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!

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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’.

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FINDING OSCAR (Ryan Suffern, 2016)

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

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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)

Hanson Film Institute co-presents

Inside Track 2016: GET REAL, Breaking Into Reality TV

December 2, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Industry professionals and reality TV winner convene in Tucson for panel. Opportunity for locals to pitch their own reality TV ideas.
Anthony Michael - Ink Magazine
TUCSON, AZ [November 15, 2016] – Film Tucson and the UA Hanson Film Institute will co-present the latest Inside Track panel entitled “GET REAL: Breaking into Reality TV” on Friday December 2 at the Center for Creative Photography. The panel will explore the world of reality TV or, in entertainment industry terms, “unscripted” television. Three industry professionals will join reality TV winner Anthony Michaels to provide insider information on how reality TV is made, the types of shows producers are looking for, how to get a reality TV show idea in front of an industry decision-maker, strategies for winning once you’re a contestant, and more. Also, locals with an idea for a reality TV show are invited to enter the Inside Track contest. Winners will get to pitch their idea to the panelists.
The panelists include Tucson-based Anthony Michaels, who won first place in Season 7 of Spike TV’s Ink Master. Anthony competed to win $100,000 and a cover story in 247 Ink. He will be joined by reality TV producer Ryane Belafsky, agent Nir Caspi, and Josh Murphy, development executive at Pilgram Media Group. The Los Angeles-based Belafsky, Caspi and Murphy are all University of Arizona alumni, with degrees in Media Arts, Finance and Media Arts Producing respectively.

HANSON IN THE NEWS

Apache 8, documenting the first all-women wildland firefighter crew, to open the 2016 United Nations Film Festival

UA’s Hanson Film Institute produced the film about the crew members, all from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Northern Arizona

Programmers of the United Nations Documentary Film Festival (UNAFF) have selected APACHE 8, produced by the University of Arizona’s Hanson Film Institute, to be the festival’s 2016 Opening Night film. Nita Quintero, a firefighter featured in the film, and Vicky Westover, Hanson Film Institute director and a producer of the film, will be in attendance at the screening, taking place at the Aquarius Theatre in Palo Alto California on October 20, 2016.

Directed by Sande Zeig, APACHE 8 tells the story of the all-women wildland firefighter crew that has been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the US for over 30 years. The film delves into the heroic lives of the firefighters, all from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, as they overcome gender stereotypes and the problems that come with life on the impoverished reservation to become some of the country’s most elite firefighters…MORE→

DocScapes presents

The Bad Kids

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 – 7:30pm FREE

(Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe, 2016)



Loft Cinema


Presented by DocScapes
http://www.thebadkidsmovie.com/

In Person: Editor Jacob Bricca

At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called “bad kids.”

This observational documentary chronicles one extraordinary principal’s mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. The film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens—a new father who can’t support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home—through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.

MORE about BAD KIDS with Jacob Bricca bio→

Winner of a Special Jury Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

»Read review in Variety

»Read review in the Hollywood Reporter

»Read review in Indiewire

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HANSON DIALOGUES, a brand new conversation series, DEBUTS with

A Conversation on Diversity and Opportunity in Hollywood

with Film and TV Producer Moctesuma Esparza

Friday April 29, 2016
7–8:30pm FREE

Fox Tucson Theatre
17 W Congress St, Tucson

The Hanson Film Institute debuts its brand new conversation series HANSON DIALOGUES, with top talents and creators in the Film and Television Industry and moderated by Tucson native, UA alumnus and Emmy Award winning producer and humorist Peter Murrieta
More about HANSON DIALOGUES, Moctesuma Esparza and Peter Murrieta→

Presented by Hanson Dialogues

Hanson Dialogues

Tucson Cine Mexico presents a special screening in advance of its U.S. theatrical release

THE THIN YELLOW LINE

LA DELGADA LÍNEA AMARILLA

Saturday, April 23, 2016
7:00pm FREE

Director: Celso García | Mexico | Dramedy | 1hr 35min

Director Celso García will be in attendance to receive the Tucson Cine Mexico Jaguar Award for Feature Directorial Debut.

Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18
5455 S Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ

THE THIN YELLOW LINE chronicles five financially strapped men from very different walks of life who are hired to paint the center stripe along 120 miles of Mexican state highway…
MORE about THE THIN YELLOW LINE with director bio→

This special screening, ahead of U.S. theatrical release, is presented by Tucson Cine Mexico.

Tucson Cinemexico

DocScapes presents

DISRUPTION

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
7:30pm FREE

(Pamela Yates, Paco de Onis and Peter Kinoy, 2014)

In Person: Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis

The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ

Can 20 million women upend a continent? A band of Latin American activist economists sets out to change their region, partnering with women marginalized by poverty to challenge accepted notions of how to eradicate inequality… More about DISRUPTION with director bios→

More info at Skylight Films…

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Feb 10-12: Visiting Artist Experimental Filmmaker Peter Rose

Towards a 6th Dimensional Cinema
Exploded View Microcinema
197 E Toole Ave / 520-366-1573
Filmmaker Peter Rose in Person
Co-presented by the Hanson Film Institute
More info at Exploded View Microcinema

Exploded View presents an in-person screening of the visionary work of multimedia artist Peter Rose (Philadelphia). Drawing on his background in mathematics and physics, Rose has been working for over 40 years with time, space, sound and light to conjure higher dimensions of vision. Rose will show a survey of his work to date…
Peter Rose talks in UA classes, plus more about Rose →

WHERE’S THE MONEY? How to Finance an Independent Film

Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm / Free
Center for Creative Photography

Have you dreamed of making a TV show or film but don’t know how to finance it?  Here’s your chance to learn how.  Inside Track’s latest panel discussion, WHERE’S THE MONEY? How to Finance an Independent Film, will inform you and guide you through the process of making your project possible. Continue reading →

The 2015 Bisbee Film Festival!

Critically Acclaimed, Diverse Films to Screen at Bisbee Film Festival

Bisbee Film Festival 2015NOV 18 – 22, 2015, historic Bisbee, AZ will be the site of the Second Annual Bisbee Film Festival: One People One Planet. Twelve films will be shown, including features from Germany, India/UK and the US, works-in-progress, and University of Arizona student shorts. The curated festival offers free admission. Festival presenters are the University of Arizona Hanson Film Institute and Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. Read more about the 2015 Bisbee Film Festival→

DocScapes presents

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
7pm FREE

(Luisa Dantas, 2010, USA)

IN PERSON: Luisa Dantas

The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ

Through the eyes of urban planners, community organizers, displaced youth, immigrant workers, and public housing residents, this verité-style documentary reveals how the story of New Orleans is the story of urban America… Continue reading →

More info at Go to landofopportunitymovie.com →

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A World Premiere!

THE WOUNAAN TRILOGY

The 2015 inaugural event of the
Indigenous People's Film Forum

Co-directed and produced by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Perry Kennedy
Center for Creative Photography University of Arizona
1030 N Olive Road
Admission FREE

Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:30pm
Film #1- Wounaan: A People of the Rainforest
Honorable Mention, XI Festival Internacional de Cine y Video de las Pueblos lndfgenas
IN PERSON: DR. ELIZABETH KENNEDY

Sunday October 4, 2015, 1pm
Film #2 -Rainforest Technology: the Wounaan House and Canoe
Film #3 -Rainforest Technology: Wounaan Agriculture
IN PERSON: DR. ELIZABETH KENNEDY AND DR. JULIE VELAZQUEZ RUNK

The Wounaan Trilogy documents major elements of Wounaan social life, before it was ravaged by…
More about The Wounaan Trilogy→