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07. Sustainability 08. Culture 15. All Souls Procession Guide 22. Art Galleries & Exhibits 25. Loft Film Fest Program 51. Women 52. Events 63. Tunes 69. Scene in Tucson 70. Poetry On the Cover:

The 28th Annual All Souls Procession artwork, by Jessica Gonzales. See the procession guide starting on page 15.

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Gone to Seed: Growing Local Sustainable Food for Free by Craig Baker GROWING A GARDEN is more than a hobby. Yes, it is awesome to be able to supplement your diet with fresh foods picked right in your own backyard, but a garden is also more than a food source. Planting flowers draws pollinators, attracting local bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds in need of refueling and rest during migration. Eating homegrown foods also cuts down on the fuel, agricultural inputs, and packaging necessary to get your store-bought goods from the farm to the produce section at your local grocer. And, according to Gary Paul Nabhan—author and editor of more than thirty books, founder of the University of Arizona’s Center for Regional Food Studies, and current Kellogg Endowed Chair in Southwestern Borderlands Food and Water Security—points out that eating from a home garden also cuts back on waste. “Most food waste is because we bring stuff home and forget about it,” Nabhan says. “We waste about thirty to forty percent of what we bring home from a grocery store.” Picking your produce yourself, he adds, not only ensures that it’s going to be fresher than store bought goods, but Nabhan says that “you’re more likely to use it immediately before it spoils.” And sowing native seeds, in particular, offers additional values to our community, as well. Providing more access to harvestable food for lower income people is one obvious effect of planting native trees throughout the city, but Nabhan points out that growing local food trees also increases shade, helping to cool down the city which has seen an increase in temperature of four degrees Celsius (or about seven degrees Fahrenheit) since World War II. “This is not just part of our identity,” Nabhan says, “is also has functional value in terms of making our city more livable.” And the greater the variety of seeds we grow here, the more resilient and adapted to our unique climate the resulting plants will become in the long run. And clearly this is great with respect to securing our local food system, but it can also benefit other communities that anticipate higher annual temperatures in the coming years as a result of global warming. If you haven’t dug into gardening at home for yourself yet, now is as good a time as any. November is ideal for planting seeds and transplanting crops like greens, peas, herbs, and beets. And, in the words of Community Gardens of Tucson Garden Manager, Jessica Paul, Tucson’s fall growing season is “spectacular.” Admittedly, beginning a garden can be intimidating, especially if you aren’t sure where to turn to get the seed ball rolling. But, according to Nabhan, who has spent the last year working with fifteen different local groups to establish a complete catalog of the local food biodiversity, “Tucson is the city in North America with the best public access to food diversity.” And because of this, it’s really just a matter of familiarizing yourself with the

community resources available to you. In fact, Nabhan insists that “there’s probably something within two miles of anyone in Tucson who wants to join into those activities.” Groups like Mission Gardens, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Desert Harvesters, and several local nurseries offer free or low-cost classes on a variety of gardening topics for participants of all skill levels. And if simply finding a place to plant is presenting a problem, Community Gardens of Tucson has more than two-dozen locations around town which offer plots large enough to support as much as 200 pounds of produce for just $18 a month. Should that cost prove too burdensome, they also offer need-based scholarships for plot rentals, as well as a “sweat equity” program through which community members can maintain a plot for free in exchange for four hours of work in the garden per month. Once you’ve got the plot, it’s time to gather your seeds and/or starters. Both Native Seeds Search and the Community Gardens of Tucson have a yearly planting guide available for free download on their respective websites. Then, stocking your own private seed bank with free seeds is as simple as getting a library card. With more than 1000 seed varieties available for check out at seventeen different branches of the Pima County Public Library, plus an interlibrary loan option for branches without their own seed stock on hand, the Pima County Seed Library is “the largest seed library network in any community in the United States,” according to Nabhan. Seeds are categorized by common name, donor, whether or not they are local varietals, as well as the difficulty of preserving the seeds produced by mature plants. Checking out seeds works just like checking out books and DVDs, and though there is a documentation procedure which helps seed library users return gathered seeds to the library, there are no late fees for those unable to do so. So, stop by the library, plant, harvest, repeat. Bottom line: everything you need to grow food for yourself, your family, and your community is right there at your fingertips. And, thanks to a broad network of innovative local organizations with a bent on securing our community’s agricultural future, you could potentially set yourself up for gardening success without ever spending a dime. Where gaining access to healthy, wholesome, biodiverse foods can be a niche, or even an elitist, endeavor in many communities, in Nabhan’s words, Tucsonans “should feel blessed” that food accessibility here is seen as a basic need rather than a luxury, ensuring access to healthy food systems for all people, regardless of their financial situation. The question now is simply one of how far you want to take it. n November 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 7


