October 2016

Oct 5

Film: Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (They Call Me Jeeg)

10.05.2016 7:30 pm

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (They Call Me Jeeg)
Gabriele Mainetti  / 110 min. / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Enzo Ceccotti is a thief with little regard for the people in his city, Rome. When he falls into the Tiber in attempt to escape police, he comes into contact with a radioactive substance that gives him extraordinary abilities. He is disinclined to use his newfound powers for good, however, until he meets a young girl who mistakes him for her favorite Japanese Anime character, Hiroshi Shiba. When her life is threatened by a psycho gangster, Enzo must choose between a life as a super criminal or a superhero.  

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

Tickets available at the door (day of screening)

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Oct 6

Film: Io e lei (Me, Myself and Her)

10.06.2016 7:30 pm

Io e lei (Me, Myself and Her)
Maria Sole Tognazzi / 102 min. / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Marina, a former B list actress, and Federica, an architect in her first relationship with a woman, have been together for 5 years and are as comfortable together as any couple might be. That is, until Marina is offered a role that promises to bring their relationship more publicity than Federica is comfortable with. Sabrina Ferilli and Margherita Buy are excellent in this light drama about the clashes between love and identity.

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

Tickets available at the door (day of screening)

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Oct 7

Film: Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales)

10.07.2016 7:30 pm

Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) 
Matteo Garrone / 130 min. / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Once upon a time, there were three neighboring kingdoms, each with a magnificent castle, from which ruled kings and queens. One king was a libertine, another captivated by a strange animal, while one of the queens was obsessed by her wish for a child. Sorcerers and fearsome monsters, ogres, acrobats and courtesans are the protagonists of this interpretation of the celebrated 17th-century tales by Neapolitan, Giambattista Basile. A fantastical film featuring an international star-studded cast set against the backdrop of Italy’s real wonders.

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

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Oct 8

Balboa Park Book Sale

10.08.2016 10:00 am

The libraries of Balboa Park museums, including MOPA, are hosting a book fair. This is a great opportunity to support your local museum libraries and pick up books, magazines and DVDs at a great price. Credit cards accepted.

Location:
Near the 4 way stop in front of Hall of Champions

Photo: A selection of books from MOPA's library that will be available at the book fair. 

Oct 8

Film: L'arte della felicità (The Art of Happiness)

10.08.2016 7:30 pm

L'arte della felicità (The Art of Happiness)
Alessandro Rak / 84 min. / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Under a leaden sky, among the apocalyptic omens of Naples at the height of its degradation, grieving taxi driver Sergio comes to grips with the death of his older brother, Alfredo, who left years ago to join a Buddhist monastery in Nepal.  Sergio spends a rainy night driving streets that mirror the chaos inside him. Various clients bring their points of view on life to bear and ultimately, Sergio must find healing and happiness. A deeply sensitive animated film about loss and resurrection.

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

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Oct 9

Film: Shores of Light: Salento 1945-47

10.09.2016 7:30 pm

Festival Centerpiece Food & Film Event: Shores of Light: Salento 1945-47
Yael Katzir / 56 min / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Thousands of Jewish survivors landed in Southern Italy after WWII, on their way to Israel. Amazed by the welcome they received from the local population that so contrasted with the years of hatred, they found joy and healing while they awaited the ships that would run the British blockade.  Hundreds of children were born during the wait. The film follows the story of three Israeli women born during this time as they discover the place and culture where their parents began to believe in life again. Weaving rare historical footage with unique current testimonials, the film captures a ray of light after great darkness.

Tickets: Special Event Cost

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Oct 12

Film: Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad)

10.12.2016 7:30 pm

Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (Ugly, Dirty and Bad)
Ettore Scola /115 min / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

The extended Mazzatella family lives shoulder to shoulder in a shack. When the old patriarch receives an insurance payout for the loss of an eye, the whole family wants a piece of it.  However, he refuses to share the money and pretty soon, children, grandchildren and other relatives are plotting their revenge. Ettore Scola won Best Director 40 years ago at the Cannes Film Festival for this outrageous “satirical tragedy” starring the great Nino Manfredi.

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

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Oct 13

Film: Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin)

10.13.2016 7:30 pm

Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin)
Laura Bispuri / 85 min / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

An old Balkan tradition allows women who renounce their femininity and take a vow of chastity to live their lives out as men, with all the freedoms only men enjoy. Mark, born Hana, is one of these sworn virgins. After thirty plus years of living in an Albanian mountain town, Mark is haunted by memories of his estranged sister who escaped their fiercely patriarchal society for Italy. In a tentative journey to Milan, faced with a strange new world, Mark begins to reclaim his original identity as Hana.

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

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Oct 14

Members' Opening Reception

10.14.2016 7:00 pm

Join us for the opening of our upcoming exhibitions, Boundless: A California Invitational and Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition.

Free to current MOPA members with a valid membership card. Members may bring one guest to enjoy a hosted bar and dessert.

Members: RSVP by Monday, Oct. 10, at MOPA.org/RSVP or call Stephanie Malyn at 619.238.7559 x227.

Youth Exhibition Artists: Artists and up to two guests are invited to celebrate the work of San Diego and Tijuana's student photographers. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 10 to mcintyre@MOPA.org or call 619.238.7559 x229.

Not a member yet? Sign up at MOPA.org/join.

Oct 15

Film: Alaska (The Beginners)

10.15.2016 7:30 pm

Alaska (The Beginners)
Claudio Cupellini  / 125 min / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

When Fausto, an Italian man living in France and working as a waiter, meets Nadine, a young and beautiful French girl who aspires to be a model, it ignites an obsessive, years-long case of a love story that takes the couple from the highest highs to the lowest lows, from prison to power and fortune, and from love to hate and everything in between. This torrid saga of money, sex, and violence is a wild, careening joyride.

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

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Oct 16

Film: Latin Lover

10.16.2016 7:30 pm

Latin Lover
Cristina Comencini / 104 min / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

It’s been 10 years since the passing of Saverio Crispo, Italy’s most beloved movie star and most prolific ladies’ man. He left behind five daughters, each from a different relationship in a different part of the world. To mark the anniversary of his death, mothers and daughters alike gather in his hometown to piece together the puzzle of the man they’ve known only as an icon. The international cast of Latin Lover features Almodóvar actresses, three-time David di Donatello winner Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and the late Virna Lisi in her final screen appearance. 

Tickets: $10 general, $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students/military with regular ID

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Oct 20

Film: MA

10.20.2016 7:30 pm

Presented by 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival

MA, directed by choreographer turned filmmaker, Celia Rowson-Hall, is a feature length film which details the journey of the heroine, played by Rowson-Hall, through the American desert as a modern day, Mother Mary. Rowson-Hall’s debut feature film – winning awards at both AFI Fest (American Film Institute – Los Angeles, CA) and Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy) – will make it’s San Diego premier at the Museum of Photographic Arts’ Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater.  Film and dance enthusiasts alike won’t want to miss out on the SD premier of this truly unique film! 

Doors: 7PM / Screening: 7:30PM
General Admission: $15

Please visit 40 NORTH for details and ticket purchases

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Oct 29

Halloween Family Day

10.29.2016 11:00 am

Families, start your Halloween celebrations with an array of free, hands-on activities during the annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day. Experience MOPA's family friendly activity where you can transform yourself and your family into spirits using otherworldly photographic techniques. After the Halloween fun, visit Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition at MOPA for the final weekend of Kids Free October.