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MoPA's Taiwan Cinema Spotlight Highlights Director Hou Hsiao-hsien

May 28, 2015
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The Museum of Photographic Arts kicks off its Taiwan Cinema Spotlight on director Hou Hsiao-hsien Thursday night. The timing is perfect since the 68-year-old director just screened a new film at the Cannes Film Festival.

FilmOut Kicks Off Friday With California Premiere of 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

May 27, 2015
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This Friday, FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBT Film Festival, kicks off at The Observatory North Park with the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential."

San Diego's Film Community Optimistic After City Council Budget Meeting

May 22, 2015
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The San Diego film community came out in force on Thursday to make a show of solidarity for more government support of the city's film industry.

'DarkStar' Explores H. R. Giger's Strange, Beautiful World

May 22, 2015
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Swiss surrealist painter H. R. Giger is probably best known for designing the creature in "Alien." The new documentary, "Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World" (opening May 22 for a one-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema), provides insights into his dark genius.

Rochelle Botello's Dog Days Exhibit Challenges Expectations About Art

May 22, 2015
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Hidden off an alley on Logan Avenue is Punto Experimental, an art gallery that specializes in experimental and contemporary art, and its mission is to challenge how we define what art is.

'I Am Big Bird' Focuses On The Man Inside The Plumage

May 15, 2015
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"Sesame Street’s" Big Bird is one of the most iconic children’s characters ever created and the new documentary "I Am Big Bird" (opening May 15 at The Digital Gym Cinema) looks to the man who has brought this giant puppet to life.

USD's 'Rembrandt: A Decade Of Brilliance' Allows People To Look Over The Artist's Shoulder

May 15, 2015
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University of San Diego’s Hoehn Family Galleries is currently hosting the exhibit, "Rembrandt: A Decade of Brilliance, 1648-1658," and it’s an eye-opening showcase of prints from the Dutch painter and printmaker.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Delivers An Action Film That Puts Plot In The Back Seat

May 15, 2015
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It’s been three decades since the last "Mad Max" movie. Now we get a new Max with Tom Hardy, but director George Miller returns to the driver’s seat to provide an adrenaline rush on "Fury Road." The film opens Friday throughout San Diego.

Independent Eye's 'King Lear' Kicks Off Puppetry Festival

May 8, 2015
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On Friday night, 10th Avenue Theater and the San Diego Guild of Puppetry kick off a month of puppetry performances with the Independent Eye’s "King Lear." Two actors use 20 puppets to bring Shakespeare to vivid life.

'Black Souls' Has One Foot In Mob Genre, One In The Art House

May 8, 2015
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Just when you think there’s no fresh blood to be found in the mob film along comes "Black Souls" (opening May 8 at Reading's Gaslamp and Town Square Cinemas) from Italy to prove you wrong.

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