The SF Latino Film Festival is ready for its 9th annual September events, celebrating independent film from the Americas and Europe. Its goal is to showcase film by, about, or made with Latinos—to shine a light on inclusion.
The upcoming event series is scheduled September 15-30 in SF, Marin, Berkeley, and Oakland. Lu Ramirez, the festival director has scouted over 50 films from the Americas, the full lineup can be seen here: http://sflff.gala-engine.com/2017/ with full descriptions, trailers, filmmaker bios and more. The SFLFF programming committee has selected a range of award winning narratives and documentaries along with a promising group of films from entries we received from campaigning online.
The festival opens September 15th at 7PM at Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco's Mission District. The opening night party takes place afterwards across the street at the historic Grand Theater which is now occupied by local arts org, Gray Area.
Other Bay Area locations include Landmark Theaters Opera Plaza Cinema, Roxie Theater, Koret Auditorium at SF Public Library and others listed here: http://sflff.gala-engine.com/2017/venues/. More is added to our gala pages daily as we get closer.
“The mission of the festival is to showcase works from all over the Americas as a way to bring international cinema to the spotlight” says festival director Lu Ramirez.
- Director Maru Buendía-Senties, Windows Q&A 9/17 7PM
- Reed Rickert, The Third Root, Opening Night Film & After Party Sept 15 7pm and Q&A 9/17 5PM Opera Plaza Cinema
- Director Daniel Chávez Ontiveros, The Swan Kick Off Sept 7 - KPIX / CBS Studio Sept 7 5:30pm-8pm, Opening Night Film & After Party Sept 15 7pm, Opening Night After Party Only Sept 15 9pm, Screening of film for Q&A
- Director Agustin Contrera, Ruta Madre (Going South) Opening night film Q&A and party
- Director Arlan Parsa, The Way to Andina Q&A Opera Plaza Cinema 9/16 1PM
- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - New Mission 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Gray Area 2665 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Roxie Theater 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
- Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
- Koret Auditorium SF Public Library, Main Branch 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
- DeYoung Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
- Eastside Arts Alliance 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
- YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103