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Cine Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival

US Latino

Features and shorts made in the USA part of Latin America.

  1. Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost

    Leslie Goodwins / US Latino, Narrative / USA / 1940 / Comedy / 67 mins
    Free screening: Newlyweds Dennis and Carmelita have several obstacles to deal with in their new marriage: Carmelita's fiery temper, a meddling aunt and a conniving ex-fiancee who's determined to break up their marriage. 75th anniversary screening.
    Mexican Spitfire

    San Francisco Library Main Branch
    09/25/2017 2:00 PM

  2. Ode to Abuela

    Henry Alberto / US Latino, Shorts / USA / 2017 / Drama / 10 mins
    "Ode to Abuela" follows the journey of Angel, a young man who treks across landscapes to scatter his grandmother’s ashes. Angel is determined to at once celebrate and grieve the passing of his beloved “abuela.”
    Plays In:
    Lust, Love, & Loss

    Opera Plaza Cinema
    09/21/2017 5:15 PM

    Plays In:
    Lust, Love, & Loss

    Pickleweed Park & Albert J. Boro Community Center
    09/27/2017 7:00 PM RSVP-Free Screening-

  3. Raising Zoey

    Dante Alencastre / US Latino / USA / 2016 / Documentary, Family, LGBT / 50 mins
    Thirteen-old trans activist Zoey Luna wants nothing more than to go to school, receive an education, and have fun with her friends in Downey, CA. Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance have not always made it easy for her. With the help of her mother Ofelia, her older sister Leticia, and the ACLU, Zoey fought school officials for her right to self-identify in school. Even in the face of bullying and endless teasing from school officials and students, Zoey continues to live her life and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic lives.
    Raising Zoey

    Roxie Theater
    09/25/2017 7:00 PM

  4. The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

    Phillip Rodriguez / US Latino, Documentary / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Experimental, Society / 57 mins
    "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo" is a fresh and innovative look into the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author, and counterculture icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta, best known for his volatile friendship with legendary journalist and provocateur, Hunter S. Thompson.

    Preceded by: Swimming in the Desert

    The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

    Opera Plaza Cinema
    09/16/2017 3:00 PM

  5. Ruta Madre -Opening Night Film

    Agustin Castaneda / US Latino, International, Narrative / Mexico, USA / 2016 / Comedy, Drama / 97 mins
    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.

    Precedes: 2017 SFLFF Opening Night Party

    Ruta Madre -Opening Night Film

    Alamo DraftHouse
    09/15/2017 7:00 PM

    Opening Night After Party

    Gray Space/Grand Theater
    09/15/2017 8:30 PM

  6. Terminal

    Christian Meier / US Latino, International, Shorts / Peru, USA / 2017 / Drama, Thriller / 16 mins
    With only a few more weeks to live, Lucca -a misfit who's dying from some terminal disease- has been asked to kill someone in exchange for money. His fear of not leaving a legacy for his future son, makes him reflect about the right choice.
    Plays In:
    Made in Califas

    Opera Plaza Cinema
    09/16/2017 1:00 PM

  7. Trails of Hope and Terror

    Vincent De La Torre / US Latino, Documentary / Mexico, USA / 2016 / Documentary, Immigration, Society / 53 mins
    Based on a book of the same title, "Trails of Hope and Terror" attempts to answer why we, in the United States, have an immigration dilemma along our southern border. Filmmakers traveled to the US/Mexico to walk the desert and interview humanitarian groups, social workers, legal professionals, the undocumented, and anti-immigration protesters. The film explores the historical and economic reasons for the current immigration crisis and how politicians have used this issue to garner votes.

    Preceded by: Sueños Americanos

    Trails of Hope and Terror

    Opera Plaza Cinema
    09/18/2017 7:15 PM

  8. Translucid

    Leonard Zelig / US Latino, Narrative / Ecuador, USA / 2016 / Drama / 86 mins
    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.

    Roxie Theater
    09/24/2017 6:30 PM


    La Pena Cultural Center
    10/01/2017 6:00 PM


    Brad Coley / US Latino, Documentary, International / Honduras, USA / 2017 / Documentary, Human Rights, Society, Youth / 88 mins
    Founded twenty-five years ago in San Pedro Sula, a Central American city infamous for its poverty and violence, Our Little Roses is the only girls’ orphanage in Honduras. Seventy girls, aged one to eighteen, have found refuge there from broken and destitute homes, murderous streets, and the neighboring Bordo, the worst slum in the Americas. Inside twenty-foot-high concrete walls topped with barbed wire, the girls receive medical attention, food, shelter, and the nurturing care of a vibrant and entirely female collective of other “desechables” (a slang word for orphans, also used for "disposable containers"). "Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World" explores the question: how do those subjected to profoundest trauma and rejection begin to heal themselves and change the course of their lives?
    Voices Beyond the Wall

    Roxie Theater
    09/24/2017 2:00 PM

  10. The Way to Andina

    Arlen Parsa / US Latino, Documentary / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Family, Music / 70 mins
    When Arlen Parsa discovers that his Colombian great-grandfather left behind an opera that has never been performed, he knows what he has to do...but doesn't know how to do it. Despite having no opera experience of any kind and not speaking Spanish, Arlen takes a leap of faith. After promising his family that the 80-year-old Latin music will receive a world premiere, is Arlen in over his head?
    The Way to Andina

    Opera Plaza Cinema
    09/16/2017 1:10 PM