Cinema brings communities together, inspires emotions and reshapes the way people see the world. Film transcends physical borders despite any obstacles, and that’s precisely what the “Film at the Fence” screening aims to do this Thursday, Oct. 19.
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For those looking for some fun ways to spend time with family in Tucson, here’s a list of five things to do over the weekend.
All that was known to the Tucson Film Festival audience about “Everything Beautiful is Far Away” was that it was a science fiction film about a man, a girl and a robot looking for a lake in the midst of a desert.
The day her parents brought home a Brillo box sculpture by Andy Warhol, Lisanne Skyler had no idea the piece would become the catalyst for a future documentary.
“S-Town” is the podcast that explores this town and the people who have called it home for generations. Executive producer Brian Reed leaves no stone left unturned and digs through the confusion to see the real Woodstock, Alabama, and the real McLemore.
Mapping Q has returned to the UA Museum of Art for its fifth exhibition and is allowing LGBTQ youth to examine representation within the museum and its artwork.
“Rabbits” is a story about a journalist’s search for her missing best friend and the frightening alternate reality game that ties into her disappearance. The main character Carly Parker is tired of police ignoring her concerns about her best friend Yumiko, and decides to do some digging herself — but she quickly gets wrapped up in the strange and complicated ARG known only as Rabbits.
The UA College of Fine Arts boasts an array of talented students across a variety of disciplines. Art is meant to be shared and it is an integral part of an art student’s college career to exhibit their art to peers, mentors and the public, but throughout the year, there are too many public performances to count.
Some college seniors write thesis papers; others assemble a portfolio or complete a research project. Each major has some sort of senior capstone that requires students to utilize the skills they’ve learned over their past four years, and for those completing their Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in film and television, that capstone takes the form of a short film.
LGBT students and allies get that second chance to have the prom they always wanted this Saturday, April 22, at Second Chance Prom. Hosted by the ASUA Pride Alliance here on campus, Second Chance Prom is an annual event and one of the biggest the organization hosts each year for the UA LGBT community.
There are 196 countries in the world. Each has a culture of its own, made up of music, art, clothing, traditions and food of the people who call that country home. Tucson has a more diverse selection of cultures than many cities in the United States, boasting restaurants and shops from all over the world, but not all cultures are celebrated as widely or often. Bring on the Flavours of Malaysia.
The school of dance at the UA is one of the top in the nation and has been developing an international name for itself thanks to the talent of both its students and faculty. This year’s “Spring Collection” showcase will close out the 2016-17 season with a variety of performances, displaying what the UA School of Dance is all about.
Among the bars, shops and restaurants lining the short, crowded University Boulevard at Main Gate Square, a new take on fast, healthy food has opened its doors to the community. Cup It Up American Grill held its grand opening on Saturday, April 1, and presents a new take on build-your-own-entrée.
Animated Arizona Film Festival is holding its premiere weekend this Friday and Saturday at the Screening Room in downtown Tucson. The festival is a celebration of all sorts of animation and will shine the spotlight on those dedicated and passionate enough to tell stories through this medium.
Film lovers of all ages and cultures unite. Tucson Cine Mexico is bringing some of our southern neighbor’s best contemporary films to town.Tucson Cine Mexico has been a staple of the city’s film festival lineup since 2004 and is the longest-running showcase of contemporary Mexican films in the country.
The Peace Corps is bringing the world to the Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom this Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. for the 2017 Peace Corps Fair. According to their mission statement, the Peace Corps endeavor to accomplish three goals in order to promote world peace and friendship and with this fair, they are working towards the third: “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.”
There’s nothing more Tucson than La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, otherwise known as the Tucson Rodeo. It is a staple of life in this Southern Arizona city that has been the home to cowboys and cowgirls for over a hundred years. The event began back in 1925 and has since brought thousands of spectators from all over the world to Tucson every February.
Igor Stravinsky is widely known as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, and one of his revolutionary ballets is coming to Tucson to honor the 100 year anniversary of its creation. The UA School of Dance and Fred Fox School of Music are collaborating to perform “Les Noces,” a story of marriage told through dance and music.
Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Fourth Avenue sits a one-room dance studio. The place is right off of Hoff Street, which is more of an alleyway than a street. A painted wooden sign directs patrons to the studio known as Floor Polish.From Zumba to Jazzercise, dance fitness has become immensely popular over the last five years or so. Floor Polish is an independent studio bringing this fun activity to the Tucson community.
Get ready to be scared silly. The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama is returning to The Loft Cinema this Saturday, Jan. 28. From 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the theater will marathon seven specially chosen horror movies to chill the audience’s blood and make their skin crawl.