MOPA Film Calendar

MOPA's Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater is a renowned cinema destination in Southern California that hosts a diverse selection of film festivals, premieres, documentaries, retrospectives, and one-of-a-kind events. 

 

Bella Vita
June 15, 2017 | 7:30pm

Internationally acclaimed surf-filmmaker, Jason Baffa, documents surfer, artist and environmentalist, Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his Italian homeland on what most perceive as a 'Don Quixotian' quest but transforms into a modern discovery seeped in culture, tradition and passion.

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Rebecca (1940)
June 16, 2017 | 7:30pm

Hitchcock's first film after arriving in Hollywood! A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

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Salt of the Earth (2014)
June 22, 2017 | 7:00pm

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus.

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King Kong (1933)
July 7, 2016 | 7:30pm

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Plus new documentary Long Live the King: The Legacy of Kong. 

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Shores of Light: Salento 1945-1947
July 20, 2017 | 7:30pm

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.

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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Aug 4, 2017 | 7:30pm

Richard Lester's boldly contemporary rock n' roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.

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A tempo debito (In Due Time)
Aug 17, 2017 | 7:30pm

In October 2013, a small crew enters the correctional facility in Padua to hold a course on short film making. A casting session is held and out of the 40 inmates attending, 15 are selected for the course. The inmates are from 7 different nationalities and all awaiting trial.

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Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
Sept 1, 2017 | 7:30pm

A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania.

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L’arte della felicita (The Art of Happiness)
Sept 21, 2017 | 7:30pm

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. 

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Dementia 13 (1963)
Oct 27, 2017 | 7:30pm

First non-nudie feature film directed by Francis Ford Coppola! A great one for Halloween! Members of an Irish family are being killed off by one of their own who wishes to inherit the family fortune.

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Mean Streets (1973)
Nov 17, 2017 | 7:30pm

The first pairing of director Martin Scorsese with actor Robert De Niro, and it is on Scorsese's birthday! A small-time hood struggles with a moral crisis regarding his friends, family, business, and his conflicting religious beliefs.

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East of Eden (1955)
Dec 1, 2017 | 7:30pm

James Dean's first major feature film role! A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

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