Like spritzing an email with cologne, blowing kisses at a movie screen is a heartfelt romantic gesture that proves fruitless in attracting movie stars. Experience unrequited love with today's Groupon to the San Diego Film Festival held at the Gaslamp Theater on Wednesday, September 28 through Sunday, October 2. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get an all-week screening pass (a $65 value).
- For $29, you get a Saturday day pass (a $65 value).
The 10th annual San Diego Film Festival showcases a packed schedule of more than 70 full-length and short-film offerings, giving celluloid connoisseurs an advance peek at upcoming fiction and documentary movies. On Saturday at 5:30 p.m., HBO Documentary Films will screen Superheroes, a nonfiction meditation on real-life crime-fighters who take to the streets in costume. Catch TV stalwarts Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Lucy Liu (Ally McBeal) in East Fifth Bliss, a dramedy centering around a mid-thirties slacker who dates the daughter of an old high-school classmate while struggling to overcome his addiction to drinking orange juice straight from the carton (Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, October 2 at 1 p.m.). Many showings boast the film's cast and crew in attendance, allowing guests the opportunity to get up-close glimpses of acclaimed actors and Oscar-winning dolly grips.
Those opting to take in the festival’s most opulent affairs may want to engage in the Opening Night festivities not covered by today’s Groupon, which feature the premiere of the Joseph Gordon-Levitt top-lined 50/50 and a GQ magazine after-party that follows a Q&A and ABC sing-along with screenwriter Will Reiser.