03.08.2015 11:30 am
Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown, children in Fukushima are suffering from severe nose bleeds and are developing skin rashes and thyroid cysts and nodules. Citing a lack of transparency in the official medical testing of their children and the ineffectiveness of the decontamination of their homes and schools, the children’s mothers take radiation monitoring into their own hands.
Q&A discussion with director Ian Thomas Ash to follow film screening.
FREE admission I Doors open at 11:00am
03.15.2015 11:00 am
Enjoy a world of discovery for children of all ages. MOPA joins more than two dozen cultural organizations in Balboa Park to put the fun into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations, special exhibitions and more.
Learn about drone videography from a local artist, and walk into an oversized (9x7 foot) camera obscura, a device that led to the invention of photography.
After visiting the outside activities, be sure to visit MOPA's newest exhibitions. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult admission.
Click here to learn more about this parkwide event.
03.19.2015 7:30 pm
Le cose belle
Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival.
A film made from real life shot over 13 years, recounting the hardship – and the beauty – of growing up in Southern Italy. Adele, Enzo, Fabio and Silvana are shown in two crucial periods of their lives: as youngsters in a Naples full of hope in 1999 and then on the cusp of adulthood ten years later, in a documentary mash-up of film time and real time. All set in a city seething like magma, where good and evil are always so, so close, shaping the complex course of human lives.
Tickets: $10 general admission / $8 SDIFF & MOPA members, students, military (Tickets available at door)