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San Diego Audience Reacts To '1913: Seeds Of Conflict'

June 30
By Beth Accomando
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Tuesday night, PBS will air the documentary "1913: Seeds of Conflict." It explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, a time of relative harmony between Arabs and Jews. The film screened earlier this month in San Diego at a Jewish temple. Here are some reactions from people in the audience.

Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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What do Caitlyn Jenner and William Shakespeare have in common? Quite a bit, according to The Old Globe’s artistic director. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (running through July 26) takes on gender issues in a surprisingly resonant manner amidst the current media buzz of Bruce Jenner making the transition to Caitlyn Jenner.

'The Overnight' Is Like A Horror Film Where 'Sex Is The Monster'

June 26
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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"The Overnight” (opening at AMC La Jolla 12 and Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas on June 26) has been stirring buzz since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It's a raunchy comedy but with more than sex on its mind.

'We Are Still Here' Slow Build, Big Pay Off

June 26
By Beth Accomando
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In an era of fast food entertainment, “We Are Still Here” (opening June 25 at the Digital Gym Cinema) serves up a slow meal of haunted house horrors.

Old Globe Presents Summer Shakespeare Films

June 25
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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It’s summer so that means Shakespeare takes the stage at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. But for its 80th anniversary, the Globe is adding a twist to the Summer Shakespeare season — films.

'Every Last Child' Paints Moving Portrait Of Battle Against Polio In Pakistan

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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Pakistan is one of three countries still dealing with an epidemic of polio and it accounts for more that 80 percent of the world’s cases according to the new documentary, “Every Last Child” (opening June 19 at Reading Gaslamp Theaters with a special post-screening discussion this Saturday).

'Me And Earl And The Dying Girl' Tackles Life, Death, And Horrors Of High School

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (opening June 19 in select San Diego theaters) won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Preview: '1913: Seeds of Conflict'

June 15
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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J Street, the self described political home for pro-Israeli, pro-peace Americans, is hosting a screening tonight of "1913: Seeds of Conflict," a documentary that explores how the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict were sown in Palestine during the Ottoman Empire.

Remembering Christopher Lee

June 12
By Beth Accomando
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Christopher Lee died Sunday at the age of 93. Lee had been hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. His widow decided to withhold information about his death until all family members and friends had been notified. Here’s a tribute to the actor.

'Jurassic World' Reveals Dinos Have Evolved But Story Hasn't

June 12
By Beth Accomando
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Apparently a Jurassic Park wasn’t big enough so now Steven Spielberg ups the ante to deliver “Jurassic World” (opening June 12 throughout San Diego).

TCM Offers Free Online Film Noir Class

June 5
By Beth Accomando
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Today kicks off "Summer of Darkness" on Turner Classic Movies. The cable network will air an unprecedented 24 hours of films noir every Friday in June and July. At the same time, TCM is offering a free online noir history class, and is expanding the notion of what the film community is through social media and the Internet.

Rants And Raves: Guest Blogger Explains Why She Loves Disaster Films

June 10
By Patty Lane
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"San Andreas" (now playing throughout San Diego) takes the disaster film to new heights — or perhaps depths — but quality doesn't matter to guest blogger Patty Lane, who just loves to have the bejesus scared out of her.

Preview: Big Trouble In East Village

June 9
By Beth Accomando
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The timing of Thumbprint Gallery’s Big Trouble in East Village couldn’t be better. The one night (June 9 at Basic Urban Kitchen) only fan art show pays tribute to John Carpenter’s 1986 cult favorite "Big Trouble In Little China." It arrives on the heels of news that Dwayne Johnson will star in a remake.

IDW Publishing Opens Doors To San Diego Comic Art Gallery

June 6
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Thursday night San Diego-based IDW Publishing opened the doors to the new San Diego Comic Art Gallery. The first exhibit is dedicated to Kevin Eastman, the comic book artist and writer who co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984.

San Diego Mayor's Office Outlines Plans To Attract Film, Television Production

June 4
By City News Service
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The plans include reinstating an office that would attract and coordinate film and television production in San Diego.

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