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Streaming Options Go From The Ridiculous To The Sublime

Sept. 25
By Beth Accomando

With cinemas slowly opening but lacking much exciting fare to draw people out of quarantine, streaming services still offer some of the best — and some of the worst — movie options.

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'Native Son' Newly Restored, Uncensored Now Streaming

Sept. 25
By Beth Accomando

Richard Wright’s book "Native Son" was published in 1940 and made into a film in 1951. Now you have the opportunity to see the fully restored and uncensored film of "Native Son" through Kino Marquee.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Oral Storytelling At The Old Globe, Italian Film Festival And A Virtual Goth Night

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our arts and culture picks for the weekend ahead feature an oral tradition workshop, innovative digital theater, the launch party for the San Diego Italian Film Festival, a new protest photography exhibition, a livestreamed goth night from the Casbah and songwriter Amenta Abioto.

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'Normalize Radical': Photographer Johnny Nguyen's Retrospective Show

Sept. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

Oceanside's Hill Street Country Club art space will host a retrospective of Nguyen's decade of protest photography, with in-person, socially distanced receptions this weekend and appointment or online viewing through November.

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'Society Of Wonder' Uses Puppetry To Deliver Social Commentary

Sept. 23
By Beth Accomando

"The Society of Wonder" suggests that every backyard contains a secret portal to an underground kingdom of inspiration and hope. The six-part series of videos from Animal Cracker Conspiracy just premiered online as the latest entry in La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls, or Digital Wow Festival.

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San Diego Opera's 'La Bohème' To Get The Drive-In Treatment

Sept. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego Opera's production to be one of the first live operas to resume performances in the United States.

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Folk Arts Rare Records Enlists Artist Celeste Byers For Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mural

Sept. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

A broken storefront window and an esteemed local muralist come together in North Park for community solidarity and a reminder to continue RBG's fight for equality.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 203: SDLFF Pushing The Envelope

Sept. 18
By Beth Accomando

It's easy to program crowd pleasing films but the San Diego Latino Film Festival dares to ask audiences to step out of their comfort zone.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Cosmo Whyte And Beliz Iristay, Dance Film, Latino Film Festival And The Niceties

Sept. 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

The new normal in the arts and culture scene in San Diego is an ever-evolving mix of formats and this weekend has it all: in-person gallery experiences, virtual theater and dance, and digital film festivals.

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SD Rep Turns 'A Weekend With Pablo Picasso' Into A Film

Sept. 15
By Beth Accomando

Since the age of 7, Herbert Siguenza has been obsessed with artist Pablo Picasso. Now, because the pandemic has forced The San Diego REP to present its plays online, Siguenza has had the opportunity to turn his play "A Weekend With Pablo Picasso" into a film.

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San Diego Latino Film Festival Kicks Off Virtual Edition

Sept. 17
By Beth Accomando

This year’s San Diego Latino Film Festival was set to launch on March 12, but the festival had to cancel on its opening day due to COVID-19 restrictions. But the festival relaunches today with 140 films online.

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For The Hausmann Quartet, The Music Sets Sails Again (Sort Of)

Sept. 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego string quartet to perform aboard the Maritime Museum's Berkeley ship and stream diverse classical picks to your landlocked home.

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Explore The 2020 One Book, One San Diego Selections With George Takei And San Diego Public Library

Sept. 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

Upcoming author events with George Takei, plus San Diego Public Library programming to get to know the 2020 One Book, One San Diego selections and discover the art of writing letters amid a crisis

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'All In' Documentary Examines Voter Suppression

Sept. 15
By Beth Accomando

“All In: The Fight For Democracy” is a new documentary that looks at the history of voter suppression in the U.S. and current activism to fight against it.

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Dickens' 'David Copperfield' Comes To Vivid Life In New Film

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando

Charles Dickens’ “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” published in 1850, has a lively new film adaptation currently playing in theaters.

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