The San Francisco Latino Film Festival starts today Friday September the 19th and will be going on through to 27th. This year they will feature films from three Central American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
The first film, Beautiful Sin (2013), come from Costa Rica and is directed by Gabriela Quirós. The film follows three couples coping with infertility and trying to fight Costa Rica's ban on in vitro fertilization. The film will play at theOpera Plaza Cinema on September 20th.
The second film Roque Dalton - Let's Shoot The Night! (2014) comes to us from El Salvador and is directed by Tina Leisch. It centers on the life of El Salvador's most famous poet, a strong leftist who was targeted and murdered by El Salvador's military dictatorships. The film will play at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on September 26th.
The third and final Central American film at the SF Latino Film Festival is The Golden Cage (2013) coming to from Guatemala and Mexico and is directed by Diego Quemada-Diez. The film chronicals the lives of three youth fleeing from Guatemala and crossing through Mexico. It is the winner of the Best Film at the Ariel Awards (Mexico) and premiered at Cannes winning Best Cast. Unfortunately, scheduled at the same time as Roque Dalton film, one of the only other Central American films. The film will play at theYerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 26th.
For more information go to http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com/
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