THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
A ‘classy’ affair at annual festival Courtney Brown staff writer
The 12th annual San Diego Film Festival, which took place during Oct. 2 through Oct.6, was a major success for the
San Diego Film Foundation, aspiring filmmakers and movie-lovers. The fiveday event was jam packed with screenings, interactive Q&A’s, industry legends and prodigies, thought provoking narrative features, and networking opportunities.
Judd Apatow’s biggest contribution to San Diego is producting the farcical Will Ferrell comedy, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” courtesy of Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/McT
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This year the SDFF redefined the festival experience by adding two new viewing locations, additional film categories and exclusive VIP events. The two venues included San Diego’s historic Reading Theater in Gaslamp Quarter and the new ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla. Combined, the two theaters allowed access to more than 100 films from 55 different countries. New film categories such as Native American Voices, Action Sports, Family-Friendly, Music and Horror added to colorful variety. The opening night premiere of “12 Years a Slave” set an inspiring and insightful tone for the festival. The first night ended things with a literal and metaphoric “bang” at the VIP after party held at Bang Bang, just a few blocks away from the Reading Theater where filmmakers, actors, press and special guests were able to enjoy an endless sushi bar, drinks and of course the Ryan Gosling wallpaper in the women’s restroom. One of the most anticipated red carpet events was the Filmmaker Tribute, where the SDFF honored Judd Apatow with the Visionary Filmmaker Award and Justin Nappi with the emerging producer award. Judd Apatow gave actors like Seth Rogen and James Franco their start on “Freaks and Geeks,” brought us comedies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up” and “Bridesmaids,” and coined the San Diego catch phrase, “stay classy.”
The evening was studded with stars, tributes and an overall sense of pride to be involved in the San Diego film industry. The hilarious David Koechner, who is best known as either “Anchorman’s” Champ Kind or Todd Packer from The Office, was also in attendance. Other feature film highlights of the festival included “About Time” starring Rachel McAdams, “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep, and Mariel Hemingway’s “Running from Crazy.” Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, was also this year’s Humanitarian Award honoree for her prolific efforts to voice the importance of health and well-being. A ceremony was held for the iconic Renaissance woman the final day of the festival. The great thing about this event, and film festivals in general, is that it offers a level platform for the young, bright minds of movies to collaborate with industry royalty. Regardless of one’s reputation or status, everyone in attendance was there to pay homage to the thriving world of entertainment. Anyone involved in the extensive project was able to unite, collaborate, and bond over a passion for independent filmmaking. The San Diego Film Foundation created such an environment that allowed attendees to take this appreciation and culture away with them even after the final credits rolled and the curtains closed.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
Roger Ebert’s legacy remains strong david dixon
entertainment editor It’s been more than half a year since Pulitzer Prize winning critic Roger Ebert died of thyroid cancer at the age of 70. His death was a shock—he seemed to still have a lot of energy and spirit shortly before his passing. I never met Ebert in person, but we became email pals after my uncle had a chance meeting with him. Our conversations were very meaningful, and he encouraged me to follow my passion and change my major to television, film and new media. Many actors, directors and writers shared their feelings about the iconic critic after he died. He influenced many people about how they viewed all kinds of films, from classics to schlock. Although I was heartbroken after hearing the news about his death, I’m happy that Ebert left such a huge legacy. His contributions to criticism are still being celebrated on a weekly basis through his website, RogerEbert.com which includes Ebert’s classic reviews as well as articles and reviews by contributors, including his wife, Chaz. In 2014, “Hoop Dreams” director Steve James will release his documentary adaptation of Ebert’s autobiography titled “Life Itself.” As a fan of his book, I can’t wait to see how James adapts the bittersweet memoir for the screen. Despite his tragic end, Ebert was an optimistic man who will always be remembered as one of the most influential critics who ever lived. I am happy that he continues to be an inspiration to moviegoers from around the world.
