Starts Friday, NOVEMBER 17 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
Thanks to our community partner, Humane Borders.
“Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.
The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity? (Dir. by Ai WeiWei, 2017, Germany, in English, 145 mins., Rated PG-13)”
Blog for Arizona readers don’t come here for flash. You come here for wide-ranging political content that is not driven by advertising revenue.
Today, we made a few upgrades to the site to facilitate finding the years worth of blog posts that reside here.
At multiple events around town, activists sing the praises of Blog for Arizona‘s Community Calendar, which is maintained by Carolyn Classen, and of the AZ Blue Meanie’s Sunday morning Political Calendar.
To make the Community Calendar more visible, we have added a list of upcoming events to the home page. The full Community Calendar still can be found by clicking on the calendar tab at the top of the home page. Additional Community stories can be found by clicking “Community” in the word cloud. Clicking “Political Calendar” in the word cloud, will take you to the AZ Blue Meanie’s Sunday posts.
We also have added a Blog Post Calendar widget to the home page. This handy item helps readers find blog posts from a specific day– for example the popular political cartoons, also posted on Sunday mornings by the AZ Blue Meanie, or perhaps you want to see blog posts from election day, just click on the date.
The VOTE! section has been updated, with links to the Arizona Legislature, Arizona House Membership, Arizona Senate Membership, Capitol TV Video feed and archives, and bill tracking. Now it’s easier to keep an eye on what’s happening in Phoenix.
Last but not least, we welcome blogger Larry Bodine to Blog for Arizona. He has already written some block buster posts about the political races and the Koch Brothers Freedom School at the UA. He and education activist Linda Lyon are the two newest bloggers at BfAZ.
“Our Vision for the Festival
Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival provides a popular annual event that brings together key individuals, organizations, and companies in our community who are working to help us not just envision but also create a resilient future for Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Building Resilience, Creating Community The motto of the Festival expresses how this family event is as much a community expo as it is a celebration of local and regional actions promoting sustainability.
This Festival is your opportunity to share what’s happening now and explore what each of us individually and all of us as a community can do heading into the future.”
November 12, 2017
525 N Bonita Ave,
Free Admission/ Family Friendly
Reporting on the 3 City of Tucson Council races and several propositions for the General Election 2017:
Paul Durham (D) 39, 963 58.80%
Gary Watson (I) 27,373 40.28%
Richard Fimbres (D), incumbent 49,882 94.27%
Mike Cease (G) 4867 6.84%
Steve Kovachik (D), incumbent 42,799 60.18%
Mariano Rodriguez (R) 23,233 32.67%
Congratulations to the winners in Ward 3, 5 and 6.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged City of Tucson Elections, Paul Durham, Prop 202, Prop 204, Prop. 203, Prop. 406, Prop. 454, Prop. 455, Prop. 456, Prop. 457, Prop. 458, Richard Fimbres, Steve Kozachik, Ward 3, Ward 5, Ward 6
John C. Scott
Long time radio talk show host John C. Scott returned yesterday to his political broadcasting via Tucson Progressive Media online. He will be hosting this show,
M to F, at high noon for one hour. Listen live via their website:
More info on Tucson Progressive Media from their FB page:
“Here you can find great programming of radio and podcast shows from Wisconsin, California, and of course Tucson, Arizona.
Just go to our Tucson Progressive Media website above and hit the blue button labeled “Click Here to Hear!” This takes you to the streaming site, click at the top in black the current show at (now playing).
Listen in on our great shows:
-Voices of the West (Weekly)
-Steve Leal’s All Things Political
(Weekly and live podcast Thurs 12-1 pm)
-Devils Advocate (Daily Radio show from M-F)
-Truth for America (Episodic Education shows playing)
-Zona Politics (Weekly)
-The John C Scott show (live Daily M-F 12-1 pm, except Thursdays).
46 independent movies from Nov. 8 to 16, mostly at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. You can see each individually or buy an All-Access pass, or Film Festival pass.
Schedule here: https://loftfilmfest.org/films/
“Revenge of the Nerds” with star Curtis Armstrong (aka “Booger”) in person!
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30pm
DIRECTED BY Jeff Kanew, 1984, USA, 90 mins, Rated R
“Meet acclaimed actor Curtis Armstrong in person at a special screening of the
1984 comedy classic, Revenge of the Nerds, filmed in Tucson on the University of
Arizona campus! Curtis will participate in a post-film Q&A, and copies of his new
memoir, Revenge of the Nerd: Or … The Singular Adventures of the Man Who WouldBe Booger, will be available for sale and signing at this event following the Q&A,courtesy of University of Arizona BookStores. Please note there is a two item limitper person for the signing. Signatures and photographs are free.
Nerds, Nerds, Nerds, Nerds, NERDS! In the beloved Tucson-shot college comedy
Revenge of the Nerds, geeky freshmen Gilbert (Anthony Daniels) and Lewis (Robert
Carradine) are having a hard time fitting in among the jocks and cool kids at
Adams College (played by the University of Arizona).”
“My Neighbor Totoro” / Free Outdoor Screening! Friday, November 10 at 6:30pm FREE ADMISSION DIRECTED BY Hayao Miyazaki, 1988, Japan, 86 mins, “Rated G Join us for a free outdoor screening of one of the most endearing and internationally renowned family films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. As with much of Miyazaki’s work, at its core My Neighbor Totoro is about human-kind’s relationship to the Earth, and viewers are left with a sense of wonder at the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world around us. This special Loft Film Fest screening will take place outdoors at Himmel Park on “Hippie Hill”, located at 1000 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716. FREE ADMISSION. *Please bring your own seating.”