Category Archives: Tucson

“Human Flow” documentary on refugees at Loft Cinema

Human Flow

 

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 Flowan 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)”

https://loftcinema.org/film/human-flow/

Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival on Nov. 12

“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
Sunday, 11AM-4PM
@ YWCA
525 N Bonita Ave,
Tucson, AZ

Free Admission/ Family Friendly

https://envisiontucsonsustainable.weebly.com/

2017 General Election results – City of Tucson

Reporting on the 3 City of Tucson Council races and several propositions for the General Election 2017:

Ward 3

Paul Durham (D) 39, 963   58.80%

Gary Watson (I)  27,373    40.28%

Ward 5

Richard Fimbres (D), incumbent  49,882   94.27%

Ward 6

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.

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Talk show host John C. Scott now online at Tucson Progressive Media

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:

www.tucsonprogressivemedia.com.

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)

and
-The John C Scott show (live Daily M-F 12-1 pm, except Thursdays).

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2017 Loft Film Fest

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/

Highlights:

“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.”

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New route for 2017 All Souls Procession

2017 Poster Artwork by: Jessica Gonzales

The All Souls Procession Weekend

“MMOS’s flagship event began as an individual performance piece by Tucson artist, Susan Johnson in 1990. Today All Souls has now become one of the most authentic public ceremonies in North America today. Over 150,000 people from all walks of life come together every fall in Downtown Tucson to commemorate, honor, mourn and celebrate the passing of our ancestors and loved ones.

In the months leading up to the Procession, free, family-friendly workshops are offered to the public. In addition, MMOS gives people the opportunity to experience the event through projects like the Urn and Video Ancestry Project.”

Many Mouths One Stomach: www.manymouths.org for info.   All Souls Procession no longer starting at University Blvd. /N. 4th Avenue, but moving west of Santa Cruz wash, to Grande Avenue, then to Bonita Ave. See map below. Same finale location at Mercado San Agustin lot, 100 S. Avenida Convento, south of Congress Street.  Info at http://allsoulsprocession.org/.

For weekend events go to: http://allsoulsprocession.org/events/, including Procession of Little Angels at Amory Park.