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May 2021

Culture & Cause: Highlighting Women in Photography

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

APA San Diego invites you to join us for a special online evening presentation hosted by MOPA with three photographic artists to support and celebrate these amazing women and their cause driven work.

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Open Show #20

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations with a curated selection of five visual storytellers.

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July 2021

Livestream: The Portrayal of Sexual Health in Photography

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join us for a special virtual discussion on the portrayal of sexual health in commercial media – just in time for San Diego Pride Month.   𝗣𝗔𝗡𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗦  Kevin Linde, Manager of Adult and Digital Engagement, Museum of Photographic Arts  Gabriel Wagner, MD, associate clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine and infectious disease specialist at UC San Diego Health  Deja Cabrera, Community Health Educator, The San Diego LGBT Community Center  Beto Soto, San Diego photographer and portrait artist…

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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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San Diego International Film Festival

October 15 @ 11:15 am - 8:30 pm
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The San Diego International Film Festival's 20th anniversary season celebrates film throughout San Diego! Enjoy a full day of in-person screenings at MOPA on October 15, 2021. 11:15 AM The French Dispatch A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.  (103 minutes) 1:30 PM Flee Amin Nawabi grapples with a painful secret he has kept…

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