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The iconic anchorman is finally back jamie ballard contributor
Ron Burgundy is back and hopefully better than ever in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Ron (Will Ferrell) and crew are ready to take on a 24-hour news network in New York. From the looks of the trailer, Ron and his friends haven’t changed a bit as they greet the ‘80s. The star-studded cast, including returning actors Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate, boasts some of the more famous comedic actors of our time: Tina Fey, Jim Carrey and Kristen Wiig, to name just a few. The film certainly has a lot to live up to. The original, released in 2004, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” has established itself as one of those comedies—the one everyone has seen, and even if you haven’t seen it, you probably still know what the phrases, “stay classy, San Diego” and “well that escalated quickly” refer to. The original movie’s ubiquitous nature sets a high standard for the sequel, making fans hope “Anchorman 2” will be on par with the first. It would seem, though, that all the critical elements are still there. Same
brilliant comedians? Check. Same hilarious writer-director, Adam McKay? Check. Same well known producer, Judd Apatow? Check. Personally, I’m excited to see Ron, Brick (Carell), Brian (Rudd) and Champ (David Koechner) together again as they foray into the big city and a new decade. After all, they say that with a good group of friends, anything is possible—be it working at the world’s first 24-hour news station, or successfully talking to women. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is set to be released on Dec. 20. Until then, stay classy, San Diego.
The star-studded cast, including returning actors Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate, boast some of the more famous comedic actors of our time.
Will Ferrell is again working with director Adam McKay for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” This will be the fifth movie the men have worked on together. Courtesy of dreamworks Pictures and CDM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
‘Time Warp’ to midnight film isabella place staff writer
Landmark’s well-respected Ken Cinema continues its Saturday midnight movie series with the musical horror comedy, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” This is a must-attend event for any cult film fans looking to say they’ve “been there, done that,” or for those helping friends who haven’t seen the flick yet by giving them an experience they’ll never forget. According to Landmark Theatres, the film is “the longest–running midnight movie of all time,” and will entertain even the most prudish of spectators. This R-rated (but preferably 18 and up) event encourages costumes to be worn similar to any character in the film. Most importantly, costume or no costume, obnoxious participation is a must. To help the audience get all rattled up, the first half hour of the night is spent with a master of ceremonies who boos common movie theater rules and humiliates “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” virgins. After that, the entertaining embarrassment is complete. The “Crazed Imaginations” cast performs onstage while the film projects
onscreen. Other members actively run up and down the aisles shouting profanities for the audience’s amusement. The atmosphere is a bit of burlesque-meetsComic-Con with a lot of holding on to the impatience of wanting to do the “Time Warp” again and again. All-in-all, it’s the Halloween party that never ends. If this cult favorite experience isn’t in your system yet, it’s not too late to familiarize your senses with the same shock and awe that actress Susan Sarandon endured back when she was young. Not to mention, if you haven’t had the opportunity to see Tim Curry at his unconventionally sexiest, then this is your chance. Though the original stage version was performed almost 40 years ago, hard-core fanatics agree there will never be a sweeter transvestite than Dr. Frank-N-Furter anywhere on screen—ever. All shows play on select Saturday nights at midnight. The next events will be held on Oct. 26 (costume contest night), Nov. 16, and Dec. 21.
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AMC and ArcLight Theaters guarantee alek sanchez staff writer
Watching a movie in theaters has been a hobby of mine for years. Kicking back at home and popping in a DVD doesn’t exactly create the same atmosphere as catching the latest flick in theaters with a group of friends. When you buy a ticket, what you’re really paying for is the experience of viewing a film the way it
was meant to be seen. From the top-notch sound system to the wide canvas view, cinema viewing is a great way to get lost in a flick. One of the busiest theaters in town is just a couple trolley stops away from San Diego State. AMC Mission Valley 20 is located at the heart of the Westfield Mission Valley Mall, and stands as a social hot spot and a prime location for getting your cinema fix. Take a break from shopping or grab a bite
before a show. With 20 different theaters, you’ll be able to find just the right show for you. Have you ever spontaneously caught a box office hit on the weekend and ended up with bad seats? When you buy a ticket, you want to get the best seats you can get, not cherry pick for what’s left. At the ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla, you’ll never have that problem again. One of the biggest perks of watching a movie at an ArcLight theater
is the ability to choose your seats before the show. It’s convenient and it really takes away the stress of finding seats. ArcLight La Jolla even has its own cafe, in case you ever get tired of the typical popcorn and soda combo. Next time you’re thinking about catching the latest Ryan Gosling drama or the much-anticipated sequel to “The Hunger Games,” make sure to watch it in theaters and enjoy the show.
