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Film Geeks Present: The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

February 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - February 18, 2018 @ 11:30 pm

Film Geeks Present: Larry Cohen Retrospective SCREENING #1: The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)

Larry Cohen | 112 min

view trailer |  TICKETS: $12 general | $8 MOPA members

For 46 years, Larry Cohen has been an undisputed king of truly innovative, genre-bending independent cinema. He has worked in horror, blaxploitation, science fiction, comedy, and even historical fiction. He has directed the likes of Betty Davis, Yaphet Kotto, Fred Williamon, Art Lund, Sylvia Sidney, Broderick Crawford, Jose Ferrer, Rip Torn, Michael Moriarty, Alan Arkin, and so many more! In recognition of a lifetime of cinematic achievement, Film Geeks SD are proudly presenting a year-long retrospective series of Cohen’s films at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Join us on Sunday, February 18th as we kick off the series with The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, Cohen’s personal favorite of his own works.

The February 18th screening will also include a bonus screening of the new documentary detailing the often guerrilla and convention-defying exploits of this singular director, appropriately titled King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen! Steve Mitchell, the documentary’s director will also be in attendance!

view King Cohen trailer


VIP Pre-Event Meet & Greet with Larry Cohen 7:00-7:30pm (Tickets sold separately)

What’s more, Larry Cohen himself will be in attendance at the VIP kickoff!  The lucky 50 film geeks to nab VIP passes will receive light refreshments, a chance to meet the filmmakers, and get a special item to get signed. Do not miss out! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO FROM FILM GEEKS

Limited VIP Tickets are $40 in advance,  $50 at the door. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FOR VIP passes

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Event Details

Start:   February 18, 2018
Time:   7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

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