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'The Happy Prince' Looks To Oscar Wilde's Final Years

Oct. 19
By Beth Accomando

Actor Rupert Everett makes his feature directing debut with "The Happy Prince," which looks to Oscar Wilde's final years in exile. Everett will be in San Diego on Oct. 20.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Dancing Bears To 'Killer Tomatoes'

Oct. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a ballet version of "The Jungle Book," a dance show inspired by "Romeo and Juliet" and an anniversary screenings for a beloved movie.

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New 'Halloween' Lets Michael Myers Escape For One More Killing Spree

Oct. 18
By Beth Accomando

Forty years ago John Carpenter made “Halloween” and helped define the modern slasher film. Now he has produced a sequel that erases all the other films that have come in between.

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An Old Classic And A Trio Of New Films For This Weekend

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Italian Film Festival wraps up this weekend, TCM Big Screen Classics hosts a screening of “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” and a trio of new Hollywood releases hit theaters.

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Podcast 152: Remembering Your First Scary Movie

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie asks people about the first film they remember scaring them. Listen to memories from horror fans and some famous horror celebrities.

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San Diego International Film Festival Is Local, Too

Oct. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Among the more than 100 entries in the San Diego International Film Festival are two of special interest to San Diegans: "Seau," the new ESPN documentary on the last days of Junior Seau, and "The Samuel Project," a dramatic feature film starring Hal Linden set in San Diego.

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New 'A Star Is Born' Features Lady Gaga

Oct. 5
By Beth Accomando

Bradley Cooper has chosen to remake "A Star is Born" for his feature directorial debut.

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Fern Street Circus Tackles Health Care In New Touring Show 'Pre-Existing Condition'

Oct. 4
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Fern Street Circus is coming up on three decades of performing and will be launching its 2018 Neighborhood Tour tomorrow. Here's a look back on its past and what fuels its social purpose.

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Opens With Mafia Musical

Oct. 3
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 12th year with a Mafia musical called "Ammore e malavita" ("Love and Bullets") at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

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Hitchcocktober Returns To The Angelika Film Center

Oct. 2
By Beth Accomando

Angelika Film Center at Carmel Mountain kicks off its annual Hitchcocktober weekly film series on Thursday with "Rear Window."

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'I Am Not A Witch' Announces A Bold New Talent

Sept. 28
By Beth Accomando

We do not get many films from Africa but what’s even more rare is a debut work as assured and beguiling as “I Am Not a Witch.” It opens this weekend at Digital Gym Cinema.

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Film Follows Iraqi Translator And Torture Victim To New Life In US

Sept. 27
By Pat Finn

Gazwan Alsharif was a translator for the U.S. Army during the war in Iraq — until he was arrested as a double agent and tortured for over a month. Released with an apology, he attempted to rebuild his life as an openly gay man in San Francisco. His many-layered story is captured in the film "From Baghdad To The Bay" and will be screened Friday night at GI Film Festival.

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Fall In San Diego Is For Film Festivals

Sept. 25
By Beth Accomando

Fall in San Diego means it’s time for film festivals of all kinds. Here’s a preview to help you plan.

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'Wajib:' A Lively Exploration Of Family And Small, Daily Struggles

Sept. 21
By Rebecca Romani

"Wajib," the third feature by Palestinian-American director Annemarie Jacir, is a warm, wry story set in the Christian Palestinian community of Nazareth in Israel.

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Chloe Sevigny Brings Lizzie Borden To Life

Sept. 21
By Beth Accomando

In 1892 Lizzie Borden gained notoriety when she was accused of hacking her parents to death. A new film entitled "Lizzie" looks to the infamous case.

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