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Comic-Con@Home Launches Next Week

July 13
By Beth Accomando

For the first time in 50 years, Comic-Con International has had to cancel its physical show and will be placing it pop culture convention online.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Matilda To Rapper Ric Scales To Drive-Through Art

July 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

Junior Theatre's Matilda, San Diego Writers Festival, Ric Scales and The Old Globe, an art auction through SDSU visual art department and Bread & Salt, and the IN Gallery's drive-through art show

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Rediscovering 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door'

July 9
By Beth Accomando

Today's Black Lives Matter protests are a manifestation of anger and frustration that has been brewing for centuries and those feelings were brilliantly conveyed in both the film "The Spook Who Sat By The Door," which was based on Sam Greenlee's book and was only briefly released in 1973.

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Danny Trejo's Real Life Proves As Riveting As Any Film

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Mexican-American actor Danny Trejo became a mainstream movie star at 66 when he was cast as the title character and got top billing in "Machete" in 2010. The new documentary "Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo" (starts streaming July 7) makes his life as riveting as any Hollywood movie.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 197: Black Films That Matter

July 3
By Beth Accomando

Comic book writer David F. Walker ("Shaft," "Luke Cage") recommends some films from Blaxploitation Cinema to the present day that help provide context and insight into current protests over police brutality and racism.

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New Documentary 'Good Trouble' Celebrates John Lewis

July 2
By Beth Accomando

John Lewis is a 17-term Georgia congressman with deep roots in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. A new documentary "John Lewis: Good Trouble" looks to his life and career. You can support Digital Gym Cinema by purchasing a virtual ticket to the film starting Friday.

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Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods' Streaming On Netflix

June 23
By Beth Accomando

Netflix has been luring veteran directors such as Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee to make original films for its streaming service. Lee just debuted "Da 5 Bloods."

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 196: From Final Girls To The Final Boy

June 19
By Beth Accomando

The good news about coronavirus is that it has forced some film festivals like Etheria to go online where they can be available to a much wider audience. The festival is streaming on Shudder.

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'Tommaso' And '7500' Are New Streaming Options

June 19
By Beth Accomando

Mainstream cinemas are talking of reopening but in the meantime here are a pair of new films now streaming: Abel Ferrara's "Tommaso" and the Joseph Gordon-Levitt starrer "7500."

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Cinema Under The Stars In Mission Hills Reopens

June 18
By Beth Accomando

Drive-ins theaters have been open for a few weeks and now Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills reopens Thursday night with "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

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Virtual Palm Springs International ShortFest Begins

June 16
By City News Service

More than 300 films from 69 nations were selected for this year's ShortFest, which will be held virtually for the first time in its 25-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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La Paloma Theater Reopens

June 12
By Beth Accomando

La Paloma Theater in Encinitas has announced that it will be re-opening Friday night.

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'The Killing Floor' Gets New 4K Restoration

June 12
By Beth Accomando

"The Killing Floor" looks to union organizing by Chicago's slaughterhouse workers during World War I. The 1984 made-for-TV movie has been digitally restored and is now available on streaming services and proves surprisingly topical.

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12 Free Documentaries And Shows About Black History And Racism In America

June 10
Alexandra Bacaj

Impactful and relevant documentaries and programs about black American history and the pervasive systemic anti-black racism that persists today. All of these films are available to stream for free on video.kpbs.org or via the PBS Video app on your smart TV or mobile device.

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'Expect A Miracle': A Pandemic And A Boiling Point

June 9
By Julia Dixon Evans

New San Diego-Based Documentary On Hospice And The Impact Of AIDS On The Gay Rights Movement

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