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Family Programming


Directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Co-Director Charise Castro Smith

USA | 102

13 Nov
Sat, Nov 13, 2021 at 10:00 am
Castro Theatre
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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Guests Expected

Co-Director and Writer Charise Castro Smith, Head of Effects Animation Erin Ramos, and Art Director Camille Andre are expected to attend.


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film opens in US theaters on Nov. 24.

This special event, hosted by SFFILM Education under its Family Programming initiative, is free and open to the public. We’re excited to welcome back in-person screenings to help us celebrate SFFILM Education’s 30th Anniversary. Advance RSVP is required.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What COVID-19 precautions are in place?

    Your safety is our top priority. Masks must be worn throughout the entire event. Concessions will not be sold, and no outside food or drink is allowed in the theater. We are monitoring city public health guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19 and may update safety protocols as needed leading up to the screening.

    Patrons 12 and up:. We require proof of vaccination and a photo ID at the door. You can register for a digital copy of your vaccination record here:


    Children under 12: We require proof of a negative Covid-19 test (of any variety) taken within 72 hours of performance start time. If you are taking a rapid antigen test, you must provide a photo of the negative test and verbal confirmation at the door.

Co-Director + Writer Charise Castro Smith

Charise Castro Smith (Co-Director/Writer) is a writer, producer, co-director and actor originally from Miami, Fla. She earned her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and her playwrighting credits include El Huracán (Yale Rep), Feathers and Teeth (Goodman Theatre) and The Hunchback of Seville (Washington Ensemble Theatre/ Trinity Repertory Company). Her television credits include The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix), The Exorcist (Fox) and Sweetbitter (Starz).

Head of Effects Animation Erin Ramos Erin Ramos

Erin V. Ramos (Head of Effects Animation), a Visual Effects Society award winner for her work on Frozen 2 and an Annie Award-winning effects artist for her work on Moana, brings her talent and expertise in effects animation to her leadership role on Encanto.

Born in Detroit, Mich., and raised in Folsom, Calif., Ramos pursued her dreams of applying her computer science skills and training to the world of entertainment, after being inspired by such films as Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Jurassic Park. After graduating from UCLA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2002, she got her professional start at Los Angeles-based effects house Rhythm & Hues Studios, working as a pipeline technical director on such films as The Cat in the Hat and Garfield. She then worked for WETA Digital in Wellington, New Zealand, on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug before joining Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, Calif., to work on Transformers 4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In addition to Frozen 2 and Moana, Ramos also worked on Ralph Breaks the Internet. She describes her work in effects animation as “the perfect confluence of science and art.”

Art Director Camille Andre

Camille Andre (Art Director, Environments) brings her unique talents and creative sensibilities to her role as art director on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest feature, Encanto. Born in South Korea and raised in France, Andre studied character animation and film direction at Gobelin l’Ecole de l’Image in Paris from 2011 to 2014 (where she was a director, animator and writer on the award-winning student film, Nebula). Following graduation, she entered a 10-month design training program at Blue Sky Studios, and went on to work as a visual development artist for such American studios as Sony Pictures Animation, and Illumination Mac Guff.

Andre joined the visual development trainee/apprentice program at Disney Animation in 2017, and was subsequently hired as a visual development artist for the Studio. Her Disney Animation credits include Raya and the Last Dragon, the Short Circuit experimental film, Exchange Student, and the theatrical short, Far From the Tree.

In her spare time, Andre enjoys watercolor painting, writing and playing chess. Her main artistic influences come from Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, anime, Czech artists such as Mirko Hanák and Jiří Trnka, and pioneering Disney artists such as Tyrus Wong and Kay Nielsen.

Film Details

Language English

Original Language Title Encanto

Year 2021

Runtime 102

Country USA

Director Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Co-Director Charise Castro Smith

Producer Yvett Merino, p.g.a., Clark Spencer, p.g.a.

Music Original Songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Original score composed by Germaine Franco