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Above: Burning of the urn at the 2016 All Souls Procession finale. Below: Dancers at the finale.

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Walking the Ghost River Tucson’s All Souls Procession, 28 Years On by Gregory McNamee In 1990, Tucson artist Susan Kay Johnson, looking for a way to honor the passing of her father, organized a performance art piece that involved movement, sculpture, and masks, stretching out three days from Halloween to All Souls Day and taking place in various corners of a downtown in which, back then, not much was happening. That first All Souls Weekend, by most accounts, involved thirty or forty participants and not many more spectators, but it drew attention—enough that Johnson, along with Mykl Wells and other artists, pulled together public-arts grant funding for a commemoration the next year. Another year followed, and another, with more artists pitching in, including Steven Eye and kinetic-sculpture mad scientist Ned Schaper, a.k.a. Mat Bevel, who arrived in Tucson in 1992. That was about the time that Paul Weir, a Californian who had been working as a chef in Yosemite National Park, found his way to Tucson to live off-season and became involved in the local arts scene, which, 25 years ago, was evolving in ways whose results are evident today in a revived and decidedly thriving downtown. The growth of small galleries and clubs, ride-ins organized by Bikes Not Bombs, the emergence of the Club Congress as a downtown musical anchor—all were happening at the same time, drawing more and more visitors.

“My first procession was 1991,” says Weir, who soon became a full-time Tucsonan. “There were maybe fifty or sixty people who kind of spilled out from Susan’s studio onto the street. It was pretty much under the radar, unnoticed by the police. But then it began to grow, year after year, almost logarithmically.” Another innovation on the downtown scene arrived in those early days when Nadia Hagen organized the first iteration of Flam Chen, a “circus and fire theater” that has since gone on to gain international renown. Blending performance art, dance, stiltwalking, acrobatics, and other forms of expression with plenty of fire, Flam Chen emerged at about the time that Johnson decided that she no longer wanted to take on the ever-larger job of putting the All Souls Procession together. Enter Hagen, who, with Weir, made an important change in how the event would be staged: Now there would be a dramatic closing, a finale of purifying fire and motion—all the elements of ancient ritual, that is to say, to bring the open-ended procession to a memorable close. “Now there were a few hundred people started walking through the streets, with many more onlookers. We would go through downtown and along Fourth Avenue,” Weir says, “and people would come spilling out of the bars and follow along. That’s when the police started to notice. They started to follow along, too, and yell at people to get out of the street and onto the sidewalk. It was typical continues...

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The calm before the crowd; Paul Weir stands at the site of the 2017 All Souls Procession finale.

Tucson—the police didn’t quite know what to do except yell. Then they’d show up at the Flam Chen finale, look at us, and say, ‘Hey, you with the extension cords, are you in charge here? You look like you’re in charge, so here’s a bill.’ I showed it to Nadia, and we paid it—it was like $1,200, which meant we had to start thinking about more fundraising.” Says Steve Leal, who at the time represented the district including the downtown area as a member of the City Council, “It’s true. At first the police were, let’s say, not very enthusiastic, but only, I think, because it was different and slightly more complicated, from a law-enforcement aspect, from what everyone was used to. We started talking downtown about it, and we tried to pull together a little funding to help with the event.” It was indeed a typical Tucson thing: For a time, nobody was quite sure what to make of a walking parade, at least in a regulatory sense. Parades involving animals, such as the Rodeo Parade, motorized parades such as gatherings of low-riders, bike parades organized by Bikes Not Bombs/BICAS— sure, all had liability issues. So did the All Souls Procession, which now had an organizing group behind it, people who appeared to be in charge, and people who needed to pay bills, putting pressure on Flam Chen to find sponsorship. That work began to stretch out as the bills mounted. Says Weir, “From about 1995 until 1999, it was just a couple of thousand dollars. But then the parade exploded. Thousands of people started to join in. Meanwhile, we began to focus on associated things—for example, taking Susan Johnson’s idea of art pieces

