salsa dancing with salsacrazy... learn to salsa dance!
SalsaCrazy Mailing list:
Please enter your Email:
We want your articles and publications! We DO publish. Do you want to write a review? Do you want to write a commentary?
You name it, we'll publish it! Submit your articles, or ask for our writing guidelines,



Salsa truly "no tiene frontera" - (to quote a song from the Japanese Orquesta de la Luz) 


By Maya -- Read the Updated Review of the San Francisco Film Festival!


The yearly SF Film Festival beginning this Thursday will feature several films where salsa is either the main topic (see below) or is flickering in the background even in movies that have nothing to do with music.  One of the characters  in the French READ MY LIPS ()went to a salsa club and met a lover (what else is new?).  A very serious documentary about Israeli-Palestinian relations THE INNER TOUR () is showing a club scene in Tel-Aviv with salsa music and dancers spilling on the street.  Another salsa fabulosa is accompanying an… unmentionable scene in a delightful coming of age story from Australia LA SPAGNOLA. () Why unmentionable?  You've got to see for yourself, besides, this bittersweet drama might be a worthy contender for an Oscar. (Read the upcoming festival review)
This year several festival films might interest Latin music lovers. First of all, there's VAN VAN, LET'S PARTY(), a documentary from Argentina about the most famous (or so they claim) Cuban band Los Van Van.  The entire film consists of interviews with band members, past and present, as well as musical footage of current and past shows, some as early as 1970.  There's also their appearance in Miami where Cuban exiles staged a protest as well as their biggest triumph - winning a Grammy. My ratings: ****for Cuban music fanatics, ** for salsa lovers in general and * for general public.
Van Van will be screened 27, 29 and 30 of April at Kabuki theaters.
Another promising documentary about Latin music SOUND OF BRAZIL was made by none other than Mika Kaurismaki from Finland whose brother Aki made quite a splash at the Toronto Film Festival some time ago with his unusual movies popping up in North-American theaters ever since.  Not yet rated.
Sound of Brazil will be shown 4/19 at Castro, 4/21 at Kabuki and 4/23 at PFA.
Why so many dance films are flops? Remember this fabulous Australian movie Strictly Ballroom?  This was a rare film on the dance theme that was also a work of art winning prizes at several film festivals.  Its Japanese version Shall We Dance and the American  Dance With Me don't even come close.  Another dance movie, Tango Lesson, could bore you to death if not for its tango numbers. Unfortunately, here comes one more from Hong-Kong, DANCE OF A DREAM ()and this one takes the prize for its capacity to rot your teeth with its sweetener coated stupidity.  One nice tango number and a few pleasing salsa sounds cannot compensate for the time wasted watching it. * for the easy to please dance lovers.  None for everybody else.
Still interested? 4/28 and 5/01 at Kabuki.
Don't get fooled by the Taiwanese movie titled MILLENNIUM MAMBO. It has nothing to do with the dance. If interested in world cinema, watch for the upcoming film festival review in the beginning of May.















|   Contact/Support    |   Write a Review   |   About SalsaCrazy   |   Private Policy    |

Dance San Francisco    |    Salsa Dance Clubs & Events   |   DanceSF Salsa Classes    |   Salsa Cruise & Dance Travel

SalsaCrazy's VIP
Salsa Newsletter
Just Enter Your Email:

We respect your email privacy

BE A VIP! Always know what's going on: The hottest salsa dancing news and events!

Salsa Crazy Salsa Ranking
Get your Site Salsa Dance Site
Salsa Ranked!

SalsaCrazy's Local
SF Facebook Group

salsacrazy's salsa san francisco facebook group

SalsaCrazy's Global
Facebook Group

salsacrazy's worldwide salsa dance facebook network

San Francisco Salsa Classes  SalsaCrazy Returns in 2012
salsa classes san francisco with DanceSF!

SalsaCrazy on AMAZON

salsacrazy's salsa dance videos on amazon

Salsa Dance San Francisco

dance san francisco news and events

Your Online Salsa School

how to dance, learn to dance, how to dance salsa, learn salsa, salsa lesson, salsa class, salsa, salsa dance, salsa dancing

Ballroom + Latin
Dance Video Store!

dance videos from dance crazy - learn to dance!

Salsa Dance Ranking of Websites
Salsa Dance Videos
salsa dance dvds and dance videos store

wedding dancing instrucion - learn to wedding dance

bachata dance videos from bachatacrazy
Copyright (c) 2009 SalsaCrazy, Inc. - No reproduction without prior written consent.