Opening Night - Día de los muertos Sponsored by Wells Fargo and W San Francisco

Friday November 2nd at the W San Francisco 9:00 pm ($75/$60)

Following our exciting opening night film “El Viaje de la Nonna ”, join us in celebrating Day of the Dead as we honor our Latino film greats who have come before us. Put on your fancy duds and dancing shoes, and join us for this special evening full of fun, mischief, great food, wine and music.


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A Conversation with Diego Luna: Actor/Producer/Director

Saturday November 3rd at the Castro Theatre 4:00 pm ($12/$10)

Following the screening of his directorial debut “Chávez ”, join celebrated Mexican actor Diego Luna (Y tu mamá también) in conversation with Delfin Vigil (San Francisco Chronicle) about his journey from actor to producer and director.


Tribute to the Nuevo Cine Mexicano: with Diego Luna

Saturday November 3rd at the Castro Theatre 6:30 pm ($12/$10)

Join us in honoring Diego Luna, one of Mexico’s most talented filmmakers. We will be talking a look at his career and how he has shaped contemporary Latino filmmaking.



Sunday November 4th at the Castro Theatre 7:30 pm ($35/$30)

Come and enjoy the celebration of our Latino LGBT community after the screenings of "Cosas que no se dicen " and “Glue ”. We will be joined by our special guest, Argentinean actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart of the award-winning film “Glue .” This promises to be a memorable night of food, wine and music in the Castro’s Mezzanine.


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Tributo a Diego Rivera Sponsored by Mexican Tourism Board

Due to circumsances beyond our control, and much to our chagrin, the filmmakers of "A Portrait of Diego" have decided to not participate in this years festival. This has led us to cancel this movie and events related to their visit. As a result our good friend and filmmaker Rick Tejada Flores has offered us two of his great films: "Orozco: Man of Fire " and "Rivera in America." Both great portraits of two great Mexican muralists and their impact upon the world. Which we will show in Redwood City and Sacramento. We are canceling the San Francisco Art Institute Event and will give those who have bought tickets a full refund. Our apologies.


Marin Opening Night: Shalom Tango
The ILFF 07 Jewish Program is sponsored by:
The Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation.

Saturday, November 10th 8:00 pm, Shield Room of Caleruega Dining Hall,
Dominican University of California ($40/35 Film & Party)
50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael

Film: Cara de queso- mi primer gueto / Cheese Head- My First Ghetto
(dir. Ariel Winograd , Argentina / Spain , 2006)
Note: Film will be shown at 5pm at the Lark Theater, Larkspur

Experience the sensual rhythms of Buenos Aires, and the joy of Jewish folk dancing after the screening of the Argentine-Jewish comedy, “Cara de queso”. Enjoy fine wine, and premium Tequila Don Julio in the company of filmmakers and film lovers as you savor culinary treats from the best Latino restaurants and caterers of Marin – birthplace of the ILFF. Taste gourmet chocolates, and bid at our silent auction. Special Tango performance by renowned Argentine Tango dancers and teachers, Gustavo and Jesica Hornos.
Invited Guest: Director Ariel Winograd


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San José

Noche Chicana Tribute to Luis Valdez and Teatro Campesino

Sponsored by Don Julio Thursday November 8th at Chacho’s Mexican Restaurant 8:00pm ($40/$35)

Join us following the screening of the documentary “The Legacy of Luis Valdez ” as we celebrate with Luis Valdez and Festival guests at Chacho’s Mexican Restaurant. Come enjoy both great food and great atmosphere at this fun Zoot Suit themed restaurant. Located in Downtown San Jose we will all have a great time at this local favorite.


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Tribute to Women in Film

Tribute to Women & Film Sponsored by the Castellano Family Foundation and the Consulate of Mexico in San Jose Friday, November 9th at Anno Domini 7:00pm($25/$20)

The International Latino Film Festival salutes women in film November 9th with a reception to follow the screening of “El brassier de Emma ” at 7pm at Camera 12. Director Maryse Sistach will be joining us from Mexico for this special evening at Anno Domini in San José.


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¡Bienvenidos a Sacramento!

Sponsored by the Latino Caucus and California State University

Launch evening at KVIE V-me November 8th. 5.30 pm

The Latino Film Festival comes to Sacramento for the first time! Las Americas Cultural Arts is proud to partner with KVIE V-me - the new alternative in Spanish-language television for families - to bring the Latino Film Festival to Sacramento by hosting a celebratory reception.

Redwood City

Closing Night Gala

Sunday, November 18th at the San Mateo County History Museum 6:00 pm Sponsored by The City of Redwood City and Latino Leadership Council ($40/35)

The City of Redwood City and Latino Leadership Council present the Gala Closing Reception at the San Mateo County History Museum/Old County Courthouse, to conclude the 11th Annual International Latino Film Festival. Join other film lovers under the magnificent stained glass dome in the building’s dramatic and historic rotunda. The Closing Reception will feature an array of Latino foods, great beverages, and live entertainment, as participants bask in the sunset of another fabulous and successful year of award-winning Latino cinema.


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