SF Latino Film Festival Compiles a Cornucopia of Small Treasures

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Three teenagers on a suburban street, one in a cheerleading uniform.
Inde Navarrette in the short film '#WHITINA,' directed by J. Sean Smith. (Courtesy SF Latino Film Festival)

There’s an astonishing depth and breadth of narrative filmmaking in Latin and South America that people in this country are often oblivious to. That’s especially regrettable given 1) the simplistic headlines that drive our shallow understanding of life in the southern hemisphere and 2) its geographic proximity. Cine+Mas’ annual festival compiles a cornucopia of small treasures for local audiences, sprinkled with fiction and documentary portraits of Latinx life in the U.S. The 13th edition promises to be, as always, vibrant and tough-minded.

The SF Latino Film Festival takes place Oct. 1–17 online and in-person.