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Late Night Thursdays: Project PAINT Jul 02, 2015 Works of art created by Project PAINT participants and photographs of the program in action will be on display in the MOPA lobby. Project PAINT is an arts organization dedicated to serving the needs of adult incarcerated populations. 73 other events on Thursday, July 2
 
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Wednesday, September 24,2014
Film

‘The Last Days of Vietnam’ traces a complicated exodus from war

Multiple stories of heroism, indecision and guilt converge in a riveting documentary

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The Last Days of Vietnam provides a certain level of context in the opening moments for those viewers not up on their Vietnam War history, specifically the enactment and failure of the 1973 Peace Accords spearheaded by President Richard Nixon in order to establish a détente between the warring parties.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Film

San Diego Film Festival brings the celebrities

Event featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Alan Arkin and Michelle Monaghan leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The San Diego Film Festival (SDFF), which runs Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 28, at multiple theater locations, occupies an interesting space on the local arts calendar.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Film

Love it or hate, you won’t forget ‘Tusk’

Kevin Smith’s new horror film merges folklore, allegory and online savagery

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Kevin Smith slams his point home with Tusk, a new horror film that destroys the virtual distance of online aggression by slowly transforming one of its seediest offenders into a primitive beast.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Film

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ reduces the melodrama

New romance with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
People grieve in vastly different ways. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them spins this idea into a sublime meditation on one couple's experiences grappling with the loss of a child.
Tuesday, September 9,2014
Film

A preview fall and winter movies

October will be a month of heavyweights, including ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Two Faces of January’

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A gravely disappointing summer at the box office has essentially ensured that 2014 will make considerably less money than any year in the past decade. This puts even more pressure on Hollywood juggernauts being released in the next four months to perform—and perform well.
Tuesday, September 9,2014
Film

What movies are screening in San Diego?

‘Before I Go to Sleep’ and ‘The Drop’ are among the openers this week.

By Glenn Heath Jr.
San Diego movies opening this week: A Five Star Life: A woman works as a luxury-hotel inspector and, despite her dream job, pines for a relationship of substance.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Film

Baseball history comes alive in ‘No No: A Dockumentary’

Film about Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis examines a league under the influence of drugs

By Glenn Heath Jr.
No No: A Dockumentary—which opens Friday, Sept. 5, at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas—walks a fine line between portrait and historical record, leaving room for revisionism between the lines. 
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Film

Dakota Fanning gets wasted in ‘The Last of Robin Hood’

Errol Flynn biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) always gets what he wants in The Last of Robin Hood, another drowsy biopic that treats history as if it were a clear, linear timeline.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Film

‘Love is Strange’: a portrait of a marriage

Director Ira Sachs talks respect, time, friendship and his new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In Ira Sachs' quiet and true drama Love is Strange, people from different generations coexist without melodrama.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Film

With ‘Frank,’ aggressive eccentricity leads nowhere

New indie from Lenny Abrahamson tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Through this hodgepodge of warring personalities and dysfunction, Frank considers the complexity of mental illness, how it takes shape over time and contorts one's self from the inside out. 
 
 
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