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September 2019

ASL Tours

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for a tour of our current exhibitions given in American Sign Language. There will be two tours starting at 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. The tours will be limited to 30 participants each on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the front desk on the day of the tours. For any questions about ASL tours please contact Laura Brooks at brooks@mopa.org or 619-238-7559 x236.

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International Travel Opportunity: China

September 19 - September 28

Travel through Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing and behold a once-in-a-lifetime view of China through the photographic arts. Enrich your global perspective and join MOPA to gain exclusive access to major Chinese Museums and visit with little-known cultural art centers. Savor these cultural elements alongside MOPA's seasoned art guides. To inquire about this trip or how to become a member, contact anbari@mopa.org or 619-238-7559 x227. Learn more about our recent trip to Berlin. To participate in MOPA’s Travel Program, interested parties…

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SD Italian FF Presents: Caravaggio – The Soul and The Blood

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$8 – $12

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Caravaggio – L’anima e il sangue  Directed by Jesus Garces Lambert | 90 minutes This incredible documentary is a journey through the life, works, and struggles of the great artist Michelangelo Merisi, who took on the name of his hometown, Caravaggio. His life as well as his art was marked by lights and shadows, genius and intemperance, contrasts and contradictions. A revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by his contemporaries. He…

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GI Film Festival San Diego Presents: Opening Night featuring “Take Me Home Huey”

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join GI Film Festival San Diego on Opening Night for “Take Me Home Huey”. The film documents contemporary artist Steve Maloney’s transformation of a wounded warbird, into a colorful sculpture. It was directed by Alicia Brauns, Christine Steele, Steve Maloney Admission to the opening night screening includes a hosted reception with wine, beer, small bites, and dessert following the film and panel discussion in the museum’s David C. Copley Atrium.

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GI Film Festival San Diego Presents: “Mosul”

September 25 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents the San Diego premiere of "Mosul," a documentary feature. It was directed by Daniel Gabriel. In 2014, Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city – defended by a hollow army of 65,000 soldiers and police officers – is overrun by fewer than 500 ISIS fighters. A disgraced and disorganized Iraqi Army retreats to Baghdad, while the Islamic State imposes a reign of terror on Mosul’s one million residents.

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GI Film Festival San Diego Presents: “Homemade”

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents the world premiere of "Homemade," a groundbreaking documentary following the six-year journey of combat wounded and highly decorated Force Reconnaissance Marine Adam Sorensen as he navigates life after war. It was directed by Jason Maris, Danielle Bernstein

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GI Film Festival San Diego Presents: “The Whistleblower of My Lai”

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents "The Whistleblower of My Lai," a documentary chronicling the creation of a musical opera that explores the tragedy of the massacre at the village of My Lai, one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War. This film contains a handful of graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised. Directed by Connie Field

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GI Film Festival San Diego Presents: Drama Block: Intense Stories of Service

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents a selection of shorts that includes stories of loss, survival, and resilience. International films are also featured in this lineup. Films featured in this block include: "That's Mine," "Escape by Sea," "Breaking Point," "A Soldier's Way," "REDDOG," and "Entrenched." Photo: "That’s Mine" - Directed by Amit Hay Ben Shlomo

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GI Film Festival San Diego Presents: Drama Block: Not Your Everyday Story

September 27 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents a collection of stories that highlight the unique experiences of military members and veterans. This block includes eight projects that are made by or star military or veterans. Films featured in this block include: "#3 Normandy Lane," "A Rodeo Film," "The Man I Want To Be," "Last Taxi Dance," "Polka.," "The Real Thing," "This One Step," and "Deviant." Photo: "Polka." - Directed by Andrew Brame

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GI Film Festival San Diego Presents: “The Black String”

September 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents "The Black String," a narrative feature film. "The Black String" follows the story of Jonathan, a lonely twenty-something, stuck in his home town working night shifts at the local convenience store. After an unexpected encounter with a mysterious woman turns his life upside down, Jonathan is stricken by illness and nightmarish visions. Paranoid and desperate, he launches on a quest across the suburbs to find the seductress who started it all. Rated R.…

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