Arizona Alumni Association - April 10, 2017

VFX Special Effects

Helping alumni get a positive career start is one of the primary focuses of the Hanson Film Institute. “We provide programing that supplements their degrees, and we work in partnership with the film and television programs to help them get jobs,” says Vicky Westover, the institute’s director. Scott Aaron Silver, ’09, got his start through an internship arranged by the institute. A visual effects production supervisor with 20th Century Fox, Silver’s credits include “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Maze Runner.” He currently is in Hawaii working on the adventure film “Jumanji.” Another Wildcat happy to be hard at work making dreams come to life.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:30pm-6:30pm

This Is The Way We Begin And End Things:

A Conversation About Poetry & Film

Join the UA Hanson Film Institute and the UA Poetry Center for an hour-long conversation about collaboration through film and poetry with Ofelia Zepeda and Jonathan VanBallenberghe. The event will feature a screening of their collaborative film “O’odham Dances,” a reading of additional poetry by Zepeda, and thoughts from both artists on collaborative relationships and intersections.

Indiewire, 3.09.2017

»Film Festival Roundup

With a focus on presenting the best of the latest films from Mexico, co-directors Vicky Westover and Carlos Gutiérrez have this year selected films ranging from a bizarre-yet-true crime story from veteran auteur and “master of the Mexican bizarre” Arturo Ripstein, to a debut documentary from director María José Cuevas that swept multiple awards at … Continue reading »Film Festival Roundup

Arizona Public Media, 03.22.2017

»Festival Aims for Nuanced Representation of Mexican Cinema

Tucson Cine Mexico continues its streak with a 14th year working to represent the diversity of cinema coming from our neighbor to the south. Started in 2004, organizers said it’s the longest-running contemporary Mexican cinema festival in the U.S., and the only one of its kind in Arizona. “Year by year, there is a growing … Continue reading »Festival Aims for Nuanced Representation of Mexican Cinema

FILM FESTIVAL

TUCSON CINE MEXICO

March 22-26, 2017

The Hanson Film Institute is proud to present Tucson Cine Mexico 2017, taking place March 22 – 26! Visit our new website www.tucsoncinemexico.org for the festival schedule and to reserve your free seats. This year’s festival – all Arizona Premieres – features a mix of dramas, thrillers and award-winning documentaries, and an Artist Talk by visiting filmmaker Maria José Cuevas, director of Opening Night Film Bellas de noche. Full schedule available at www.tucsoncinemexico.org

UA presents in affiliation with Tucson Cine Mexico

TROKER (live) AND ‘THEY GREY AUTOMOBILE’ (1919)

March 23, 2017 7:30pm - Fox Theater, Downtown Tucson

Live at the Fox Theater in Tucson, the musical group Troker will debut their newest project providing a live, original score for the classic 1919 Mexican silent film, The Grey Automobile/El Automovil Gris. The Grey Automobile was directed by Erique Rosas and filmed in Mexico City prior to the Mexican film boom of the 1920s. It is one of the few surviving Mexican silent films. Rosas filmed on location where the actual events occurred, giving audiences a rare glimpse into the city streets of the late 1910s.

Tucson Cine Mexico

Artist/Filmmaker Talk “Heroines of Sin & Pleasure” with Maria Jose Cuevas

March 22nd, 2017: 6pm - Tucson Museum of Art Lobby

In collaboration with the Tucson Museum of Art, the Hanson Film Institute is thrilled to host María José Cuevas, director of the award-winning documentary Bellas de noche, at an Artist Talk on Thursday, March 22 at 6:00pm at the Tucson Museum of Art lobby. In this talk, featuring sensational magazine spreads and film excerpts from the archive, Cuevas will discuss the powerful emergence of the showgirls in an era of economic crisis and the growing wave of women’s liberation, the history of this erotic art form, and what has become of it today. A Tucson Cine Mexico 2017 special event!

Presented by DocScapes

WAKING DREAM: Short films on immigration by Theo Rigby

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm (FREE) LOFT CINEMA

Presented by DocScapes

Theo Rigby is a director, cinematographer and interactive storyteller based out of San Francisco. He believes in the power of image and sound to create awareness and dialogue about the world’s most pressing social and political issues. Theo Rigby will be in person at the Loft Cinema to discuss his award winning documentary film work including ‘Immigration Nation’ (iNation), a series of short films that showcased on the New York Times website, broadcast nationally on PBS, and was shown at the New York Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. His film ‘Sin Pais (Without Country)’ won a Student Academy Award and has screened in over 30 film festivals. See his most recent project focused on the contemporary Sanctuary movement, ‘Waking Dream’.

Presented by DocScapes

FINDING OSCAR (Ryan Suffern, 2016)

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 6:30pm (FREE) - AME Auditorium, U of A

Presented by DocScapes

Directed by Ryan Suffern, ‘Finding Oscar’ explores the story of a 1982 massacre in the small Guatemalan town of Dos Erres. The massacre claimed the lives of 200 people – men, women and children – except two small boys who survived only to be stolen and raised by their attackers. The film tells the story of the search for justice by prosecutors and others, which ultimately led to the discovery of the two survivors. Producer Scott Greathead, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. (2016)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 – 7:30pm – THE LOFT CINEMA (FREE)

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: The Story of the San Antonio Four

After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witch hunt era of the 80’s and 90’s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration in this riveting ‘True Crime’ tale. In 1994, four women were accused, tried and convicted of the heinous sexual … Continue reading Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 – 7:30pm – THE LOFT CINEMA (FREE)