SF Latino Film Festival Lineup and Guests

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"SF Latino Film Festival Lineup and Guests"


The 8th annual SF Latino Film Festival kicks off September 16th at the newly remodeled Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco’s Mission district then tours Bay Area theaters through October 1st. Hand selected foreign language film from all over the Americas will get big screen treatment at the all new Alamo Drafthouse, Roxie Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and more.

Special guests include Jeremy Ray Valdez, star of H.O.M.E, director of Chilean opening night film, ALMA— Diego Rougier, and Venezuelan director of crime thriller KM 72, Samuel Henriquez. Plus directors of La Gunguna, The Farm, Summer Sacrament, and Sands of Silence also confirmed for Q&A sessions after their films. More guests are being added daily.

Stand out films include Columbian drama PERROS starring John Leguizamo in a grittier role than audiences are used to seeing him in. He plays a prisoner facing jail time for killing his child’s abuser. Also worth noting, Manuela Blanco’s documentary El Rio Que Nos Atraviesa from Venezuela; it spotlights environmental contamination from big oil.

Here are 30 of the films screening between September 16th and October 1st. Find tickets online.


Fiction Features

Alma – Chile- RomCom- Opening Night Film

Amama: When A Tree Falls- Spain-Family Drama

Amir- Mexico-Drama

Bitter Coffee- Cuba-Historical Drama

Dogs-Colombia-Drama (starring John Leguizamo)

EKAJ-USA-Queer Drama

H.O.M.E.-USA – Drama

Land & Shade-La Tierra y La Sombra-Colombia-Drama

La Gunguna-Dominican Republic-Drama/Thriller

Nise- Brazil- Historical Drama

Nothing in Return-A cambio de nada-Spain-Coming of Age, Youth

The Other Side of Paradise- Brazil-Historical Drama

Perla- Chile-Drama

Road to La Paz- Argentina-Drama Road Trip


Summer Sacrament- USA-Drama/ Local, Family

72 Km.- Venezuela-Suspense


Short Fiction


Dogs & Tacos- USA



El Doctor-USA



Short Docs


Mexican Cuisine-USA

Through the Wall-USA

Libertad – USA





Craving Cuba- USA

Fidelandia: Behind the Curtain of Cuba’s Revolution: Cuba/USA

In The Game- USA

The Man Who Saw Too Much: Mexico

The River That Flows Through Us- El Rio Pasa Entre Nosotros: Venezuela

The Soccer Boys/ Los Pibes- Argentina