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Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Monster Calls

September 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - September 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Join us on September 22 for the first of five films at the Coming of Age Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

About the Film

Monster Calls (2016)
Written by Patrick Ness and directed by  J.A. Bayona
98 minutes

A young boy lives with his terminally ill mother. Experiencing bullying at school and lacking friends he becomes disruptive. The only way out is to confront the reality of death. Sometimes when you hold something dear it is too close to you to see the damage that it is doing.

Doors open at 5:30PM and the film begins at 6:00PM. To make the festival as inclusive and accessible as possible, admission is free to all films. No RSVP required!


About the Festival

Coming of Age is San Diego’s only film  festival dedicated to promoting, reinforcing and celebrating the process and power of aging.

Each film will feature an introductory statement by Mario Garrett, PhD, Professor of Gerontology at San Diego State University. For more information, please visit


Event Details

Start:   September 22, 2021
Time:   6:00 pm - 8:00 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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