Learn about the Tucson premiere of a film that has been unseen since it was made in 1968. Off the Street tells how a group of ethnically diverse New York teens were given a chance to leave the city for a summer, to take intensive art classes at Vermont Academy. Mark talks with filmmaker Jere Michael, now an Arizona retiree, and Bernard Stanley Hoyes, one of the kids in the program who today has a career as a fine art painter. The Hanson Film Institute presents the world premiere of Off the Street on Tuesday. Click the image to follow the link and listen to the broadcast.
The Hanson Film Institute and the the UA Fred Fox School of Music present a free screening of the 1961 classic film PARIS BLUES, with an introduction by UA School of Music Assistant Professor and jazz curator Keith Pawlak.
Featuring an Oscar-nominated score by Duke Ellington and a rambunctious cameo by Louis Armstrong, Paris Blues is a tribute to jazz. Set in Paris in the 1960s, the film stars Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier as American musicians who must decide between their artistic integrity in the city of lights and the call to return home. “Ageing like a fine wine, this offbeat affair … is also one of the most delightful jazz movies ever made.” Radio Times
Part of Music + Festival 2017.
Stacy Howard, a UA School of Theatre, Film & Television student, has been awarded a 2017 Public Media internship by broadcaster Vision Maker Media. Stacy is one of three students nationwide to be selected for the competitive program, and the first University of Arizona student to do so.