and organizing workshops to teach people how to build puppets, masks, and other things to take with them as they walked.” “By 2003, there were 10,000 people walking, and the bills started to climb. Flam Chen is a for-profit company, and because of that we were limited to just a few grants that we could apply for,” Weir adds. “At that point we started to worry about whether the procession would grow too big for us to handle.” Grow it did: In 2004 there were 20,000 participants, in 2005 there were 30,000, and Hagen, Weir, and their associates had to wrestle with the question of how to keep the All Souls Procession afloat—a familiar story of whether a good thing would be ruined by its own success, with the temptation always there to monetize the thing somehow and make it into a commodity. Flam Chen resisted that temptation, paying for police and fire protection and insurance with the proceeds from performances while staging marvelous performance pieces to accompany the procession—as Weir wryly notes, “At one point we were flying gas balloons with humans hanging from them over a railroad track in the middle of downtown, operating cranes, doing all kinds of dangerous and unorthodox things. I can understand why the city riskmanagement people would have been on us. But it was a matter of function over form: When you get to where you have 10,000 people showing up, how do you do things that everyone can see? Of course, that grew the crowd, since more and more people were turning up to see what freakish thing we were continues... going to do next.” November 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 11


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culture Z Beginning in 2006, the organizing body for the All Souls Procession has been the nonprofit arm of Flam Chen, called Many Mouths One Stomach. It embraces dozens of active members, along with some 300 volunteers on the night of the main procession. The event now draws an estimated 150,000 participants and onlookers, so many that this year, for the first time, it has moved from the city center across the Santa Cruz River to a route that runs along it—the theme this year is “Walking the Ghost River”—through Barrio Hollywood and Menlo Park, with a spectacular finale to be staged next to the Mercado San Agustin on Congress Street. (For details, see http://allsoulsprocession.org/ route-map.) The finale alone, with its elaborate construction and stagework, is expected to incur costs that approach $40,000—a pittance, it should be said, for a show that, if staged by Cirque du Soleil, would surely run to a million dollars or more. “It was never our intention to make the All Souls Procession big,” Weir concludes. But big it has become, and as it has grown, from time to time over the course of the procession’s history, critics have charged that it represents an appropriation—or perhaps misappropriation—of Latin American culture, a borrowing without permission of a tradition founded in religious observance. There may be some truth in the complaint, but Leal, a Latino who was raised in California’s Central Valley, finds the secular, nondenominational Tucson procession a thing to applaud rather than criticize. “From the beginning,” he says, “I thought that this was interesting and important. For one thing, In spite

of Tucson’s Latino population, there was a deficit of truly public celebrations, and the procession gave us something we needed. I saw in it a way for Latino tradition to be embraced and recognized. This town has always been good about recognizing its own distinctive community, but until the procession we hadn’t really found a way to do it where everyone could be involved.” Leal adds, “When I came here in 1977, I thought, I’ve always been at home in my hometown, but not in the world. Now I’ve found a place where I’m at home. It’s taken me a while to figure out that Tucson has always been a place where very different individuals have figured out how to live together—how to share, how to make art and life with each other. In the end, I see the procession as being an excellent way of community building in a place that’s always been good at it, but needed just one more way to focus.” Everyone indeed can be involved, through participating—and, since the bills keep coming in, through donating. Paul Weir notes that just about everywhere the troupe has traveled, Flam Chen has inspired the formation of local groups of fire breathers and acrobats. “There are hundreds of them around the country,” he notes. “They spring up everywhere we’ve been, thanks to people who have been inspired to make their own art.” But three decades on, Tucson’s Day of the Dead procession remains a celebration unto itself, unlike any other in the United States, a unique and wondrous thing to behold— and to join in, honoring our loved ones in joyous ritual. n

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STATE MUSEUM Long term exhibitions include, Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art and Paths of Life. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. 520-621-6302. 1013 E. University Blvd. StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu

