Cine+Más SF Debuts San Francisco Latino Film Festival November 5th-25th, 2009 SPOKEN WORD Opening Night Film at The Clay Theatre Thursday November 5, 2009 at 7 pm

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Cine+Más SF 's debut of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival (November 5-25, 2009) arrives in theatres, museums and cultural centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area spanning four cities over three weeks. Cine+Más SF encompasses Latino arts beyond film to include other visual, performance, and literary arts. Cine+Más SF contributes to the Bay Area's active and diverse arts scene through its signature event, the San Francisco Latino Film Festival, year-round programming and special events.

Kuno Becker in SPOKEN WORD

Cine+Más SF's debut of The San Francisco Latino Film Festival (November 5-25, 2009) arrives in theatres, museums and cultural centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area spanning four cities over three weeks. Building on the traditions of the former SF International Latino Film Festival, Cine+Más SF scope will encompass Latino arts beyond film to include other visual, performance, and literary arts. Cine+Más SF contributes to the Bay Area's active and diverse arts scene through its signature event, the San Francisco Latino Film Festival, year-round programming and special events.

The SFLFF program includes award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries and feature films from Argentina, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the USA.

The SFLFF will open with Spoken Word by Victor Nuñez. This drama revolves around a young San Francisco based poet and spoken word artist that heads back to New Mexico upon learning of his father's illness leading him face his conflict ridden past.

A short list of standout films include: 389 Miles by Luiscarlos Davis, award winning documentary about life along the Mexico and Arizona; The Watercolorist by Daniel Ro a feature from Peru about a man who decides to follow his passion as an artist; Hermaphrodite by Albert Xavier- a feature film about gender identity out of the Dominican Republic inspired by a true story; Final Image a documentary from Argentina by Andres Habegger about a Argentine cameraman gunned down at the hands of the Pinochet regime in the '70's and the journalist that pursues justice; Nesio from Mexico by Alan Coton, a feature about small time criminals scraping by in the margins of Mexico City; Meet the Head of Juan Perez by Emilio Portes from Mexico, a black comedy involving a circus, a magician and a guillotine; Forgotten Injustice is a powerful documentary of a little known part of American history involving the mass deportation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the '30's by first time Mexican-American filmmaker Vicente Serrano.
The SFLFF will close with two award-winning comedic dramas: Gigante by Argentine filmmaker Adrian Biniez & Last One For The Road by Mexican director Eva Lopez-Sanchez. Gigante won the Berlin International Film Festival's Silver Lion this year.

What: The San Francisco Latino Film Festival
San Francisco
Nov 5 Opening Night at the Clay Theatre with Spoken Word
Nov 6-8 Screenings at the Mission Cultural Center
Nov 13-14 Screenings & Closing at The Lumiere Theatre, Gigante & Last One For The Road

San Jose
Nov 6 Screening San Jose State University
Nov 11 IMAX screening & special event Tech Museum
Nov 10, 12 Screenings & special events at MACLA

Berkeley
Nov 18, 25 Screenings at La Peña Cultural Center

Where/When:
Nov 5, 7 PM Opening Night, The Clay Theatre, San Francisco
Nov 5, 9 PM Opening Night Party, Project 1 Gallery & Lounge, San Francisco
Nov 6-8, 2PM-6PM Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
Nov 9, 4PM San Jose State University, San Jose
Nov 11,6PM The Tech Museum, San Jose
Nov 13-14 Closing San Francisco, San Francisco
Nov 14 Closing Night Party, Sub-Mission Art Space, San Francisco
Nov 18 & 25 6PM La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley

About Cine+Más SF:
Cine+Más SF contributes to the Bay Area's active and diverse arts scene through the San Francisco Latino Film Festival, year-round programming and special events centered on the celebration of Latino arts- including the visual, performance, and literary arts. Sponsors include the Comcast, CineLatino, The Tech Museum, Consulate of Mexico, Landmark Theatres, Heineken and Clear Channel.

Our mission for the The San Francisco Latino Film Festival, a volunteer run and produced program is to showcase and promote, the visual, performance and film as art from the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. The SFLFF runs November 5-25, 2009 in San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, and Marin. Venues include the Landmark Theatres & The Mission Cultural Center (San Francisco); La Pena Cultural Center (Berkeley), MACLA, SJSU, & The Tech Museum (San Jose), and College of Marin (Marin).

For additional program information, please visit http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com or call 415.826.7057.

For ticketing visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.

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