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Chicano Park Day Apr 19, 2014 Celebrate the park's status as an internationally recognized art site with traditional dance performances, live bands, keynote speeches and a display of classic low-rider cars. 80 other events on Saturday, April 19
 
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Meet ‘Jackie,’ one of the many faces of sex-trafficking
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World According To... Parker & the Numberman Apr 18, 2014 A Friday night series where Finest City Improv invites a special guest, or guests, to tell real-life stories that FCI's best improvisers then use to create comedic sketches. This week's special guests are local hip-hop act Parker & the Numberman. 57 other events on Friday, April 18
 
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A tale of near-death, bloody steaks and unprecedented opulence
News
Why the city can’t maintain enough emergency trucks
Film
Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
What could’ve been, what could be and what’s actually happening with the embattled 2015 celebration
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San Diego artist’s site-specific installation explores conspiracy theories
 
Wednesday, April 3,2013
Film

Digital Gym takes in a ‘Hipster’

Destin Daniel Cretton’s feature leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Cretton’s movie I Am Not a Hipster will open at Digital Gym on Friday, April 5. The film, shot in and around San Diego, has screened here several times, but I think this is its first theatrical run.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
Film

Child soldiers are at the heart of Oscar-nominated ‘War Witch’

Canadian movie features a gripping performance from a non-professional actor

By Anders Wright

There is a message of hope in War Witch, but it comes at a terrible cost. It's challenging for us viewers to watch as a child is destroyed by grown men. This is not a film about politics, however.

Wednesday, March 27,2013
Film

Media Arts Center’s Digital Gym Cinema opens

New 99-seat theater in North Park leads our coverage of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Digital Gym Cinema will screen movies regularly, bringing in independents, foreign films and documentaries; it’s essentially a completely new space, programmed by SDLFF artistic director Lisa Franek.
Tuesday, March 19,2013
Film

‘Spring Breakers’ tries to bring meaning to our violent, sexualized culture

Harmony Korine always has something to say, but it’s the way he says it that counts

By Anders Wright
Korine's never been afraid to push buttons or envelopes. This is the guy who wrote Kids and directed Julien Donkey-Boy and Trash Humpers.
Tuesday, March 19,2013
Film

Destin Daniel Cretton is riding high

Local director’s SXSW win leads our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
South by Southwest was the first time the new movie played to a large crowd, and watching it in a packed theater was an entirely new thing for Cretton.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
Film

Korean auteur Park Chan-wook talks about ‘Stoker’

Director of ‘Oldboy’ crosses the ocean to make his first English-language movie

By Anders Wright
The films of Korean auteur Park Chan-wook all have elements in common: They’re exquisitely photographed and the attention to detail is immaculate; they’re dark and make the viewer feel awkward.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
Film

Get thee to ArcLight La Jolla

Classics in UTC lead our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
In March, they’ve already shown Raging Bull, and down the road there’s The African Queen, Gone with the Wind and A Clockwork Orange. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, you can see Sylvester Stallone get hit in the face repeatedly in Rocky.
Wednesday, March 6,2013
Film

German film Barbara boasts some great acting

If this were an American movie, you’d have heard about it during last week’s Academy Awards

By Anders Wright
If the German film Barbara, which opens at Hillcrest Cinemas on Friday, March 8, were a Hollywood picture, you’d have heard about it already.
Wednesday, March 6,2013
Film

San Diego Latino Film Festival turns 20

Special collection of movies by directors like Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Guillermo del Toro and Robert Rodriguez tops this week’s rundown of screeners

By Anders Wright
Programming a film festival is hard enough as it is, especially one as diverse as the San Diego Latino Film Festival, which screens shorts, documentaries and features from a slew of countries, all of which have their own film cultures.
Wednesday, February 27,2013
Film

‘The Gatekeepers’ shines a light on secrecy

Dror Moreh’s Oscar-nominated documentary gets extraordinary access into Israeli intelligence

By Anders Wright
The mere fact that all six subjects in Israeli documentarian Dror Moreh’s new film, The Gatekeepers, agreed to sit down and talk is pretty astounding in and of itself.
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Avenida Revolución’s renaissance

Revamped Mexicoach Station is part of a new generation’s battle to reclaim downtown Tijuana

Miguel Buenrostro, a passionate 30-year-old filmmaker and photographer, says he’s tired of the telling and retelling of Tijuana’s recent history regarding the drug war and the common perception that the city is still mostly seedy and filled with urban decay.

