• Memoria del Silencio en el País de la Eterna Primavera

    • August 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25, 2018
    • From 7 PM
    • First floor Theatre
    • $25 Admission

    Memory of Silence in the Land of Eternal Spring: a new play by Linda Maria Girón.

    Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the ghosts sing with the living, roses grow larger than cattle and nearby villages have gone missing; young Mari's quest to find her father's ghost becomes a desperate fight to restore her aunt's fading memory.

    Together, la familia Noguera must face the boundaries of love when tested by the realities of life—aging, war and illness.

    About the author: Linda Maria Girón is Guatemalan-American actor and playwright born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.…

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    Memoria Del Silencio En El Pais de la Eterna Primavera
  • Cine Con Cultura: Desierto

    • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    • From 7 to 9 pm
    • Theatre (1st Floor)
    • $7 Admission
    • Ages 18 and up

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Busqueda! Documentaries and films about the search for missing persons, the search for better life opportunities, and the search for oneself. Movies with subtitles in English.

    Desierto. Jonás Cuarón. 2016

    A group of Mexican migrant workers seek a better life by crossing the US border illegally; when the truck carrying them breaks down in the middle of nowhere, the driver points the migrants and his partner Mechas in the direction of the United States and wishes them luck. Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) is also a member…

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  • Paseo Artístico – Every Child Is Blessed: Niños Unidos

    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • From 3 to 4 pm
    • Lobby (first floor)
    • Free Admission

    Paseo Artistico, the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District Free Community Arts Stroll event will promote the safety and creative opportunities for children in the Mission District and beyond through fun youth arts activities featuring youth and adult artists who also claim heritage from Mexico and Central America.

    The August 11 event aims to raise awareness about children and their families at the US-Mexico border detained by the current administration, as well as highlight the value of our children in the community through a dynamic display of artists and artistic disciplines.

    Live music and dance from Latino, indigenous, Hip-Hop, and tropical artists, poetry and…

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    24th St Paseo Artistico
  • Frida Kahlo Herstory: Wings To Fly – Alas Para Volar

    • Saturday, August 4, 2018
    • From 5:30 to 8:30 pm
    • Theater (1st floor)
    • $10 Admission

    Frida Kahlo: Wings to Fly - Alas para volar is an interactive and interdisciplinary lecture in which Dr. Gloria Arjona addresses the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, through texts, media, music and Tableaux Vivants or living pictures.

    The title of this presentation refers to the maxim "Feet, what do I need you for, if I have wings to fly?" that Frida adopted after the amputation of her right leg to gain confidence. In using this quote, Dr. Arjona emphasizes how Frida used language, music, and painting to sublimate her constant physical and emotional…

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    Frida Kahlo: Herstory
  • 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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  • 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