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Review: 'Korengal'

June 30, 2014
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Awed by its beauty, besieged by the locals, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army is trying to survive their tour of duty in the "most dangerous place in the world," the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, in Sebastian Junger's new documentary.

The Globe's 'Othello' Tackles Race, Gender, And The Mystery Of Iago

June 27, 2014
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With “Othello” (running through July 27), The Old Globe proves that Shakespeare’s 400-year-old plays are timeless because the themes he dealt with are human and universal.

Film Review: 'Violette' Fueled By Passion

June 27, 2014
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If the new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is too big, loud, and empty-headed, then turn to "Violette" (opening Friday at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters), a smart, literate, French film, for relief.

'El Henry' Gives Shakespeare A 'Mad Max' Spin

June 20, 2014
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Shakespeare goes "Mad Max" as part of the La Jolla Playhouse/San Diego Rep Without Walls site-specific program. Go to the post-apocalyptic San Diego of “El Henry” (running through June 29 at SILO in Makers Quarter).

AAAHHHRRRTTT!!!: A Star Wars Art Show

June 17, 2014
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George Lucas' "Star Wars" films have inspired a diverse array of fan art and merchandise. Tuesday night Thumbprint Gallery serves up a one-night exhibit of 'Star Wars"-inspired works from San Diego artists.

Review: 'The Arrival Of Wang' Is Something To Celebrate

June 17, 2014
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Italian cinema is best known for neo-realism, spaghetti westerns and Sophia Loren. But Thursday at the Digital Gym Cinema you can find a rare science fiction film courtesy of the San Diego Italian Film Festival.

Interview: Annemarie Jacir, director of 'When I Saw You'

June 13, 2014
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Now living in Jordan and traveling for projects, Annemarie Jacir talked to Cinema Junkie via email about her work, Palestinian film and thinking about "home."

Review: 'When I Saw You'

June 13, 2014
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Tarek looks across the border between Jordan and Israel, trying to see his home in Palestine. When, if ever, will he be able to go back?

Finest City Improv: Staging Comic Mutiny And Fearless, Unscripted Comedy

June 13, 2014
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Finest City Improv promises mutiny and fearless, unscripted comedy. Find out what it takes to create improv.

Sledgehammer Returns With Beckett's 'Happy Days'

June 3, 2014
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Sledgehammer Theatre is back but has dropped “theater” from its name to announce a new brand and mission. Its production of Samuel Beckett’s 'Happy Days' runs through June 8 at Tenth Avenue Theater.