Announcing The 2011 San Francisco Latino Film Festival

The SF Latino Film Festival will kick off September 15th and run through the 25th. Its mission is to showcase the work of emerging filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This year the festival has over 40 films that are made up of shorts, features, docs and narratives. There will be a few blockbusters at the festival but it’s mostly independent and local film.

The movies that caught my eye this year are Hell and The Open Sky. Hell follows a man who has just been deported from the US and finds that his village has been overcome by violence and corruption, with no alternative he joins the drug trade and begins to prosper. However, like most illegal jobs, his new life comes with a price. The Open Sky, winner of  the Journalists Prize at the 2011 Guadalajara International Film Festival, is a doc about the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero who spoke out for his peoples rights during the El Salvadoran Civil War.  Make sure to check out the full list of films below and come out to enjoy the Latino Film Festival!

For the full schedule and more information follow the jump below.

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Festival & movie information

Schedule

Friday, Spetember 16th

@Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema: 8 California, 1 Embarcadero Center Mezzanine, San Francisco 94111

7:00pm – Being: Café Tacvba (80 min)

Saturday, September 17th

@Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema: 602 Van Ness, San Francisco 94102

1:00pm – Precious Knowledge (78 min)

1:00pm – Santiago (80 min) w/Cold Rain (14 min)

2:30pm – The Bad Intentions (100 min)

3:00pm – A Stones Throw Away (97 min)

4:30pm – La Salsa Cubana (80 min)

4:45pm – Blattangelus (70 min) w/3 Drops of Water (14 min)

6:30pm – MLK Jr. Way (80 min)

6:30pm – Following The Stars (83 min)

8:00pm – Soulbound (105 min)

8:15pm – Habana Eva (106 min)

Sunday, September 18th

@Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema: 602 Van Ness, San Francisco 94102

1:00pm – Habana Eva (106 min)

1:00pm – Being: Café Tacvba (80 min)

2:30pm – Capsules (103 min)

3:00pm – F*** My Life (95 min) w/Lalo (15 min)

4:30pm – La Isla Archives of a Tragedy (80 min)

5:00pm – The Bad Intentions (100 min)

6:00pm – The Open Sky (100 min)

7:00pm – Hell (145 min)

7:45pm – The Chilean Building (95 min)

Monday, September 19th

@MACLA 510 South First Street San Jose 95113

6:00pm – Not In our Town (70 min)

Tuesday, September 20th

@MACLA 510 South First Street San Jose 95113

7:00pm – Precious Knowledge (70 min) w/The Old Bicycle (9 min)

@ Pacific Film Archives Theater, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94720

7:00pm – Soulbound (105 min)

@College of Marin: 835 College Ave., Kentfield 94904

12:40pm – Precious Knowledge (70 min)

Wednesday, September 21st

@College of Marin: 835 College Ave., Kentfield 94904

12:40pm – Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice (60 min) w/Colored Pencils (17 min)

@IcTus Gallery: 1769 15th Street, San Francisco 94103

7:00pm – Mistura: The Power of Food (40 min)

Thursday, September 22nd

@Mission Cultural Center: 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco 94110

7:00pm – Following the Stars (83 min) w/The Chalk (6 min)

Friday, September 23rd

@Mission Cultural Center: 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco 94110

7:00pm – Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Change (60 min) w/Colored Pencils (17 min)

Saturday, September 24th

@Mission Cultural Center: 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco 94110

3:00pm – Shorts Program (83 min) w/The Exchange, Lilia, Live, Mago, Tomorrow, The Old Bicycle

4:45pm – Not So Short Shorts Program (90 min) w/The Healer, Defender, Conscientious Objector

6:30pm – Photos of Angie (55 min)
7:45pm F–k My Life (97 min) w/Lalo

Sunday, September 25th

@IcTus Gallery: 1769 15th Street, San Francisco 94103

2:00pm – La Salsa Cubana (80 min)

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