January 2017

Jan 13

Film: Breathless (1960)

01.13.2017 7:30 pm

Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, 1h 30m

In partnership with Film Geeks SD

Jean-Luc Godard's first feature film! A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

TICKETS: $10 general | $5 MOPA Members 
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Jan 21

Film: Spirits of Rebellion

01.21.2017 2:00 pm

Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA
Zeinabu Davis / 2016 / 101min.

The film documents a small group of critically acclaimed, but relatively unknown, black filmmakers who were named by historians as the Los Angeles Rebellion. All of the filmmakers associated with this movement – including Zeinabu - attended UCLA between the “Watts riots” of 1965 and the “urban uprising” in LA that followed the Rodney King verdict in 1992. Headlined by Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, Jamaa Fanaka, Haile Gerima, Billy Woodberry, Barbara McCullough, Ben Caldwell, Alile Sharon Larkin and Larry Clark, the LA Rebellion filmmakers collectively imagined and created a black cinema against the conventions of Hollywood and Blaxploitation films. They are the first sustained movement in the United States by a collective of minority filmmakers who reimagined the production process to represent, reflect and enrich the daily lives of people in their own communities.

FREE screening with Pay What You Wish admission to museum. 

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Jan 26

Film: Influx

01.26.2017 7:30 pm

Luca Vullo / 2014

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

A documentary that reveals 'the pulse' of Italy and Italians through the perspective of both well-established and newly arrived immigrants in London. A kaleidoscopic mosaic of voices and faces, the film analyses the psyche of an entire country as its future hangs in the balance, reflecting the rage, fear, fulfillment, frustration, sense of redemption, success, failure, recklessness and self-awareness felt by Italian 'Londoners’.

TICKETS: $10 general | $8 SDIFF Members
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Jan 28

Sony Artisans of Imagery: Photo Walks and Photo Talk

01.28.2017 1:30 pm

Join Sony Electronics Inc at MOPA for a packed day of photo gear, hands-on learning and more in partnership with Sony’s Artisans of Imagery. The day will include three unique Photo Walks with an artisan, and an evening conversation to learn more about their work.

Students and educators will have the choice of three Photo Walks, each led by Sony Artisans Nino Rakichevich, Paul Gero, Scott Robert Lim. Under their guidance, you’ll have the chance to shoot with Sony gear, get great feedback, and a healthy dose of creative inspiration!

In the evening, join us in MOPA's Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater as we host Nino, Paul and Scott for a conversation and panel presentation of their work.
The day's events include:

1:30PM - Photo Walks begin at MOPA (open to Educators and Students)
4:30PM - Grab a drink with a Sony Artisan! (open to the public)
6:00PM - Photo Conversation with Sony's Artisans of Imagery (open to the public)

Space is limited.
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