Romantico run in the Bay Area extended for 3rd week!
Another week has been added in the run of the documentary Romantico, a film about the life of Carmelo Muniz Sanchez. Romantico will continue to screen at Opera Plaza Cinemas (601 Van Ness Ave.) in San Francisco through this weekend until Thursday 2/8. Romantico (www.meteorfilms.org) was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, premiered at the Sundance documentary competition, and showed at over three dozen film festivals.
Synopsis: Romantico is an immigration tale in reverse. The documentary is about Mexican musician Carmelo Muniz Sanchez, who returns home to his young daughters after years away earning money playing the San Francisco taquería circuit. Once he returns to his hometown – a thousand miles south of the border – he finds himself confronted with the million reasons he left in the first place years ago. But at the age of 60, a border crossing begins to seem absurd...
I hope you can come out to see the film. Thanks so much for helping spread the word.
"A lovely, touching, moving portrait.... This man talks about his own life – his own struggle – and you get a real sense of his dignity and... that he is a genuine artist." A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
"'Romántico' is visual poetry on the run and, as any work of art does when it's successful, improves our perceptions of the world." John Anderson, Newsday.
Through this Weekend until 2/8
San Francisco, CA