October 2012

Oct 6

German Film Festival: Combat Girls (Kriegerin)

10.06.2012 6:30 pm
Gala Opening Night with Reception
Combat Girls (Kriegerin) 
$30 General  |  Purchase tickets
 
Leading actress Alina Levshin will attend the reception.
2012 German Film Awards: Best Film (Bronze), Best Screenplay, Best Actress
 
Marisa, a young, attractive German woman, hates foreigners, police, politicians, capitalists and everyone she deems guilty for the decline of her country. The only place she feels at home is with the Neo-Nazi gang she belongs to, where hate, violence, and hefty parties are the order of the day. Marisa’s convictions slowly evolve when she meets a young Afghan refugee. Confronted with him, she will learn that the black and white principles of her gang are not the only way.
$14 General, $12 Students/Seniors
Contact: 619.238.7559
Oct 7

German Film Festival: Westwind

10.07.2012 1:30 pm
Sunday, October 7, 1:30 pm
Westwind 
$14 General, $12 MOPA Members, Students and Seniors with ID
 
In 1988, twins Doreen and Isa, two young future club rowers from a village in East Germanyare allowed to go on a trip to a foreign socialist country. During their vacation at Lake Balaton in Hungary they meet a group of young men from the West-German city of Hamburg and Doreen falls in love with Arne. On the verge of the most pivotal moment of their young lives, the twins learn that they cannot share everything and some decisions must be made alone.
 
$14 General, $12 Students/Seniors
Contact: 619.238.7559
Oct 7

German Film Festival: Home for the Weekend (Was bleibt)

10.07.2012 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 7, 4:00 pm
Home for the Weekend (Was bleibt) 
$14 General, $12 MOPA Members, Students and Seniors with ID
 
The film portraits an absorbingly detailed snapshot of a troubled family. Marko, a thirty-something author in Berlin, leaves the city with his son Zowie to visit his parents in their countryside home. Upon arrival, he finds his small family filled with announcements — the biggest being that his mother, Gitte, has ceased her longfollowed course of medication for manic depression. Soon buried truths surface and Gitte takes a dramatic action that tests the already strained relations among the family.
$14 General, $12 Students/Seniors
Contact: 619.238.7559
Oct 7

German Film Festival: Cracks in the Shell (Die Unsichtbare)

10.07.2012 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 7, 7:00 pm
Cracks in the Shell (Die Unsichtbare)
$14 General, $12 MOPA Members, Students and Seniors with ID
 
Set in the world of theater, this psychological drama revolves around a novice actress named Fine who, despite the general consensus that she lacks talent, is cast by renowned director Kaspar Friedmann for the main role of his student staging of “Camille.” The sometimes cruel theater environment forces her to descend into the dark recesses of her very core where she is to find the requisite intensity to perform. As she takes on a new identity to accomplish the task, Fine becomes a participant in a dangerous game.
$14 General, $12 Students/Seniors
Contact: 619.238.7559
Oct 21

Crafty Sunday

10.21.2012 8:00 am

Sunday, November 18th - 12 - 3pm -  Cost $5
Paper Photo Ornaments


In preparation for the holiday season we're making decorative paper photo ornaments at MOPA.  Supplies will be provided and we encourage you to bring your own photographs from home to add a personal touch. 
Photo booth not included


Sunday, December 16th - 12 - 3pm  - Cost $6 for two snow globes
Photo Snow Globes


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  Let's face it, snow and San Diego don't mix.  Join us at MOPA to create your own fabulous photo snow globes and bring some safely contained snow home with you for the holidays.  It's a great gift that's fun and easy to make.
Photo booth not included

Contact: 619.238.7559x209
Oct 25

Strange Cinema Film series "Ruud Van Empel: Beyond Innocence "

10.25.2012 7:00 pm

Ruud Van Empel: Beyond Innocence (Erik van Empel, 2011, 50min.)

In this documentary, filmmaker Erik van Empel chronicles his brother Ruud’s creative process over two years. Old 8mm footage shows his early days in the family and provides a backdrop for the way his artistic career took off. 

In support of the Museum exhibition, Ruud van Empel: Strange Beauty, this film series delves into the creative process and cinematic influences of artist Ruud van Empel.

Admission: Free for MOPA Members, $6 for Students/Seniors, $8 General

Purchase tickets online or on the evening of the event. Questions? Contact our Film & Public Programs Manager by email (parra@mopa.org) or phone (619.238.7559 ext. 236)

Join us for the rest of the series

 
Oct 27

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Benvenuti al sud

10.27.2012 7:00 pm

Benvenuti al sud (Welcome to the South)

2010, Luca Miniero, 102 mins.

Alberto is the manager of a Post Office in a small town in northwest Italy. Under pressure from his wife Silvia, he will do anything to get a transfer to Milan – even going so far as to pretend he is disabled! But this stunt backfires and as a punishment he is transferred to a small town near Naples.

Visit sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com for updated information, reviews, trailers, join the mailing list, or to become a member. 

$5 Suggested Donation (at the door); except the Gala event
Oct 28

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Caro diario

10.28.2012 7:00 pm

Caro diario (Dear Diary)

1993, Nanni Moretti, 100 mins

Nanni Moretti writes, directs and stars in this whimsical journey of self-discovery.  Moretti gained international attention in 1994 when this film won the Best Director award at Cannes. These “diary entries” serve as an outlet for Moretti’s internal journey and self-realizations of Italian culture.  

Visit sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com for updated information, reviews, trailers, join the mailing list, or to become a member. 

$5 Suggested Donation (at the door); except the Gala event
Oct 29

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Respiro

10.29.2012 7:00 pm

Respiro

2002, Emanuele Crialese, 95 mins

 

Respirois set in the present but evokes a primitive existence that really hasn’t changed much over the last half century. Grazia (Valeria Golino), is a beautiful but emotionally unstable fisherman’s wife and the mother of three; her wild mood swings and erratic behavior begin to rankle the town and to precipitate domestic havoc. 

Visit sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com for updated information, reviews, trailers, join the mailing list, or to become a member. 

$5 Suggested Donation (at the door); except the Gala event
Oct 30

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Pane e tulipani

10.30.2012 7:00 pm

Pane e tulipani (Bread and Tulips)

2000, Silvio Soldini, 114 mins

 

During a coach tour, Rosalba (Licia Maglietta), is ‘forgotten’ and left behind in a motorway service area. Rosalba overcomes her initial irritation and seizes the unexpected opportunity to escape from her everyday routine and embarks on a short adventure of her own, to Venice. 

Visit sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com for updated information, reviews, trailers, join the mailing list, or to become a member. 

$5 Suggested Donation (at the door); except the Gala event
Oct 31

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Il caimano

10.31.2012 7:00 pm

Il caimano (The Caiman)

2006, Nanni Moretti, 112 mins

 

Bankrupt in his professional and personal life, movie producer Bruno Bonomo is finding it impossible to raise the finances for his latest project, “The Return of Christopher Columbus.” By chance, he meets a young director who gives him her script, “The Caiman.” At first Bruno takes it for a half-hearted thriller. Later, a more careful reading reveals it is a film about the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. No longer can he stand back. 

Visit sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com for updated information, reviews, trailers, join the mailing list, or to become a member. 

$5 Suggested Donation (at the door); except the Gala event