• Tertulias Literarias: En el Tiempo de las Mariposas

    • Wednesday August 1st, 2018
    • From 7 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Free Admission
    • El café de la Muerte (2nd floor)

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

    Book of the month: En el Tiempo de las Mariposas by Julia Alvarez. (reading in Spanish)

    For more information please contact Ramon Hernandez at Ramon.Hernandez@sfpl.org or call…

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    Tertulias Literarias
  • Matria: Documentary Screening

    • Thursday July 26, Friday July 27, 2018
    • From 7 to 9 pm
    • $12 Admission
    • Theater (1st Floor)

    Screening and discussion panel with director Fernando Llanos.

    Matria is a documentary film about Mexican charros against Nazis, around the Second World War. Antolin Jimenez fought alongside Pancho Villa, represented the state of Oaxaca in Congress, and was the president of the National Charro Association. In 1942, as rumors spread of a Nazi invasion of Mexico, Jimenez formed and trained a group of 100,000 fighters to repel the attack.

    Exploring two universes—the personal and the recent history of our country—is a great challenge and achievement of Matria, the cinematographic project, in which Fernando Llanos, better known for his plastic and…

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    Matria
  • Short films para Frida

    • Wednesday July 25, 2018
    • From 7 to 9 pm
    • $7 Donation
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • Ages 18 and up

    Cine Con Cultura Presents Fiestas Fridas! Different documentaries and films tell us the life of Frida Kahlo: her circumstances, challenges, and the vision of a great artist.

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Short films and artists:
    Frida in the Mirror (Adrian Arias)
    Shit Happens (Lita Cabelut)
    The life and Death of Frida Kahlo (David and Karen…

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    Short Films Para Frida
  • Raíces de Puerto Rico

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • From 7:30 to 9:30 pm
    • $15 Admission
    • Theatre (1st Floor)

    An evening of Bomba, Plena y Música Jíbara Puertorriqueña y Latinoamericana featuring cultural treasure Jesus Cepeda Brenes with Taller Bombalele, Madeline y Los Carpinteros with Pedro Pastrana Camacho, Julio Pérez and guest artists. Come witness members of this family of cultural ambassadors, who have been practicing their musical tradition for seven generations uninterrupted.

    Taller Bombalele was founded in September 2014 by Julia Cepeda (granddaughter of Puerto Rican Bomba Patriarch Don Rafael Cepeda Atiles) and Denise Solis (founder/director of Las Bomberas de la Bahia). Taller Bombalele offers Bomba percussion and dance classes and hosts Bombazos (Bomba performed informally in the community) throughout the Bay…

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    Raices de Puerto Rico
  • Frida: Naturaleza Viva

    • Wednesday July 18, 2018
    • From 7 to 9 pm
    • $7 Donation
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • Ages 18 and up

    Cine Con Cultura Presents Fiestas Fridas! Different documentaries and films tell us the life of Frida Kahlo: her circumstances, challenges, and the vision of a great artist.

    "Frida: Naturaleza Viva" by Paul Leduc. 1983.

    Movie with subtitles in English.

    The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible pain and affliction, her friendship with Trotsky and painter Alfaro Siqueiros, her marriage to Diego Rivera, her miscarriage, her political commitment, her love affairs and the anticipated exhibition of her…

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    Frida: Naturaleza Viva
  • Diez Fridas: Collective Exhibition

    • Opening: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    • From 6:30 pm to 9 pm
    • Free Admission (Donations Welcome)
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd floor)

    Diez Fridas is a collective presentation about faces and symbols of the artistic universe of Frida Kahlo. Ten visual artists show us their conception of the figure and permanence of a great artist.

    Curators: Maria Motta, Alejandro Meza.

    List of artists:
    Carlos Pillado
    Jhovany de la Ala
    Mara P Hernandez
    Maria Motta
    Marsha Shaw
    Roberto Marosi
    Sonia Leticia
    Shane Izykowsky
    Sakino Wu
    Victor Navarrete

    Information contact:…

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    Diez Fridas
  • Frida Kahlo, Entre el Dolor y el Placer

    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    • From 7 to 9 pm
    • $7 Donation
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • Ages 18 and up

    Cine Con Cultura Presents Fiestas Fridas! Different documentaries and films tell us the life of Frida Kahlo: her circumstances, challenges, and the vision of a great artist. Movies with subtitles in English.

    Gabriel Santander's "Frida Kahlo: Entre el Dolor y El Placer" is a biographical documentary about the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Throughout nearly an hour we can enjoy this research where fundamental characters appear in the interpretation of what is Frida Kahlo today. Some of the participants in the documentary include Hayden Herrea, the most prominent biographer of the artist, the singer Lila Downs,…

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    Frida, Entre El Dolor y El Placer
  • Tertulias Literarias

    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    • From 7 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Free Admission
    • El café de la Muerte (2nd floor)

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

    Book of the month: Historia Universal de la Infamnia

    Written by Jorge Luis Borges (reading in Spanish).

    For more information please contact:
    Ramon Hernandez • 415-355-2800 •…

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    Tertulias Literarias
  • Mercadito Frida

    • Saturday, July 7, 2018
    • From 3 to 7 pm
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Free admission

    Come and celebrate the Frida art of our community! Featuring the best food, crafts, and art dedicated to the great artist Frida Kahlo by local artists.

    Artists and vendors include Maria (vendedora de calle 17), Frankie Franco Arte, Mama e Hijos, Susana Sanchez, Joana Salazar, and Diana…

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    Fiestas Fridas: Mercadito Frida