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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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A Comedy Writer Follows The Trail Of One Of The Greatest Art Thefts In History

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Filmmaker Joe Medeiros was obsessed by the mystery behind the theft of the Mona Lisa so he made a fun and fascinating documentary. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani interviews the director of "Mona Lisa Is Missing," screening Thursday night.

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'Mona Lisa Is Missing' Looks To Art Crime Of The Century

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In 1911, someone stole the most famous painting in the world. Director Joe Medeiros finds out why in "Mona Lisa Is Missing," screening Thursday night at La Paloma Theater.

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Film Review: 'Pieces of Lives, Pieces of Dreams'

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The Algerian documentary, "Pieces of Lives, Pieces of Dreams," screening at the Third San Diego Arab Film Festival this week, celebrates art as a way of resistance.

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Returns for Third Year

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The San Diego Arab Film Festival promises a diverse line-up. It starts Thursday at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

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Movie Review: 'Manuscripts Don't Burn' Smolders With Tension

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When personal ambition is conflated with the paranoia of the state, the results can be deadly. "Manuscripts Don't Burn" by Iranian director Mohammed Rasoulof, now playing at the Digital Gym in North Park, is a mesmerizing political thriller you don't want to miss.

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Review: The Orphan of Zhao

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Will the Orphan seek revenge or allow his adopted father to raise him to the throne? The La Jolla Playhouse's production of the ancient tale of the Orphan of Zhao is a brilliant staging of love, revenge and power gone wrong with B.D. Wong as lead.

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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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