May 2016

May 6

Film: London River

05.06.2016 7:00 pm

London River
Rachid Bouchareb / 2009 / 84 min.

Two parents meet through the course of their journeys. London is set ajar by cruel, senseless attacks. The searches of these parents have one thing in common: neither one knows very much about their children; who have left home and started unknown lives in the city.

Film introduction by Mario Garrett, Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University.

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May 12

Film: Cloud 9

05.12.2016 7:00 pm

Cloud 9
Andreas Dresen / 98 min. / German with Eng. subtitles

Warning: This film has explicit sex scenes.

A groundbreaking and lyrical story of a 67-year old married woman who rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she falls in love with a 76-year old man. This turbulent and powerful film offers an honest portrayal of older adults and their intimate desires, ambitions and needs.

Film introduction by Mario Garrett, Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University.

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May 19

Film: Sacro GRA

05.19.2016 7:30 pm

Sacro GRA
Gianfranco Rosi / 93 min. / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

Winner 2013 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion
Winner or nominee for 7 other prestigious awards

Rosi seeks the hidden stories buried beside the Roman ring road and finds a way to turn the ignored and bypassed into delicate and fascinating episodes. The film brings us into the beating heart of stories that sit almost invisibly and unheard just outside the cacophony of the ring road. As Rosi’s punning and sardonic title suggests, this road has a holy mission to nurture life within the lips of this cup, although it may not be a life we want to recognize as part of the 21st century.

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

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May 20

Film: The Congress

05.20.2016 7:00 pm

The Congress
Ari Folman / 2013 / 122 min.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. 

Film introduction by Joaquin Anguera, Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University.

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May 21

Shop MOPA Spring Sale

05.21.2016 10:00 am

Put some Flor in your decor at the Shop MOPA Spring Sale! Find this year's biggest discounts at MOPA's museum store before the final week of the Flor Garduño: Trilogy. Large selection of books, gift items, photo frames, home decor, cameras and accessories.

All day Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22.

May 26

Film: Get Low

05.26.2016 7:00 pm

Get Low
Aaron Schneider / 2009 / 103 min.

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.

Film introduction by Joaquin Anguera, Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University.

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