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Barrio Bones IV, a collection of works by local artists celebrating the Dia de los Muertos tradition continues through Nov 11. New works of Alan Maymo and Roland Snure opens with a reception Nov 16 from 6-8pm and continues through Dec 9. Old Town Artisans complex, 186 N. Meyer Ave., 520620-1725. Facebook.com/ArtHouseCentro

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Sabbatical is on view to Dec 8 with a reception Nov 2 from 5-7pm and a gallery talk on Nov 2 at 6pm. Hours: MonThurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-3pm. PCC 2202 W. Anklam Rd. 520-206-6942. Pima.Edu/CFA

Kinetic Saturdays is Nov 11 from 5-8pm with character demonstrations by the artist throughout the evening. $5 admission, 12 years and under $3. 2855 E. Broadway Blvd. 520-604-6273. MatBevelCompany.org

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SHOP Andy Burgess, Albert Chamillard, Valerie Galloway, Gavin Hugh Troy Sun, Nov 19, opening Party for 4 Iconic Tucson Artists. Meet and Greet Andy & Valerie. Sun, Nov 19, 12 - 2 pm. Free. Sunshine Shop Tucson, 2934 E. Broadway (Hirsh’s Shoes Building). 389-4776, SunshineShopTucson.com TOHONO CHUL PARK In the Main Gallery, Desert

New Works opens Nov 17 with a reception from 5-7pm and is on view until Dec 3. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm. 6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Suite 130. 520-7227798. MedicineManGallery.com

Corridors opens Nov 16 with a reception from 5:30-8pm and a Curator Talk on Nov 21 and 28 at 10am. Dia de los Muertos continues in the Main Gallery until Nov 8. In the Welcome Gallery, Royce Davenport is on view Nov 16 through Jan 7 and Timothy Schirack is on view to Nov 8. In the Entry Gallery, 10 x 10 | A Fundraiser is on view to Dec 17 and in the Garden Bistro, Art du Jour | Alexandra Bowers is on view to Dec. Hours: Daily 9am-5pm. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. (520) 742-6455. TohonoChulPark.org

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Arte Fantastico opens Nov 4 with a reception from 6-9pm and is on view through Nov 25. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-3:30pm. 110 E. 6th St. 520-398-6557. ContrerasHouseFineArt.com

George Stuart Historical Figures: Early Works from the Hernandez Monsanto Collection Part I & II continues through Jan 21. Part I is on view to Nov 26 and Part II is on view to Jan 21. Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 12-4pm. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr. 520-881-0606. TheMiniTimeMachine.org

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Continuing exhibitions include: ByNowWeAreThere: A Series of Locations Connected by the Logic of Curiosity; Paul Turounet | Estamos Buscando A; Nothing to Declare: Transnational Narratives. Hours: Weds-Sun 12-5pm. 265 S. Church Ave. 520-624-5019. MOCA-Tucson.org

include Desert Dweller and Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor continuing through Jan 28. The J. Knox Corbett House is open during regular museum hours. Hours: Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am8pm; Sun 12-5pm. 140 N. Main Ave. 520-624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY Wynn Bullock: Revelations and Invisible to the Eye are on view through Nov 25. Hours: Tue-Fri 9am4pm; Sat 1-4pm. 1030 N. Olive Rd. 520-621-7968. CreativePhotography.org

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Duncan Martin opens Nov 10 and is on view until Dec 30. Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-4pm. 154 E. 6th St. 520629-9759. DavisDominguez.com

DeGrazia’s Fun and Games and DeGrazia’s Cowboys are on view to Jan. Hours: Daily 10am-4pm. 6300 N. Swan Rd. 520-299-9191. DeGrazia.org

DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY

Color Space and Combos Miniatures open Nov 7 with a reception Nov 10 from 5-7pm and Shimmer and Surprise Miniatures continues through Nov 5. Trunk Show: Celest Michelotti, Judith Probst & Jere Moskovitz is Nov 4 from 10am-1pm. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-1:30pm. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 520-722-4412. DesertArtisansGallery.com

