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23rd Annual Juried Exhibition Aug 01, 2014 Forty-three local artists' work will be on display including Margaret Noble, Portia Krichman and Amanda Rouse. Winners will be announced during the opening reception and chosen work remains on view through Aug. 30. 80 other events on Friday, August 1
 
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Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
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New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees
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Encinitas troupe’s latest production tops our coverage of local plays
Film
James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling

 

 
 
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23rd Annual Juried Exhibition Aug 01, 2014 Forty-three local artists' work will be on display including Margaret Noble, Portia Krichman and Amanda Rouse. Winners will be announced during the opening reception and chosen work remains on view through Aug. 30. 80 other events on Friday, August 1
 
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Seen Local
Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees
Theater
Encinitas troupe’s latest production tops our coverage of local plays
Film
James Ward Byrkit’s sci-fi movie is clever, tenacious and deeply unsettling
 
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.
Arts & Culture feature

Daniel Foster: the philosopher king

Oceanside Museum of Art director left, then came back and will keep pursuing his big ideas

When Foster joined OMA in 2012, he laid out an ambitious plan for the museum’s future, which included taking a more scholarly approach to programming by putting together a topnotch curatorial team.

By Kinsee Morlan
No Life Offline What I brought back from Comic-Con 2014 JUL 28 | By Dave Maass Frazier in ‘The Fantastic Four,’ all the dogs and a deeper suspicion of AIs
Seen Local Constance White is disembarking from the San Diego airport JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Longtime art-program manager accepts a new position in North Carolina
Seen Local Scott White Contemporary Art goes private JUL 28 | By Kinsee Morlan Art dealer says the public-gallery model is changing
Arts & Culture feature Pitting summer blockbusters against the Bechdel Test JUL 23 | By Ryan Bradford We ran summer-movie trailers against the seemingly easy-to-pass scrutiny, and the results weren’t pretty
Arts & Culture feature On drawing women JUL 23 | By Seth Combs Comic-book artists discuss perpetuating an anatomical archetype some consider offensive
Film Comic-con and box-office receipts are in a serious relationship JUL 22 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Annual mega-convention has us thinking about the summer of 2015, which may be the biggest ever
Urban Scout Shopping in Carlsbad Village JUL 21 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann An evening stroll yields some retail scores
Seen Local Stay strange, Comic-Con JUL 21 | By Kinsee Morlan Weird and sordid superheroes on parade at Space 4 Art
Film

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rejuvenates the Marvel universe

James Gunn’s fresh and quirky space opera showcases a riotous band of outsiders

What makes Guardians of the Galaxy so moving is its ability to meld rage with tenderness and heartache in a mainstream, entertaining package.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Well, That Was Awkward

A ‘real’ Mormon’s reaction to ‘The Book of Mormon’

Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play

A real Mormon. The term seared in the part of my brain that hasn't been contaminated by vices, the section that will persevere no matter how much nudity, booze and horror I cram in there.

By Ryan Bradford


The Short List The 1to1 Movement's America's Finest Film Festival, Friday Night Liberty and San Diego Craft Beer + Cocktail Showcase The young folks who run The 1to1 Movement, a sustainability-education nonprofit, won't be hitting anyone over the head with hard-edged environmental and conservation themes at their upcoming, annual film festival.
Theater Much ado in North County theaters It absolutely is in the hands of Intrepid Shakespeare Company, and Sean Yael-Cox and Shana Wride make a delightful Benedick and Beatrice.
Film ‘Happy Christmas’: nothing more than a yuletide doodle Happy Christmas—opens Friday, Aug. 1, and screens through Aug. 7 at the Ken Cinema—finds the filmmaker once again dabbling in millennial malaise. 
 

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Babies at Comic-Con

You're never too young to enjoy San Diego's biggest weekend

Lights. Bright colors. Sound. Movement. And to top it off, a comfy Supergirl onesie with matching necklace. What more could you want at an early developmental stage? Comic-Con is fu...
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Yarn Bombing! Jul 30, 2014 Art Decorate the PB Library's Cass Street Plaza with knit & crochet pieces. Crafters may pick up instructions at the PB Library or visit “Get Cozy with a Good Book at Your Library” on Facebook. Read more 0 other events on Wednesday, July 30
 
Glyphics Jul 31, 2014 Art A night of live art from spray paint artists to portraiture. There will also be live music, fashion shows and drink deals. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
Shore Thing Jul 31, 2014 Art Back for a second year, the MCASD galleries will be open late every Thursday where guests can enjoy cocktails on the terrace, live music, tours of current exhibitions, and much more. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
 
 
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