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Cine Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival

¡Viva Mexico!

Say it again! A great sampling of some of the best films from Mexico this year.

09/15/2017


Ruta Madre -Opening Night Film

After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself.

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.

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?

Alba

After her mother becomes bedridden, a shy and lonely 11-year-old girl is sent to live with her estranged father. They hardly talk at first, but over time, they slowly get to know one another. Award winner at Rotterdam Film Festival (FF), Mumbai FF, and Lima FF. +++ Alba tiene once años. Pasa la mayor parte de su tiempo en silencio y le gustan los animales diminutos. Una tarde, su madre es internada en el hospital y Alba debe mudarse con Igor, un padre a quien casi no conoce. Los intentos de Igor por acercarse a ella, las primeras amigas, el primer beso, las visitas a la madre en el hospital, son estímulos que marcan el camino de Alba hacia la entrada a la adolescencia y a la aceptación de su familia.

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?

Tales of Mexico

Tales of Mexico is a collective story that metaphorically presents Mexico’s transformation in the last hundred years, as told by the stories of the different tenants who have lived in the same room over the years. Eight directors, eight stories. If these walls could talk they'd reveal the secret lives and emotional journeys full of dreams, hopes, disappointments and dramatic destinies.

09/19/2017


Tales of Mexico

Tales of Mexico is a collective story that metaphorically presents Mexico’s transformation in the last hundred years, as told by the stories of the different tenants who have lived in the same room over the years. Eight directors, eight stories. If these walls could talk they'd reveal the secret lives and emotional journeys full of dreams, hopes, disappointments and dramatic destinies.

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

09/25/2017


Lady Devil/ Doña Diabla

Free Screening: Golden Age of Mexican Cinema screen legend Maria Felix plays Angela, a woman who suffers the blow of a messy divorce while pregnant. Determined to take revenge on the men, a woman kills her lover to save the life of her daughter.

09/27/2017


Alba

After her mother becomes bedridden, a shy and lonely 11-year-old girl is sent to live with her estranged father. They hardly talk at first, but over time, they slowly get to know one another. Award winner at Rotterdam Film Festival (FF), Mumbai FF, and Lima FF. +++ Alba tiene once años. Pasa la mayor parte de su tiempo en silencio y le gustan los animales diminutos. Una tarde, su madre es internada en el hospital y Alba debe mudarse con Igor, un padre a quien casi no conoce. Los intentos de Igor por acercarse a ella, las primeras amigas, el primer beso, las visitas a la madre en el hospital, son estímulos que marcan el camino de Alba hacia la entrada a la adolescencia y a la aceptación de su familia.

09/29/2017


The Third Root

Camilo Nu is a talented guitarist from Mexico who has dedicated his life to the study of Mexico’s cultural and ancestral music. Propelled to search for the roots of the traditional music of Veracruz know as Son Jarocho, a Mexican music that has been recognized as having Spanish and African influences, Nu traveled through southern Spain and North Africa to collaborate musically with local musicians to discover what similarities still existed. As his journey led him farther from home, he was confronted by his own fragmented African heritage that he inherited from absent father. Nu's journey takes on a new meaning as he travels deep into the African roots of Son Jarocho and, inevitably, his own identity.
7:00 PM
RSVP -Free Screening- http://bit.ly/RootECC