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Filmmaker invites others to share their passion at San Diego Surf Film Festival

Filmmaker Pierce Kavanaugh of La Jolla founded the San Diego Surf Film Festival.  KEVIN ROCHE

Filmmaker Pierce Kavanaugh, who grew up in La Jolla, said he received his first camera when he was 13 years old, a gift to his father that was re-purposed as his own.

‘Miss Representation’ Documentary: Discussion expected to draw moms and daughters

The Girl Scouts, Outside the Lens, and the Junior League of San Diego have joined forces to present a screening of the documentary, “Miss Representation,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, 700 Prospect St.

10 days of movies at Jewish Film Festival

‘Mabul (The Flood)’ a coming-of-age film from Israel, opens this year’s Jewish Film Festival on Feb. 9. Courtesy

For 22 years, San Diego’s Jewish Film Festival has been presenting movies from all over the world about different facets of the Jewish experience. And now, even more than ever, you don’t have to be Jewish to find a movie to love.

Film Fest to explore contemporary human rights issues

A scene from "When the Mountains Tremble," screening at Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Courtesy photo

A powerful film event that the New York Times calls the “cinematic conscience of the world,” runs Jan. 20-23 at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Dance legend Anna Halprin to open Coming of Age Film Fest

In a scene from ‘Seniors Rocking,’ Halprin leads 69 seniors in a rocking-chair dance performance.  Courtesy Photos

It’s hard to believe Anna Halprin is 91 years old. A postmodern dance legend, based in Marin County, she is still performing, teaching, and creating new dances, as she has for the past seven decades.

Youth event at Christian film fest in La Jolla on Dec. 29

The Second Annual San Diego Christian Film Festival runs 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Dec. 30 at La Jolla Marriott Hotel, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. A special screening of the invited film “Hardflip,” is set for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29. The film tells the story of a young skateboarder who struggles through a number of difficult life situations to find faith and re-unite with his father. “Hardflip” was filmed in and around San Diego and stars a number of professional skateboarders including Christian Hosoi, Bryan Sumner and Tim Byrne to name a few. The film also features in the lead roles, Rosanna Arquette, Randy Wayne, and John Schneider.

Library screening ‘A Christmas Carol’

La Jolla Library will present a showing of “A Christmas Carol” at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.

Warren Miller’s 2011 ski film comes to La Jolla Saturday

Courtesy: Warren Miller Films/Mike Arzt

Warren Miller Entertainment’s newest film, “Like There’s No Tomorrow,” will air at 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.

Contemporary art museum’s short-film fest comes to La Jolla on Aug. 25

In 2010, ‘Logorama’ won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Set in Los Angeles, ‘Logorama’ features a world created of more than 2,500 logos, which grow into a thick action plot with a criminal Ronald McDonald chased by Michelin Man policemen. ‘Logorama’ was directed by Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain.

Seventeen “smart and provocative short films that will delight, engage, and challenge moviegoers,” constitute the ninth annual “alt.pictureshows,” set for 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St.Organized by filmmaker and MCASD’s film curator, Neil Kendricks, this year’s works push the envelope of what can be achieved in the short-film format, ranging from the winner of Best Short Film at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Matt Piedmont’s “Brick Novax’s Diary,” to the hard-hitting, kitchen-sink realism of British film director Daniel Mulloy’s “Baby.”

Student film festival starts Thursday night at UCSD’s The Loft

The work of UCSD student filmmakers will be on display for the fourth annual “Up & Coming Film Festival, “ beginning at 8 p.m., Thursday May 19 at The Loft, in the Price Center on campus. The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. with an eclectic mix of music performed by the JANKS and a pizza party. The student films begin screening at 8 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony and panel discussion.

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Spring Tea to be held by Del Mar Community Connections April 18, 2014
    All things “Downton Abbey”— from ‘20s tunes to exotic teas — will be featured as Del Mar Community Connections holds its annual spring tea on Wednesday, April 23, at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 324 14th St., Del Mar. The 2-4 p.m. event includes music from the “Downton” era performed by entertainers “Janet and Jay” and piano music provided by Lori Ritman, who al […]
  • Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and Del Mar April 18, 2014
    Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to 11 games as the Dons opened Western League play with a 7-2 victory over Patrick Henry on April 9. The victory followed a 7-4 nonleague win against Mater Dei Catholic two days earlier. Will Law had three hits including a home run and a double and drove in four runs to lead the Dons in the Patrick Henry game. […]
  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]