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Exitos Del Cine Latino Film Festival

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 Westfield Plaza Bonita

Exitos Del Cine Latino Film Festival

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 Westfield Plaza Bonita

Israel: The ‘State’ Of The State Of Israel

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 College Avenue Center

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Podcast Episode 69: Mexican Cinema, Old And New

Podcast Episode 69: Mexican Cinema, Old And New

April 1
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie speaks with a veteran filmmaker and a newcomer whose works were featured in this month's San Diego Latino Film Festival.

New Film 'Remember' Is Unforgettable

New Film 'Remember' Is Unforgettable

April 1
By Beth Accomando

The film "Remember" closed the San Diego Jewish Film Festival in February. Now it returns for a limited run at The Lot in La Jolla starting April 1.

'Bleak Street' Gets Encore Engagement After San Diego Latino Film F...

'Bleak Street' Gets Encore Engagement After San Diego Latino Film Festival Screening

March 22
By Beth Accomando

“Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura)” screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival last week and now it’s playing at the Digital Gym Cinema so more people will have a chance to see this great film.

San Diego Gay And Lesbian Community Leader Dies

San Diego Gay And Lesbian Community Leader Dies

Feb. 23
By City News Service

San Diego gay and lesbian community leader Bill Beck died this week of Parkinson's disease.

Podcast Episode 63: Oscar Nominee 'The Look Of Silence'

Podcast Episode 63: Oscar Nominee 'The Look Of Silence'

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer talks about making documentaries from a subjective point of view in "The Act of Killing" and "The Look of Silence," which is up for a Best Documentary Oscar this Sunday.

Special San Diego Screenings Of Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'The Lo...

Special San Diego Screenings Of Oscar-Nominated Documentary 'The Look Of Silence'

Feb. 22
By Beth Accomando

"The Look of Silence" is up for a Best Documentary Oscar. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer will be at UCSD Monday night and SDSU on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to discuss the film, one of the best from last year.

San Diego Mom Writes Book On Raising Transgender Child

San Diego Mom Writes Book On Raising Transgender Child

Feb. 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the book "Raising Ryland," Hillary Whittington opens up about the emotional decision to transition her child Ryland from girl to boy.

Why The 'Poet Of The Black Revolution' Thinks 'We Did Not Get A Lea...

Why The 'Poet Of The Black Revolution' Thinks 'We Did Not Get A Leader' In Obama

Feb. 17
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Nikki Giovanni, who's been documenting the struggle of African-Americans since the civil rights movement, shares her opinions on Barack Obama's leadership and the death of Antonin Scalia in a provocative interview.

Podcast Episode 60: Celebrating Blaxploitation Cinema

Podcast Episode 60: Celebrating Blaxploitation Cinema

Feb. 12
By Beth Accomando

David Walker, writer of the new "Shaft" comic books, loves the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s and says we're due for Blaxploitation 2.0.

San Diego Heirs Of Jewish Art Collector Get California Attorney Gen...

San Diego Heirs Of Jewish Art Collector Get California Attorney General's Support

Feb. 5
By City News Service

California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a case brought by San Diego heirs of a Jewish art collector forced to give up a valuable Pissarro painting by Nazi functionaries.

Women's Professional Cycling Making Headway

Women's Professional Cycling Making Headway

Feb. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The most famous event in cycling, the Tour de France, is for men only. Now women are trying to move up from the back of the pack to increase their presence, number of events and prize money.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Launches 26th Year With South Africa...

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Launches 26th Year With South African Drama

Feb. 4
By Beth Accomando

The 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday night with the U.S. premiere of the South African drama "The Price of Sugar." Here are some highlights.

Podcast Episode 58: Under-Appreciated Black Directors

Podcast Episode 58: Under-Appreciated Black Directors

Jan. 29
By Beth Accomando

On the heels of Oscar snubbing black actors and filmmakers again, and on the eve of Black History Month, Cinema Junkie sits down with a pair of black San Diego independent filmmakers to talk about some under-appreciated African-American directors whose works are worth seeking out.

Tijuana Migrants Hide In Tunnels As Police Raids Get Deadly

Tijuana Migrants Hide In Tunnels As Police Raids Get Deadly

Jan. 28
By Jean Guerrero

To hide from the police, hundreds of homeless migrants in Tijuana have taken shelter in dark tunnels branching out from the city's river canal. Some get struck and killed on nearby highways when police find them and they try to flee.

Preview: San Diego Black Film Festival

Preview: San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan. 27
By Beth Accomando

This year’s San Diego Black Film Festival arrives amidst public outcry over another year of very white Academy Award nominations. But the festival highlights the diversity of black filmmaking.