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Female Protagonists Declined Significantly In 2020 Films, SDSU Professor Finds

April 13
By City News Service

The percentage of top-grossing films featuring female protagonists dropped from 40% in 2019 to 29% in 2020, according to the latest "It's a Man's (Celluloid) World" report released Tuesday by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.

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California's ArcLight And Pacific Theaters To Close For Good

April 13
Lindsey Bahr / Associated Press

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening.

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Chloé Zhao Becomes 1st Woman Of Color To Win Top DGA Honor

April 12
Lindsey Bahr / Associated Press

She is only the second woman to earn the honor and the first woman of color to do so. And it all but solidifies her frontrunner status leading up to the Oscars on April 25.

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Pac-Arts' Spring Showcase Preview

April 8
By Beth Accomando

Pac-Arts is holding a virtual launch party Friday for its upcoming Spring Showcase where it will reveal its full line up. But artistic director Brian Hu offers a sneak peek at his "Songs Our Elders Taught Me" program that he created in response to recent anti-Asian violence.

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Podcast Looks To 1871 L.A. Chinatown Massacre

March 24
By Beth Accomando

The podcast "Blood on Gold Mountain" debuted last month. It tells the story of the 1871 L.A. Chinatown massacre through the eyes of Yut-Ho, a young woman who arrives in California as a refugee. Episode 2 releases today.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Logan Lone Piano, 20 Women Artists Now, Flavia D'Urso, Feminist Film And 'Commedia Dell'Arte'

April 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for weekend arts events include Carrie Feller's Logan Lone Piano Concert, 20 Women Artists NOW at Oceanside Museum of Art, Flavia D'Urso at Art Produce, Commedia dell'Arte at The Old Globe and a virtual feminist film program at The Front.

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'Godzilla vs. Kong' Has Big Screen Appeal

March 31
By Beth Accomando

"Godzilla vs. Kong" is a big movie about gigantic monsters facing off and it is proving to be exactly the type of film to draw people into recently reopened cinemas.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Young Art', Melissa Evans Tierra And 'Harlem Duet'

March 25
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include SDMA's Young Art exhibition, a virtual piano concert, Coronado Playhouse's latest production, The Black Iris Project, 'Contralto' and 'A Shimmer of Strings.'

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The Wild Imagination Of Choreographer Jeremy McQueen

March 25
By Julia Dixon Evans

The San Diego-born founder of the Black Iris Project discusses his latest ballet work, "Wild: Act 1," and explores youth incarceration and systemic racism in the justice system.

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Sarah Hennies' 'Contralto' Lets Women's Voices Be

March 23
By Julia Dixon Evans

Composer Sarah Hennies explores gender and sound in trans women vocalists in her groundbreaking work, “Contralto,” combining experimental documentary with Project [BLANK]'s live instrumentalists playing the score.

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'The Courier' Tells Lesser Known Real Life Spy Story

March 20
By Beth Accomando

Movie theaters reopened on Friday, which is exciting news for people waiting for big Hollywood films like "Godzilla VS Kong," the new Bond and "Black Widow." This weekend many of the Oscar-nominated films are hitting cinemas for the first time, and the one new release is the spy thriller, "The Courier."

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TCM Reframed Plus Film Fest Monthlies

March 18
By Beth Accomando

Cinemas are opening up on Friday but there are still plenty of options for watching movies at home. This month Turner Classic Movies has a new series called Reframed while a pair of San Diego film festivals are serving up their monthly offerings.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: SDMA Reopens, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bach's Birthday, And Chantal Peñalosa

March 18
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Cauleen Smith at the newly reopened San Diego Museum of Art, outdoor jazz at Queen Bee's, a year of virtual civic organ concerts, a Tecate-based artist at Best Practice and an AjA Project panel.

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San Diego Latino Film Festival Wants To Expand Horizons

March 10
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off Thursday with films on two screens at the South Bay Drive-In. But the majority of the films will be presented online.

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Cinema Junkie On Truffle Hunting, Guantanamo Detainees, And Getting Off The Grid

March 5
By Beth Accomando

Truffle sniffing dogs, the lingering legacy of Guantanamo Bay detentions, and going off the grid are the subjects of the latest group of film releases.

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