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$1.25 Million In Funding For San Diego Arts Relief Programs

May 28
By Julia Dixon Evans

The city of San Diego announced two new programs, SD Practice and Park Social, that will provide $1 million to fund and share public art from San Diego artists, plus $250,000 in nonprofit grants will support arts organizations.

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'The Vast Of Night' Riffs On Rod Serling's 'Twilight Zone'

May 28
By Beth Accomando

"The Vast of Night" very consciously taps into the old "The Twilight Zone" TV series to deliver a film about extraterrestrials. The Amazon Original film starts streaming on Friday, May 29.

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A Dancer On ‘Giselle,’ Forgiveness And A Life Upside Down

May 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

An otherworldly group of women takes their revenge on men in a 19th century ballet, plus get a glimpse into the life of a dancer during quarantine.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 194: The Global Pandemic Film Primer

May 22
By Beth Accomando

Films from the silents to the present day, from Cambodia as well as the U.S., have been dealing with themes of pandemics for more than a century. Find out how these films deal with more than just disease but also how fear and panic can spread as readily as a virus, and how language can infect people as much as germs.

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PacArts Hosts Online Discussion For 'The Paradise We Are Looking For'

May 22
By Beth Accomando

Pacific Arts Movement is closing out its May Madness celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Sunday, May 31 with a live Q&A event with the filmmakers from "The Paradise We Are Looking For."

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San Diego Virtual Weekend Events: Seaport Sessions, Drive-Up Art and Experimental Music

May 21
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend's virtual arts and culture offerings include Seaport Sessions, a live music and art pop-up festival, your last chance to see artist Michelle Montjoy's installation through Lux Art Institute's front windows and a curated experimental music session.

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The Vinyl-Wrapped Worlds Of Artist Nassem Navab

May 21
By Julia Dixon Evans

One artist explores the way generational trauma shapes the domestic lives of children of immigrants — in an artist residency entirely encapsulated by a pandemic

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5 San Diego Artists To Follow On Instagram Right Now

May 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

Some talented San Diegans to follow right now to get you through quarantine with a little inspiration.

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UCSD Alum Has New Indie Film 'A Knight's Tour' Streaming

May 15
By Beth Accomando

"A Knight's Tour" is a Kickstarter-backed independent film from UCSD alum Marvin Choi and it just became available in digital release.

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Santee Drive-In Is Second Outdoor Cinema In San Diego To Reopen

May 15
By Beth Accomando

Tonight the Santee Drive-In reopens for business on the heels of the South Bay Drive-In reopening last week.

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Meet The Women Of The San Diego Art Prize

May 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

Four emerging San Diego artists — Alanna Airitam, Kaori Fukuyama, Griselda Rosas, and Melissa Walter — are celebrated by the San Diego Art Prize

Visual Artist Melissa Walter Makes Sense Of The Stars

May 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local artist Melissa Walter infuses astrophysics with her mastery of light, shadow and materials

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WOW: Without Walls Festival Goes Digital Starting Thursday

May 13
By Beth Accomando

Theaters are struggling to create content online but La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival actually lends itself well to producing art from quarantine during a pandemic and the first show, "Ancient," debuts online Thursday.

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Remembering Jerry Stiller In 'The Independent'

May 11
By Beth Accomando

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes at the age of 92. Here's a film that you need to see to remember his genius.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 193: Become A Digital Explorer During The Pandemic

May 9
By Beth Accomando

If you are sheltering at home and growing tired with what Netflix is offering, or need to cut back on expenses and are looking for something free, here are some options.

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