ETHERTON GALLERY In the main gallery, Todd Walker at 100 (1917-1998); Frank Gohlke, Speeding Trucks and Other Follies; with photographs of Bears Ears National Monument by Stephen Strom opens Nov 14 with a reception on Nov 18 from 7-10pm. James G. Davis (1931-2016): Down at the Tower Bar, a Retrospective with Turner G. Davis and Pop-Up: Michael Chittock are on view to Nov 11. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm or by appointment. 135 S. 6th Ave. 520-624-7370. EthertonGallery.com

IRONWOOD GALLERY Puma: Past and Present is on view to Dec 25. Hours: Daily 10am-4pm. 2021 N. Kinney Rd. 520-883-3024. DesertMuseum.org

JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY Natalia Anciso is on view Nov 13 to Jan 26. Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-626-4215. CFA.arizona.edu/galleries

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PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO New Works from Hunting Studio Glassworks is on view to Jan 27. Tues-Sat 11am-4pm. Call for glassblowing viewing. 711 S. 6th Ave. 520-884-7404. PhilabaumGlass.com

PORTER HALL GALLERY Manabu Saito is on view to April 2018. Hours: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 520-326-9686. TucsonBotanical.org

SETTLERS WEST GALLERY

The Great American West show opens Nov 18. Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. 6420 N. Campbell Ave. 520-299-2607. SettlersWest.com.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Dinner in the Diner is currently on display featuring original china and silver service from the named first class Pullman trains. 414 N. Toole Ave. 520-6232223. TucsonHistoricDepot.org

SO. AZ WATERCOLOR GUILD Color My World is on view Nov 7 to Dec 3 with a reception on Nov 16 from 5-7pm. Signature Show is on view to Nov 5. Hours: TuesSun 11am-4pm. Williams Centre 5420 East Broadway Blvd #240. 520-299-7294. SouthernAzWatercolorGuild.com

Under a Vast Sky: American Women Artists and Colors to Dye For are on view to Dec 3. Ongoing exhibitions include The Dawn of American Landscape and Arizona Women Uncovered. Hours: Weds-Sun 10am-4pm. 7000 E Tanque Verde Rd. 520-202-3888. TucsonDArt.Org

UA MUSEUM OF ART

The School of Art Faculty Exhibition continues through Nov 26; Art Of The Reformation: A Selection, an exhibit of nine Old Master Prints is on view to Dec 17; Our Stories: Mapping Q is on view until April 22; In Transit / En Transit is on view until March 2018 and X, Y, Z: Art In Three Dimensions is on view to June 2018. Tinkerlab, a makerspace is open through Jan 2018. Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun 12-4pm. 1031 N. Olive Rd. 520-621-7567. ArtMuseum. Arizona.Edu

UA POETRY CENTER

BiruPiruPeru is on view to Nov 22. Hours: Mon & Thurs 9am-8pm; Tues, Weds, Fri 9am-5pm. 1508 E. Helen St. 520-626-3765. Poetry. Arizona.Edu

WILDE MEYER GALLERY Celebrate opens Nov 12 with a reception from 1-4pm and is on view to Nov 29. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm. 3001 E. Skyline Dr. 520-6155222, WildeMeyer.com WOMANKRAFT ART GALLERY

The Holiday Bazaar is on view Nov 4 to Dec 23 with receptions Nov 4 and Dec 2. Hours: Weds-Sat 1-5pm. 388 S. Stone Ave. 520-629-9976. WomanKraft.org


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National Endowment of the Arts

The Loft Film Fest was proud to receive a $30,000 “Art Works” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for our 2017 edition. The Loft Film Fest received one of 66 grants in the NEA’s Media Arts category. The NEA describes the purpose of “Art Works” grants to honor the “works of art, the ways art works on audiences and the fact that art is work for artists and arts professionals… enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration. The NEA grant funding is for the Loft Film Fest and also for Loft Film Fest on the Road, a tour of festival films to underserved rural and urban areas in Southern Arizona with Loft Solar Cinema, a van outfitted with solar panels and batteries (donated by Technicians for Sustainability) that allows the power of the sun to provide the power to project films under the stars. The Loft Film Fest, and the organization behind it, The Loft Cinema, are grateful for the support and the validation of the NEA “Art Works” grant.

