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'Dear Sirs'

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7 PM
Museum of Photographic Arts
Admission for most in-person screening events is $10 or $8 for military, veterans, and KPBS members.
Video on demand (VOD) rental available

Making its return to the big screen is the GI Film Festival San Diego, a multi-day military-themed event dedicated to presenting films and events for, by and about military and veterans.

San Diego Premiere:
Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story despite spending nearly every day together for 10 years. It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark found an archive of old photos, letters, and documents detailing Silvio’s journey as a Prisoner of War (POW) in World War II. The discovery inspired Mark to bike over 500 miles across Europe, following the original Prisoner of War transportation routes, in an effort to tell his grandfather’s story and better understand the man who helped raise him.

Directed by Mark Pedri | Produced by Carrie McCarthy. Biography, Documentary, 2021. 92 mins. This film contains difficult subject matter and imagery including depictions of war. Viewer discretion advised.

Get tickets for "Dear Sirs" screening on May 17, 2022 at 7 p.m.

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More about GI Film Fest:

This year’s film festival is scheduled for May 17-21, 2022 with all screenings happening in-person at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. The 2022 festival features 27 films for, by, and about military and veterans. Virtual options are available.

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A project of KPBS, the GI Film Festival San Diego is a multi-day showcase of films for, by, and about military and veteran experiences. Films featured in the festival reveal the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of service members and veterans. The festival also provides veterans and service members with an opportunity to further their creative skills.

Documentaries, shorts, narratives, and feature-length films are presented. Post-screening discussions with filmmakers, actors and documentary subjects are also part of the festival. This event takes place annually in May and is open to veterans, service members, military families, and civilians. All are welcome to catch a film, be inspired, and build community.

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Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
619-238-7559
info@mopa.org

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.