be kept away from the bad influences, but returns 10 years later and meets his father, Bobby, an encounter that will change his destiny.

Last Days In Havana

Miguel and Diego are friends sharing an apartment in Central Havana. Miguel – a dishwasher at a restaurant, who dreams of  leaving Cuba for New York is waiting for his exit visa. Diego, a gay man in poor health carries on enjoying every single day from the confines of a rickety old bed. Just as life marches on so do the various friends and chosen family members that mill around the apartment including including Diego's feisty 15 year old niece.

Such is Life in the Tropics

In Guayaquil, a populous city in Ecuador, a wealthy young man is trying to evict 250 families who have been squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatters is willing to negotiate, but can this tense conflict be resolved without bloodshed?

09/17/2017


Mara 'akame's Dream

Nieri is a young Huichol (indigenous Mexican) in the country, whose dream is travel with his rock band to play a concert in Mexico City. But his father, a shaman, wants to start him on his path to becoming a spiritual healer. He must find the Blue Deer in his dreams. What does this mean?

Woodpeckers

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. He 'meets' Yanelly from across the prison yard and manages to learn a kind of sign language to communicate with her and avoiding the prison guards. Using real prison locations and non-actors throughout, WOODPECKERS is based on real events. Premiered at Sundance.

09/21/2017


On The Roof

Three young friends, Yasmani, Vito and Anita, gather on a roof in Havana every day in the midst of boredom decide to set up their own business in this heart-warming drama. The cost of this dream, ultimately, will lead them to personal maturity and certain happiness.

09/22/2017


Such is Life in the Tropics

In Guayaquil, a populous city in Ecuador, a wealthy young man is trying to evict 250 families who have been squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatters is willing to negotiate, but can this tense conflict be resolved without bloodshed?

09/23/2017


Visitor's Day

Sixteen-year old Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City for years before he found his way to IPODERAC, a unique group home and social enterprise located in Puebla, Mexico. IPODERAC creates a strong sense of brotherhood and is sustained through the sale of artisanal goat cheese. "Visitor’s Day" is an observational documentary that follows Juan Carlos through a transformative year of his life, as he finds the strength to return to Mexico City to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father. Along the way, other boys overcome their own obstacles with the support of the extraordinary staff at IPODERAC.
2:00 PM

09/24/2017


Translucid

Rubén has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He has three months to live or a year-and-a-half with treatment. Rubén has decided to end his life with dignity, without loose ends.