Category archives for: Film

Film lovers turn out for San Diego Film Festival salute to director Gus Van Sant in La Jolla

Film festival attendee Tomas Tonder (left) with director and event honoree Gus Van Sant. Photo  by Pat Sherman

A bevvy of Hollywood stars walked the red carpet Thursday night, Sept. 27, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla for the San Diego Film Festival’s tribute to filmmaker Gus Van Sant (“Milk,” “To Die For,” “My Own Private Idaho”).

Lights! Camera! La Jolla! San Diego Film Festival comes to The Village

Nicole Gale Anderson in a scene from “Red Line.” The thriller, about a bomb attack on the Los Angeles subway system, was shot almost entirely in San Diego. Directed by former San Diegan Robert Kirbyson, it screens 6 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Gaslamp and at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla. Courtesy Yellow Line Pictures

A primary component of SDFF’s growth strategy is the addition of La Jolla as a venue for several of its top screenings, including “Quartet,” actor Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut.

La Jolla exceeds its ‘15 minutes’ of Andy Warhol fame

Tim Bessell displays his 5-foot, 7-inch fish-style surfboard, incorporating an image from one of Andy Warhol’s final series of paintings, ‘The Last Supper’ (1986). Pat sherMan

La Jolla surfboard shaper Tim Bessell is keeping Warhol’s spirit alive through a series of five boards he designed for the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Outdoor film series plays through August


The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library is ready to roll on its sixth annual “Flicks on the Bricks,” open-air film and wine series.

La Jolla Country Day presents independent film festival for families, June 22-24


The Young Leaders Film Festival of Independent movies will screen June 22-24 on the campus of La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave. For a schedule and tickets, call (858) 333-8792 or visit

It’s a wrap! Senior creates film festival for La Jolla High students

Aspiring filmmaker Julian Clark. Courtesy

La Jolla High School is about to host its first film festival, thanks to senior and aspiring filmmaker Julian Clark. The event will be held Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium and is open to the public.

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.

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