By Kinsee Morlan
Film Pacific Arts Movement’s Spring Showcase comes of age APR 15 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Festival’s fourth annual edition tackles themes ranging from separation to redemption
Cover artist Meet our cover artist, David B. Cuzick APR 14 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann San Diego screenprinter’s new work explores childhood themes
Seen Local Angella d’Avignon examines the meaning of stuff APR 14 | By Kinsee Morlan Exhibition at Spring Valley Swap Meet investigates the idea of objects and their value
Crossword Crossword: 'Odds and Evens' APR 16 | By Ben Tausig Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords
Arts & Culture feature The SongStream Project records music’s memories APR 09 | By Kinsee Morlan New arts group collects colorful stories of San Diegans and their connections to songs
Film ‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity APR 09 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out
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Before you start up in San Diego

Some unsolicited advice on building the next tech giant in our city

Here are a few tips for tech companies (whether you're a brand-new startup a migrating giant) to live in harmony with San Diego.

By Dave Maass

There She Goz

Gooping like Gwyneth

Consciously uncoupling and self-improving, Paltrow-style

Breakups blow, especially when there are hurt feelings and disappointment involved and that bitch Gwyneth Paltrow steals your breakup thunder.

By Alex Zaragoza


The Short List Spring Harp Fest, Live Arts Fest and Alfredo Jaar That brings us to Saturday, April 19, when, at the family-friendly Spring Harp Fest, a seemingly inexhaustible supply of harmonicas will be available.
Theater ‘Mandate Memories’ and mystery at North Coast Rep History, of both a textbook and a personal nature, define Lionel Goldstein’s new play, Mandate Memories, which is having its world premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach under the direction of David Ellenstein.
Film ‘Finding Vivian Meier’ is an exercise in futility Finding Vivian Maier is Maloof's attempt at a biographical portrait, tracing Maier's strange and eccentric life as a nanny for households across the country.
 

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Landmark Theatres' Ken Cinema gives 30-day notice

Iconic theater will close its doors on April 27

Landmark Theatres' Ken Cinema is FIN. According to the owners of the property housing the iconic Ken Cinema, Landmark Theatres recently gave its 30-day notice and won't be renewing its lease. The last scheduled day of showings at the Ken are April 27, and neighboring businesses say tentative plans include letting staffers curate the last few weeks' worth of movies.Guy Hanford, who owns and operates Kensington Video, calls the closure a huge loss for San Diego. ...
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Art Collecting 101 Apr 17, 2014 Art Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while a panel (including Kathryn Kanjo and Mark Quint) discusses what to look for as you’re building an art collection. Stay for a complimentary screening of Herb and Dorothy, a doc about New York art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
Graphic Scores: Drawing in Musical Practice Apr 17, 2014 Art The Experimental Drawing Studio features work exploring the idea of the graphic score from musicians Rachel Beetz, Dustin Donahue, Curt Miller and Todd Moellenberg, who are all looking at the ways drawing exists within their musical practice and what constitutes a graphic score. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
Intersections of Culture, Fusions of Form Apr 17, 2014 Art A “Meet the Artists” public event moderated by Robert Pincus that includes Wu Man, Jamex de la Torre, Whysidro and Miki Iwasaki talking about the hybrid nature of their projects. Read more 4 other events on Thursday, April 17
 
 
 
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