The Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival runs from September 20-30 showcasing the best indie films from US and Latin America
Cine Mas SF presents the 11th San Francisco Latino Film Festival with over 90 films including shorts, features, and documentaries.
There are 12 documentary features, 14 narrative features, and 9 shorts programs to choose from. Most features are San Francisco premieres with a few US and West Coast premieres in the mix.
Opening party on Friday!
Cine+Mas SF celebrates its Opening Night of its 11th San Francisco Latino Film Festival with an after-party hosted at Amado’s, the local speakeasy venue known for its underground space and original cocktails.
A chance to meet local, national and international Latinx filmmakers that are emerging and are consistently break modes. As we celebrate we will move to DJ Leydis mixing her contemporary hits with a distinct fusion of Latin flavors, R&B classics, and Roots Reggae blends.
Screenings take place at following venues:
Most films only screen once.
Alamo Drafthouse, the Opera Plaza Theaters and the Roxie Theater where we will be opening.
Additional screenings at the ATA and Eastside Cultural Center.
SFLFF11 opens with YULI, a beautiful biopic about Carlos Acosta, a legendary ballet dancer from Cuba who became the first black principal dancer with the Royal Ballet of London. The film is directed by Catalan filmmaker Iciar Bollain (Event The Rain, The Olive Tree).
• Environmental film section, guest filmmakers at most screenings- feature docs and shorts
• Premieres with filmmakers in town: Tattoo of Revenge, Quinceanera, Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots, Bring Me an Avocado; Carlos Almaraz Playing with Fire (Richard Montoya, director)..
• Section of LGBT films with Fabiana, Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots; El/Ella/They Queer Shorts Program; and Jose
• Provocative documentaries; Decade of Fire- when local government plays a role in gentrification; Councilwoman- in the year of the woman see a Dominican immigrant, hotel housekeeper run for political office; a profile on Carlos Almaraz- prolific Mexican-American artist made a mark on the art world and put a spotlight on Chicano art
• Fun docs like Amigo, Skate and Santa Lives in My Town. Skateboarding in Cuba and guys that make a living as Santa Claus in Argentina.
We’re very excited about the line up of films. We highly encourage you to come out. These are some fantastic works by Latino filmmakers and it’s particularly identity affirming to see Latinos on screen when we are sorely missing in commercial film and television.