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Int'l Latino Film Festival May Screenings
Date Friday May 12
Time 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Location Details
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorILFF
Hola Amigos!

The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area
May Year Round Screenings Series and Co-Presentations

To be notified automatically about upcoming ILFF films, please subscribe to our email list or visit us on the web at http://www.LationoFilmFestival.org.


Year Round Screenings Series

Whether you missed any of these films at last year’s festival or loved them the first time around, our Year Round Screenings program is a great way to get in touch with the Latino film community - both in the Bay Area and abroad!

Admission to screenings is $6 for general audience and $5 for ILFF members, students, and seniors. ILFF films and events at the Richmond Library are free.


Wednesday, May 10th, 2006, 7:00 pm
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street, San Francisco (415) 826-8009

Palermo Hollywood: A Tale from Buenos Aires
Dir. Eduardo Pinto (2004, Argentina, 113 min)
Spanish with English Subtitles
Pablo and Mario are best friends and petty thieves in the slums of Buenos Aires in the aftermath of Argentina’s recent financial crisis. A kidnapping gone awry triggers a chain of events that will both test their friendship and change their lives.


Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 7:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
(510) 849-2568

Caribe
Dir. Esteban Ramírez (2004, Costa Rica, 90 min)
Spanish with English Subtitles
Politics, passion and environmentalism collide in this steamy drama set in Costa Rica. After moving to a peaceful Costa Rican fishing community to work for a banana company, Vincente Vallejo and his wife Abigail become involved in a struggle between angry locals and a multinational oil company that wants to drill off the coast.


Wednesday May 24th, 2006, 7:00 pm
MACLA: Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
510 South First Street, San Jose (408) 998-2783

Tijuana Jews
Dir. Isaac Artenstein (2005, USA, 52 min)
English/Spanish
This documentary explores the community established by European Jew fleeing persecution in the early part of the 20th century. The subsequent blending of Jewish and Mexican cultures and customs in a near-mythic border city is the subject for Tijuana Jews, a living testimony set against both conceptions and misconceptions about culture, time, and place.


Wednesday, May 24th, 2006, 7:00 pm
Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond (510) 620-6555
FREE ADMISSION

El Mago
Dir. Alberto Arvelo (2004, Venezuela, 137 min)
Spanish with English Subtitles
Tadeo, former photographer to the stars, is working as a street magician in Mexico City when he learns that he has only a short time to live. Struggling to tie up the loose ends of his life, Tadeo uses magic powers he didn’t know he possessed.


Co-Presentations


The following event is a co-presentation of the International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area with Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Films. Visit the Landmark Theatres website at http://www.landmarktheatres.com for more information.


Friday, May 12th. 2006, 7:00 pm
Landmark Theatres Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center, San Francisco (415) 267-4893

The Lost City
Dir. Andy Garcia (2005, USA, 143 min.)
Andy Garcia stars and makes his feature directorial debut in a 1950s epic adventure set in his native Cuba. As the revolutionary forces of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara prepare to invade Havana, Fico Fellove (Garcia), the owner of the city's classiest music nightclub, El Tropico, struggles to hold together his family, his club and the love of a woman.


The following events are a co-presentation of the International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area and The San Francisco International Arts Festival. Tickets to these events may be purchased at the BRAVA Theater Center Community Box Office Network: (415) 647-2822, 2789 or visit http://www.SFIAF.org for more information.


Saturday, May 27th, 2006
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street, San Francisco (415) 826-8009

AMAZON SERIES: Kaapor & Maya, Belize to Peru with invited guest Bernard Peyton, director
7:00 pm

Hands and Claws
*World Premiere
Dir. Bernard Peyton and Heinz Plenge (2006, Peru)
The uplifting story of an orphaned bear cub and a peasant woman’s struggle to save its life set against the breathtaking scenery of the Andes.
Sastun
Dir. Guido Verweyen (2002, Belize)
An American herbalist’s quest to discover the secrets of one of the last remaining Maya shamans in the remote rain forest of Belize before the curative plants are wiped out by deforestation.
Forest Fast Food
Dir. Bill Day (2002, Brazil)
Stunning footage of the little known Kaapor people of the Amazon and their determination to preserve the rainforest.

CUBAN HIP-HOP with invited guest Paul Flores, Bay area hip-hop artist
9:00 pm

La Fabri-k: The Cuban Hip-Hop Factory
Dir. Lisandro Pérez-Rey (2004, Cuba)
A documentary that follows Cuba’s leading hip-hop performers, “LA FABRi-K” (The Factory), on an intense yet intimate journey into the heart of hip-hop.
Preceded by: Chavez 101
Directed and Produced by The International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area Youth-in-Video Program (2003, USA)
An award-winning documentary presenting the Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra learning and performing Sinfonia India by modern Mexican composer Carlos Chavez.
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 11th, 2006 1:14 PM
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