The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Loft Film Fest is excited to partner with the UA’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) for this year’s film festival. SBS, known as “The People College”, is made up of 31 schools, departments and centers which offer broad-based liberal arts education and research. The Loft Film Fest has partnered with many of these various intellectual disciplines throughout the year, and we are excited to bring Professor Noam Chomsky to this year’s festival in partnership with SBS, the Department of Linguistics and the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, where Professor Chomsky holds the title of Agnese Nelms Haury Chair. In addition, SBS provides financial support to the Loft Film Fest, which makes this partnership crucial to the Loft Film Fest and The Loft Cinema!

Loft Film Fest Awards The Loft Film Fest is the only American festival member of the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE). The CICAE was founded in 1955 and represents a network of more than 4,000 screens and 22 international film festivals that have a shared mission of building audiences for excellent independent international films. The CICAE award will be determined by a 3-member jury, including Tibor Bíró, founder and managing director of the Jameson Cinefest Miskolc International Film Festival. He is also the head of a company that operates two cinemas; Javier Pachón, co-founder and director of CineCiutat - a cinema run by a non-profit organization, and president of CineArte, the Spanish national network of art house cinemas, and collaborates at an international level as member of the Innovation Group of Europa Cinemas. Both Tibor Bíró and Javier Pachó are members of the Board of Directors of CICAE, along with Loft Film Fest Executive Director Peggy Johnson, who is the only American member of the board. The third member of the jury is Maggie Mackay, who spent 13 years at Film Independent as Senior Programmer of the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Director of Nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards. Currently she is a member of the Vidiots Foundation and oversees philanthropic efforts for Annapurna Pictures. The Social Justice Award is presented each year at The Loft Film Fest by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick. This award recognizes those filmmakers whose work displays a galvanizing passion for social change through cinema. This year, Kirby Dick presents The 2017 Social Justice Award to acclaimed filmmaker Nanfu Wang, director of I Am Another You! The Lee Marvin Maverick Award, named for the Oscarwinning actor and former Tucsonan, is presented to those film artists whose work embodies a bold spirit of daring, originality and independence. The Loft Film Fest is proud to present the 2017 Lee Marvin Maverick Award to celebrated filmmaker Allison Anders, director of Gas Food Lodging! The Lofty Achievement Award is presented each year at The Loft Film Fest to an individual whose career and body of work have significantly contributed to the world of cinema, and who continues to inspire, entertain and enlighten audiences. This year, The Loft Film Fest is proud to present the 2017 Lofty Achievement Award to Noam Chomsky for his unique contributions to film as a tool to educate, inspire and move audiences to action.

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SPOTLIGHT EVENT

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NOAM CHOMSKY

DIRECTED BY Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, USA, 1992, 167 min. Not Rated

This special event will take place at CENTENNIAL HALL, located at 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719.

Friday, November 10 at 6:30pm

“These two events will be our first time officially welcoming him into the community now that he is a UA faculty member and fellow Tucsonan.” –John Paul Jones III, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Professor Chomsky will be presented the Lofty Achievement Award before the screening. This award-winning documentary showcases Chomsky’s message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate public opinion. The key examples featured for this analysis are the simultaneous events of the massive coverage of the communist atrocities of Khmer Rouge regime of Cambodia and the suppression of news surrounding the U.S.-supported Indonesian invasion and subjugation of East Timor. The Lofty Achievement Award is presented each year at the Loft Film Fest to an individual whose career and body of work have significantly contributed to the world of cinema, and who continues to inspire, entertain and enlighten audiences.

Thursday, November 9 at 6:30pm

On Nov. 9, University of Arizona Professor Noam Chomsky will have a conversation with Regents’ Professor Toni Massaro about social justice and the environment. Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Chomsky is one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world. Chomsky has written more than 100 books, his most recent being Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. An ardent free speech advocate, Chomsky has published and lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy, Mideast politics, terrorism, democratic society and war. Chomsky, who joined the UA faculty this fall, is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He also holds the title of Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, which is sponsored by the Agnes Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice. “The Haury Conversation: Noam Chomsky Talks With Toni Massaro” will be moderated by Massaro, the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law and the former dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law. She also serves as the chair of the program advisory council of UA’s Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice. The program helped fund Chomsky’s position on campus and is the named sponsor of the Nov. 9 discussion. The discussion will include questions from the audience.

