Emotional Hard-Hitters at the SF Latino Film Festival

A film still from the documentary

A film still from the documentary "Homeboy".

Fans of Benjamin Bratt’s evocative 2009 film “La Mission,” an exploration of homophobia, generational rifts and cultural identity in the Mission, may be drawn to the documentary “Homeboy,” which premiered yesterday at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival.

“Homeboy” chronicles the lives of several gay Latino men from LA who are former gang members, bringing complex themes of violence, sexual identity and machismo within LA gang culture to light.

Other films screening at the festival, including Jay Francisco Lopez’ “Sin Padre,” have been warmly received.

The SF Latino Film festival runs though Sept. 28. For a full schedule of screenings, click here.

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