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February 2021

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Missing in Brooks County (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. Seventy miles north of the Mexican-US border lies Brooks County, Texas. As the national debate over immigration policy simmers to a boil, its practical consequences are felt in Brooks County every day. The site of an estimated 3000 deaths since 2008, migrants choose this route to circumvent the state’s busiest interior immigration checkpoint and…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Talking About Trees (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. For the last 30 years in Sudan, cinema has been banned. After a military coup, cinemas were closed, filmmakers arrested and the careers of four Sudanese friends and promising filmmakers were halted before they began. The freedom to make and share films is their driving passion, and one they long to bring back to…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: I Am Samuel (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. Samuel grew up on a farm in the Kenyan countryside, where tradition is valued above all else. He moves to Nairobi in search of a new life, where he finds belonging in a community of fellow queer men where he meets and falls in love with Alex. Their love thrives even though Kenyan laws…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: A Reckoning in Boston (Digital Film Festival)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - February 8 @ 11:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player. In the fall of 2014, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler enrolled in a rigorous night course in the humanities at a community center in their Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Kafi, 44, sharp, witty and restless, dropped out of school at 15. She dreams of starting a land cooperative in Boston for women of color…

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September 2021

2021 FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - September 12 @ 10:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The 2021 FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ Film Festival is September 9-12, 2021. FilmOut: Enlightening, educating & entertaining through the exhibition of LGBTQ & cult films.   About the Films: Friday, September 10th (See full Friday lineup) – 7:00pm – FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT Sponsored By: San Diego Pride Co-Presented By: David Reicks/Merrill Lynch BOULEVARD! A Hollywood Story, 82 minutes, Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz, USA. We welcome back filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine, Vito, Tab Hunter Confidential, and The Fabulous Allan Carr) with…

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Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Monster Calls

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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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…

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SDIFF Film Screening: Volevo nascondermi (Hidden Away)

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for an evening of film with the San Diego Italian Film Festival! Volevo nascondermi (Hidden Away) Toni, an orphan of Italian origin, is deported from Switzerland to Italy, where he lives in abject poverty on the banks of river Po. Physically deformed and mentally disordered, Toni is marginalized and humiliated by a society hateful of any suspicion of divergence. Ultimately, he finds refuge in painting, channeling his bitterness and dire need for acceptance. A gripping biopic featuring painter…

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Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Final Portrait

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for the second of five films at the Coming of Age Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. About the Film Final Portrait (2017) Co-written and directed by Stanley Tucci 90 minutes In 1964 Alberto Giacometti, the renowned Swiss artist, asks the American writer and art-lover James Lord to sit for a portrait. A slow and delicate depiction of a never ending portrait and a rich and evolving friendship between the two men. A film that expresses…

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October 2021

Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for the third film in the Coming of Age Film Festival series at the Museum of Photographic Arts. About the Film Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Written by Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay), Peter Turner and directed by Paul McGuigan 105 minutes By 1981 we are witnessing the last years of the actor Gloria Grahame during her time in Liverpool, England. Where she met, had an affair with and was ultimately nursed through a serious illness by a…

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Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Boundaries

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for the fourth film at the Coming of Age Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. About the Film Boundaries (2018) Written and directed by Shana Feste 104 minutes A road movie! After being kicked out of yet another nursing home an older man is being driven across the country by his daughter, a middle-aged single mum with her awkward 12-year-old son. Being together provides her with a chance to learn about her estranged father's care-free lifestyle…

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