#DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party | September 1 – 30, 2017
Film Viewing Parties & Other Celebrations
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In The Game- San Francisco Latino Film Festival- Free
September 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-7
IN THE GAME
Dir. Maria Finitzo
2014, USA, 90 mins, English & Spanish with English subtitles
We tell kids to study hard to succeed. However, we tend to ignore the disparities in education when we factor in race, class, and gender. Not all schools are created equal- but we also forget the role of educators as mentors to inspire and motivate students despite the barriers. Through the stories of a girls soccer team at predominantly Latino Kelly High School in Chicago, “In the Game” illustrates the enormous challenges facing inner-city girls in their quest for higher education and life success.
September 16- 22 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema- SF
September 16 Afterparty TBD-SF
September 17 Fundraiser drag party at Oasis-SF
September 18,25 Artists’ Television Access-SF
September 19-21, 23 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
September 23 Eastside Cultural Center – Oakland
Septembe 24 BrasArte-Berkeley
September 26-29 Roxie Theater -SF
September 28 Salvation Army-Valencia-SF
Oct 1 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts-SF
Oct 1 La Pena Cultural Center -SF
Oct 2-6 Pickleweed- Marin-SF
Oct 6 University of San Francisco
Oct 7 DeYoung Museum
Oct 7 Basque Cultural Center
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A short list of this year’s program includes:
DOGS by Harold Trompetero. Film from Colombia. USA premiere. Misael, lonely and abandoned, finds affection and tenderness in Sarna, the dog in the prison. Stars John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown, Ice Age) Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros).
H.O.M.E by Daniel Maldonado from New York City. Jeremy Ray Valdez (La Mission) plays a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who finds respite in the subways of New York City.
SACRED SACRAMENT by Lionel Desai, a San Francisco filmmaker. Familiar sights and faces from the Mission. Boy coming to terms with separation from his mother who was deported as he prepares for his first communion while staying at adoptive family.
SIEMBRA by Samuel Henriquez from Colombia. It’s a drama set in Colombia’s Pacific Coast about a fisherman displaced by the armed conflict yearning to return to his land.
LIBERTAD by Brenda Avila-Hanna , a Bay Area filmmaker. A short film profiling a transgender indigenous woman from Oaxaca whose life transcends borders.
KM 72 by Samuel Henriquez from the Dominican Republic. A millionaire has been brutally murdered at his house. When the millionaire’s bodyguard returns to the scene of the crime, he finds three witnesses-cum-suspects: the millionaire’s son; a seemingly-sweet young girl; and a bohemian magician. They retell the scenes of the murder from conflicting points of view, each articulating a different version of who committed the crime.
CRAVING CUBA by Zuzy Martin Lynch and Rick Lynch, San Francisco filmmakers. A documentary about Cuban-American’s nostalgia and yearning to travel and connect with Cuba. Subjects include Jessica Aguirre (NBC news anchor), George Gascon (San Francisco District Attorney), and singer/actor Carlos Ponce.