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San Diego International Film Festival Opens With Thurgood...

San Diego International Film Festival Opens With Thurgood Marshall Film

Oct. 4, 2017
By Beth Accomando

It's a week for film festivals with the San Diego Italian and San Diego International Film Festivals both kicking off Wednesday night. San Diego International Film Festival opens its 16th year at the Balboa Theater with "Marshall," a film looking to the early years of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

San Diego Italian Film Festival Launches 11th Season At MOPA

San Diego Italian Film Festival Launches 11th Season At MOPA

Oct. 4, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Italian Film Festival launches its 11th season Wednesday night at the Museum of Photographic Arts with the documentary "Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)."

Documentary Shows What It's Like To Be Homeless In San Diego

Documentary Shows What It's Like To Be Homeless In San Diego

Oct. 3, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego businessman Dennis Stein wanted to hear and document the story of what it is like to be homeless in San Diego and what city leaders are doing about the problem. He met Tony Rodriquez, who is homeless and lives downtown, and together they made a movie.

'Victoria And Adbul' Looks To An Unlikely Friendship

'Victoria And Adbul' Looks To An Unlikely Friendship

Sept. 29, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The new film "Victoria and Abdul" looks to the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant.

Create Your Own Film Class With Series Devoted To Hitchco...

Create Your Own Film Class With Series Devoted To Hitchcock, Giallo

Sept. 29, 2017
By Beth Accomando

October and Halloween are just around the corner and that means some fun film programming. Angelika Film Center hosts its month-long Hitchcocktober fest while Digital Gym Cinema features a Giallo film series.

One Book Film Series Kicks Off Oct. 3 At Central Library

One Book Film Series Kicks Off Oct. 3 At Central Library

Sept. 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Central Library hosts a nine-part program, running Tuesdays Oct. 3 through Nov. 28, of diverse films that address the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection “The Sandcastle Girls.”

Documentary Chronicles Life And Work Of Civil Rights Lead...

Documentary Chronicles Life And Work Of Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta

Sept. 25, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Dolores,” aims to set the record straight on Huerta’s contributions to the farmworker’s labor movement. The film runs through September 28 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet

Sept. 22, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

One of the biggest events of the season hits San Diego, plus a highly-anticipated musical opens.

Podcast Episode 126: Horrible Imaginings And 'Uncharted R...

Podcast Episode 126: Horrible Imaginings And 'Uncharted Regions'

Sept. 21, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival wrapped up earlier this month, and it was another great year embracing the darkness. Here's a reflection on the event and a look at the radio drama created specifically to debut at the festival.

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Is Bigger But Not Better Th...

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Is Bigger But Not Better Than Its Predecessor

Sept. 21, 2017
By Beth Accomando

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" was a surprise hit in 2014 and now a sequel, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," arrives to see if it can repeat that success.

'Benny And Joon' Has World Premiere At The Globe

'Benny And Joon' Has World Premiere At The Globe

Sept. 21, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The 1993 film "Benny and Joon" provides the inspiration for the world premiere musical that just opened at The Old Globe.

'Mother!' Delivers Provocative Allegory On Creative Process

'Mother!' Delivers Provocative Allegory On Creative Process

Sept. 15, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The fact that some critics are calling Darren Aronofsky's "Mother!" "shocking" and "terrifying" says more about mainstream critics and the timid state of American filmmaking than about Aronofsky's film. If you see only American Hollywood movies then "Mother!" may prove a shocking experience. But if your viewing experience is far broader than that then the film can be appreciated for its thoughtful and provocative artistry.

Classics Return To Ken Cinema

Classics Return To Ken Cinema

Sept. 14, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Landmark’s Ken Cinema kicks off another week of cinema classics.

Podcast Episode 125: To Be, Or Not To Be 'Hamlet'

Podcast Episode 125: To Be, Or Not To Be 'Hamlet'

Sept. 12, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe has a bold new production of “Hamlet” on stage now. It is directed by Barry Edelstein and it made me see the play with new eyes. This podcast is dedicated to Shakespeare’s great play and to understanding it better through film and an interview with Edelstein.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Last-Chance Summer

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Last-Chance Summer

Sept. 1, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

San Diego's summer past times are coming to a close, catch them before it's too late.