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Irish Filmmaker Looks To Drag Queens In Cuba For 'Viva'

Irish Filmmaker Looks To Drag Queens In Cuba For 'Viva'

June 10
By Beth Accomando

"Viva" had its San Diego premiere at the San Diego Latino Film Festival this past March. Now it returns for a week-long engagement at the Digital Gym Cinema.

Podcast Episode 79: 'Last Dance In Kaloleni' Will Show Kenya In New...

Podcast Episode 79: 'Last Dance In Kaloleni' Will Show Kenya In New Light

June 10
By Beth Accomando

When you think of Africa on film, what comes to mind? Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in "Out of Africa"? Leonardo DiCaprio in "Blood Diamond"? If so, then here's a fresh take on Africa from a first-time filmmaker from Kenya.

'Weiner' Documentary Chronicles A Campaign Meltdown

'Weiner' Documentary Chronicles A Campaign Meltdown

June 6
By Beth Accomando

The documentary 'Weiner' opened in San Diego theaters over the weekend (Landmark Hillcrest and Arclight La Jolla) and it chronicles the mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner.

The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare Comes To San Diego

The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare Comes To San Diego

May 19
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Without the First Folio, "Macbeth," "Antony and Cleopatra" and other Shakespearean plays might not exist today.

Podcast Episode 78: Dark Gem 'Downriver' Screens At FilmOut

Podcast Episode 78: Dark Gem 'Downriver' Screens At FilmOut

June 3
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut, San Diego’ LGBT film festival, kicks off its 18th year Friday and will showcase some 40 films in three days. Cinema Junkie highlights one dark gem, “Downriver.”

FilmOut, San Diego's LGBT Film Festival, Kicks Off Friday

FilmOut, San Diego's LGBT Film Festival, Kicks Off Friday

May 31
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut had nearly 900 film submissions that had to be pared down to a mere three days of programming, beginning June 3.

Podcast Episode 77: The First Folio And Shakespearemania

Podcast Episode 77: The First Folio And Shakespearemania

May 27
By Beth Accomando

The First Folio — the book that gave us Shakespeare — is touring the U.S. so what better time to talk about Shakespeare on film.

'The Lobster' Is Daring, Bold And Original

'The Lobster' Is Daring, Bold And Original

May 27
By Beth Accomando

"The Lobster" (opening May 27 in select San Diego theaters) imagines a future where being single is not allowed.

This Summer Movie Season, The '80s And '90s Are Back

This Summer Movie Season, The '80s And '90s Are Back

May 26
By Nina Garin

Memorial Day weekend is here, marking the start of the summer movie season. And with familiar titles such as "Ghostbusters," "Jason Bourne" and "Independence Day: Resurgence," it will be known as the year of nostalgia.

'Camp David' Play Goes Behind The Scenes Of Historic Peace Negotiat...

'Camp David' Play Goes Behind The Scenes Of Historic Peace Negotiations

May 24
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe stages a new play about the 13 days of intense negotiations that led to the signing of the Camp David Accords.

'Circustantial Evidence: The Crimson Canary' Serves Up A New Noir C...

'Circustantial Evidence: The Crimson Canary' Serves Up A New Noir Circus Whodunit

May 25
By Beth Accomando

Circus is no longer found only under a big top. The Circus Collective of San Diego serves up the circus noir, "Circustantial Evidence: The Crimson Canary," this Memorial Day weekend at the Lyceum Space.

Podcast Episode 76: Khaled El Nabawy And Egyptian Cinema

Podcast Episode 76: Khaled El Nabawy And Egyptian Cinema

May 20
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie travels to Egypt by way of an actor described as the "Egyptian Brad Pitt." In other words, he’s a big star even though most Americans don’t know his name, Khaled El Nabawy.

King Hu's 'Dragon Inn' Gets Gorgeous 4K Restoration

King Hu's 'Dragon Inn' Gets Gorgeous 4K Restoration

May 19
By Beth Accomando

The 1967 classic had major influence on the martial arts genre. A stunning restoration showcases Taiwanese cinema in all its glory.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Ballet And Beer

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Ballet And Beer

May 19
By Nina Garin

In San Diego, beer goes with everything, even the arts. This weekend brings a variety of ways to enjoy both culture and craft brews.

Podcast Episode 75: San Diego To Broadway

Podcast Episode 75: San Diego To Broadway

May 13
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie serves up two archive interviews featuring Steve Martin and George Takai, both of whom have musicals currently on Broadway that premiered at the Old Globe Theatre.