May 2015

May 7

Film: Her Aim Is True

05.07.2015 7:00 pm

Her Aim Is True
Karen Whitehead / 2014 / 70 min.

In 1964, a middle-aged self-taught photographer, Jini Dellaccio, began hanging out with raucous garage bands like The Sonics in her backyard, creating startling images and innovative album covers. Soon she was grabbing unprecedented portraits of Neil Young and early performances by bands like The Who (on their first U.S. tour), Rolling Stones, and Mamas & Papas. Musicians and rock photographers join Jini Dellaccio on an inspiring tour of her ingenuity and style, with a soundtrack and interviews that capture the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant music subculture. 

Tickets:
$8 General
$6 Student/Senior/Military 
$4 MOPA Members 

Tickets can be purchased to right of screen or by following direct link.

Online ticket sales have are closed. Tickets still available at the door. 

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May 12

Film: Mientras Duermes (Sleep Tight)

05.12.2015 7:30 pm

Mientras Duermes (Sleep Tight)
Jaume Balagueró I 102 min. I Spanish with Eng. subtitles

Presented by The House of Spain, San Diego and Films From Spain film series.

Apartment concierge César is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara (Marta Etura) proves to be harder than the most. So Cesar goes to creepy extremes to make this young woman mentally break down. Things get even more complicated in this twisted relationship when her boyfriend, Marcos (Alberto San Juan), shows up.

Suggested donation:
$10 General
$7 House of Spain & MOPA members
 

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May 20

Film: A Small Section of the World

05.20.2015 7:30 pm

A Small Section of the World
Lesley Chilcott / 2014 / 62 min.

Presented by San Diego Coffee Network

After a crisis, the men of the village left in search of work and the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community by building their own coffee mill. They are the first women’s run micro-mill in their country.

The film follows the impact of this remarkable story of perseverance as it touches lives around the globe and shows how these resourceful women overcame adversity to change the culture within their small section of the world. A story of passion and tenacity, A Small Section of the World is about women’s empowerment, the risky business of coffee and how a cup of coffee can transform lives.

6:00pm - Pre-event mixer
7:30pm - Film screening

$20 admission - purchase tickets here
$5 of every ticket sold will go to Earth’s Choice Women of Coffee Microfinance Fund.
 

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May 21

Film: La prima neve

05.21.2015 7:30 pm

La prima neve (First Snowfall)
Andrea Segre I 104 min. I Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival.

Everybody in the valley is waiting for the first snow. It will change all colors, all shapes, all outlines. But Dani has never seen the snow. Dani was born in Togo and arrived in Italy as a refugee from the war in Libya.

Tickets: $10 ($8 SDIFF Members/Students/Military). Tickets available at door.

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May 28

Taiwan Cinema: Dust in the Wind

05.28.2015 7:00 pm

Dust in the Wind
Hou Hsiao-Hsien / 109 min. / Taiwanese w/ English subtitles

Presented as part of the 2015 Taiwan Cinema Spotlight in 35mm print.      

A county boy moves to the city with his girlfriend, only to discover that opportunities in work and love don't come so easily. Hou's early masterpiece portrays the portal to adulthood as a quiet train ride shuttling across miles of expectation. It's a soft-spoken coda to childhood and a depiction of young love, compulsory military service, and inter-generational relationships that rings crushingly true.

Tickets: $10 general | $8 MOPA & Pacific Arts Movement members

 

 

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May 29

Taiwan Cinema: Daughter of the Nile

05.29.2015 7:00 pm

Daughter of the Nile
Hou Hsiao-Hsien / 91 min. / Mandarin w/ English subtitles

Presented as part of the 2015 Taiwan Cinema Spotlight in 35mm print.                 

In perhaps Hou Hsiao-hsien's rarest film, a manga-loving, Kentucky Fried Chicken-working young woman keeps her family together even as its members drift into the Taipei underworld. With a pop star in its lead and a nightclub-soaked visual palette, DAUGHTER OF THE NILE was Hou's most accessible film after he broke out internationally. And yet its portrayal of growing up's growing alienation prefigures powerfully his later work on urban disaffect. It's also one of his most loving, tragic portraits of family.

Tickets: $10 general | $8 MOPA & Pacific Arts Movement members

 

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May 30

Taiwan Cinema: Millenium Mambo

05.30.2015 7:00 pm

Millenium Mambo
Hou Hsiao-Hsien / 119 min. / Mandarin w/ English subtitles

Presented as part of the 2015 Taiwan Cinema Spotlight in 35mm print.                 

Superstar Shu Qi shines in Hou's study of urban youth dancing between electronic beats and the cool, self-effacing quiet of inertia. Shu Qi plays Vicki, bouncing between two men - an aspiring DJ and a loveable gangster - but gaining a foothold on life in effervescent moments of escape. This is Hou at his most transcendent and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing (In the Mood for Love, Flowers of Shanghai) at his most untouchable. Despite a cold reception upon premiering at Cannes 2001, MILLENNIUM MAMBO has quickly emerged as one of the representative and most embraced films about youth of its generation.

Tickets: $10 General | $8 MOPA & Pacific Arts Movement Members

 

 

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