Ya me harté de estar aburrido, no tengo más tiempo que perder, me voy a largar...– Maná
Play by Argentine writer here in SF →
This week the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts plays host to Argentine writer-director Mariano Pensotti’s play “El Pasado Es un Animal Grotesco (The Past Is a Grotesque Animal)”. From SF Gate: “The story covers a decade (1999-2009) in the life of four people in their 20s, a topic that piqued Pensotti’s interest when he examined the ‘desire of being someone...
Película: "Chico and Rita" →
NPR’s All Things Considered just reviewed Chico and Rita, ”an animated love story steeped in jazz” that takes place in Havana and around the world, combining amazing jazz history, Cuban history, and love.
Algunas personas enfocan su vida de modo que vivan con entremeses y...– José Ortega y Gasset
Spanish Artist Dora García coming to SF →
This month Spanish artist Dora García will be visiting the San Francisco Art Institute. From the SFAI website: “The central motif of renowned Spanish artist Dora García’s work is the analysis of the paradigms and conventions of art. She often uses texts and stories as a basis for scenarios that, while witty and entertaining, raise complex ethical and moral questions.”
In LA: Women Surrealists at LACMA →
This Sunday is the opening at LACMA of “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.” This show, which runs from 1/29 to 3/6, showcases the work of Mexico-based surrealist painters Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Frida Kahlo, and many more. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, and film will all demonstrate the amazing...
Vivir no es sólo existir, sino existir y crear, saber gozar y sufrir y no...– Gregorio Marañón
The 11 Latin Movies You Should Have Seen Last Year →
Okay, so that was probably the my longest blog post title yet. SF Remezcla recently published a list of Latin movies that may have gone unnoticed by some last year. I certainly haven’t seen all of these but can vouch for Biutiful.
LUNADA at Galería de la Raza →
LUNADA has been the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual & performance gathering. The Spring 2012 Season Opener features poets Bonafide Rojas and Fish Vargas. $5 Admisson on Tuesday, 2/7 at 7:30pm…or free if you bring a dish to share.
Diego Luna's New Film, "Miss Bala" →
You know and love Diego Luna from “Y Tu Mamá También,” “Milk” and more. How he’s directing as well and I’m looking forward to seeing “Miss Bala.” In a recent interview he and two of the film’s protagonists discussed the film. This is Mexico’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Film in 2012. Just opened in NY and LA.
Hay tanta gente que escribe para lucirse… Yo empecé así y fracasé hasta el...– Adolfo Bioy Casares
Película: “The Way” →
I’m not sure why I didn’t hear much about this movie until now, but “The Way” stars Emilio Estevez, who also wrote and directed the movie. His latest project takes the viewer on a journey to the Camino de Santiago, as a father searches for the memories of, and ultimately honors, his deceased son. An “it’s all about the journey” film.