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Premiere: 'The Sultan And The Saint'

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 Muslim Community Center of San Diego

Cygnet Theatre Presents 'Bad Jews'

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 Cygnet Theatre

Sikes Saturday Series

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead

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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.

FilmOut San Diego Screens 'My Own Private Idaho'

FilmOut San Diego Screens 'My Own Private Idaho'

Jan. 12
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego is hosting a 25th anniversary screening of Gus Van Sant’s innovative take on the Bard, "My Own Private Idaho,” on Wednesday.

Karen Refugees In San Diego Celebrate Their New Year

Karen Refugees In San Diego Celebrate Their New Year

Jan. 11
By Claire Trageser

Refugees from a Burmese ethnic minority group celebrated the new year this weekend and also discussed the news from their home country.

'Carol' Does Not Have A Hair Out Of Place

'Carol' Does Not Have A Hair Out Of Place

Dec. 26
By Beth Accomando

If you are looking for the perfect cinematic gift this Christmas, may I suggest unwrapping “Carol” at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas.

'A Civil War Christmas' Offers Alternative To Traditional Holiday T...

'A Civil War Christmas' Offers Alternative To Traditional Holiday Theater

Dec. 23
By Beth Accomando

If you’ve had your fill of traditional holiday fare such as "The Grinch," "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol" then Diversionary Theatre has something for you -- Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas."

San Ysidro Christmas Shopping Hurt By Weaker Mexican Peso

San Ysidro Christmas Shopping Hurt By Weaker Mexican Peso

Dec. 22
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana shoppers who typically cross the border to do their Christmas shopping in San Ysidro are holding back as the Mexican peso hits record lows.

San Diego, Tijuana Residents Have Cross-Border Christmas Celebration

San Diego, Tijuana Residents Have Cross-Border Christmas Celebration

Dec. 21
By Jean Guerrero

People gathered at Border Field State Park and Playas de Tijuana for a binational posada, a Latin American celebration of Joseph and Mary's search for lodging ahead of Jesus's birth.