Outdoor cinema Old-fashioned vibe offers cozy evening at Reading Cinemas ryo miyauchi
senior staff writer Usually, the closest moviegoers can get to a great outdoor silver screen experience is taking a convertible to a drive-in. Luckily, Cinema Under the Stars theater brings the motion picture experience even closer in a more intimate setting. Cinema Under the Stars is an outdoor theater in Mission Hills. Attendees can watch a variety of film selections, new and old, in the comfort of a recliner under the night sky. The theater is about half the size of other commercial chains, such as AMC Theaters or Regal Cinemas. The venue may be small, but the experience is much more personal. Besides, most theaters don’t have recliners for viewers to lounge in during a flick. The theater also has accommodations for when the night gets chilly. The outdoor patio houses heaters to ensure attendees stay warm. Blankets are also provided for an even more relaxing evening. The theater is even prepared for rainy days with a retractable roof covering. As the website says, Cinema Under the Stars has “all the amenities to keep you warm, cozy and dry.”
The programs at Cinema Under the Stars are uniquely split into two according to the season. From March 1 to April 26, the theater plays current hits. It features classics and cult favorites from May 2 to Nov. 16. The horror masterpiece “Night of the Living Dead” and Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “The Birds” are some of the titles showing in the coming days. Seat reservations are needed to watch the selections. The theater is relatively tiny in space and only has one cinematic adventure per night, so it may be best to buy tickets early. Reservations can be made either at the box office or online. Be aware of showtimes and operating days because they can change depending on the season.z For a different kind of movie night, grab a seat at Cinema Under the Stars.
senior staff writer San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is known for its thriving nightlife culture. But instead of heading down there for its bars and clubs, why not stop by for a flick? For your downtown movie night needs, the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 is there on Fifth Avenue. The two-story movie theater has a classier feel compared to other popular theaters, such as AMC Theaters or Regal Cinemas. Reading is a bit different in its set up as well. The first floor is a spacious lobby with concessions, while the theaters are on the second level. The great part about Reading Cinemas is the variety of programs the theater offers in its locations. One unique program is its Forty-Foot Films series, in which the theater shows classic films on the big screen. “Dirty Harry,” “Ghostbusters,” and “The Red Shoes” are only some of the classic titles featured this year. Every showing also has trivia games about the featured
film and attendees could win prizes if they can answer the questions. Gaslamp’s Reading Cinemas is the only theater hosting the unique event and usually runs three nights of the week. Currently for Halloween season, Reading Cinemas is hosting the Hitchcocktober event and showing director Alfred Hitchcock’s renowned films every week. The Gaslamp theater has one show left for the event, the 1963
The two-story movie theater has a classier feel compared to other popular theaters, such as AMC Theatres or Regal Cinema. Reading is a bit different in its set up as well. The first floor is a spacious lobby with concessions, while the theaters are on the second level.
Hitchcock thriller, “The Birds.” For those interested in watching the classics “Vertigo” or “Psycho,” the Reading Cinema Town Square 14 on Clairemont Drive will be showing those films on selected dates until the end of October. Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 is the downtown spot for a relaxing movie night or a great getaway for film enthusiasts. If the groovy night lifestyle of downtown San Diego is tiresome, there is always the theater around the block.
