¡Feliz Día de la Independencia!
Mexican Independence Day marks the annual start of of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival. The festival is also a celebration of independents, of the film variety. Few of these deep, insightful, comical, suspenseful, sad and inspiring set of films will ever see mainstream theatrical release.
El Andalón will screen at the festival on Saturday, September 24th, 4:45pm at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. (between 24th & 25th), as part of the “Not So Short Shorts” program. Details & Advance Tix here. We will be in attendance for a Q&A presentation. We hope you can make it!
But don’t stop with El Andalón. There are a slew of fine films screening this week: Blattangelus, a powerful doc about gay rights in Mexico City; El Infierno (Hell), a harrowing comedy-tragedy about the violence in Mexico, which won this year’s Ariel (Mexico’s Academy Awards) for Best Film; and Precious Knowledge, which focuses on the ongoing struggle by students to reinstate ethnic studies classes in Arizona.
Don’t just take our word for it, see them for yourself. Declare your own independence from Hollywood blockbusters by watching great Latin American films this week. Here is a complete schedule of films. See you at the cine!