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2017 One Book Film Festival 'Even The Rain' ('También la Lluvia')

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 San Diego Central Public Library

One Book Discussion Of 'The Sandcastle Girls' By Chris Bohjalian

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 North Clairemont Branch Library

Annual Turkey Calling Show

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego

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Podcast Episode 105: Famous Film Firsts

Podcast Episode 105: Famous Film Firsts

Jan. 12
By Beth Accomando

Who was the first woman in the Directors Guild of America? What was the first X-rated film to win a Best Picture Oscar? What was the first film Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro worked on? Get the answers with a discussion of famous film firsts.

'Hidden Figures' Reveals Work Of African-American Women At NASA In ...

'Hidden Figures' Reveals Work Of African-American Women At NASA In 1960s

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando

"Hidden Figures," opening Jan. 6 in San Diego, looks to a trio of African-American women who served as human computers at NASA in the early 1960s. Their story was essentially untold until the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, and now the film, shined a spotlight on their efforts.

Denzel Washington Brings August Wilson's 'Fences' To Screen With Care

Denzel Washington Brings August Wilson's 'Fences' To Screen With Care

Dec. 29
By Beth Accomando

Denzel Washington directs and stars in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Roundtable: 2016 Was Quite A Year In San Diego

Roundtable: 2016 Was Quite A Year In San Diego

Dec. 23
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Election squeakers in the 49th and 3rd Districts. Victory for pot, defeat for the Chargers. Desperation for the homeless, frustration for renters and home buyers. Fear for migrants without papers. Worry for climate scientists.

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Dec. 21
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit Jewish foundation hosted a refugee artist-in-residence program with an Israeli sculptor to help a Syrian refugee heal through art.

Podcast Episode 102: New Documentary Looks At The Israeli-Palestini...

Podcast Episode 102: New Documentary Looks At The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dec. 9
By Beth Accomando

"1948: Creation and Catastrophe" looks to the pivotal year that David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the state of Israel and how that impacted the Middle East.

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Nov. 28
By Claire Trageser

The police shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, combined with the coming establishment of council districts, could bring big changes to the once predominantly white city.

First Person: A San Diego Family Celebrates First Thanksgiving As A...

First Person: A San Diego Family Celebrates First Thanksgiving As American Citizens

Nov. 22
By Michael Lipkin

Rayan Kaskos and Zeena Faraj arrived in the United States five years ago as Iraqi refugees. Now they're eager to celebrate Thanksgiving as U.S. citizens.

San Diego Asian Film Festival In Full Swing

San Diego Asian Film Festival In Full Swing

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Asian Film Festival kicked off its 17th season Thursday night.

Podcast Episode 97: San Diego Asian Film Festival — Extreme And Ove...

Podcast Episode 97: San Diego Asian Film Festival — Extreme And Overachieving

Nov. 3
By Beth Accomando

The 17th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival runs through Nov. 12 at multiple venues with its home base at the UltraStar Mission Valley.

San Diego Italian Film Festival Continues Through Sunday

San Diego Italian Film Festival Continues Through Sunday

Oct. 12
By Rebecca Romani

Women directors are dominating the screen in the closing days of the festival.

'Lizard Boy,' A Coming-Of-Age Comic Book Superhero Musical

'Lizard Boy,' A Coming-Of-Age Comic Book Superhero Musical

Oct. 6
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

It started as a one-man show at Seattle Repertory Theatre and has since evolved into a three-person comic book rock musical now on stage at Diversionary Theatre.

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

El Cajon Shooting Victim Was Grieving Death Of Friend

Sept. 28
By Jean Guerrero

Jama Mohamed, who researches mental health issues in San Diego's community of East Africans, says grief, trauma and fear may have collided in an encounter with police.

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Moxie Theatre's 'Peerless' Riffs On 'Macbeth'

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

The playhouse strives to showcase female playwrights and plays with dynamic women characters. Its current production "Peerless" offers a reimagining of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth."

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexpl...

Podcast Episode 90: Horrible Imaginings Film Fest Wrap-Up And Mexploitation Cinema

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando

The seventh annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival wrapped this past Sunday. Here are interviews with filmmakers from around the globe who came.