June 2013

Jun 1

Pictures of the Year International Awards Ceremony

06.01.2013 9:00 am

Pictures of the Year International: Lectures and Awards Ceremony

Photojournalists show us a world most people would never see otherwise. From war-torn countries to championship sports, their images convey some of the most inspiring moments as well as some of the most heartbreaking. On June 1st, 2013 MOPA will join with POYi to honor the photojournalists behind this year's winning images.

This special day-long event will feature lectures by four speakers, all recipients of this year's POYi awards. Click below on the name of the photographer to see his or her winning work! Your ticket to this event will also include access to the 2013 POYi awards ceremony and museum admission to the POYi exhibition.


Ticket prices: $15 General Admission, $10 MOPA Members, Students, Seniors and Active Military. Online ticket sales have ended. Please purchase your ticket at the door.

For more information contact sobko@mopa.org or call 619.238.7559 x235.

Event timeline:
9:00AM - Registration
9:30AM - Program Begins
9:45AM - Paul Hansen, First Place Photographer of the Year - Newspaper, Dagens Nyheter
10:35AM - Magnus Holm, College Photographer of the Year
11:05 AM - Liz Baylen, Award of Excellence, Los Angeles Times, "PILLS FOR LIFE"
11:50-1:00PM - Break for Lunch
1:05PM - Awards Ceremony
1:50PM - Dennis Dimick, Award of Excellence, National Geographic Magazine, "EXTREME WEATHER"
2:30PM - Program Closing


Jun 5

LUNAFEST®: Short Films By, For, About Women®

06.05.2013 5:45 pm

LUNAFEST® is the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. This touring festival will be hosted by Girls! Camera! Action! at MOPA.This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers.

All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Girls! Camera! Action!
Thus far, LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for
Women®, raised over $456,000 for Breast Cancer Fund and over $785,000 for other women’s
non-profit organizations.
5:45PM: Guided Tours of MOPA's current exhibition, Pictures of the Year International
6:30PM: LUNAFEST films in MOPA's theater
Cost: $25 General Admission, $10 Students. Tickets can be purchased here
Jun 20

"Breaking the Taboo" Screening

06.20.2013 3:00 pm

Come see a special screening of Breaking the Taboo, a documentary film about the war on drugs produced by Sam Branson, son of Richard Branson. 

After the screening, there will be a 45 minute panel discussion addressing the issues covered in the documentary. This discussion will be led by Scott Lewis, CEO of Voice of San Diego, and will include Sir Richard Branson and Mayor Bob Filner, as well as others involved in the war on drugs.

Thursday, June 20

Doors: 2:30 pm

Film begins at 3:00 pm sharp

Panel discussion and Q&A after the film (aprox. 3:45)


About Breaking the Taboo:
Narrated by Morgan Freeman (English version) & Gael Garcia Bernal (Spanish version), this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2vqpNT1kV4

Jun 20

SDIFF Monthly Screening: "I demoni di San Piertroburgo"

06.20.2013 7:00 pm


I demoni di San Pietroburgo (The Demons of Saint Petersburg)

Giuliano Mondaldo, 2008, 118 minutes

This multiple award-winning feature by one of the masters of Italian cinema is driven by the devils that haunt the Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoyevski. Dostoyevksi, a man haunted by his own past naïve involvement in socialist rhetoric, finds himself confronted by the results of that involvement and the fame he has gained as a writer since then.  Now the revolutionary youth look up to him, and he must act to save the lives of people he may not admire but whose loss would only mean more suffering for those he cares about.

Learn more about the film here


Cost: $10 General Admission, $5 with valid Student or Military I.D. (Cash Only)