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January 2020

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Gay Chorus Deep South

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in the southern US and the divisive 2016 elections, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir embarks on a daring tour of the American Deep South. Over 300 singers traveled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma, Alabama. They performed in churches, community centers, and concert halls in hopes of uniting people in a divisive period.  The journey also challenges Tim and other choir members who…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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“In citizen journalism…trust is generated not by the brand name or the glory of the institution, it’s generated through transparency.“ – Jay Rosen, film subject, Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World follows the revolutionary rise of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat, dedicated to redefining breaking news by exploring the promise of open source investigation. This highly skilled and controversial collective exposes the truth behind global news stories – from…

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February 2020

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Slay the Dragon

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As the country turns its eyes and leaps into action ahead of the upcoming 2020 US election - record numbers of people are registering to vote. Wide-scale civic participation from every community is crucial to a healthy democracy. With this in mind, lawmakers are employing tactics to give their candidates the advantage - in many cases, all but ensuring a victory for their side - even without gaining the highest number of votes. Drawing district lines to lock in a…

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Love Child

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Love Child offers a poignant portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who, outlawed for their love, flee the country with their 4-year-old son, Mani. In Tehran, they committed the crime of having a secret affair while being married to other people and were forbidden to get divorced. Neither could acknowledge that Mani was an illegitimate child since adultery can be punished with execution in Iran. Intimately filmed over five years, we follow their quest to be together, battling…

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

February 1 @ 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 @ 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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San Diego International Jewish Film Festival

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - February 16 @ 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Line-up (see more information about each film below) February 15 at 7 p.m. Art Paul of Playboy: The Man behind the Bunny February 16 11 a.m. - Angelica 1:30 p.m. - Henri Dauman: Looking Up 4:50 p.m. - What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael 7:15 p.m. - Last Stop Coney Island: The Life and Photography of Harold Feinstein Art Paul of Playboy: The Man behind the Bunny February 15 at 7 p.m. As the creator of the iconic…

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Open Show San Diego #15

February 20 @ 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 for an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show #15. Open Show features a curated line-up of five local visual storytellers - from photographers to filmmakers - to share their work. The evening's format encourages attendees to mingle with the artists and ask questions throughout. Oh, and raffle prizes! What's not to love? Are you (or someone you know) interested in showing work? Check out the Open Show San Diego website for more info! Financial…

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March 2020

Livestream: MOPA In Focus, episode 1– Pairing Images and Words with Photography

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Starting this Friday, March 27, MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live. Pairing Images and Words with Photography Tune in at 10AM this Friday for a live chat and demo on incorporating drawing and writing in your photography. Whether it's one of your favorite shots or a vintage found photograph, incorporating text or drawing on top of the…

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Livestream: Through My Lens, episode 1– Drawing and writing in photos

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We're embracing the need to innovate how people access MOPA’s art by turning the lens on us. Starting this Friday, March 27, MOPA is livestreaming weekly shows on a dependable schedule using Facebook Live. Drawing and writing in Photos Join us for this easy but endlessly creative activity that you can do at home with things you probably have laying around! This week's activity is inspired by photo artists that draw and write on their images. This technique allows you…

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