Film

“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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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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2nd Annual Tucson Terror Fest Delivers Chills

2nd Annual Tucson Terror Fest Delivers Chills

October 18, 2012 |

Southern Arizona’s only festival dedicated to horror films, the Tucson Terror Fest is back in session this weekend, October 18-20. With a slate of both feature and short films from around the country, the fest is a great way to get in the mood for Halloween with world-class scares on the big screen. While most […]

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2012 Tucson Film and Music Festival

2012 Tucson Film and Music Festival

October 11, 2012 |

Now in its eight annual iteration, the homegrown Tucson Film and Music Festival returns to Tucson on October 11-14. Featuring a great selection of films about music, local music and special events, this year’s fest again delivers a unique and engaging array of activities. With a total of 35 films on tap, including 15 premiere […]

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Come Discover The Avenue at The Screening Room

Come Discover The Avenue at The Screening Room

September 14, 2012 |

“I see the Screening Room as this gem that not everyone knows about,” says Karen Greene, one of the founders of Mind Our Own Businesses, a community group focused on getting people downtown and on 4th Avenue while the street construction fences are up. Her latest project: getting folks to come see The Avenue, a […]

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AZ Underground Film Fest Marks Milestone

AZ Underground Film Fest Marks Milestone

September 5, 2012 |

by Herb Startford The Arizona Underground Film Festival will start its fifth year with a roar. Growing by leaps and bounds, this home-grown fest is chock full of diverse and interesting films that you won’t see elsewhere; actually, one of the reasons is that many of them are Arizona premieres. In fact, many of the […]

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Distillation of Discovery

Distillation of Discovery

October 1, 2011 |

If you think you know about Prohibition, think again. Behind the mobsters’ violence, the flappers’ shimmy and the teetotalers’ moralistic stance is an intriguing, complex era of American history eloquently rendered by directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in their newest documentary, “Prohibition.” Mr. Burns aptly describes the film as “firing on all cylinders.” “It […]

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