Author Archive: Herb Stratford

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Dreaming Big. Really Big. In Widescreen Even.

Dreaming Big. Really Big. In Widescreen Even.

May 11, 2013 |

Filmmaking students often toil in obscurity with only their family, friends and fellow filmmakers for support while they work on a project. They rarely get a chance to see their work on the big screen, with all of the related hoopla and attention of their “professional” peers. Well, that’s not how it works at the […]

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Arizona International Film Festival

Arizona International Film Festival

April 10, 2013 |

Where can you see over 130 different films, from 32 different countries, over a period of just 17 days? No, it’s not the Sundance Film Festival, or even the Toronto International Film Festival, which would require travel to some cold locales. The answer, for the 22nd year in a row, is the Arizona International Film […]

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“Catnip: Egress To Oblivion” Wows at Sundance

“Catnip: Egress To Oblivion” Wows at Sundance

March 22, 2013 |

Tucson filmmaker Jason Willis’ journey to indie credibility reached an apex of sorts with the recent Sundance Film Festival screening of his short film “Catnip: Egress To Oblivion.” Willis, who grew up on a steady diet of low budget educational films in his home in Kansas, has become a sought-after freelance filmmaker with clients including […]

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Tucson Cine Mexico Film Festival

Tucson Cine Mexico Film Festival

March 22, 2013 |

Delivering An Ultimate Film Combination Platter For 2013 The 8th Annual Tucson Cine Mexico Film Festival, which brings the best films in contemporary Mexican Cinema to town, will have its most eclectic line up ever when it debuts March 20-24. The festival, presented in partnership by the Hanson Film Institute at the University of Arizona, […]

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LGBTQ Film Festival Returns to Tucson

LGBTQ Film Festival Returns to Tucson

January 23, 2013 |

In a town that is blessed with a multitude of excellent film festivals, one has to wonder if there are any cinematic stories not yet being told. The “Out in the Desert: Tucson’s International LGBTQ Film Festival,” will tell many new stories January 24 – 27, 2013. The 2nd annual film festival will present 164 […]

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Arts & Culture Guy – January 2013

Arts & Culture Guy – January 2013

January 20, 2013 |

Etherton Gallery A new exhibit at the Etherton Gallery features top-notch artists with striking visual work that will leave you dazzled long after you have left the gallery. Joel-Peter Witkin’s beautiful yet horrific images are joined by new work from mixed media artists Holly Roberts and Alice Leora Briggs. The show will run through April […]

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ZUZI! Continues to Soar after 15 Years

ZUZI! Continues to Soar after 15 Years

December 10, 2012 |

What flies through the air every winter solstice for the past 15 years? It’s not the Great Pumpkin, but rather one of Tucson’s most unique and best loved dance companies, ZUZI! who will present their 15th Annual Solstice Gala performance at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, December 21.The ZUZI! company, known for both their […]

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Arts and Culture Guy

Arts and Culture Guy

December 1, 2012 |

Jane Austen’s “Emma” A lavish new musical production of one of Jane Austen’s most beloved heroines, Emma, comes to life on stage at the Temple of Music and Art. Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company, the production, with music, lyrics and book by Tony award-winner Paul Gordon, runs through December 22. The classic tale of […]

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Loft Film Festival Delivers Cinema Delights

Loft Film Festival Delivers Cinema Delights

November 7, 2012 |

Mark your calendar cinema fans, November 8-15, the Loft Cinema will again deliver a stunning array of films. Presenting their second annual “Loft Film Festival,” Tucson’s art house cinema extraordinaire has again programmed a killer festival with 40+ films to experience. With documentaries, narrative features, shorts and even a concert film, the festival will keep […]

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Arts And Culture Guy

Arts And Culture Guy

November 4, 2012 |

Arizona Opera The Tucson Music Hall will host what some consider the most beautiful and tragic love stories ever told—Romeo et Juliette by the Arizona Opera. The timeless tale of star-crossed lovers, set in 14th century Verona, is Shakespeare’s ultimate love story. Performed in French with English subtitles, this opera by Charles Gounod, features Metropolitan […]

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