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Rebecca Romani

Guest Blogger

Rebecca Romani is a guest blogger and freelance reporter for KPBS and also covers film, the border and national stories for a variety of outlets. Her work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, IPS.org, Cineaste and the Levantine Review.

Rebecca Romani teaches English and film at San Diego State University and Cinema Studies at Palomar College and UC San Diego. She also curates film screenings, including a series at the downtown San Diego Public Library. Rebecca Romani holds an MA in Television, Film and New Media from San Diego State University.

Recent Stories

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Review: 'Closed Curtain' Latest Fare From Iran's 'Wild Child'

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Currently playing at the Digital Gym on El Cajon Boulevard, "Closed Curtain" is the latest and perhaps most questioning film from Jafer Panahi, the "wild child" of Iranian CInema, now banned by the Iranian government from making films. "Closed Curtain" screens Thursday, July 24, at 7 pm.

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Review: 'Korengal'

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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.

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

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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."

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Review: 'When I Saw You'

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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?

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Review: Cambodian Son

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Incarcerated at 16, deported back to Cambodia at 31, Kosal Khiev is poised to represent Cambodia at the Olympics. Will he make it? "Cambodian Son" screens Sunday at the Jacob's Center.

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21st Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Heads Toward Strong Finish

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani looks at the San Diego Latino Film Festival's longevity and makes some recommendations about what to see the final weekend of the festival, which runs through Sunday, March 23 at the Hazard Center.

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Interview: Aaref Rodriguez, director of "Avenues"

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani talked to Aaref Rodriguez about his new feature, "Avenues," an intimate portrait of a gang member trying to make a new life for himself.

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Review: 'Avenues'

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Guest blogger Rebecca Romani takes a look at what happens when a Latino gang member returns to his barrio from prison and must choose between his gang family and making a new life in "Avenues," which screened this past weekend as an official selection of this year's San Diego Latino Film Festival.

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21st San Diego Latino FIlm Festival Promises Some Good Fare

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Offerings at the 21st San Diego Latino Film Festival promise more variety than what's currently in theaters. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani has suggestions.

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Review: 'Margarita'

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"Margarita" (screening as part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival that runs through Sunday) is about a smart, talented nanny living in Canada, loved by the family who employs her and in love with her law student girlfriend. But when a bike accident reveals her illegal status, Margarita receives four marriage proposals that would allow her stay in the country. Which one will she choose...if any? Read guest blogger Rebecca Romani's review.

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