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May 2018

Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Firefly Dreams (2001)

May 25 @ 6:00 pm
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Firefly Dreams ((Ichiban utsukushî natsu) (2001) John Williams | 1h 45min | Drama | (Japan) This Japanese film tells the story of a troubled teenager sent to the country for the summer where she is asked to care for an aging neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease. The friendship that develops highlights the importance of taking people as they are now—for both of them. *The Film rights for this event are sponsored by the Director, John Williams Trailer Coming of Age is San Diego’s only…

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June 2018

The IRC in San Diego Presents: THIS IS HOME

June 10 @ 6:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As part of the 10th Annual International Documentary Film Series, the International Rescue Committee in San Diego Presents: THIS IS HOME  (2018)  | Directed by Alexandra Shiva | 1h 31min | Trailer The story of four Syrian refugee families sent to resettle in Baltimore. Winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.             About the Series: Every year, unique perspectives from around the world come to San Diego for the IRC’s International Documentary Film Series. From…

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APA Presents: An Evening with Grant Brittain

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zach Cordner

Join us for a special one-night event with APA photographer J. Grant Brittain at the Museum of Photographic Arts on Thursday, June 14th. About Grant Brittain Grant is a San Diego based photographer who has been shooting for nearly 40 years, capturing some of skateboarding’s finest athletes since 1979. His career in photography began while working at the Del Mar Skate Ranch, where he decided to pick up a friend’s camera and start shooting. The rest, as they say, is…

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CULTURE trek: Brett Weston

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us on June 15 at MOPA's next CULTURE Trek for an intimate look at original photographs by Brett Weston (1911-1993). Weston is known for forging a uniquely modern American aesthetic through his black and white prints. CULTURE Treks connect attendees to a curated selection of photographs from the museum's permanent collection of over 9,000 images. Each CULTURE Trek explores a theme or artist represented in the collection, providing attendees the opportunity to rediscover the diverse, original and one-of-a-kind works…

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The IRC in San Diego presents: NEW NEIGHBORS PROJECT

June 17 @ 6:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As part of the 10th Annual International Documentary Film Series, the International Rescue Committee Presents: NEW NEIGHBORS PROJECT (2018) | Trailer In their voices, through their own eyes - self-directed refugee films from the new American West.               About the Series: Every year, unique perspectives from around the world come to San Diego for the IRC’s International Documentary Film Series. From the frontlines of conflict to rebuilding life in a new country, these films take…

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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 view trailer 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…

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The IRC in San Diego presents: ON HER SHOULDERS

June 24 @ 6:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As part of the 10th Annual International Documentary Film Series, the International Rescue Committee Presents: The On Her Shoulders (2018)  | directed by Alexandria Bombach | 94 min Trailer Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Now, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.               About the Series: Every year, unique perspectives from around the world come to San Diego for…

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August 2018

Open Show San Diego #9

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us on August 9 for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations. A curated selection of five local visual storytellers—photographers, filmmakers, and multimedia producers—will share their projects in an interactive, supportive, and dynamic format. Audience members are encouraged to give feedback and ask questions of the presenters, both formally and in a social setting. Registration is free to current MOPA members with valid membership card. Interested in the chance to show your work? Submit to Open Show…

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