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October 2019

SD Italian Film Festival Presents: L’uomo che Comprò La Luna

October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: L'uomo che Comprò La Luna Directed by Paolo Zucca | 103 minutes A Sardinian fisherman has promised the moon to the woman he loves. And Sardinian men always keep their promises! Two government agents discover that an anonymous Sardinian resident has laid claim to Earth’s natural satellite. Immediately, word spreads through diplomatic channels in a series of grave phone calls. Deciding that this lunatic must be found, Italy tracks down a Special Forces…

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November 2019

Culture TREK: Dreams

November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join MOPA members on Friday, November 8 for an intimate look at photographic works from the museum's collection related to the theme of dreams.  Selected works will include images by artists such as Holly Roberts, Arthur Tress, Susan Burnstein, Robert and Shanna ParkeHarrison and Ruth Thorne Thompson. This is a members-only event. Not a member? Join today! About the Program MOPA's Culture Treks highlight original works from the museum’s collection for members to view up close and in detail. Each…

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Open Show San Diego #14

November 14, 2019 @ 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 #14. 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? The artists for Open Show #14 on November 14 are announced! Be sure to stop by that evening to learn more about…

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Presents: Heavy Craving

November 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The 20th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival presents: Heavy Craving (2019) Ying-juan, an aspiring chef who cooks for children at her mother’s daycare center, is given a gift from her mother for her 30th birthday: membership to a weight loss program. “You’re so out of shape,” her mother argues, “who would want you to plan the menu?” Facing continual challenges because of her weight, from being called “Ms. Dinosaur” to local boys throwing eggs at her, Ying-juan reluctantly gives…

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Presents: Geographies of Kinship

November 16, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The 20th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival presents: Geographies of Kinship (2019) Amidst the buzz around South Korea’s miracle recovery as one of the Asian tiger economies and its hosting of the 1988 Olympics, a newspaper published a headline that read “Babies for Sale: Koreans Make Them, Americans Buy Them.” It’s only a cursory glance into the decades-long phenomena that saw a post-war fledgling nation filled with war orphans transform into an economic powerhouse and the largest adoption “sending country”…

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Presents: Saving Face

November 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The 20th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival presents: Saving Face (2004) Saving Face is the unlikely Chinese American, lesbian rom-com crossover success no one saw coming. In 2004, any one of these bullet points might have spelled disaster. And yet somehow, Alice Wu’s first film survived intact–from a script written while a software engineer, to landing Will Smith as a producer, refusing Hollywood pressure for white leads, playing Sundance, and receiving distribution, an embrace by Best Lesbian Films lists, and a…

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December 2019

ASL Tours

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 x230.

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ASL Tours

December 8, 2019 @ 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 x230.

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: La Befana Vien di Notte

December 19, 2019 @ 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: La Befana Vien di Notte Directed by Michele Soavi | 98 minutes During the day, Paola is an ordinary primary school teacher, but at night, she turns into… the Christmas Witch (la Befana), a magical creature who brings gifts to good children. One night, Paola disappears, kidnapped by Mr. Johnny, a cruel toy maker whose childhood was ruined by the witch and is now seeking revenge. A group of six brave students who…

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January 2020

Gallery Talk with Photographer Troi Anderson

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us on Saturday, January 18 at 2:00PM for a gallery presentation by photographer Troi Anderson. The artist will speak to his work currently on view in The Stories They Tell: A Hundred Years of Photography. "In my work I am not just interested in Vodou or in the religions. I see the ritual act as a means by which suffering and difficulty can be translated. The ceremony is a kind of theater. The participant is an actor. And the…

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