Caribbean Topics at the San Francisco International Film Festival

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Manuel Betancourt (Remezcla) recently featured Latin American (or Latin American-themed) films that will be screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs April 4 through 17, 2018. Films with Caribbean themes or directors are Un traductor [An Interpreter] by Cuban sibling directors Rodrigo and Sebastián Barriuso, and Sara Driver’s Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Betancourt describes them below:

[. . .] Bringing the star power to the fest is Rodrigo Santoro who stars in Rodrigo and Sebastián Barriuso’s El traductor. The filmmaker pair have created a moody historical piece centered on a Russian teacher who gets recruited in Havana to serve as translator for children brought from Chernobyl for medical treatment. Mining this little-known bit of Cuban history and featuring a worthy performance from Santoro, this Sundance title isn’t afraid to stage complex conversations about what life was like in the island in 1989.

[. . .] Oh, and art lovers should be sure to check out Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, which is an essential documentary on the breakout Brooklyn artist. Filmmaker Sara Driver chronicles the Haitian-Puerto Rican through interviews of close friends, lovers, and collaborators. Of course, in doing so she also presents a vibrant look at the changing city that his work captured and portrayed in equal measure. [. . .]

For full article and trailers, see http://remezcla.com/film/latino-movies-san-francisco-international-film-festival-2018/

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