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    MCCLA Board Of Directors Public Comment Meeting

    3680

    Wednesday May 16th 2018 • 6:30PM to 8PM
    Second Floor • Main Gallery

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    Cine Con Cultura: Volver

    3469

    Wednesday, May 16th 2018 • 7:00pm
    $7 Donation • THEATRE • 18 and up

    Volver: Pedro Almodovar. 2006.

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Pedro Almodóvar Caballero born 25 September 1949, credited professionally as Pedro Almodovar, is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterized the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire(1987).

    Synopsis:

    Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and Soledad (Lola Dueñas) are sisters who grew up in Alcanfor de las Infantas, a small village in La Mancha, but now both live in Madrid. Their parents died in a fire three years prior to the beginning of the film.

    Sole (Soledad) returns to the village for the funeral of her elderly and dementia-stricken Aunt Paula (Chus Lampreave). Aunt Paula's neighbor Agustina (Blanca Portillo) confesses to Sole that she has heard Paula talking to the ghost of Sole's mother Irene (Carmen Maura). Sole encounters the ghost herself, and when she returns to Madrid, she discovers that the ghost has stowed away in the trunk of her car. Irene has brought luggage, intending to stay with her daughter for a while, and Sole, though frightened, agrees to let her mother stay with her: Sole operates a hair salon in her apartment, and Irene will assist her, posing as a Russian woman to hide her true identity. Sole tries to determine why her mother's ghost has returned to Earth, asking her if she left anything undone in her life. Irene says that she does have issues to resolve, relating to the questions of why Raimunda hates her and why she is afraid to reveal herself to Raimunda.

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    Santiago Mejia: Photojournalism

    3471

    Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
    Chin Kana Gallery (Third Floor) • Free admission
    Exhibit dates: May 15th to June 8th

    Raised in the Mission District, Santiago Mejia is a Mexican American photographer currently on staff at the San Francisco Chronicle.

    While at Abraham Lincoln High School, he only considered photography a hobby. He never imagined it would become his profession. Santiago's classes at City College of San Francisco consisted mostly of math and science. He wanted to become a doctor to save lives, but there was one exception: a photojournalism class. His friend suggested he join the college newspaper and Santiago joined as a photographer. He later became the editor in chief. Santiago later volunteered at El Tecolote and interned at the San Francisco Chronicle. He later interned at The New York Times before being hired at The Chronicle in 2016.

    Santiago, age 24, is the proud son of immigrants and is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), as well as an alumnus of Newseum Institute's Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism and The New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

    Curator: Alejandro Meza events@missionculturalcenter.org

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    Cine Con Cultura: La Piel Que Habito

    3468

    Wednesday, May 9th 2018 • 7:00pm
    $7 Donation • THEATRE • 18 and up

    La piel que habito. Pedro Almodovar. 2011

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Pedro Almodóvar Caballero born 25 September 1949, credited professionally as Pedro Almodovar, is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterized the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire(1987).

    Synopsis:

    Plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard was successful in cultivating an artificial skin resistant to burns and insect bites, which he calls "GAL", that he says he has been testing on athymic mice. He presents his results in a medical symposium but when he privately discloses he has also conducted illegal transgenic experiments on humans, he is forbidden to continue with his research.

    On his secluded estate, Ledgard is keeping a young woman named Vera captive, with the help of one of his servants, Marilia. Due to the suspension of his official experiments, Robert asks Marilia to dismiss the other servants.

  •        Tertulias Literarias

    Tertulias Literarias

    3148

    Wednesday May 2nd • 7PM to 8:30PM
    Free • El café de la Muerte (Second floor)

    In coordination with the Public Library of San Francisco, MCCLA presents a book club for the community.

    Book of the month: Otra Vez Adios

    written by Carlos Alberto Montaner (reading in Spanish)

    For more information please contact:
    Ramon Hernandez | 415-355-2800 | Ramon.Hernandez@sfpl.org

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    Cine Con Cultura: Julieta

    3470

    Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 • 7:00pm
    $7 Donation • THEATRE • 18 and up

    Julieta. Pedro Almodovar 2016.

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Pedro Almodóvar Caballero born 25 September 1949, credited professionally as Pedro Almodovar, is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterized the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire(1987).

    Synopsis:

    Julieta lives in Madrid and is about to move to Portugal with her boyfriend Lorenzo. In a chance encounter on the street with her daughter Antía's childhood friend Beatriz, she learns that Antía, from whom she has long been estranged, is living in Switzerland and has three children. Overcome by her desire to reestablish contact with Antía, she abandons plans to leave Spain and instead leases an apartment elsewhere in the building in Madrid where she raised Antía, knowing that address is Antía's only means of contacting her.

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    Cine Con Cultura

    2770

    Wednesdays • 7PM to 9PM
    Theatre • $7 Donation

    We are exploring many different layers of Latin-american Cinema, this month we are presenting Alejandro Jodorowsky. Half the price of a commercial complex double the fun and culture.

    Movies with Subtitles in English.

    April 4th: La Danza de la Realidad. Alejandro Jodorowsky. 2013.
    April 11th: El Topo. Alejandro Jodorowsky. 1970.
    April 18th: Poesia sin Fin. Alejandro Jodorowsky. 2016.

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    Community Meet & Greet

    2771

    Wednesday April 18th • 6:30PM to 8:30PM
    Free Admission • Inti Raymi Gallery, 2nd Floor

    Please join us for our 1st 2018 community meeting. At the meeting, you will meet our board members and staff, and learn about MCCLA’s programming & activities, upcoming events, and special projects for the year. You will also get to share your ideas, comments, and suggestions, and explore volunteering opportunities.

    Acompañenos a nuestra 1ra reunion comunitaria del 2018. En la reunión conocerás a los miembros de la mesa directiva y al personal del MCCLA, y se informará de los programas, actividades, eventos y proyectos especiales durante el año. Tendrás la oportunidad de compartir tus ideas y sugerencias, y explorar las oportunidades para servir como voluntario/a.

    6:30PM - Programs, Activities, and Upcoming Events
    Programas, Actividades y Eventos futuros
    Public Comment / Q&A Comentario Publico

    7:30PM - Meet & Greet Reception
    Recepción Comunitaria

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    Puntos De Fusión by Patricio Guillamon

    3147

    Opening Reception: Tuesday April 17 • 6:30PM to 9PM
    Free Admission • Ch'in Kana Gallery (Third floor)

    Exhibit dates: April 17th to May 12th.

    Patricio Guillamon (born 1979) is a visual artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work expands from documentary photography to visual art juxtapositions that contain both his passion for photography and visual exploration.

    Curator: Alejandro Meza | events@missionculturalcenter.org

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    Paseo Artístico presents: Cesar Chavez Festival

    2747

    Saturday April 14th • 6PM to 9PM
    Theatre • Free admission • Live music

    Come and celebrate the culture in the neighborhood! Tribute to Cesar Chavez.

    Music by Gina Madrid and Brown Buffalo.

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