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Myth Of The Dubbyk Gets New Take in 'Demon'

Myth Of The Dubbyk Gets New Take in 'Demon'

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando

In Jewish mythology a dybbuk is a dislocated soul of someone long dead that maliciously seeks a living person to possess. The Polish film "Demon" (opening Sept. 30 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) looks at the old folk tale in a new light.

Italian Film Composer Fabio Frizzi Performs At Brick By Brick

Italian Film Composer Fabio Frizzi Performs At Brick By Brick

Sept. 28
By Beth Accomando

Fabio Frizzi may not be a household name in the U.S., but he has created some of the most memorable scores for Italian horror and Western films. He will be performing in San Diego Thursday night at Brick By Brick.

Newly Rebranded San Diego International Film Festival Kicks Off Ton...

Newly Rebranded San Diego International Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight

Sept. 28
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Film Festival is going through some changes this year — both planned and unplanned. Here's a preview of the festival that runs Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.

Film Explores Life And Work Of Latino Activist Willie Velasquez

Film Explores Life And Work Of Latino Activist Willie Velasquez

Sept. 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John

"Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice" airs on KPBS television Monday, October 3 at 9 p.m.

'Operation Avalanche' Executes Delicious Cinematic Con Game

'Operation Avalanche' Executes Delicious Cinematic Con Game

Sept. 23
By Beth Accomando

The line between real and fake gets severely blurred in the new film "Operation Avalanche" (opening Sept. 23 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). It’s a mockumentary about a fake lunar landing. But the filmmakers infiltrated NASA to shoot footage for their film.

Jewish Film Fest Hosts San Diego Premiere Of 'For The Love Of Spock'

Jewish Film Fest Hosts San Diego Premiere Of 'For The Love Of Spock'

Sept. 21
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival is hosting the San Diego premiere of the documentary "For the Love of Spock" with screenings on Sept. 21 and 22. Adam Nimoy will be at both screenings to talk about making a film about his famous father Leonard Nimoy.

Ken Burns Documentary Profiles Couple Who Saved Hundreds From Nazis

Ken Burns Documentary Profiles Couple Who Saved Hundreds From Nazis

Sept. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha didn't want to leave their young children or their Massachusetts home on the eve of World War II. But they couldn't turn down a request from church leadership to help rescue Jews, dissident journalists and intellectuals from the Nazis.

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexpl...

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexploitation Cinema

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando

The seventh annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival wrapped this past Sunday. Here are interviews with filmmakers from around the globe who came.

Restored International Classics Screen At Ken Cinema

Restored International Classics Screen At Ken Cinema

Sept. 15
By Beth Accomando

Landmark's Ken Cinema hosts a pair of restored classics this week: Louis Malle’s “Elevator to the Gallows” and Carol Reed’s “The Fallen Idol.”

San Diego Filmmaker Asks Whether We're Stuck As The World's Umpire

San Diego Filmmaker Asks Whether We're Stuck As The World's Umpire

Sept. 13
By Michael Lipkin, Ebone Monet

The film is based on a book by former San Diego State University history professor Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, who argued the U.S. must share the burden of protecting our allies more evenly in order to return to "global normalcy."

Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Kicks Off At MOPA Wednesday Night

Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Kicks Off At MOPA Wednesday Night

Sept. 7
By Beth Accomando

The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival kicks off its seventh year on Wednesday with the California premiere of Sion Sono's "Tag!" at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

San Diego 48 Hour Film Project Showcases Final Films This Week

San Diego 48 Hour Film Project Showcases Final Films This Week

Sept. 6
By Beth Accomando

On Aug. 21, San Diego production teams submitted the results from their 48 Hour Film Project competition. Now you can see the finished films.

Podcast Episode 89: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Preview

Podcast Episode 89: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Preview

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando

Something wicked this way comes! It is time for the seventh annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, which runs Sept. 7 through 11 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

Sci-Fi Thriller 'Morgan' Shows Promise, But Doesn't Quite Satisfy

Sci-Fi Thriller 'Morgan' Shows Promise, But Doesn't Quite Satisfy

Sept. 2
By Beth Accomando

The feature film debut of "Alien" director Ridley Scott's son features top-notch talent and enticing early scenes. But for Luke Scott, it's tough having a lot to live up to — especially when working in the same genre.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Trolley Opera And Toy Pianos

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Trolley Opera And Toy Pianos

Sept. 2
By Nina Garin

The long weekend brings offbeat events, like a toy piano festival and opera near the trolley tracks. Plus, a tribute to Gene Wilder.