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February 2020

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: True Justice – Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Bryan Stevenson’s experience with the criminal justice system was that it “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” In the last fifty years, the United States has become the nation with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, authorized the execution of hundreds of condemned prisoners and continued to struggle to recover from a long history of racial injustice. For more than three decades, Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the…

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: L’Ospite (The Guest)

February 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: L'Ospite (The Guest) Directed by Duccio Chiarini | 96 minutes After a sudden crisis with his girlfriend, Chiara, 38-year-old Guido ends up sleeping on the couches of his family and friends. As he starts witnessing other people’s lives from a different perspective, he discovers aspects of relationships that he never noticed before. This brilliant movie slowly morphs from a comedy into an affecting melodrama that charts the difficulties of a generation less interested…

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April 2020

San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico (How Strange To Be Named Federico) Directed by Ettore Scola | 93 minutes The film is a tribute to and a portrait of Federico Fellini, told by Ettore Scola on the twentieth anniversary of the great director’s death. Other than Fellini’s incredible cinema, what this devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro wants to commemorate are a few private and lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality. The film recreates their encounter…

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May 2020

San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Una Vita Spericolata

May 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Una Vita Spericolata (Reckless) Directed by Marco Ponti| 102 minutes When a young mechanic deep in debt has his bank loan rejected, a series of unfortunate events turns his rejection into a robbery. Along with his best friend, a former rally champion, and a miserable teen superstar as their hostage, they start on a crazy race across Italy. With police chases, bloodshed, and money being spilled, their escape is followed on social media,…

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June 2020

San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Il Tuttofare

June 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Il Tuttofare (The Handyman) Directed by Valerio Attanasio| 96 minutes Antonio is a trainee lawyer who dreams of joining his mentor’s prestigious firm. But his boss, Salvatore “Toti” Bellastella, the Prince of the Forum, is also an exploitative tyrant. He asks of Antonio all kinds of tasks: from being his assistant to his driver, from paralegal to personal cook! When Antonio brilliantly passes the bar, he receives the offer to become a partner…

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February 2021

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Through the Night (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. Across the US, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been working longer hours across multiple jobs just to pay the rent. This reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers. Dee’s Tots Daycare, a home-based center in a New York suburb, has become a lifeline…

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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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