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January 2018

In guerra per amore (2016)

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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In guerra per amore (2016) Pif| 1h 39min   Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival,  In guerra per amore (2016), is the first film of the 2018 monthly series.  The latest by Pierfrancesco Diliberto (aka Pif, Italy’s renowned TV host and political comedian) is a tender comedy set against the backdrop of World War II. Sicilian emigrant Arturo is in love with Flora, but she’s betrothed to the son of a New York mafia boss. Arturo’s only option is to ask…

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February 2018

HRWFF: Lindy Lou: Juror Number Two

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6 - $35

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Lindy Lou: Juror Number Two Florent Vassault /2017 /85 mins. view trailer 6pm OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION  7pm Film screening Q&A discussion to follow screening with Lindy Lou Isonhood, film subject |  9pm Dessert  & Coffee 20 years ago, Lindy Lou sat on a jury that sentenced a man convicted in a double homicide to the death penalty. After wrestling with her conscience ever since, Lindy decides to cross political and religious divides in the rural South to explore the…

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HRWFF: Black Code

February 2 @ 7:00 pm
$6 - $35

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: BLACK CODE Nicholas de Pencier / 2016 / 88 min. view trailer From Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts to Brazilian activists using social media to livestream police abuses - Black Code tells the story of how governments manipulate the internet to censor and monitor their citizens, and how those citizens are fighting back. Q&A discussion to follow screening with: Bill Marczak, Senior Research Fellow, Citizen Lab     The Human Rights Watch Film…

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HRWFF: Silas

February 3 @ 3:00 pm
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Silas Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman / 2017 / 80 min. Silas Siakor is a tireless activist committed to ending corruption and environmental destruction in Liberia. When the government of Liberia secretly signs away the rights to 1/3 of the country’s land to multinational corporations, Silas and a network of community leaders travel from village to village with cellphone cameras to document the pillaging of the country’s natural resources. The film celebrates the power…

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HRWFF: Home Truth

February 3 @ 7:00 pm
$6 - $35

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Home Truth   April Hayes and Katia Maguire / 2017 /70 min. view trailer In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when her three young daughters were killed after being abducted by their father in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Determined to make sure their deaths were not in vain, Jessica tirelessly pursues her case to the US Supreme Court, seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims. Q&A…

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HRWFF: Complicit

February 4 @ 3:00 pm
$6 - $35

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Complicit Heather White & Lynn Zhang / 2017 / 90 min view trailer Shot over 3 yrs in China, Complicit follows critically ill Foxconn factory worker turned activist Yi Yeting as he takes his fight against the global smartphone industry from his hospital bed to the international stage to demand better working conditions for all. Q&A discussion to follow screening with: Filmmaker Heather White     The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum…

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HRWFF: The Blood is at the Doorstep

February 4 @ 7:00 pm
$6 - $35

Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents: The Blood is at the Doorstep Erik Ljung / 2017 / 90 min. view trailer On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old unarmed black man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in a popular downtown park. This intimate verité documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. Q&A discussion to follow screening with: Filmmaker…

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Troppo Napoletano (2016)

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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TROPPO NAPOLETANO (From Naples With Love) (2016) Gianluca Ansanelli | 95 min San Diego Italian Film Festival presents TROPPO NAPOLETANO (From Naples With Love), a romantic comedy perfect for Valentine's Day. When Deborah’s ex-husband, a popular neomelodic singer, loses his life in a stage dive, Deborah worries for her eleven-year-old son, Ciro, who is exhibiting signs of depression.  Searching for a solution, Deborah takes Ciro to see Tommaso, a shy child psychologist.  During the course of their visits, Ciro confesses that…

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Corporate Breakfast: Celebrating Women in Business

February 21 @ 8:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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• Bring your team and engage in discussion over a continental breakfast • Join MOPA’s Executive Director & Chief Curator, Deborah Klochko on a special tour of the Point/Counterpoint exhibition and learn how female artists are telling their stories through lens-based mediums • Learn about exciting upcoming exhibitions & network with industry leaders RSVP HERE

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March 2018

LEONI (2015)

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Leoni (2015) Pietro Parolin |  100 mins San Diego Italian Film Festival's Presents Leoni for their March Film Selection.  Charming and spoiled Gualtiero is left bankrupt after squandering his family’s money.  Unprepared to face this reality, he hatches a reckless plan to return to his previous lifestyle and must find a way to fund his unconventional idea while keeping the Neapolitan mob at bay.   TICKETS: $12 general | $8 SDIFF & MOPA members view trailer

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