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March 2018

SD Asian Film Festival Presents: LONG LIFE, HAPPINESS, & PROSPERITY

March 22 @ 6:30 pm

LONG LIFE, HAPPINESS, & PROSPERITY (2002) Mina Shum | (USA) | 90 min trailer The San Diego Asian Film Festival Presents LONG LIFE, HAPPINESS, & PROSPERITY. In this character driven drama about hope and the importance of keeping faith in this sometimes difficult world, a young Chinese Canadian girl uses Taoist magic to help improve her single mother's financial and romantic life, with unexpected results. Starring Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy), Valerie Tian, Chang Tseng (These Arms of Mine), Tsai Chin (The…

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March 28 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Artist Odyssey and Museum of Photographic Arts for the premiere of "From Haarlem to Harlem," a short documentary featuring photographic artist Alanna Airitam. Film Summary: Fatigued by incessant news of black people being shot and killed, and with the election as the final straw, artist Alanna Airitam decided to create a body of work to portray black people as she knows them to be, which is far from the media's persistently negative narrative. “I was tired of the…

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April 2018

San Diego Italian Film Festival: TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI

April 19 @ 7:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI  (Friends by Chance) (2017) Francesco Bruni | 106 min Alessandro is a 22-year-old turbulent and ignorant slacker from the Trastevere neighborhood in Rome. He lost his mother when he was two and has become the torment of his father – a peddler in Porta Portese, the local flea-market – who can’t imagine a future for his idle and furious son and is unable to find the key to his heart. Giorgio is eighty-five; he is a…

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May 2018

Italian Film Festival Presents: ARRANGIARSI (Pizza… and the art of living)

May 17 @ 7:30 pm

ARRANGIARSI (Pizza... and the art of living) (2017) Matteo Troncone|  96 mins When Matteo’s life falls apart, he moves into his 1985 VW camper van and begins his odyssey. With a free ticket and nothing left to lose, he sets out on a journey to Naples in search of his father’s heritage, and, even more—the secret of Neapolitan pizza. From the street artists in Naples, Matteo discovers l’arte di arrangiarsi—the art of overcoming an obstacle, of being resourceful. He is…

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June 2018

Italian Film Festival Presents: LA RAGAZZA DEL MONDO (Worldly Girl)

June 21 @ 7:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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LA RAGAZZA DEL MONDO (Worldly Girl) (2016) Marco Danieli|  100 mins What happens when a Jehovah’s Witness falls in love with a “worldly person”? And what does it mean to be a worldly person? This complicated love story takes place within the clashes between reality and the closed world of religious sects and speaks to anyone who has experienced a forbidden relationship. Giulia lives in the closed world of the church of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which fiercely excludes those on…

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