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Opening night of the GI Film Festival San Diego features three local films:

Join us for a night celebrating local stories about and made by veterans.


Evening’s Schedule (included with paid admission):

6pm | Film Screening: “The Making of TOPGUN 2”

6:30pm | Opening Night Reception featuring small bites and drinks

7:30pm | Film Screening: “Time for Change: The Kathy Bruyere Story” with “Ultimate Sacrifices: CPT Jennifer Moreno”

8:40pm | Post Screening discussion

In this program

Jet plane flying

The Making of TOPGUN 2

Directed by Mark Vizcarra

The behind-the-scenes documentary of the United States Navy’s support in the making of the blockbuster sequel to “Top Gun.”

Black and white film of soldiers shaking hands in ceremony

Time for Change: The Kathy Bruyere Story

Directed by Daniel Bernardi

A remarkable woman challenges two centuries of Navy tradition and discrimination, becoming a champion for equal opportunities to serve on-board ship and in combat — all while rising to the rank of captain and becoming a source of strength to her family.

Women soldiers holding weapons

Ultimate Sacrifices: CPT Jennifer Moreno

Directed by Daniel Bernardi

The story of US Army Captain Jennifer Moreno, from a leader in the JROTC program at San Diego High School to her elite assignment in the Cultural Support Team in Afghanistan. Those close to her remember her life and legacy from an underprivileged background, her career in the military, to her sacrifice in the line of duty.

Dates & Times


Museum of Photographic Arts

Mon, May 15
6:00 pm