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September 2021

Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Monster Calls

September 22, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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San Diego Italian Film Festival 2021 feSitvale

October 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - October 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
$16.00

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) returns to in-person screenings at the Museum of Photographic Arts, with seven films screened in person on on October 7 - 10 and October 21 - 24.   feStivale 2021 includes romantic comedies, independent films, dramas, documentaries, and more never seen before in San Diego. The festival’s annual Gala is Saturday, October 23, at the Museum of Photographic Arts, announcing and screening the winners of the Ristretto Awards, SDIFF’s short films competition. Details of all feStivale 2021…

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Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Boundaries

October 13, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 11:15 am - 8:30 pm
$16.00

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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Coming of Age Film Festival Presents: Marjorie Prime

October 20, 2021 @ 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 fifth and final screening of the Coming of Age Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. About the Film Marjorie Prime (2018) Co-written and directed by Michael Almereyda 104 minutes A woman experiencing dementia is provided with an avatar of her late husband as a young man. What would seemingly be a godsend, being close to loved ones in their prime, this story shows another side. That there needs to be equality in a relationship…

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Open Show San Diego #21

October 28, 2021 @ 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 an exciting evening of live presentations and lively conversations at Open Show San Diego #21! Open Show features a curated line-up of three 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? Grab your ticket today via the link below to join us in-person for Open Show San Diego #21! As we…

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November 2021

Private Member Tour

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Great photographs inspire great conversation. Join fellow members for an in-depth look at MOPA’s current exhibitions Aaron Siskind: Mid-Century Modern and Beyond Boundaries: Photographs by Norman Seeff. Each tour will be led by Kevin Linde, Manager of Adult and Digital Engagement, and feature highlights from the shows as well as a special look at the unique resources on photography and film in the museum’s Nancy K. Dubois Library.   Tours will held at 10 AM, 11 AM, & 1 PM.…

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