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San Diego Italian Film Festival

May 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - May 13, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

Please join us for a Movie Night in Honor of Victor Laruccia on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park. Since the beginning, 16 years ago, MOPA has been the home of the San Diego Italian Film Festival. To honor and commemorate the extraordinary founder of our organization, Victor Laruccia, we will watch one of his favorite Italian movies, Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons). The movie is set in Puglia, where Victor’s family is from and is a heartwarming comedy about family, business, and identity. This film has English subtitles. 

This event will also be a fundraiser for the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF). Victor’s family as well as the SDIFF board and staff are committed to ensuring the festival’s continued success and sustainability. As part of this effort, Victor’s long-time friends Bob and Carrie Meadow have pledged a dollar-for-dollar match in his memory of up to $10,000. That means the festival could get an infusion of up to $20,000 so it can continue to provide the programming so many in the community have come to expect and enjoy. A big thank you to both Carrie and Bob for this extremely generous offer and we hope you will consider contributing what you can so we can continue Victor’s legacy.

Vaccination is required for all guests.


6 – 6:30 Welcome in the lobby

6:30 – 6:40 Remembrance of Victor in the theatre

6:40 – 8:30 Movie

8:30 – 8:45 Q&A Session

Please reach out to contact@sdiff.net for questions.

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Event Details

Start:   May 13, 2022
Time:   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

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).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!