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Harlem Cultural Festival Of 1969 Fuels 'Summer Of Soul'

July 2
By Beth Accomando

Most people have heard of Woodstock but most have never heard of the Harlem Cultural Festival that happened that same summer. The new film "Summer of Soul" accesses a treasure trove of never before seen footage to create a new documentary.

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'Comic-Con Begins' Looks To Origin Story Of Pop Culture Convention

June 28
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con had humble origins as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel. The new podcast "Comic-Con Begins" looks to the people who laid the groundwork for what Comic-Con is today.

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'F9' Delivers Big, Dumb, Fun Escapism

June 24
By Beth Accomando

Vin Diesel and "F9: The Fast Saga" arrive just in time for Cinema Week and may be exactly what's needed to rescue movie theaters.

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Facebook Posts Turn Into Book For Walter Meyer

June 22
By Beth Accomando

The pandemic prompted many people to reflect on their lives as they quarantined at home. Author Walter Meyer did that and ended up with a book, "If You Weren't Here, This Would Not Be Happening: plogs from my life."

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Get The Popcorn Popping: Cinemas Are Now Fully Open

June 17
By Beth Accomando

Angelika Film Center at Carmel Mountain, like all cinemas, reopened Wednesday at full capacity under the new relaxed pandemic guidelines from the state. Here's what to expect.

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Can 'In The Heights' Change The Hollywood Landscape?

June 16
By Beth Accomando

“In the Heights” opened last week. It serves up a rare commodity: a big budget Hollywood musical created by a Puerto Rican American, directed by an Asian American and featuring a racially diverse cast. Could this herald a change in Hollywood?

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OnStage Playhouse Returns To Live Performances With 'Sheepdog'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

OnStage Playhouse reopened last week for in person performances. The play the Chula Vista-based theater company chose for its first live performance in more than a year is "Sheepdog."

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'In The Heights' Makes Some Noise, Spreads Joy On The Big Screen

June 10
By Beth Accomando

Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda created "In the Heights," a musical about the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Now "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu brings it to the screen.

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens, Closes With Palestinian Films

June 3
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Arab Film Festival kicks off in-person and online events this Saturday. It opens with Najwa Najjar's Palestinian drama "Between Heaven and Earth" at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

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Fans Celebrate The Day 'Star Wars' Opened In 1977

May 25
By Beth Accomando

"Star Wars" fans recount memories to celebrate May 25, the day George Lucas' "Star Wars" opened in 1977 and changed the movie landscape forever.