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OVERFLOW Aug 22, 2014 A selection of new works by Scott Polach which draws on the history of pluviculture, or, attempts to induce rain artificially. Opening includes a collaborative performance piece from Keenan Hartsten entitled, "Very cool, and refreshing?". 85 other events on Friday, August 22
 
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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.
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.

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.
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.
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 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
Arts & Culture feature

Frequency Film Festival is bringing movies back to Ocean Beach

Impressive, eclectic collection will be screened March 21 through April 6

By Anders Wright
The thought of starting a new film fest from scratch is certainly daunting, but Paul Parietti is giving it a shot. The first iteration of his Frequency Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, March 21, and runs on and off through April 6.
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, 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, February 27,2013
Film

The ‘Phantom’ menace

Submarine movie shot in San Diego tops our coverage of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Phantom, opening Friday, March 1, is a submarine movie, and the submarine in question was provided by the San Diego Maritime Museum, so the set is legit. 
 
 
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