Filmmakers traveled to Zanskar, ringed by high Himalayan mountains in northwest India and one of the most remote places on the planet, to tell the story of Tibetan Buddhism.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:00 am
The Arizona International Film Festival, which highlights new films by independent filmmakers will be showing films at DesertView on April 23 and April 30 at 2:15 and 7 p.m. The same films are shown at both times and admission to either screening is $3 (cash only).
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 4:00 am
Film director Sande Zeig knew she had to make a movie about the
Native American women before she even spoke to them. She was
walking through Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport in 2006
when the bright yellow shirts in which they were all clad caught
her eye. But it was the vibe they cast that drew her in.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:00 am
Some people say everything happens for a reason – not that I’ve
always concurred, but an experience at a friend’s house just a few
weeks ago got me to thinking.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 11:00 pm
'How to Train Your Dragon'
Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C., In 'How to Train Your Dragon,' actors Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera play the kinds of roles they've always wanted. Northwest movie reviewer Shane Feinstein had the chance to interview each of them by phone.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 11:00 pm
April 20, 2005 - What some may see as a junkyard filled with
broken window panes and rusty cars, Krysta Jabczenski sees as a lot
filled with inspiration, and the 18-year-old immediately gets to
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:00 am
Jack Black thinks “Kung Fu Panda 2” is better than its
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 am
“Ed Gein, The Musical," the controversial indie film about a
murderous, cannibalistic necrophiliac, will have its Arizona
premiere this weekend at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.,
in downtown Tucson.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 3:00 am
Film fans in Northwest Tucson are happy to know that the
DesertView Theater in SaddleBrooke is showing selections from the
Arizona International Film Festival on the next two Tuesdays –
April 12 and 19.
Contributed photo, The comedy “A Matter of Size” will preview Jan. 9 at the DesertView Performing Arts Center two weeks prior to the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. “You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy the film,” say event organizers.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am
Hazy smoke filled the air as flames illuminated the night skies
over Tucson that tragic night in December 1970.
photo by Fred Bear Sr., Half of the sign on the Hotel Pioneer shut down the night of Dec. 19, 1970 when 28 people died in a fire that raged through the downtown building. A documentary film commemorating the event is titled “Hot Pion,” named for the neon sign atop the hotel.
courtesy photo, Smoke obscured the view of the Hotel Pioneer in downtown Tucson. Fire destroyed the building on the night of Dec. 19, 1970. A firefighter who helped battle the blaze has produced a documentary film to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the event.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:00 am
The 18th annual Tucson Jewish Film Festival will feature unique
documentaries and award-winning films from around the world.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 3:47 pm
"Oblivion” is another movie that seems better suited for a video game than a motion picture. Watching the characters engage in endless shoot outs and explore vast, abandoned terrains, all you want to do is get your hands on a controller. Since a movie is unequipped with game play, though, you’re forced to sit back and merely observe the story. Then again, most modern video games have more three-dimensional characters and smarter plots than “Oblivion.” This science fiction mystery from director Joseph Kosinski isn’t completely without some good ideas, elevating it above “Transformers” schlock. It’s just unfortunate those ideas never meld into anything that intriguing.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:00 am
Oftentimes, it seems like Americans shy away from seeing foreign films. Perhaps it is because they are hesitant to see a film whose stars are not recognizable, or perhaps it is because they do not enjoy reading subtitles. Either way, foreign films seem like they are only for the most dedicated of movie goers.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am
The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) has announced its
complete entertainment line-up for the seventh annual event, which
heats up Oct. 6-10. It can be viewed at
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:00 am
Phoenix FearCON V, the largest independent horror film festival
and convention in Arizona, is now accepting entries. Filmmakers may
submit their feature-length (75 minutes or longer) and short films
(30 minutes or less) for consideration at next year’s FearCON,
which is scheduled for Oct. 13, 2012. For more information, visit
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:00 am
The Tucson Film & Music Festival is now accepting entries
for its seventh annual festival, scheduled for Oct. 7-10. The
festival is a weekend-long event featuring live music and films,
and emphasizing films and filmmakers with a connection to Arizona
or the Southwest. TFMF accepts documentaries, narrative features,
shorts and music videos.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am
The staged reading of the future 35-minute short film called
“Tolerance” is slated for Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. at
Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave. in downtown Tucson.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:00 am
For the first time, movie enthusiasts in Northwest Tucson will
get a sneak peek this Sunday at two entries in the Tucson
International Jewish Film Festival two weeks before the annual
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:00 am
An eighth-grade student at Tortolita Middle School has won first
place in a public service announcement competition of the Arizona
Student Film Festival.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:00 am
DesertView Theater in SaddleBrooke's DesertView Performing Arts
Center has been selected as an exhibition site for the 20th
anniversary Arizona International Film Festival touring