Cine Con Cultura


WEDNESDAYS | 7:00pm | $7 Donation | THEATRE | 18+

Movies with subtitles in English.

Wednesday May 2: Julieta. Pedro Almodovar 2016.

Julieta lives in Madrid and is about to move to Portugal with her boyfriend Lorenzo. In a chance encounter on the street with her daughter Antía's childhood friend Beatriz, she learns that Antía, from whom she has long been estranged, is living in Switzerland and has three children. Overcome by her desire to reestablish contact with Antía, she abandons plans to leave Spain and instead leases an apartment elsewhere in the building in Madrid where she raised Antía, knowing that address is Antía's only means of contacting her.

Wednesday May 09: La piel que habito. Pedro Almodovar. 2011

Plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard was successful in cultivating an artificial skin resistant to burns and insect bites, which he calls "GAL", that he says he has been testing on athymic mice. He presents his results in a medical symposium but when he privately discloses he has also conducted illegal transgenic experiments on humans, he is forbidden to continue with his research.

On his secluded estate, Ledgard is keeping a young woman named Vera captive, with the help of one of his servants, Marilia. Due to the suspension of his official experiments, Robert asks Marilia to dismiss the other servants.

Wednesday May 16 Volver: Pedro Almodovar. 2006.

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and Soledad (Lola Dueñas) are sisters who grew up in Alcanfor de las Infantas, a small village in La Mancha, but now both live in Madrid. Their parents died in a fire three years prior to the beginning of the film.

Sole (Soledad) returns to the village for the funeral of her elderly and dementia-stricken Aunt Paula (Chus Lampreave). Aunt Paula's neighbour Agustina (Blanca Portillo) confesses to Sole that she has heard Paula talking to the ghost of Sole's mother Irene (Carmen Maura). Sole encounters the ghost herself, and when she returns to Madrid, she discovers that the ghost has stowed away in the trunk of her car. Irene has brought luggage, intending to stay with her daughter for a while, and Sole, though frightened, agrees to let her mother stay with her: Sole operates a hair salon in her apartment, and Irene will assist her, posing as a Russian woman to hide her true identity. Sole tries to determine why her mother's ghost has returned to Earth, asking her if she left anything undone in her life. Irene says that she does have issues to resolve, relating to the questions of why Raimunda hates her and why she is afraid to reveal herself to Raimunda.

Pedro Almodóvar Caballero born 25 September 1949, credited professionally as Pedro Almodovar, is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterised the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire(1987).


Santiago Mejia (photojournalism)

Exhibit dates: May 15th to June 8th

Curator: Alejandro Meza

Raised in the Mission District, Santiago Mejia is a Mexican American photographer currently on staff at the San Francisco Chronicle.

While at Abraham Lincoln High School, he only considered photography a hobby. He never imagined it would become his profession.

Santiago's classes at City College of San Francisco consisted mostly of math and science. He wanted to become a doctor to save lives, but there was one exception: a photojournalism class.

His friend suggested he join the college newspaper and Santiago joined as a photographer. He later became the editor in chief.

Santiago later volunteered at El Tecolote and interned at the San Francisco Chronicle. He later interned at The New York Times before being hired at The Chronicle in 2016.

Santiago, age 24, is the proud son of immigrants and is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), as well as an alumnus of Newseum Institute's Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism and The New York Times Student Journalism Institute



Thursday May 17th | 6pm to 8pm
$7 | Theatre

By Marc Hors and Indira Urrutia.

WAART is a project that facilitates the arts as a platform for communication, cultural exchange and integration.

Marc Hors, documentary photographer and activist from Barcelona, Spain; Indira Urrutia, artist, teacher, and activist from La Calera, Chile, have traveled to Greece on several occasions since 2015, where they participated and documented the chaotic situation of the greatest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century, the refugee crisis from the middle east.

Through the photography and videography, they will share the complex situation faced by thousands of refugees from the Middle East who are confined between the European borders. A chaotic situation that found in the arts, a way to relive their pain, bring voice to their dreams and facilitate the integration into a new society.

As the refugee crisis is a fact in the present in need of constant actions, it's another fact that we need to expand our social activism network. In collaboration with Hassan El-Masri and Miguel A. Astudillo, we like to introduce you to an ongoing project "Lyrics of Sada" a project that connects refugee musicians in Athens, Greece, to collaborate with musicians in the Bay Area. The creative journey and cultural exchange have been documented as they compose original music led by voices of refugees and supported by local Bay Area talent to compile a documentary telling story of migration, displacement and the pursuit of dreams.

- 12 Min film will be released -

Please know more about this projects and activist on the following links:



Thursday May 24th, 2018 | 6pm to 8pm
Free | wine and food | 18 and up | Theatre

Open stage is a free performance space, open for theater, dance, comedy, poetry, and all other forms of performance. Registration is free! Performers please prepare an act, no longer than five minutes.

Registration: or in person the day of the event, between 6 and 6:30 pm limited space!


Punta y Tacon VIII

JUNE 3RD 2018 | 7PM
General Admission $20

La Tania Baile Flamenco presents its seventh annual full-length student showcase, Punta y Tacon VIII at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

Join us for an intimate look at the evolution of the beautiful art of Flamenco. Award winning dancer and master teacher La Tania, presents new and unique choreographies celebrating traditional flamenco dance with students showcasing performances from beginning to advanced levels. Special guests join us for this popular and highly anticipated event.