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'Possessor Uncut' Combines Cerebral Sci-Fi, Visceral Horror

Oct. 2
By Beth Accomando

Brandon Cronenberg is the son of Canadian director David Cronenberg, the man who gave us "Videodrome" and "The Fly" remake. You can definitely see the family resemblance in Brandon’s sophomore feature “Possessor Uncut”

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Move American', Jazz at the Athenaeum, Space-Travel Theater, Rembrandt And More

Oct. 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for this weekend's arts and culture offerings include livestreamed jazz, an outdoor, socially-distant garden screening of powerful dance films, Rembrandt's etchings, and on demand theater.

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Dance Is A Reflection Of Power: Short Dance Films Mobilize The Body And The Vote

Oct. 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego-based Disco Riot's short dance film project, "Move American," will screen this Saturday at Art Produce.

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5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In October

Sept. 30
By Julia Dixon Evans

We're listening to new music from Dani Bell, Ingonoir, Vanessa Zamora, Strange Ages and Cults.

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Shares An Activist Perspective

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Italian Film Festival will spread out this year's festival across the month of October with films and discussions every week.

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GI Film Festival Goes Online Thursday, Friday

Sept. 29
By Beth Accomando

Established in 2015, the GI Film Festival San Diego showcases films by, for and about military service members and veterans. It launches its Virtual Film Showcase this Thursday and Friday featuring six documentaries about military experiences.

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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 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.