April 2013

Apr 18

SDIFF Monthly Screening: "Matrimonio ed altri disastri"

04.18.2013 7:00 pm

Matrimonio ed altri disastri (Weddings and Other Diasters)

Nina di Majo, 2010, 102 minutes

SDIFF presents a romantic comedy, Matrimonio ed altri disastri, starring that perennial favorite, Margherita Buy, playing the role of the unmarried older sister who is tricked into producing her younger sister’s wedding, and in the process learns to live and love as her own person. Light, airy, humorous and finally uplifting, this film will have you longing for Italy even more than you do now, and hoping to meet Buy.

Cost: $10 General; $5Students and Military with I.D. (Cash or check only)
Apr 25

Cinema Select - Earth Day

04.25.2013 7:00 pm

April 25th 

Earth Day is in April and we thought it would be fun to look at how some films
have forecasted our future on this planet. Let’s just say, we aren’t looking very
good.  What happens if we don't take care of our planet?
Film Admission: $4 MOPA members, $6 Students & Seniors. $8 General Admission. Not a member? Click here to become a MOPA memeber. Purchase Tickets
The votes have been tallied.  A clear winner has emerged.  With 52% of the vote, the winner is 12 Monkeys!
12 Monkeys (1995)
In a devastated future, a convict agrees to travel back in time to try and stop a
mad man believed to be responsible for a virus that wipes out large portions of
the human population.
We hope to see you on April 25th to watch this cult classic on the big screen.  
Apr 27

Phoneography: Ocean Beach

04.27.2013 10:30 am
Phoneography: Ocean Beach
Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Cost: $30 General Public, $25 MOPA Members and Students
Meet at:
Ocean Beach Recreation Center
4725 Santa Monica Ave.
If you have a smartphone, then you have the potential to make great photographs.  But how do you turn your creative vision into reality? In this workshop you will use exciting, new and inexpensive photo apps to discover the potential of your smartphone camera. Led by veteran photographer and educator Leland Foerster, the up-beat three-hour workshop combines a practical introduction to techniques of smartphone photography with a hands-on ramble around the Ocean Beach Pier and the funky shops near the waterfront. After the photography session, the group will reconvene for a lighthearted class critique of images projected on screen.
On Monday, April 22nd participants will receive an email with more information and recommendations for apps to install on theirs phone before the workshop. Register for this unique opportunity today, as space is limited to only 25 students!
Register online or call 619.238.7559 x235. For more information email sobko@mopa.org.
About the Instructor
Leland Foerster is rediscovering the playful side of photography using an iPhone camera after a 30 year career as a film maker, commercial photographer, and fine art photographer.  A veteran photography instructor at UCSD Extension, Foerster combines an infectious love for image making with practical techniques for field work and technical expertise.  He has published two books, several portfolios and DVDs, and has exhibited his photographs in universities, galleries and public institutions in Mexico and Southern California, including MOPA.

MOPA at Photo Video West

04.27.2013 10:30 am

MOPA will be at this year's Photo Video West expo.

Executive Director, Deborak Klochko, will be doing portfolio reviews

And be sure to visit our booth and say hello.

Want to go?  Use promo code MOPA5 to receive $5 off a weekend pass. Purchase tickets at www.photovideowest.com and enter promo code MOPA5.

Not a MOPA member?  Become one now and receive two FREE passes to Photo Video West.  Just stop by MOPA and sign up for any membership level to receive your passes.  While supplies last.

May 1

MOPA's 30th Birthday

05.01.2013 12:00 am

The Museum of Photographic Arts turns thirty on May 1, 2013 and invites you to join the festivities. Throughout the month of May, MOPA has scheduled events to help commemorate their three decades as a museum in Balboa Park dedicated to photography, film and video.  And we plan on celebrating!

The celebration launches on May 1st with $1 admission to the museum, as it was in 1983.

Additionally, every visitor to the museum that day will be entered into a raffle for various photography related prizes and the MOPA gift shop will be running a sale marking everything down to 83% of its regular price.  

Behind the scenes tours of the collections storage area and library will be given between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for those interested.

The remainder of the week, the original $1 pricing will continue, everything at the store will be marked down 10% and everyone who makes a purchase will receive their choice of an Arnold Newman or Duane Michaels poster. 

Join us!