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Gas Food Lodging 25th Anniversary Screening

with writer/director Allison Anders in person! Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm

DIRECTED BY Allison Anders, 1992, USA, 101 mins., Not Rated Celebrated filmmaker Allison Anders is the recipient of the Loft Film Fest’s 2017 Lee Marvin Maverick Award, named after the Oscar-winning actor and former Tucsonan, presented to those film artists whose work embodies a bold spirit of daring, originality and independence. This screening will include a career highlight reel and the presentation of the Lee Marvin Maverick Award before the film, and an onstage Q&A with the director following the film.

SPOTLIGHT EVENT Private reception after the film with Allison Anders exclusively for All-Access Passholders.

Gas Food Lodging premiered at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival and went on to earn five Independent Spirit Award nominations, with Fairuza Balk winning Best Female Lead. That same year, Anders won the Best New Director Award from the New York Film Critics Circle. THANKS TO OUR FILM SPONSOR: Patricia Whitehill

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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 Would Be 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 limit per person for the signing. Signatures and photographs are free.

SPOTLIGHT EVENT Join us for the opening night party, featuring free champagne, hors d’oeuvres and live music by 80s & Gentlemen starting at 6:30pm!

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).

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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:00pm • Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2:15pm

SPOTLIGHT EVENT TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Sundance; Hot Docs; New Zealand, Edinburgh WINNER! Special Jury Prize (World Cinema Documentary), Sundance Film Festival; Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs

DIRECTED BY Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana, 2017, Canada, 103 mins., Not Rated The rocking documentary Rumble reveals the untold story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of rock n’ roll: the Indigenous influence. Investigating the influential careers of such performers as “Queen of Swing” Mildred Bailey, Delta bluesman Charley Patton, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy SainteMarie, Redbone, Robbie Robertson, and Link Wray, whose iconic counter-culture anthem lends the film its title. Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

With acclaimed musician and Rumble Executive Producer Stevie Salas in person! Saturday, November 11 at 7:00pm only. Private reception after the Nov. 11 screening with Stevie Salas exclusively for All-Access Passholders. SPOTLIGHT EVENT:Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:00pm. FILM SCREENING ONLY: Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2:15pm THANKS TO OUR FILM SPONSOR: Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona

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Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock

Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30pm

DIRECTED BY Myron Dewey/Josh Fox/James Spione, 2017, USA, 84 mins., Not Rated Standing Rock North Dakota has become one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many followed news reports of what transpired at Standing Rock, the compelling new documentary, Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.

TUCSON PREMIERE

“A lesson in resistance … an evocative wake-up call told as a visual poem.” Jude Dry, Indiewire .

OTHER FESTIVALS: Sundance, Tribeca

Featuring a post-film Q&A with filmmaker Myron Dewey!

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The Tent Village with filmmakers in person

Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00pm

DIRECTED BY Nilima Abrams, 2016, India, 27 mins., Not Rated The Tent Village is a story about the lives of road-side dwellers in S. India, filmed by their teenaged children and friends. The film is not, however just another movie about poverty in India, pointing fingers, or patronizing. The young filmmakers provide rare, nuanced, and gentle yet honest perspectives on child marriage, alcoholism and caste stigma, exploring the inter-play between external oppression, internalized self-defeat, and hope. Though set in India, the story’s themes relate to issues faced everywhere, such as stereotypes, gender relations and social mobility

SPOTLIGHT EVENT TUCSON PREMIERE This screening will be followed by a Q& A with the filmmakers as well as a reception.

The Tent Village is part of a week-long series on Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights from November 13th- November 17th. Join us for the other featured event in this series, HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, A One-Woman Play by Dipti Mehta on Friday, November 17th at Temple of Music and Art. For tickets & Info visit http://bit.ly/Honour_Tucson

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Brimstone & Glory

Thursday, November 16 at 7:45pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Cannes; Hot Docs; San

Francisco

Join us after the film to celebrate The Loft Cinema’s 45th birthday with an outdoor party featuring free snacks and birthday cake!

