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Benefit Event and Screening of Postales de Leningrad/Postcards from Leningrad
Date Tuesday September 09
Time 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
Brava Theater Center: 2789 24th Street, San Francisco, 94110
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorLisa
The International Latino Film Society (ILFS) and the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) are proud to co-present the benefit screening of Postales de Leningrado (Postcards from Leningrad, Venezuela, 2007). Proceeds from this event will benefit the arts education programs of the ILFS, including Youth in Video and the annual International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area. The film will be followed by a Q&A with invited director Mariana Rondón and producer Marité Ugás, a wine reception, a Don Julio tequila tasting, tapas, and live music!

FILM SYNOPSIS: For La Niña, narrator of Postcards from Leningrad, being born into a socialist revolution in 1960s Venezuela wasn't easy. She and her cousin Teo have learned how to live a clandestine life, making an ongoing game out of survival, with everything from code names and creative disguises to turning themselves invisible and devising fantastic escape plans. Using their imaginations, they invent superhero revolutionaries and help their families survive the scariest realities of guerrilla warfare, including betrayal and death. A visual collage with playful animation and nostalgic footage of revolutionary zeal, the film injects both humor and pathos into a story where wild imaginations, memories, madness, white lies, and grief all mix seamlessly in a child's reality. Nominated by Venezuela for the Oscars 2008, nominated by Venezuela for Goyas 2008 (Spanish Oscar), winner Best Film Biarritz Film Festival. Venezuela, 2007, 75 minutes. Film in Spanish with English subtitles

TICKETS: $35 General Admission / $30 (students/seniors/members). Admission includes reception. Box-office proceeds support the International Latino Film Society.

Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/41720. Tickets also available at the Brava box office one hour before the show.

MORE INFORMATION:
The International Latino Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate Latino culture through film. ILFS promotes positive Latino images with a variety of programs in the Bay Area, including CINE365, a year-round program of film screenings and events. The annual International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area brings films and filmmakers from around the world to local audiences. The Festival's 12th edition will occur November 7-23, 2008. http://www.latinofilmsociety.org

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers is a national members organization addressing the professional needs of Latino/Latina independent producers. http://www.nalip.org

The beautifully restored Brava Theater Center, in the heart of the Mission District, hosts productions that explore the intersection of feminism and multiculturalism. http://www.brava.org

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