Cine+Mas SF presents: The San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2011. KPFA Co-Sponsored event.
Date of the Event: 
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:59pm


Cine+Más SF presents:

2011 San Francisco Latino Film Festival



Opening weekend was fantastic! Ernesto Contreras, director of BEING: CAFE TACVBA, was here with his film as were filmmakers, cast and crew for SANTIAGO, FOLLOWING THE STARS, and MLK JR WAY.  


We continue the fest through Sunday in the Mission District with screenings at the Mission Cultural Center (Sept 22-24) and closing with a matinee at the Brava Theater (Sept 25). Tonight at the Mission Cultural Center we have FOLLOWING THE STARS, a US Premiere, by Iris Disse from Ecuador/Panama. Get your tickets online or at the door this evening.  


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Opening Night After Party at Supperclub

The rest of the screenings include:

Friday: Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Jusice

Saturday: Shorts Program, Not so Short Shorts Program, Photos of Angie, and F**K My Life.  

Sunday: La Salsa Cubana


Scroll down to see more details about the films and ticketing.




"The Healer" filmmakers hosting reception & extended Q&A after the "Not So Short Shorts Program" at Casa Bonampak Saturday Sept 24 7PM Donation requested. 


Closing/ El Rio SF, Salsa Sundays Sept 25 SF 4PM   $5 for passholders. $8 general public.


 Online ticketing is up on our homepage.   

The Documentary Feature Films

These are the remaining documentaries that can be seen at Mission Cultural Center & the Brava Theater.



Film still: Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice

Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice from the US (local filmmakers).  Profiles the life and accomplishments of Cruz Reynoso- from his humble start in life to fighting for justice to receiving the Congressional Medal of Freedom- the highest civilian honor in the US. Filmmaker attending. 



Film still: La Salsa Cubana

 La Salsa Cubana La Rueda de Guanabacoa- from the US (local) and Cuba. Follow a young group of 'rueda de casino' dancers as they prepare for a national televised competition. Salsa is known as 'rueda' in Cuba. Guanabacoa is an area at the edge of Havana. Colorful, musical, and warm, the people's passion for salsa shines through. It makes you want to dance and capture some of that magic. Filmmaker attending.

Photos of Angie From the US. Chronicles the life and murder of Angie Zapata - a transgender teen who wasmurdered in rural Colorado in 2008.  The film includesextensive interviews with her family about her journey of self-discovery, transgender lives across the globe, hate crimes legislation, and the mysterious nature of her killer - all against the backdrop of his trial. Filmmaker attending.

The Short Films

Short Film Program 
3PM Saturday Sept 24 Mission Cultural Center

Tickets online, by phone, or at MCC Box Office. 


The Old Bicycle / La Bicicleta Vieja
bicicletaDir. Claudia A. Escobar, 2011 USA (local) 9 min
Fixing bikes is a family affair in the Mission. If you've ever wondered about this shop in the hear of the Mission, watch this film about Don Rafa and Lupe.

The Exchange/ El Intercambio Dir. Antonello


Novellino & Antonio Quintanilla 2010  Spain 15 min  In a quiet little fa rming town life is governed by agriculture's cycle. But, suddenly, authorities confiscate everything that has been harvested. Little by little, food is disappearing. How will the inhabitants manage to survive?  


Dir. Sam Lerma - 2011 USA 16 min
A story about a man's struggle to keep his family together, after losing his job.  


Live/Ao Vivo
by Pepe Siffredi and Antonio Guerino- 2008 Brazi 17 min  Sofia dreams of being famous so much that she ends up being selected to participate in a reality show that broadcasts live dreams. Pursued by her father, boyfriend, TV presenter and program staff, she runs away from home in search of freedom.



magoDir. Maria Victora Ponce - 2010 USA (Local) 13 min Mago, a young girl, has a crush on Anthony, an older boy. When she discovers her older sister Mari is involved with Anthony, Mago's world unravels.


Dir. Felipe Holguin, 2009, Colombia/USA, 13 min.
Ramón is 12 years old and has one dream: to play professional soccer like his father, whom he doesn't know.  


Not So Short Shorts Program

4:45PM Saturday Sept 24 Mission Cultural Center
Tickets online, by phone or at the MCC Box Office.

Film still: The Healer

The Healer-poignant profile of a man providing health care services to communities in Chiapas, Mexico for over 50 years.

Check out our website for the details. It's also on the schedule download.

objectorConscientious Objector
Dir. JW Cortes 2011 USA 25 min
Jason Cruz, an Iraq war veteran, is arrested amidst allegations of murdering unarmed Iraqi children.   

by Aitor Miguel- 2011 Colombia/Spain 30 min
Berenice Celeyta has received numerous death threats. She is Colombian and a human rights advocate. The longest social armed conflict continues to wage on in her country. Nonetheless, she never gives up hope.


The Fiction Feature Films

Following the Stars from Ecuador/Panama by Iris Disse. Lovely drama about family and indigenous cultural identity. Tutu is a young fashion designer that has to return to her father's village only to encounter a life and identity she doesn't know. Thursday Sept 22 7PM Mission Cultural Center 

Tickets available online, by phone or at the MCC box office.

F**K My Life Film Still
Film still: F**K My Life

F**K My Life

from Chile by Nicolas Lopez. Romantic comedy about a likable but goofy guy recovering from a breakup.

Saturday Sept 24 7:45PM Mission Cultural Center

Tickets available online, by phone or at the MCC box office.

Become a Donor 

The Cine+ Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival  is an important asset in our community because this event series fosters communal pride, strengthens Latino life, and celebrates the global Latino experience in the Bay Area.  

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The third edition of the Latino Film Festival will be taking place September 16-25, 2011. We hope that you will be able to attend but even if you cannot, we ask that you make a generous donation to guarantee this Festival's continued viability, vigor and value to the community as a whole and to Latinos in particular... 



Interested in helping?

Cine+Mas SF is a young, volunteer operated organization and, as such, welcome community support. See how else you can PARTICIPATE.  We are seeking  - volunteers, interns, sponsors, and festival partners. You can call 415.826.7057 or email. We do want to hear from you. We will need people to hang posters, distribute schedules, and help on-site during the film fest. eMail us with 'volunteer' in the subject line.



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