The Future of Film in Arizona
MONDAY, MAY 21 AT 7 PM | free ADMISSION to Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
Eager to know more about the Arizona film industry and its future? Interested in how you can help to grow it? Be part of the solution. Come hear what you can do to nurture, promote, and support the Future of Film in Arizona.
Panelists include Steve Brain – President, Arizona Film & Media Coalition, Shelli Hall – Director, Film Tucson at Visit Tucson, Matthew Earl Jones – Director, Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media, and Genie Joseph, Ph.D. – President, Independent Film Arizona. The conversation will be moderated by Lorna Soroko, writer, producer and former L.A.-based studio executive.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged Future of Film in Arizona, Genie Joseph, Jonathan Rothschild, Loft Cinema, Lorna Soroko, Mathew Earl Jones, Shelli Hall, Steve Brain, Steve Kozachik
Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet
Saturday, May 19, 2018 (7:00PM – 9:00PM)
Tanque Verde Swap Meet
4100 S. Palo Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ 85719
“Pima County Public Library invites you to start the summer off right with a fun, exciting Family Fiesta!
¡La Biblioteca Pública del Condado Pima y el Tanque Verde Swap Meet los invita a celebrar el gran inicio del Programa de Lectura de Verano con una fiesta para toda la familia!
- Meet Curious George and Clifford |Saluden a Jorge el Curioso y a Clifford
- Enjoy live action stories and a craft activity | Deléitense con divertidos cuentos y una manualidad juvenil
- Browse the Bookmobile for books to borrow | Exploren el Bookmobile de la biblioteca
- Take home free seeds from the Seed Library | Llévanse semillas gratis de la Biblioteca de semillas
- Take home a brand new book to keep | Llévense a casa un libro gratis
- Start the Summer Reading Program |IEmpiezen el Programa de Lectura de Verano
Thanks to Tanque Verde Swap Meet, PCPL Seed Library, Make Way for Books, andFriends of the Pima County Public Library.”
Starts Friday, MAY 11 at the Loft cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
“Special thanks to our community partner NOW (National Organization of (for) Women).
As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining gender-discrimination law.
Intent on systematically releasing women from second-class status, she argued six pivotal gender-bias cases in the 1970s before an all-male Supreme Court blind to sexism. Now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land. (Dir. by Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018, USA, 97 mins., Rated PG)
May’s Reel Reads Selection! Purchase a copy of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Kinzhnik during the month of May and receive a special “Loft Reel Reads” discount off the cover price – 20% for Loft Cinema members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.”
UPDATE: Tucson NOW is co-hosting the opening night screening on May 11 of the RBG documentary at The Loft. “We’ll also have a brief general meeting before the movie at 6:50 pm on the patio (the movie starts at 7:15 pm).”
Posted in Activism, Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged Antigone Books, Loft Cinema, N.O.W., National Organization for Women, Notorious RBG, RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tucson NOW, U.S. Supreme Court
Left to right: Mary Matiella, Billy Kovacs, Matt Heinz, Bruce Wheeler, Barbara Sherry and Yahya Yuksel.
Some 300 people packed Catalina High School yesterday night for the CD2 Congressional Democratic candidate forum held May 3, 2018, by the Represent Me AZ grassroots PAC. Here are the high points:
- This forum showed what democracy looks like: an open, public and free event, as contrasted with GOP candidate forums which are closed, secretly announced and cost money to attend.
New candidate Yahya Yuksel, an attorney, stole the show with his articulate, quotable and confident presence. Born and raised in Tucson he has worked for Democratic campaigns since he was a teenager, including Gabby Giffords and Mayor Karin Uhlich. “I’m a young Democrat. I’m running because we see a broken Congress, we see constant war, and we see the economy not working for everybody. We need new ideas, not yesterday’s answers,” he says.
- The candidates seethed with resentment for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) which has offended local Democrats by picking candidates so early in the primary. “It is shameful that the DCCC has taken the task, before you have had a chance to vote to endorse a candidate,” Bruce Wheeler said to loud applause. “The outside interference is something that needs to be countered.”
- Mary Matiella zinged Matt Heinz with the question, “What are you doing different this time to make sure you win?” In 2016 Heinz lost in his run for Congress in CD2 by 44,000 votes in a race where he relied mostly on TV ads.
- Ann Kirkpatrick made a mistake by not attending. The forum was an opportunity to capture support and deflect criticism. She leads in fundraising, winning important endorsements, and getting the DCCC support that the other candidates, not surprisingly, begrudge.
- Heinz zinged the absent Kirkpatrick when asked if he would endorse Kirkpatrick if she wins the primary. “It is important that the Democrats nominate a Democrat, he said to loud applause. “As soon as I hear that, I will absolutely endorse them,” he says. Heinz is the leading attacker of Kirkpatrick, criticizing her northern Arizona origin and long-ago top rating from the NRA. Kirkpatrick lives in Tucson and has a “D” rating from the NRA now.
- Veteran legislator Bruce Wheeler is apparently running a one-man campaign. He says he personally collected 95% of his signatures to get on the ballot. Wheeler has only $8,686 on hand, so he is not raising funds effectively.
- After a one-year campaign, Mary Matiella still stumbles over her words and has a hard time making herself clear. In a bizarre argument, she said the EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] had been disbanded and should be brought back. This is not true — because the EEOC is still actively litigating discrimination charges and enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
- Bill Kovacs boldly called for de-funding of ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which is breaking up undocumented families captured at the border. He also says that marijuana should be removed from the forbidden Schedule 1 list of drugs. His says his mother has chronic Crohn’s disease and is a marijuana patient. “When you look at what marijuana and CBD [Cannabidiol] can do for chronic pain, it is a lifeline for America, he says.
- Barbara “Chemtrails” Sherry has become a fringe candidate who currently does not have the 1,274 signatures needed to get on the ballot by the May 30 filing date. She bitterly and incoherently criticized front-runner Kirkpatrick.
Posted in Arizona Congressional Races, Campaigns, Congress, Debates, Economics, Education, Elections, Energy, environment, Gun Policies, Healthcare, Immigration, Larry Bodine, Martha McSally, Party Politics, Primaries, Tucson
Tagged Ann Kirkpatrick, Barbara Sherry, Billy Kovacs, Bruce Wheeler, Gabby Giffords, Karin Uhlich, Mary Matiella, Matt Heinz, Yahya Yuksel