The 7th edition of the Cine Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival is happening this September. Highlights include:
Viento aparte (A Separate Wind)
Omar and Karina’s mother suffers a stroke during the family holidays. Abandoned and left only with luck, the siblings start a long journey to their grandmother’s house. On the way they will face a broken and divided country, wounded by mistrust, resentment and violence. VIENTO APARTE features diverse characters, many of which are strangers in their own land, and people who come and go along a labyrinthine road, until their final destination.
Lo Que Reina en las Sombras (Kingdom of Shadows)
From Bernardo Ruiz, the director of Reportero, comes a new documentary, humanizing the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico. Weaving together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agent on the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler, Lo Que Reina en las Sombras sheds new light on the growing human-rights crisis that is a byproduct of this conflict.
San Francisco: Sept. 18 - 28. Full information on the festival website.