2017 SF Latino Film Festival -Week 1 @ Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema, San Francisco [from 16 to 21 September]

2017 SF Latino Film Festival -Week 1

16 - 21
13:00 - 22:00

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Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California 94102
Opening Sept 15 at the Alamo. Opera Plaza Sept 16-21. The Roxie Sept 22-28th. Visit the website for schedule, trailers, & tickets.

Made in Califas- Shorts 9/16 1:00PM Mix of shorts by local and California filmmakers. Some attending.

The Way to Andina 9/16 1:10 PM Doc. Great, great grandson of Colombian composer, attempts to bring a never performed opera to life. Filmmaker in attendance.

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo 9/16/ 3:00 PM Doc. Profile of larger than life Chicano activist lawyer, Oscar Zeta Acosta. Filmmaker in attendance.

Tesoros 9/16/ 3:10 PM Two siblings and their new friends set off to find pirate treasure on the Caribbean coast. Sweet family film.

La Soledad 9/16 5:00PM Drama.The crisis in Venezuela plays out in this intimate account of the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.

Salsipuedes 9/16 5:10 PM Young man returns to meet his father in Panama after 10 years living in the US- away from bad influences- only to face what was avoided for so long.

Last Days In Havana 9/16 7:00PM Two very different men face life differently in Cuba. One waits for his new life in the US, the other bedriddent fighting to stay alive and enjoys the present.

Breadcrumbs 9/16 7:10PM & 9/20 7:15PM Cecilia Roth (Almodovar muse) stars Political drama about a woman who breaks her silence, returns from exile to reveal the horrors and repression sufferend at the hands of the dictatorship in Uruguay. Based on real accounts.

Such is Life in the Tropics 9/16 9:00 PM A gunshot breaks the silence, down goes a victim. So opens this dark thriller pitting rich landowners against poor squatters.

Alba 9/16 9:10 PM A young, lonely, quiet girl is sent to live with her estranged father following mother's hospitalization. Will she open up or remain in her shell?

Love is Love is Love-Shorts 9/17 3:00 PM LGBT Shorts by local and Latin American filmmakers.

Maka' Akame's Dream 9/17 3:10 PM A Huichol shaman's son dreams of playing a concert in Mexico City. His father has other plans for hm.

One Last Afternoon 9/17/ 5:00 PM Young idealists/activists/revolutionaries meet again after 20 years to sign divorce papers. A long stroll through Lima reveals who they are today-with lingering questions about their relationship and their ideals

The Third Root 9/17 5:10 PM Retraces son jarocho to Spain and North African from Mexico's caribbean coast.

Woodpeckers 9/17 7:00PM An inmate uses sign language to talk to his girlfriend from across the prison yard. Dominican film premiered at Sundance.

Tales of Mexico 9/17 7:10PM & 9/19/7:15PM Mexico's history as told in eight stories from the same room over a hundred years. Directed by eight of today's most notable filmmakers.

Not So Short Shorts 9/18 5:15 PM Drama and comedy intertwine in these compellng mini films.

Trails of Hope and Terror 9/18 7:15 PM The USA has long had an immigrations 'problem'. The doc takes us back in time to explore origins to the present.

If I Die First 9/19/ 5:15PM Like Sinatra, Gardel, or Piaf- Julio Jaramillo was a beloved singer from Ecuador who's voice was heard throughout the Spanish speaking world. A great profile about a talented, prolific artist.

Parque Central 9/20 5:15PM Doc. In the heart of Antigua, a humble park becomes an international intersection of visiting tourists and children hustling to make a living.

Lust, Love, & Loss-Shorts 9/21 5:15PM Phases of love as expressed in creative, poignant ways. Filmmakers attending.

On The Roof 9/21 7:15 PM Three young friends in Havana gather daily to tell stories and share dreams on the roof of their building. A fresh take on the coming of age story.
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