May 3 2016
Since the mid-1970s, blusterous big budget Hollywood films have dominated the hotter months of the calendar year. Millions of marketing dollars are spent selling these titanic products (sometimes year
May 3 2016
April and the Extraordinary World: A young girl and her cat embark on an adventure through Paris in this animated Sci-fi feature from France. Screens through Thursday, May 12, at the Digital Gym Cinema...
April 26 2016
San Diego Asian Film Festival showcases 14 film programs from 10 countries including the opening night presentation of The Music of Strangers, a documentary about Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble
April 26 2016
Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier has a knack for tackling difficult subject matter with a delicate touch. His first two films—Reprise and Oslo, August 31st—are intimate dramas about confused...
April 19 2016
In the trippy opening sequence of A Hologram for the King, Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) wakes up after having a surreal Talking Heads-infused dream about failure
April 19 2016
Characters in Karyn Kusama's The Invitation often confuse mercy with mercilessness. Killing a wounded animal may be acceptable, but finishing off a wounded madman that's made your life a living hell?
April 12 2016
Jazz is a dirty word in the rule-breaking head-trip Miles Ahead. Early on, wacked out music legend Miles Davis (Don Cheadle), currently mired in a drug-induced multi-year retirement, chastises a smarm
April 12 2016
Now San Diego audiences have the chance to see Farhadi's impressive 2006 drama Fireworks Wednesday. A multi-character potboiler set primarily in a buzzing Tehran apartment complex, it foreshadows many...
April 6 2016
The gods are not crazy in Cemetery of Splendour. In fact, they are quite curious about earthly goings on, including people’s fascination with reincarnation and analyzing dreams
April 5 2016
Chloe Zhao's Songs My Brothers Taught Me tenderly depicts life on the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation as equally poetic and sobering
March 29 2016
Pet Shop Boys' rousing anthem "Go West" plays over the beginning and ending sequences in Jia Zhang-ke's Mountains May Depart. It's a strangely perfect music choice for a beguiling decade-spanning drama...
March 29 2016
Landmark's Ken Cinema has made it a recent tradition to spend an entire week showcasing classic films. From Friday, April 1 through Thursday, April 7, San Diego's favorite vintage theater offers an impressive...
March 22 2016
The blank page is every writer's nightmare. But for Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and food critic for the Los Angeles Times, it's just another part of a procrastination-heavy writing process
March 22 2016
Krisha likes to dramatize the process of mounting pressure, both through small narrative knife twists and flashy aesthetics
March 15 2016
Now celebrating its 23rd year, SDLFF runs through Sunday, March 20, at the AMC Fashion Valley Cinemas and the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park
March 15 2016
Dark comedy demands a tricky balancing act between diametrically opposed tones. This is why films such as Election and Dick are rarities
March 8 2016
The earthquakes in Terrence Malick's film are usually spiritual in nature, but Knight of Cups literally shakes the earth to its core
March 8 2016
How does it feel to have lost someone even when they are still in the room? Bill Sherwood's pivotal gay romantic comedy Parting Glances grapples with this difficult and heart-wrenching reality, then connects...
March 1 2016
The Boy and the Beast, always you wrestle inside me. No, that's not a direct line from a Terrence Malick film but an apt description of the strong pull between identity and purpose felt by two
March 1 2016
London Has Fallen feels tailor-made for Donald Trump's American idiocracy. There's an army of vengeful gun-toting Islamist extremists who decimate London during a calculated operation to assassinate multiple...


  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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