The Hanson Film Institute produces a rich variety of screening events, including signature film festivals and series, often featuring visiting filmmakers in person.
Tucson Cine Mexico
The annual Tucson Cine Mexico is dedicated to bringing the best in contemporary Mexican cinema to film lovers, drawing Anglo and Latino audiences alike. Mexican cinema is at an exceptional moment. Never before have Mexican directors attracted so much attention in the international film arena. Beyond the now‐household names of González Iñárritu, Cuarón, and del Toro, there’s an exciting generation of young filmmakers from different regions in the country who are transforming how Mexicans see and represent themselves on the big screen, and challenging traditional notions of Mexican culture and identity. The exciting wave heralded at the beginning of this decade by films such as AMORES PERROSs and Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN has given way to a strong body of work making Mexico an international and exciting player in world cinema.
Tucson Cine Mexico is a premiere film festival in the US focusing entirely on the work of Mexican directors and producers. The festival is dedicated to presenting the best in contemporary Mexican cinema to a diverse audience.
The Bisbee Film Festival screens US and international films. Selections are curated and focus on how humans treat each other and our environment, with topics covering issues facing our society today and in the future. For five days, the festival offers critically acclaimed, diverse films shown in high quality HD, followed by intimate conversations with the filmmakers and speakers. The 2015 festival was presented in collaboration with the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum.
DocScapes showcases exceptional documentaries and their filmmakers. It brings together UA students and faculty, local filmmakers, and the wider community to explore the current documentary landscape. DocScapes is presented in collaboration with the University of Arizona Center for Documentary.
The Hanson Film Institute works in collaboration with the historic Fox Tucson Theatre in downtown Tucson to program and book films throughout the year focusing on American classic cinema.
Indigenous People’s Film Forum
The Indigenous People’s Film Forum presents films by and about indigenous peoples. The forum’s inaugural event was the 2015 world premiere of THE WOUNAAN TRILOGY, documenting Wounaan (Colombia) social life before it was ravaged by violence and contemporary capitalism.