January 2014

Jan 23

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Opening Night: "The New Black"

01.23.2014 7:00 pm

6:00pm reception, 7pm Film screening w/ discussion, and 9pm dessert reception.

Q&A with filmmaker Yoruba Richen, and Samantha Masters, film subject

Yoruba Richen, 2013, 82 min.

The New Black tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights.

Ticket information: $4 MOPA Members, $6 Students/Seniors/Military, $8 General. Festival passes: $15 MOPA Members, $25 Students/Seniors/ Military, $35 General. (Festival passes cover admission to all six festival screenings)

Online ticket sales are no longer available. There are still tickets available at the door.

 

Art Lab: Cy Kuckenbaker

01.24.2014 11:00 am

You've seen his mesmerizing videos, now come watch our Creative Catalyst Fellow, Cy Kuckenbaker, edit the next video for his San Diego Studies project, live at MOPA. Kuckenbaker will be able to share his process and answer your questions while he works on site.

This event is free with general Museum admission.
Event time: Friday, January 24th from 11:00 – 3:00.

Jan 24

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: "Rafea Solar Mama"

01.24.2014 7:00 pm

Q&A with filmmaker Mona Eldaief and Jennifer Freeman, Program Officer, Women Peacemaker Program, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief, 2012, 75 min.

When Bedouin mother Rafea is selected for a unique development project, she travels to join30 illiterate women in different countries to train to become solar engineers. Will she be able to empower the other women in the village to join her in the struggle to rewire the traditions of the Bedouin community? 

Ticket information: $4 MOPA Members, $6 Students/Seniors/Military, $8 General. Festival passes: $15 MOPA Members, $25 Students/Seniors/ Military, $35 General. (Festival passes cover admission to all six festival screenings)

Online ticket sales are no longer available. There are still tickets available at the door.

Jan 25

Connecting with the Curator - Staking Claim

01.25.2014 10:00 am

Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 – 11:00am

Join Assistant Curator Chantel Paul for a gallery tour of Staking Claim: A California Invitational.

Staking Claim, the second installment in a triennial series, brings together the work of 16 California-based photographers and presents a survey of contemporary approaches to the art form. The exhibition includes work from both emerging and established artists, such as Matthew Brandt, Todd Hido, Mona Kuhn, Robbert Flick, Susan Burnstine, Doug Rickard, John Chiara, and Klea McKenna. This event is free with general Museum admission.

RSVP (strongly encouraged) to MOPA Membership Coordinator, Angela Venuti, at venuti@mopa.org or 619.238.7559 x202.

Jan 25

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: "My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone"

01.25.2014 3:00 pm

Q&A with John Sifton, Advocacy Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

Nagieb Khaja, 2012, 88 min.

My Afghanistan depicts a country where civilians are the greatest victims of the war and Afghans struggle to live in the constant struggle of violence. 

Ticket information: $4 MOPA Members, $6 Students/Seniors/Military, $8 General. Festival passes: $15 MOPA Members, $25 Students/Seniors/ Military, $35 General. (Festival passes cover admission to all six festival screenings)

Online ticket sales are no longer available. There are still tickets available at the door.

Jan 25

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: "The Undocumented"

01.25.2014 7:00 pm

Q&A with filmmaker Marco Williams, Kat Rodriguez, Intake Specialist with the Colibrí Center for Human Rights and Norma Chávez-Peterson, Executive Director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Marco Williams, 2013, 88 min.

Since 1998 the remains of over 2,000 border crossers have been found int the southern Arizona desert. The Undocumented tells the story of Marco Hernandez as he searches to find his father who disappeared after attmepting to cross the border to the United States. 

Ticket information: $4 MOPA Members, $6 Students/Seniors/Military, $8 General. Festival passes: $15 MOPA Members, $25 Students/Seniors/ Military, $35 General. (Festival passes cover admission to all six festival screenings)

Online ticket sales are no longer available. There are still tickets available at the door.

Jan 26

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: "In the Shadow of the Sun"

01.26.2014 3:00 pm

San Diego Premiere

Q&A with Shantha Rau Barriga, Director, Disability Rights program, Human Rights Watch

Harry Freeland, 2012, 84 min.

Filmed over six years, In The Shadow of the Sun tells the story of two men with albinism in Tanzania pursuing their dreams in the face of virulent prejudice. 

Ticket information: $4 MOPA Members, $6 Students/Seniors/Military, $8 General. Festival passes: $15 MOPA Members, $25 Students/Seniors/ Military, $35 General. (Festival passes cover admission to all six festival screenings)

Online ticket sales are no longer available. There are still tickets available at the door.

Jan 26

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: "Tall as the Baobob Tree"

01.26.2014 7:00 pm

Followed by a Q&A with Dustin Sharp, Assistant Professor at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at USD and Anita Raj, Director of UCSD's Center of Gender Equality and Health.

Jeremy Teicher, 2012, 82 min.

When an accident suddenly threatens their family's survival, a father decides to sell his 11-year-old daughter, Debo, into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her elders and her dreams for the future, older sister Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her younger sister from a future she did not chose. 

Ticket information: $4 MOPA Members, $6 Students/Seniors/Military, $8 General. Festival passes: $15 MOPA Members, $25 Students/Seniors/ Military, $35 General. (Festival passes cover admission to all six festival screenings)

Online ticket sales are no longer available. There are still tickets available at the door.

Jan 27

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: "Tall as the Baobob Tree" - Title I Screening

01.27.2014 10:00 am

Free for Title I Schools

Contact Lori Sokolowski at 619.238.7559 X236 or sokolowski@mopa.org to RSVP

Q&A with Anita Raj, Director of UCSD's Center of Gender Equality and Health and Debbie Martinez, program officer of WorldLink.

Jeremy Teicher, 2012, 82 min.

When an accident suddenly threatens their family's survival, a father decides to sell his 11-year-old daughter, Debo, into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her elders and her dreams for the future, older sister Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her younger sister from a future she did not chose.