Cine + Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2018

The Roxie once again hosts the San Francisco Latino Film Festival including screenings on opening night, closing night and several screenings with filmmakers. Check out the line-up.

Free or discounted for members – tickets for members only available at box office.


09/14/2018

Close to Home Shorts, 7:00 PM

Local fiction and documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers.

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The Beast in the Jungle, 9:15 PM

Joao, a man with insecurities and doubts in himself and his future. By chance, he reconnects with Maria, a woman he met ten years earlier. They share a past. They pick up where they left off as we wait for life to happen.

09/15/2018

After ten years living as an expat in the United States, Asori Soto decides to return to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood. Cuban Food Stories is a unique film about food, society, and culture on the island of Cuba. A personal road-trip adventure all around the island to discover the most authentic flavors and stories behind the Cuban cuisine.

Rich Kids, 4:30 PM

A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into ‘Los Ricos’, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives. Based on a true story.

Have You Seen Her, La Misión?, 5:00 PM

This 20th year anniversary retrospective showcases the varied responses to the transformations experienced in the Mission District during the late 1990s dot.com boom. All the filmmakers– most Mission born and/or residents, several making their first film–represent locations and people in remarkably personal voices and dynamic film styles.

Indestructible, The Soul of Salsa, 7:15 PM

A visual journey through the history of salsa, from its birth until Diego El Cigala publishes in 2016 the album Indestructible, which revisits classical salsa and also adds a flamenco soul.

 

Cetaceans, 7:15 PM

Clara and Alejandro are moving to a new home, but when he goes on a work trip and she stays behind surrounded by the mess of moving boxes, she’s compelled to get out andlive new experiences that will lead her to question her life.

09/16/2018

Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas, 1:15 PM

The film explores the perception of time in three small villages intertwined by the flowing waters of the Amazon river, immersing the viewer in a landscape inhabited by shamans and archetypical societies.

Love Cecy, 3:00 PM

Story of 15 year old Cecilia Rios from California who was brutally murdered in 1994, as she took a shortcut home through a deserted elementary school. The film follows the promising young life that comes to a tragic end.

A Place To Be, 3:00 PM

When Diego’s immigration status is revealed, the strength of his relationship with Abel is put to the test.

 

Veneno, 6:00 PM

The origin and rise of the most famous Dominican wrestler of all time, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno, and his arch-nemesis, José Manuel Guzmán aka Relámpago Hernández.

 

09/17/2018

1950 Nationalist Uprising, 7:00 PM

The story of five revolutionaries who fought to free Puerto Rico from the United States of America. Hear their stories, their struggles and the impact it had on their lives.

 

09/18/2018

Looking for a Boyfriend for my Wife, 7:00 PM

Daniel is tired of his wife but he doesn’t have the spine to leave her. His solution: make her leave him.

 

09/19/2018

Tejano, 6:30 PM

Desperate for money to save his sick Grandfather, a South Texas farmhand resorts to the extreme: He breaks his own arm to smuggle a cast made of cocaine across the Mexican border.

 

09/20/2018

Get the Weed, 7:00 PM

Uruguay, a small country, attained world notoriety for being the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana, but there was no marijuana to supply the country.

 

09/29/2018

Ruben Blades is not my name, 5 PM

Latin American icon Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970’s. The film is a celebration of this living legend and his struggle to come to terms with his legacy.
A man, gay and still in the closet, gives his former bullies a ride to a school reunion.

 

 

09/30/2018

After ten years living as an expat in the United States, Asori Soto decides to return to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood. Cuban Food Stories is a unique film about food, society, and culture on the island of Cuba. A personal road-trip adventure all around the island to discover the most authentic flavors and stories behind the Cuban cuisine.

Lucas como Sara, 6:30 PM

In Havana, Lucas has a psychedelic trip to back to the 80s after snorting his mother’s ashes while on a bender. Lucas becomes his mother. It’s a boundary pushing road trip film full of laughs, sex, Cuban music, and trippy absurdity.