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Meet the Curator: Tears of War: The Many Faces of Refugee Women Mar 31, 2015 Curator Anne Hoiberg and two of the refugee women featured in the current exhibition will discuss their contributions to efforts to end war through exhibitions, storytelling, activism, and resilience. 42 other events on Tuesday, March 31
 
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Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Wednesday, March 25,2015
Film

Serena falls flat

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper can’t scale mountain

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In the end, Serena, which opens Friday, March 27, tries to be too many genres at once without understanding why or how they could potentially work in tandem.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Film

From amateur to master

Seymour: An Introduction suggests the importance of craft

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not only a tale of one man’s love affair with music, Seymour: An Introduction also passionately argues the importance of craft in an artist’s progression from amateur to master.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Film

‘The Gunman’ turns a killer into a bleeding-heart activist and back again

Pierre Morel’s new action film stars Sean Penn as a reformed government contractor haunted by his past

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Sean Penn tries to do his best Liam Neeson impression in The Gunman, a bloody and self-serious action saga about an aging military contractor turned NGO worker being hunted by one of his former employers.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Film

‘Merchants of Doubt’ showcases a league of extraordinary spin doctors

New documentary about public-relations specialists leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"I'm not a scientist, but I occasionally play one on television." Marc Morano, executive director of ClimateDebot.com, chuckles to himself after making this statement during a key interview with the filmmakers of Merchants of Doubt.
Wednesday, March 11,2015
Film

Pursuing a new horror in ‘It Follows’

David Robert Mitchell talks anxiety dreams, genre conventions and embracing mortality

By Glenn Heath Jr.

The movie monster comes in all shapes and sizes. For David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows, the beast could be you, and me, and everyone we know.

Wednesday, March 11,2015
Film

Movies on screen in San Diego this week

All the openings and one-off showings, right here

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Opening: ’71: During a violent battle in the middle of Belfast, an English solider is left behind to fend for himself against a hostile community.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Film

Broken voices who will be heard

Mexican cinema highlights the 22nd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival

By Glenn Heath Jr.
SDLFF has also been an active participant in the various stages of evolution experienced by Mexican cinema since Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro initiated a new wave of filmmaking in the early 2000s.
Wednesday, March 4,2015
Film

In ‘Timbuktu,’ faith and freedom are under siege

Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
“Where is God in all of this?” A religious leader poses this question to an Islamic militant conducting Jihad in the Malian desert in Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Film

‘Focus’ on the grifters

New heist film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie deals in suave

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Focus begins with an amazingly convenient meet-cute: After a few drowsy helicopter shots of New York City’s skyline, angelically augmented by some fitting soul music, Ficarra and Requa let their stars collide.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
Film

Revealing a Kangaroo court in ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’

New divorce drama leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Bunkered down in the cramped hallways and trial rooms of an Israeli Rabbinical court, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem unflinchingly traps the viewer within a physical manifestation of stagnant bureaucracy.
 
 
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