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Cinema Junkie Podcast 205: Halloween Double Dare

Oct. 31
By Beth Accomando

When writer, choreographer and fellow horror fan Michael Mizerany asked me if I'd like to record a pair of original horror plays he'd written, I said absolutely.

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Jack London's 'Martin Eden' Gets An Italian Film Adaptation

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando

Jack London’s 1909 semi-autobiographical novel "Martin Eden" inspires a new Italian film that starts streaming Friday through Kino Lorber and Digital Gym Cinema.

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Bodhi Tree Concerts Stages Online Encore Of '8 Songs For A Mad King' On Friday

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando

In 2017 Bodhi Tree Concerts performed "Eight Songs for a Mad King" at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. The Mad King of the title was meant to be George III but in its production he bore a striking resemblance to Donald Trump. Now Bodhi Tree Concerts offers a single, virtual encore performance of the show this Friday at 6 p.m.

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San Diego Opera Stages Drive-In 'La Bohème' This Weekend

Oct. 15
By Beth Accomando

Live opera is back but with a twist. San Diego Opera will be staging "La Bohème" in the parking lot of Pechanga Arena San Diego next week. Here's what you can expect.

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What The Rise Of Fascism In 1930s Italy Can Teach Us Today

Oct. 22
By Beth Accomando

CSUSM history professor wrote an article in 2016 titled "Donald Trump Is No Mussolini But Liberal Democracy Could Still Be In Danger." Now, as Trump is up for re-election, she revisits the potential threats she sees to democracy.

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Innovates With VOD, Twitch, Drive-In

Oct. 20
By Beth Accomando

Pacific Arts Movement, or Pac-Arts, had to cancel its Spring Showcase earlier this year because of COVID-19. But Friday it kicks off its annual San Diego Asian Film Festival with a mix of online and outdoor events.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 204: Fascism Through The Lens Of Italian Cinema

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando

The writer-philosopher George Santayana is credited with the phrase: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Cinema Junkie takes a look at Italian films that explore the history of fascism in Italy in the 1930s and '40s in order to see if there are any lessons to be learned.

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Welcome To The Blumhouse Anthology Film Series Launches Online And In Theaters

Oct. 10
By Beth Accomando

Welcome to the Blumhouse is an anthology series from Blumhouse Productions offering feature length films in theaters as well as online. The first two offerings are "Black Box" and "The Lie."

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New Documentary 'Time' Argues For More Just, Compassionate Future

Oct. 9
By Beth Accomando

Garrett Bradley's documentary "Time" (now playing at newly reopened Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) looks to one woman’s fight for the release of her husband who is serving a 60-year sentence in prison.

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San Diego Filmmaker Gets World Premiere At Screamfest LA

Oct. 5
By Beth Accomando

Screamfest LA kicks off a season of horror-themed film festivals Tuesday night. San Diego Filmmaker Pia Thrasher will see her short vampire comedy "Things We Dig" have its world premiere on Oct. 13 at the festival's COVID-safe drive-in venue.

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