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.
Alma – Chile- RomCom- Opening Night Film
Amama: When A Tree Falls- Spain-Family Drama
Bitter Coffee- Cuba-Historical Drama
Dogs-Colombia-Drama (starring John Leguizamo)
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
Road to La Paz- Argentina-Drama Road Trip
Summer Sacrament- USA-Drama/ Local, Family
72 Km.- Venezuela-Suspense
Dogs & Tacos- 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