International film festival previews best of what’s to come

Posted: October 5th, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Film, Top Story | No Comments

With more than 100 films to choose from, the San Diego International Film Festival (SDIFF) is bringing the best in cinematic world premier studio films, features, documentaries, foreign films and film shorts. Playing at theaters around San Diego, this four-day festival includes Q&As with the actors, directors and producers, along with special receptions, a night with the stars, after-parties, and awards from Oct. 10-14.

The resistance, then and now

Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Film | No Comments

Long before Sen. Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist from Vermont, electrified millions of voters during the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, labor-union leader and reformer Eugene Victor Debs was the pioneer of liberal populism who railed against income inequality because a small number owned the bulk of the wealth in the United States. Debs ran for president in five elections, between 1900 and 1920, as the candidate of the Socialist Party of America.

‘Shining’ light on homeless

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Film, Special Events | No Comments

By Dave Schwab

An animated film without words being used to promote Father Joe’s Village and highlighting the plight – and potential – of San Diego’s growing homeless population will leave you speechless.

“Shine” takes place in a world of minerals and gems. It portrays a lump of coal, Nicoal, left alone in the cold and rain. Just when all hope seems lost, compassionate neighbors from Father Joe’s Villages welcome and embrace Nicoal, compressing her with respect and kindness.

Building empathy through film

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Film, Top Story | 1 Comment

By Terri Stanley

When the San Diego Film Foundation (SDFF) partnered recently with actress/producer/documentarian Susan Sarandon and directors Thomas Morgan and Jack Henry Robbins to bring the award-winning documentary “Storied Streets” to San Diego high school students, the collaboration brought an immediate response and level of engagement that surpassed expectations.