"Megunica" - 2nd San Joaquin International Film Festival (SJIFF2)
Presented by the SAN JOAQUIN FILM SOCIETY
2ND SAN JOAQUIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SJIFF2 May 14-23)
82 min | Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Argentina | 2008
Director: Lorenzo Fonda
- ABOUT THE FILM
"Join four friends on a mind-broadening odyssey to Latin America, with acclaimed grafitti artist Blu. With a penchant for drawing and public art, Blu started painting walls around his native Bologna in 2000. His pieces often cover entire sides of building most recently the Tate Modern. In the fall of 2006, Blu, joined by filmmaker Lorenzo Fonda, and two friends documented an unscripted trip across South and Central America. They entitled the project: Megunica. It's a combination road trip, cultural exchange, street art exploration, and animated journey designed to stimulate the senses. With local guides and street artists leading the way, Blu creates his art far from the terrain of the average tourist, but close to the hearts of the people."
Film's Official Page: www.sjiff.org/sjiff09/f-megunica.html
- ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The 2nd San Joaquin International Film Festival (SJIFF2), the flagship annual exhibition of the San Joaquin Film Society taking place May 14 to 23, 2009 - is a glorious world showcase of new and innovative works from emerging talents and seasoned international artists, presented in various venues across the city of Stockton in the heart of California's Central Valley. SJIFF2 will feature: red carpet premieres; new independent American and world films; Animania - a cinematic spotlight on animated cinema; tributes to celebrated and rising filmmakers; an exhilarating collection of the world's top short-length films from new and accomplished directors; educational programs, panels, interactive discussions; family events and programmes; a cultural family day at the museum; guest celebrities, entertainment and industry luminaries, and filmmakers from around the nation and the world; world-class galas and festive parties; and diverse programs for all ages.
- ABOUT THE SJFS
The San Joaquin Film Society, Inc. (SJFS), home of the San Joaquin International Film Festival, celebrates cinema arts, multi-cultural appreciation, and global outreach through year-round productions of festivals, films, and educational programs. For 2009, in addition to the international film festival in May, SJFS launched an ambitious year of events that includes the 1st San Joaquin Children's Film Festival in January, the 1st California International Documentary Film Festival in the Fall, year-round cinema programs, special events, and educational programs. SJFS is dedicated to celebrating the artistry, diversity, and power of filmmaking; and to bringing the world of cinema to the culturally-rich Central Valley audiences.
Official Website: www.sjiff.org
Stockton Empire Theatre
1825 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|