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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.

Podcast Episode 57: San Diego Black Film Festival

Podcast Episode 57: San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan. 26
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Black Film Festival reveals the diversity of contemporary black filmmaking.

Podcast Episode 56: The Black Panthers And Oscar Boycott

Podcast Episode 56: The Black Panthers And Oscar Boycott

Jan. 21
By Beth Accomando

The screening of a documentary about the Black Panthers at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival this weekend seems oddly appropriate on the heels of the very white Academy Award nominations. Would the Black Panthers be boycotting the Oscars?

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Uses Documentaries To Stir Awareness

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Uses Documentaries To Stir Awareness

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival kicks off its sixth year and four days of films at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Jan. 21.

Tijuana Police Chief Explains Plummeting Overall Crime

Tijuana Police Chief Explains Plummeting Overall Crime

Jan. 19
By Jean Guerrero

While homicides rose in Tijuana last year, the overall crime rate dropped 9 percent. Tijuana's police chief detailed his high-tech strategy to KPBS.