November 2012

Nov 1

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Terraferma

11.01.2012 7:00 pm

Terraferma

2011, Emanuele Crialese, 88 mins

 

Crialese’s protagonist is Ernesto (Mimmo Cuticchio), an old-fashioned fisherman on an island that’s quickly turning into a tourist trap. Happening upon an imperiled boatload of African refugees, he selflessly rescues a handful of passengers and hides them from the authorities. 

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
Nov 4

San Diego Asian Film Festival: "In Another Country"

11.04.2012 4:15 pm

2012, Hong Sang-soo, South Korea , 89 mins , English and Korean with English subtitles

Official Selection, 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Known for mostly-improvised, inventively-constructed narratives in a unique, comic style, Hong Sang-soo crafts In Another Country along much the same trajectory. This time out though, Hong strings along venerable French actor Isabelle Huppert for the soju-laced ride. Huppert plays three different roles in three different stories – all as French tourists visiting a South Korean seaside village.

Purchase Tickets and see the full schedule for the San Diego Asian Film Festival. 

Nov 4

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Io sono Li

11.04.2012 7:00 pm

Co-Presented with the San Diego Asian Film Festival. 

A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
$5 Suggested Donation (at the door); except Gala event
Nov 5

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Piano, solo

11.05.2012 7:00 pm

Piano, solo

2007, Riccardo Milani, 104 mins

 

Based on a book by Walter Veltroni, the perceptive new film from award-winning director Riccardo Milani tells the passionate and haunting true story of jazz pianist Luca Flores.

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
Nov 6

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Tutta colpa di Giuda

11.06.2012 7:00 pm

Tutta colpa di Giuda (Freedom)

2009, Davide Ferrario, 102 mins

 

An ambitious young theater director takes some serious liberties with theology and accepted history as she stages a new play behind bars in this offbeat comedy from writer and director Davide Ferrario. 

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
Nov 7

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Senza arte ne parte

11.07.2012 7:00 pm

Senza arte ne parte (Make a Fake)

2011, Giovanni Albanese, 90 mins

 

Enzo, his wife and two small children; Carmine with his aging mother; and Bandula, an Indian immigrant, find themselves unemployed and penniless after their boss decides to modernize his factory and replace part of the workforce with machines. But later he re-hires the three workers to become guardians of a modern art collection that he is building, in which they discover a new universe where a fingerprint on an egg is worth a fortune. 

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
Nov 8

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Habemus Papam

11.08.2012 7:00 pm

Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope)

2011, Nanni Moretti, 102 mins

 

What would happen if the Pope got cold feet? In Nanni Moretti’s wry comic drama, the newly elected Pope, Cardinal Melville suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St. Peter’s balcony to greet the faithful who have been patiently awaiting the conclave’s decision.

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
Nov 9

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Rosso come il cielo

11.09.2012 7:00 pm

Rosso come il cielo (Red Like the Sky)

2006, Cristiano Bortone, 96 mins

 

Born in a small village in Tuscany, in 1971, Mirco is a bright, lively 10-year-old, crazy about the movies – especially Westerns and adventure films. One day, while Mirco is playing with an old rifle, the gun accidentally goes off leaving him blind.

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
Nov 10

Early Closure/Closed

11.10.2012 4:00 pm

MOPA will be closing early today. MOPA will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Please see the General Information page for additional details. 

Nov 10

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: Nessuno mi puo giudicare

11.10.2012 6:00 pm

GALA + FILM

Nessuno mi puo giudicare (Escort in Love)

2011, Massimiliano Bruno, 95 mins

 

This film follows the SDIFF Gala party and is open only to Gala guests.

Alice (Paola Cortellesi) is a housewife in a posh part of Rome and a mother to nine year old Filippo (Giovanni Bruno) enjoying a luxurious home and lifestyle. When her husband dies in a car accident she is left with a massive debt and the risk of losing her son. Desperately in need of cash, and with no skills, Alice turns to the oldest profession in the world.

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

$5 Suggested Donation (at the door); except Gala event
Nov 11

San Diego Italian Film Festival 2012: migrACTION

11.11.2012 2:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Apologies for the inconveinance.

migrACTION: Migration through the eyes of our children

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
Nov 15

Early Closure/Closed

11.15.2012 4:00 pm

MOPA will be closing early today. MOPA will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Please see the General Information page for additional details. 

Nov 15

POP Thursdays: Crowd Control

11.15.2012 7:00 pm

Our 8:30 PM screening is SOLD OUT.  We have added a second screening at 10:00 PM.

Tickets for the 10:00 PM screening will be available at the door.

MOPA gives the power to the people this POP Thursday! Join in an evening of collective creation and channel your inner cat lady for the West Coast premiere of the Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival.

Tickets are available at the door.

The Internet Cat Video Festival is a program of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN.                                           

Free to MOPA Members, $8 Students, $10 General

Want to win free tickets + drinks? Submit your favorite cat meme (original or otherwise) for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on the MOPA Facebook page on November 12. 

Nov 17

Crafty Sunday

11.17.2012 4:00 pm

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
Nov 18

Crafty Sunday

11.18.2012 12:00 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
Nov 18

Crafty Sunday

11.18.2012 12:00 pm

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
Nov 22

Early Closure/Closed

11.22.2012 10:00 am

MOPA will be closing early today. MOPA will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. Please see the General Information page for additional details. 

Nov 29

Strange Cinema Film Series "Playtime"

11.29.2012 7:00 pm

Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967, 155min.)

In Playtime, Tati's character, Monsieur Hulot, and a group of American tourists attempt to navigate a futuristic Paris. Shot in 70 mm, Playtime is notable for its massive intricate set and Tati's trademark use of subtle, yet complex visual comedy and imaginative sound effects.

In support of the Museum exhibition, Ruud van Empel: Strange Beauty, this three-part 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)

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