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October 2019

SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Come un Gatto in Tangenziale

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Come un Gatto in Tangenziale Directed by Riccardo Milani | 99 minutes Giovanni and Monica are the most diverse people on earth. He is an intellectual who envisions social integration and lives in the historic center of Rome, while she is a former cashier of a supermarket dealing every day with the problematic and multicultural environment of her suburban neighborhood. They would never have met if their twelve-year-old kids did not get together.…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Notti Magiche

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Notti Magiche Directed by Paolo Virzì | 125 minutes The latest movie from Paolo Virzì is a sparkling comedy disguised as a murder mystery and bittersweet film industry satire set in the early 1990s, the tail end of Italian cinema’s golden age, when neorealism and commedia all’italiana gave way to a culture of excess, greed, and artistic stagnation. When a famous film producer is found dead in the Tiber river, suspicion falls on…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: A Casa Tutti Bene

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: A Casa Tutti Bene Directed by Gabriele Muccino | 108 minutes An unexpected storm strands a family, gathered together to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of two elderly parents, Pietro and Alba, on the small island of Ischia in Southern Italy. The numerous relatives are forced to live together under the same roof for two days and two nights with no way out. The lives of the siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews become…

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SD Italian Film Festival Presents: Selfie

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

The San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Selfie Directed by Agostino Ferrente | 76 minutes Several years after an unarmed teenager was shot by police in the Traiano neighborhood of Naples, filmmaker Agostino Ferrente traveled to the gang-ravaged neighborhood to make a documentary about the lives of its young people—for whom the prospect of being swept up in Camorra activity perpetually looms. The film’s central subjects are Alessandro and Pietro, 16-year-old best friends whom Ferrente recruited to film themselves using…

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

October 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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