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Musical theatre actress has a bright future brittney pickei staff writer
“A … My Name is Alice,” a highly method, Roxanne Carrasco, the anticipated musical, is now playing director, is such an experimental at San Diego State until Oct. 27. One person, who works organically and of the stars, Ashlee Espinosa, is an we don’t have anyone else who works exceedingly talented actress and singer, like that here. It’s been really fantastic who has been part of a broad number working with her, not only because of of theatrical productions both on-andhow she works, but since she knows me off campus. Despite her busy schedule, as a person and we are actually very close. The Aztec was lucky enough to sit down TA: How does it feel to be in a musical and speak with Espinosa about the show, about female empowerment? her role and prior acting experience. AE: Amazing, because normally The Aztec: How and when did you musical theater is about someone start your acting career? falling in love, and then going through Ashlee Espinosa: I started very young. a hardship, and then everything turns I actually started dancing before acting out perfect. This show is different; it’s when I was 5 years old, and that got me about experiencing life how it really is more into acting and musical theater. in different situations. To do a whole After that, it was something that I pursued show about this is so fantastic and the all throughout elementary school, junior journey that females go through, and high and high school. the wonderful parts difficult experiences When college came that was when women encounter are displayed in the I took it a step further and pursued a show. degree in fine arts in theater (laughs). TA: What prior acting experience do It was a longtime you have outside of coming. Ever since SDSU? I was five I’ve been AE: I’ve done “Ever since I was five on stage. I couldn’t a lot of musical I’ve been on stage. imagine doing theater in New I couldn’t imagine anything else. York and the main doing anything else.” TA: Were there thing that I’ve any challenges been excited about - Ashlee Espinosa portraying so many was that I worked characters? on a cruise ship AE: The biggest for three years. I challenge was that there were so many spent literally three years traveling and characters and trying to make them all performing at sea. It was incredible. It unique. One minute, I’ll be playing a was the best experience I’ve had because teenage girl and the next minute I’ll be I got to wear beautiful costumes, shoes playing a 40-year-old woman with kids. and wigs. The set that I worked on had It’s difficult to make every character pyrotechnics and people would be flying different, but still important. Making the across stage. It was crazy! changes quickly can be difficult as well, TA: What are your future aspirations for and many times I don’t have a break, so your acting career? the simple things of putting on a separate AE: After I graduate from San Diego wig or even purse makes a character feel State, I already have a verbal offer to distinct. start teaching at a college. I also want TA: What was it like being directed by to work professionally while I am doing a peer? that. The great thing about teaching AE: Oh that’s a wonderful question. It’s collegiately is that I am usually off in the been such a great experience and learning afternoons, which allows me to keep up from someone who has a different my professional career.
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Small musical just might be a hidden gem #brandonmaier
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which was used beautifully in “I Love a Piano” and “A Little Night Music” on campus. In addition to performing at SDSU, Burns has acted in several musicals outside of San Diego, including a beloved interpretation of “South Pacific” at the Forestburgh Playhouse during the summer. She will likely have some wonderful musical numbers that showcase her powerful singing chops in “Little by Little.” Walker has been an actor for practically his entire life and was featured in national tours of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “42nd
Street.” The male lead has displayed his comedic skills in “I Love a Piano” and “A Little Night Music.” Given that “Little by Little” is considered to be lighthearted, Walker should have some hilarious moments on stage. Weiss is not only involved with drama, but has also performed themed cabarets in Manhattan, N.Y. Aztecs can get the chance to see her live tonight at Martinis above Fourth in a one night-only cabaret event, “Words of Weiss-dom.” With so much talent involved with “Little by Little,” why is it so under the radar? It’s because there has not been a lot
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“Little by Little” is a musical coming to San Diego State that is not technically part of the School of Theatre, Television & Film’s fall season. This production deserves as much attention as the big plays, because the director and cast have had years of professional experience. The show follows the lives of three close friends, played by Kimberly Doreen Burns, Cody Walker and Sasha Weiss. The sung-through story follows their complicated relationships with each other from youth to adulthood. Director Brandon Joel Maier spent a big chunk of the last several years acting in different shows. He gave a hilarious performance in “A Little Night Music” at the Don Powell Theatre last semester and was in an acclaimed production of “Fiddler on the Roof ” at the Lambs Players Theatre. In addition, he co-directed “Little Women” on campus and was responsible for an original tribute to Disney movies, “Wish: A Musical Revue.” Burns has a fantastic voice,
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Musical comedy celebrates empowerment david dixon
