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Film festival brings international flair

Film festival brings international flair

By ROBYN ZELICKSON The world arrived in Tucson last month, courtesy of the Arizona International Film Festival. AIFF took place from April 14 to May 1 at The Screening Room, located downtown at 127 E. Congress St. Over the course of the festival’s 25 years, 95 countries have submitted films. “We received over 800 submissions […]

Film festivals for every cinephile

Film festivals for every cinephile

by TRAVIS BRASSCH October is one of those special months when the weather begins to cool and going to a movie seems preferable to a backyard cookout. Luckily, Tucson is a hub for art and film, and this month two major film festivals took place. The Loft, located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., hosted its […]

Firefighter lights up Tucson’s film industry

Firefighter lights up Tucson’s film industry

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Alan Williams, a Tucson firefighter and filmmaker, has been working to bring the Tucson film industry together and help the community at the same time. He is one of the founders of Picture Arizona, an organization whose goal is to grow the local film industry and to increase revenue for small business […]

Film students bring 'Dead Meat' to life

Film students bring ‘Dead Meat’ to life

  By SEBASTIAN BARAJAS Chaos ensues when an exiled citizen brings a curse to town upon his return. That’s the premise of a “zombie western” movie titled “Dead Meat” being produced by Pima Community College digital arts students under the direction of instructor David Wing. Students planned production throughout the fall semester and shot footage […]