10th Annual Home Movie Day: Rare Latino Movie Screening | SF
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Oddball Films | 275 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Rare Latino Movie Screening | 10th Annual Home Movie Day | SF
At 8pm join a rare screening of Latino films including: Polvo (2012) and Contemplando la Ciudad (2006) by Angela Reginato, Latino: A Cultural Conflict (Brian Lewis, 1971), San Francisco Excelsior: Low Rider Car Show (1965), Bay Area News footage y mucho, mucho mas.
Drop in for an hour or stay all day for films and refreshments. The evening with feature a free program of special works.
- Polvo (Color, 2012)
The corruption and political unrest within 1970′s Mexico City is unveiled in Angela Reginato’s film, Polvo. Through archival footage, family photos, and stills, she examines the disappearance of a foreign couple’s son and questions the molding of one’s memories through images and experience. Reginato’s experimental style, coupled with poetic narrations, opens a forgotten story inside an infamous city.
- Contemplando la Ciudad (B+W, 2006)
Reginato’s internationally screened, experimental short of a young girl who sings to a popular song in 1978 Mexico City. Through her singing, she is transported from her world into a journey of unknown time and space.
- Latino: A Cultural Conflict (B+W, 1971)
Brian Lewis follows a Salvadoran youth in San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1970s. The clashes of dreams versus realities are seen through the eyes of the teenage Mauricio as he faces the high expectations for Chicano students within the Anglo-Saxon community. To resist the ease and acceptance of a gang, or to struggle to fit into a society dominated by white privilege is an all too common choice for these young Hispanic-American students.
- San Francisco Excelsior: Low Rider Car Show (Color, 1965)
See the sweat and muscle poured into tricked out low riders from the 60′s. Parked within a schoolyard are more than just beautiful hot rods, they’re well-oiled works of art