SAN DIEGO – July 24, 2014 – The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is proud to partner with Media Arts Center San Diego, producers of the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, to present the 2014 Market Creek Summer Film Series. This special FREE weekly series is part of a continued initiative to bring families together for arts and culture events in a friendly and safe neighborhood setting. This is the eighth year of the Summer Series, but the first in collaboration with Media Arts Center.
In the spirit of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, and the Jacobs Centers mission to bring communities and cultures together, Market Creek Summer Film Series will showcase diverse programming with the hopes of bridging cultures and perspectives. Live entertainment, concessions and other fun activities promise to make the Market Creek Summer Series a celebration. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show entertainment that begins at 7 p.m. Movies begin promptly at dusk.
The Market Creek Summer Film Series begins on Friday, August 1 with a screening of The Lego Movie, the box office sensation based on the popular toy brand. The fun continues Friday, August 8 with Instructions Not Included, the highest grossing Spanish-language film in the United States.
Pulling Strings, starring Mexican actor, singer and host Jaime Camil, will delight audiences on Friday, August 15. A special matinee screening of Coach Zoran and His African Tigers will be presented on Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. Finally, the series ends on a high note with Disney’s Frozen, screening on Friday, August 22.
Market Creek Summer Film Series Schedule
Jacobs Center, Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego 92114
The Lego Movie
Friday, August 1, 7 pm
(2014, 100 mins)
An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied “Special”, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
Instructions Not Included
Friday, August 8, 7 pm
(2013, 122 mins)
A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.
Friday, August 15, 7 pm
(2013, 111 mins)
After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she’s saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before by Rachel. Featuring Jaime Camil.
Coach Zoran and His African Tigers
Friday, August 17, 2 pm (Special Matinee in Celebration Hall)
(2013, 75 mins)
South Sudan became an independent state in July 2011, following almost 50 years of civil war. Although still steeped in the memories of countless victims of violence, the new nation is seeking to make a place on the international soccer stage by forming its first national team. The man called in for this task is the Serbian Zoran Djordjevic, a dynamic and hugely ambitious veteran coach. The film follows the team over its first year.
Frozen Friday, August 22, 7 pm
(2013, 102 mins)
A Disney favorite! Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Featuring the Award-winning song, “Let it Go.”
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About Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI) is partnering with resident teams in southeastern San Diego to transform nearly sixty acres into The Village at Market Creek, a LEED-certified neighborhood and vibrant cultural destination. Through a network of nonprofit and for-profit partners, locally-owned businesses and national tenants, a community and conference center, and a portfolio of social enterprise projects, JCNI is creating assets that will become economic engines for the community when the foundation sunsets in 2030. Under the banner of â€œResident Ownership of Neighborhood Change,â€ the people who live and work in the community create the vision, lead the implementation, and own the change in their community.
About Media Arts Center
Media Art Center San Diego (MACSD) grew out of the expansion of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), which originated in 1993. Incorporated in 1999, Founder and Executive Director Ethan van Thillo has grown the organization from a festival to a mid-size organization with diverse state-wide programs and services for residents, visitors, and independent and amateur filmmakers. A little over two years ago, MACSD moved into a new space (2921 El Cajon Blvd in North Park) that has enabled us to expand our core programming to better serve the community; realizing a dream that has been years in the making. Learn more at www.mediartscenter.org