Thursday, June 20 2013

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)

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

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)