SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego International Film Festival is scheduled to begin Wednesday with the screening of its first film and an opening night party.
The festival, which runs through Sunday, will include a Thursday night gala honoring actress Annette Bening. The San Diego native, a winner of two Golden Globes and a four-time Oscar nominee, will receive the festival's Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema.
Bening is noted for roles in "American Beauty,'' "Being Julia,'' "The Kids Are Alright,'' and ``The American President,'' among others.
Other awards will go to actress Kate Beckinsale, who had roles in "Love and Friendship'' and the sci-fi fantasy "Underworld: Blood Wars,'' plus
"The Big Bang Theory'' cast member Simon Helberg, who made his feature film directorial debut last year with "We'll Never Have Paris,'' and Jason Mitchell, who portrayed "Eazy E'' in "Straight Outta Compton.''
The opening night film, "Other People,'' follows a struggling comedy writer who returns home to be with his sick mother and feels alienated in the place where he grew up.
A complete schedule, ticket options and list of venues in downtown San Diego and La Jolla is available online at sdfilmfest.com.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego looked like a top team in Sunday's doubleheader opener, and Philadelphia resembled the out-of-contention club.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.