entertainment EDITOR In the last couple of years, the School of Theatre, Television & Film at San Diego State has produced musical revues that have paid tribute to some of the greatest lyrical icons, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein and Irving Berlin. An unconventional production is now playing on campus called “A…My Name is Alice.” The show is comprised of original tuneful numbers and sketches that celebrate female empowerment. Some of the themes the vignettes deal with are sex, friendship, breakups and parenthood. What immediately stands out the most about “A…My Name is Alice” is the use of humor throughout the show. Viewers will find themselves laughing frequently at the many broad and raunchy jokes. Audience members shouldn’t assume that everything that happens onstage is fun and games. Some songs, such as “The Portrait,” “Friends” and “Wheels,” deal with bittersweet issues including family members passing away and how
strong bonds can be both positively and Alice.” Whether playing a likeable old negatively affected over time. lady or a competitive Spanish-speaking mother, Lucia has a commanding Director Roxane Carrasco handles each presence. short scene with precision. Her command Erika Appel’s offbeat comic timing of the mood, which can go from breezy makes her a strong addition to the cast. to melancholy, is one of Carrasco’s biggest Her most memorable strengths as a skits are the storyteller. poems entitled, Her Audience members “For Women choreography is should assume that Only,” which full of physical get significantly gags, especially in everything ... is fun sillier with each the ditties “It Ain’t and games. subsequent Over” and “Bluer installment. Than You.” The What makes Ron dancing is sometimes Councell’s music direction so distinct full of ironic visual imagery, even when is that he’s able to give the small band the ensemble wows the viewers. a grand sound. Featuring Councell on The players all effortlessly depict keyboards, Bradley Nash on reeds and many different characters. While there David Rumley on drums, the trio’s tone isn’t technically a lead, Ashlee Espinosa feels epic in scope as opposed to intimate. has the most material. The triple threat “A…My Name is Alice” manages to performer’s range is endless and believable be frequently sidesplitting and heartfelt. in every single role. Both ladies and gentlemen should see this While Chanel Lucia is not featured as upbeat celebration of women at SDSU’s frequently, she is exciting to watch during Experimental Theatre. her big moments in “A…My Name is
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1 D-Day fleet 2 Pre-college, for short 3 Must have now, in memospeak 4 Most peculiar 5 Stein filler 6 Kelly in Electrolux ads 7 Mother of Don Juan 8 Transmitted 9 Natural to a region 10 Enjoy a winter sport 11 Some charity golf tournaments 12 Cry of surprise 13 Sings like Ella 18 German river 22 Wicker worker 25 Runner Sebastian 27 Sushi bar soup 28 PC linkup 29 Tiny Tim’s instrument 30 Loosen, as laces 31 “Act Naturally” singer Ringo 32 Puts back together 36 Picnic crashers 37 From around here 40 Infielder’s mistake 41 Academic address ending 42 Breakfast syrup source 44 Massage technique 45 Female in the flock 47 __ Raceway: Pennsylvania NASCAR track 48 Latin for “where it originally was” 49 Creative output 50 Blockhead 51 Anti-crow’s-feet treatment 55 Pres. Jefferson 56 Despise 57 Words to a traitor 59 Grandma 60 Unlocks, poetically 62 Subdivision unit 64 Bread for dipping, say
Review your priorities. Design power into the project. Bring comfortable clothing. Meetings conflict with family time. Ignore detractors. Unexpected news affects your plans. It’s getting easier to stick to your budget. Play those hidden aces.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - Today is an 8 - Friends are very helpful. Others think you’re sailing right along. Hold off on making a household decision. Wait to see who wins. Listen carefully. Solidify another’s fantasies, and there’s mutual benefit.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - Today is an
8 - Consider new opportunities. Involve the whole group in your plans, which will likely change. Work diligently to assimilate new information. Career matters emerge for your consideration, as well. Mull it all over.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - Today is
a 9 - You may need your spare change for gas money. Do without treats for now. Don’t spend what you don’t have. They are good for travel, so take a backpack and go. Enjoy your reward.
HOW TO PLAY: Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box contains every digit 1 to 9. Difficulty Level:
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) - Today is an 8 - Count dollars and pay bills. Manage your resources carefully. Remember your partner. Be careful during this exercise. Focus on your work and productivity. Teach and study from your friends. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) -
Today is a 9 - Make long-range plans together. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know how. You’ll figure it out. Don’t mash them into place or assume you know everything. Negotiate to refine. You warm to the game. Test theories. Listen graciously.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - Today is a 9 - Get to work. Party conditions are excellent, so get ready. Gather supplies and information. Work matters bubble on the front burner, too. Juggling obligations with fun takes energy, and you can do it. Get your team involved.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) - Today is an 8 - Feelings boil over, and the past creeps into the present. Choose family and home. Ask for what was promised. The incident may transform into one of your strengths. Take more time for play. Treat yourself gently.