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Black Friday: A Reflection of American Consumerism Nov 28, 2014 An art show focusing on the most consumerist day of the year featuring works from Julia Gomez, Scott Genglebach, Melissa Graham and more. There will also be performance artists, acoustic music and poetry readings. Proceeds benefit The Buy Art Campaign. 55 other events on Friday, November 28
 
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Stephen Hawking biopic leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Wednesday, September 26,2012
Film

The brand new San Diego Film Festival

Plus, a rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
The 11th San Diego Film Festival (SDFF) kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp, the festival's traditional home.
Wednesday, September 26,2012
Film

Ken Cinema’s ‘Stars in Shorts’ brings big names to small films

Collection features folks like Colin Firth, Judi Dench and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

By Anders Wright
A good short film works completely differently than a feature. After all, it’s hard enough to flesh out a plot and fully formed characters in 90 minutes.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
Film

‘Hello I Must Be Going’ is predictable, but that’s OK

Todd Louisa’s film tops our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
It isn’t long into Todd Louisa’s new film, Hello I Must Be Goingbefore you have a pretty good idea of what’s going to happen. In this case, that’s not a bad thing; it’s really enjoyable watching it play out.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
Film

‘The Master’ kicks off awards season

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie is wonderfully challenging

By Anders Wright
Awards season unofficially begins Friday, Sept. 21, when Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie, The Master, opens in San Diego (screening at Hillcrest and La Jolla Village cinemas).
Tuesday, September 18,2012
Film

San Diego Film Festival undergoes a regime change

Annual event opens Sept. 26

By Anders Wright
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the San Diego Film Festival. That's a big deal—very few fests make the 10-year mark.
Friday, September 14,2012
Bottle Rocket

DNA Vineyards’ 2010 Nosedive

Sometimes you need a wine that's not overwhelming

By Anders Wright
My productivity’s taken a nosedive, which is probably why, when I looked at my calendar and realized I had to turn around this latest iteration of Bottle Rocket, I reached into my booze closet and pulled out a bottle of 2010 Nosedive.
Wednesday, September 12,2012
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‘The Beaver Trilogy’ wraps up a terrific series

Ship in the Woods event leads our rundown of all the films screening around town

By Anders Wright
Back in the late 1970s, cameraman Trent Harris was testing out new equipment outside a news station in Salt Lake City when he came across and started filming a kid who called himself Groovin’ Gary, an odd young man from the small town of Beaver, Utah.
Wednesday, September 12,2012
Film

Mike Birbiglia’s radio segment goes live

Comedian teams up with ‘This American Life’ mastermind Ira Glass for his first feature movie

By Anders Wright
Comedian Mike Birbiglia has told his story of sleepwalking—or, perhaps we should say, sleeprunning—in various formats.
Wednesday, September 5,2012
Film

‘Bachelorette’ is more than a ‘Bridesmaids’ knockoff

New flick that reunites Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott tops our rundown of movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
You’re forgiven if the new comedy Bachelorette seems to you like a knockoff of Bridesmaids. After all, it’s about three bridesmaids—Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher—whose night spirals out of control mere hours before their friend. 
Wednesday, September 5,2012
Film

‘The Imposter’ has to be seen to be believed

Bart Layton’s new documentary about a con artist who impersonates a missing boy sounds impossible, but it isn’t

By Anders Wright
Anyone with kids knows that when you lose track of them at Chuck E. Cheese’s or Target, or even your own home for just a few moments, you’re suddenly gripped with a kind of terror so strong that it’s practically indescribable.
 
 
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