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Sophie Tucker biopic gets Jewish Film Festival off to ‘red-hot’ start Aug. 14 in La Jolla

Singer Sophie Tucker (1887-1966), as she looked onstage in 1917. Courtesy photo

The premiere of “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” will be the kickoff event for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, which celebrates its silver anniversary Feb. 5-15, 2015. The film features Barbara Walters, Carol Channing, Michael Feinstein, Tony Bennett and many others, and of course, includes archival footage of the Red Hot Mama herself.

‘America’s Finest Film Festival’ returns Aug. 2 to San Diego

Camaraderie developed at The 1to1 Movement events like the Film Festival help connect people to conservation. Courtesy photo

o likes to think of itself as America’s finest city. During the second America’s Finest Film Festival on Aug. 2, it will certainly be the most featured city, with the focus on films created by San Diegans, filmed in San Diego or about San Diego. And held in San Diego.

New documentary reveals how rock and roll music helped end the Cold War

Nick Binkley and Valery Saifudinov at Saifudinov’s recording studio. Courtesy photo

The documentary — which Saifudinov conceived with Del Mar musician and venture capitalist Nick Binkley, founder of PSB Records, and a third friend, Doug Yeager — also makes the case that rock and roll helped end the Cold War and hasten the downfall of the Soviet Union.

Del Mar filmmaker explores humanity in new documentary

Sue Vicory. Courtesy photo

“One” explores global humanity and our individual significance and impact within it.

‘Academy Awards Luncheon Party’

Lynn Douglas, Linda Smith, Marjorie Anderson, Sally Trovaten

Newcomers II of San Dieguito held an “Academy Awards Luncheon Party” Feb. 20 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event was organized by “Girlfriends,” a committee of four ladies within Newcomers who plan events and functions for the members. Andy Friedenberg served as the Academy Awards guest speaker. Friedenberg started the Cinema Society in San [...]

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

During an 11-day run that wrapped Feb. 16, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival showcased more than 60 contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights and freedom of expression. The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center presented the 24th annual festival at the Jacobs [...]

Actress Mariel Hemingway shares family history in documentary to raise awareness of mental health

Mariel Hemingway

Hemingway to be honored at San Diego Film Festival

From victim to advocate: ‘Brave Miss World’ documentary focuses on one woman’s journey

Director and Producer Cecilia Peck. Courtesy photo

Miss World 1998 Linor Abargil has used the spotlight to be a voice for other victims and fight against sexual violence.

Local filmmaker shines spotlight on Parkinson’s disease in documentary

Larry Smith is featured in the documentary “Ride With Larry.” Courtesy photo

“Ride With Larry,” a documentary on Parkinson’s disease premiering Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of the San Diego Film Festival, is the brainchild of a local filmmaker who knows how it impacts people all too well.

Beach Blanket Movie Night to be held Aug. 24 in Solana Beach

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

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