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'Promising Young Woman' Marks Promising Feature Debut Of Director Emerald Fennell

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando

"Promising Young Woman" marks the feature directing debut of Emerald Fennell and it has already garnered praise and awards. The film is playing at the South Bay Drive-In and is now streaming on platforms like Amazon.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Good Faith Gallery, Turkish Folk Music, Manny Farber And Jazz

Jan. 7
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend culture picks include new work by Jonny Alexander and musician Salami Rose Joe Louis, a mini video from the Symphony, Manny Farber at Quint ONE and the Athenaeum's livestreamed jazz.

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'Fanboy' Thriller Shows Off San Diego Music Scene

Jan. 7
By Julia Dixon Evans

Catch the drive-in premiere of a new atmospheric, gritty crime drama about an underground band, fame and an unhinged fan by Ben Johnson — all set against a backdrop of San Diego's beloved live music venues.

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'Swallow' Is An Exquisite Indie Gem

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando

"Wonder Woman 1984" and "Mulan" were films designed to showcase strong women. But these big budget, heavily promoted studio pictures proved disappointing. The indie gem "Swallow," however, offers a quiet and unexpected tale of female empowerment.

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Women See Minor Gains In Film Production Roles In 2020

Jan. 2
By City News Service

The percentage of women working on major motion pictures inched up slightly in 2020, a San Diego State University group that studies female employment in film reported Saturday.

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Enter 'The World Of Wong Kar-Wai'

Dec. 29, 2020
By Beth Accomando

On Christmas Day "The World of Wong Kar Wai" was released. It is a collection of seven restored films by the Hong Kong director and will be available through Digital Gym Cinema for the next month.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 208: Giving Thanks To Film Editors, Part 3

Dec. 19, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Oscar-nominated Paul Machliss concludes Cinema Junkie's three-part tribute to film editors.

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'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Brings August Wilson To The Screen With Class

Dec. 18, 2020
By Beth Accomando

August Wilson has chronicled African American life in his 20th Century Cycle of 10 plays, each focusing on a different decade. Now Denzel Washington wants to ensure that those plays make it to the screen. "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" is now available on Netflix.

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San Diego Opera Presents Drive-In Screening Of 'All Is Calm'

Dec. 11, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Opera is planning a drive-in screening of its 2018 production of “All Is Calm” on Dec. 21. But it’s hard to plan with pandemic guidelines in flux as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Short Stories, Christmas Jazz, Tchaikovsky And Americana

Dec. 17, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Get festive while getting a little culture this weekend with local art. Our virtual picks include jazz with the Symphony, a literary story concert, Hershey Felder's updated spin on Tchaikovsky, and an Americana Christmas.

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'News Of The World' Banks On Tom Hanks' Appeal

Dec. 14, 2020
By Beth Accomando

"News of the World" stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran. The film arrives for Christmas and is being packaged as an Oscar hopeful in this pandemic awards season.

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San Diego's Top Holiday Arts Events: 2020 Edition

Dec. 9, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

These holiday performances, programs and exhibitions are stepping up to the pandemic's challenges to deliver traditions in less-than-traditional ways.

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'Sound Of Metal' And '76 Days' Best Streaming Options This Weekend

Dec. 5, 2020
By Beth Accomando

During the holidays, Hollywood sometimes forces holiday cheer or family films, but here are some streaming options with more challenging content: "Sound of Metal" and "76 Days."

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 207: Giving Thanks To Film Editors, Part 2

Dec. 4, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie continues its three-part tribute to film editors with Oscar-winning editor Stephen Mirrione.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Projected Photography, 'A Christmas Carol,' ArtWalk And Jazz

Dec. 3, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for arts and culture this weekend include a filmed dance production, photography projections at The Front, The La Jolla Playhouse's 'A Christmas Carol," ArtWalk and jazz with Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton.

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