The Digital Gym Cinema is a participating venue for the Film Consortium’s San Diego Film Week. Together, we will be celebrating local filmmakers by screening their newest projects! Full schedule below, please purchase tickets by following this link: SD FILM WEEK AT THE DGC
Saturday, February 11
11:00AM – South of 8
In the near future, a group of young bank robbers become infamous during America’s second great depression. When the stakes are raised, they enlist the help of other depression-era criminals. Ultimately, they sink deeper into the criminal underworld and passed the point of redemption.
1:30PM – Eternity: The Movie
Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas, a young and talented musician moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild, a cocky loner who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is. The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend Gina Marie gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo… Eternity.
4:00PM – Spirits of Rebellion
SPIRITS OF REBELLION is a feature documentary about a small group of critically acclaimed black filmmakers named the Los Angeles Rebellion by historians and critics. Headlined by Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, and Charles Burnett, the LA Rebellion was one of the first collectives of black film artists to tell stories about and for their own communities.
Sunday, February 12
11:00AM – Thane of East County
A backstage romance leads a pair of actors down a dark path, as they discover their lives beginning to mirror the story of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play.
1:30PM – Bullet, Fangs, and Dinner at 8
Bullets, Fangs, and Dinner at 8 is a wicked blend of crime thriller, horror, and pitch-black dark comedy. A cult of people who believe themselves to be “vampires” has orchestrated an attack on a local church, prompting seminary student Michael Collins (Garrett Schweighauser) to organize a group of ‘Vampire Hunter’ vigilantes to avenge his people. Making matters more perilous for Michael is the fact that he is the only member of his church who knows the truth about its most well-respected priest: Pastor Steven Cooper (Matthew Rocca) is secretly the leader of the “vampire” cult, plotting the church’s demise from within, and it’s up to Michael to try to expose him for the monster he truly is.
4:00PM – Daydream Hotel
It’s Summer of 2022 and a young Nebraska girl, Maddie Portman, discovers a million-dollar Gold Pass to the DAYDREAM HOTEL – where lucky guests are digitally transformed into the fantasy character of their choice. But when Maddie decides to be transformed into a Mermaid she has no idea that on the night of her transformation, a devious plot is put into action by a competing hotel owner, Betty Blackstone, who creeps into the hotel’s frightening underground tunnel and attempts to steal the Ignitor Rod required to fire-up the digital transformation energy source.
Monday, February 13
3:30PM – Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism
A fascinating look at the musical landscape , circa 1966 – 1981 , as told through interviews with period journalists and musicians.
Tuesday, February 14
3:30PM – Janey Makes a Play
Janey Makes A Play is a documentary film that follows a captivating ninety-year-old woman as she rallies her small town to create a theatre production about the Great Depression amidst the real erosion of the town’s local economy. Transported into rural America, we witness the challenges of pulling off a high-caliber production with an eccentric cast of characters.
Wednesday, February 15
3:30PM – Art As A Weapon
This daring documentary shines a light on a remarkable school in Myanmar (Burma) that teaches street art as a form of non-violent struggle. The film chronicles the journey of these young students as they emerge from the darkness of military rule and become an international symbol of revolution. Also featuring street artists Shepard Fairey and J.R., the film connects these seemingly unrelated characters around the idea of using art as a weapon for change.
Preceded by short film: TRIBAL BAROQUE, BEINGNESS
Thursday, February 16
3:30PM – Working Class
Working Class tells the tale of underground artists Mike Giant and Mike Maxwell and their decade long friendship that started with a tattoo. Loosely based on “A Tale of Two Cities”, the story is told by cutting back and fourth between the neighborhoods of San Diego and San Francisco as we learn how their city shapes their art.
Friday, February 17
3:30PM – Breaking Point
The worst environmental disaster in US history is quickly approaching, yet very little is being done to stop it. A casualty of the “water wars” in the Southwest, California’s largest lake is disappearing. The receding Salton Sea reveals a toxic mix of fine dust and chemicals that is threatening the health of millions.
Preceded by short films: WORKSHOPS FOR WARRIORS, USO 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Saturday, February 18
11:00AM – THE NASTY TERRIBLE T-KID 170: Julius Cavero
Coming of age as a poor latino from the 1970’s in the Bronx a young boy named Julius would be forced into New York gang life. His canvas of choice was subway cars and he would channel the anger and pain from being disregarded by society and even his family and spray it out onto the subway cars for the public to see the next day. THE NASTY TERRIBLE T-KID 170: aka JULIUS CAVERO, is one of few, who have left their mark on the history of graffiti.
1:30PM – A Life Lived
A Life Lived follows the life of a single dollar bill and the many lives it passes along the way.
Sunday, February 19
11:00AM – USS Indianapolis: The Legacy
More than a decade in the making, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy tells the fate of the World War II heavy cruiser using exclusively first-person accounts. The last crew and their families share gripping stories of kamikaze attacks, invasions, a secret mission, and ultimately a devastating torpedo attack that killed three fourths of the crew. The survivors recall the 5 days they spent floating alone in the Pacific Ocean, their miraculous rescue, and how they fought together to clear their captain’s name.
1:30PM – What’s the Vig?
Tommy is a struggling documentary filmmaker who’s determined to make his mark by documenting the real world conditions of a fledgling print shop. Little does he know the devious and mischievous nature of the man who’s the focus of his documentary the sinister print shop owner Kenneth.
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