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Picture This

Picture This is a cinematic celebration that offers a diverse array of both narrative and documentary film. It strives to be socially engaging, culturally relevant, and informative while still being fun and entertaining. Picture This will at times provide added features to its screenings in the form of guest speakers, discussion panels, concerts, and other eclectic programming.
Central Library | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Every Monday @ 6:30 p.m.

Photo of vintage movie projector


The Apology movie poster

The Apology
Monday, September 10th | 6:30 p.m.
Not Rated. 1h 44min. 2016. | *POV
The Apology follows three former "comfort women" who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

Freedom Riders movie poster

Freedom Riders and Film Discussion with Speaker Rebecca Romani
Monday, September 17th | 6:30 p.m.
Not Rated. 1hr 57min. 2010. | *Padres Home Game
Freedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. *This film and discussion were chosen to highlight this year’s One Book One San Diego selection.


Letters from our Elders movie poster

Letters from our Elders with a pre-screening reception and art viewing, followed by a post-screening filmmaker’s panel discussion
Monday, October 1st | 6:00 PM Reception, 6:45 PM Screening & 8:00 PM Panel Discussion
Not Rated | 65min | Documentary | 2018
A sense of tension is palpable as a catalyst series of events and key figures begin a process of dense polarization. Letters from our Elders is a short documentary taking an intimate look at the background and immigrant history of individuals.

The Big Sick movie poster

The Big Sick
Monday, October 8th | 6:30 PM
Rated: R | 2h | 2017
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Who is Bozo Texino? movie poster

Who is Bozo Texino? Post-film discussion with the filmmaker
Monday, October 22nd | 6:30 PM
Not Rated | 57min | Documentary | 2005
Travels on trains and interviews with hobos attempt to discover the history and rightful owner of an oft-seen graffiti moniker on trails. In the process, much is learned about hobo culture, life in America, and the value of rambling.

Idiocracy movie poster

Monday, October 29th | 6:30 PM
Rated: R | 1h 24min | 2006
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
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