DIRECTED BY Viktor Jakovleski, 2017, Mexico/USA, in Spanish with English subtitles, 67 mins., Not Rated From the creative team behind Beasts of the Southern Wild comes the astonishing, explosive, ecstatic documentary, Brimstone & Glory. The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of an extravagant festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. More than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival more than revelry for revelry’s sake. It is a celebration that anchors a way of life built around a generations-old, homegrown business of crafting fireworks by hand. A true cinematic experience that must be seen on the big screen, Brimstone & Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself.

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Faces Places

Wedneday, Nov. 8 at 7:45pm • Monday, Nov. 13 at 5:15pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Cannes; Toronto; London WINNER! 2017 Cannes Golden Eye Documentary Award

Toronto Film Festival 2017 People’s Choice Award

DIRECTED BY Agnès Varda & JR, 2017, France, in French with English subtitles, 89 mins., Rated PG 89-year old Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7; The Gleaners & I), one of the leading filmmakers of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

THANKS TO OUR FILM SPONSOR: Alliance Francaise de Tucson

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Jane

Saturday, November 11 at 2:30pm DIRECTED BY Brett Morgen, 2017, USA, 90 mins., Not Rated Drawing from over 100 hours of jaw-dropping, never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Oscarnominated director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) tells the story of Jane, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate and poetic portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most respected and admired conservationists.

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Toronto; London

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The Other Side of Hope

Tuesday, November 14 at 7:45pm

ARIZONA PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Berlin; Chicago; New York WINNER! Silver Bear Award, Berlin International Film Festival

DIRECTED BY Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/Germany, in Finnish/English/Arabic/Swedish with English subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated In his latest deadpan tour-de-force, celebrated Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre) delivers a humorous and heartbreaking fictional look at the 21st century migrant crisis, told through the evolving relationship between an appealingly odd couple in modern-day Helsinki. Having escaped bombed-out Aleppo, Syrian refugee Khlaed (Sherwan Haji) seeks asylum in Finland, only to get lost in a maze of functionaries and bureaucracies. Meanwhile, cantankerous huckster and shirt salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife, wins big in a poker game, and takes over a restaurant whose oddball staff he also inherits. As Wikström haphazardly attempts to get his new restaurant off the ground, he forms a wry kinship with the self-effacing Khlaed. The two men’s parallel stories dovetail to gently comic and enormously moving effect in Kaurismäki’s politically urgent fable, an object lesson on the value of compassion and hope that remains grounded in a tangible social reality.

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Ismael’s Ghosts

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:00pm • Monday, Nov. 13 at 12:00pm

ARIZONA PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Cannes; New York; Munich

DIRECTED BY Arnaud Desplechin, 2017, France, in French with English subtitles, 116 mins., Not Rated The new film from acclaimed French director Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale) is a delirious love letter to the art of cinema, featuring an all-star cast including Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Amalric and Louis Garrel. Phantoms swirl around Ismael (Amalric), a filmmaker in the throes of writing a spy thriller based on the unlikely escapades of his brother, Ivan Dedalus (Garrel). His only true stability, his relationship with Sylvia (Gainsbourg), is upended, as is the life of his Jewish documentarian mentor and father-in-law (László Szabó), when Ismael’s wife Carlotta (Cotillard), who disappeared twenty years earlier returns. Like one of Hitchcock’s fragile, delusional femmes fatales, she expects that her husband and father are still in thrall to her. A brilliant shape-shifter—part farce, part melodrama—Ismael’s Ghosts is finally about the process of creating a work of art and all the madness that requires.

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I Am Another You

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4:30pm • Wednesday, Nov.15 at 3:20pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: SXSW; Hot Docs; BAM

Cinemafest

WINNER! Chicken &Egg Award and Special

Jury Award for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling, SXSW

DIRECTED BY Nanfu Wang, 2017, USA, 80 mins., Not Rated Documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang buys a one-way ticket to Florida with the goal of documenting every conversation she has along the way. A few days into her trip, she meets a handsome, free-spirited traveler named Dylan, a young man who has rejected his comfortable, middle-class upbringing to lead a vagabond lifestyle of absolute freedom and mobility. Nanfu decides to follow him across the state, eating out of garbage cans, dodging the police, and hitching rides with strangers as he embraces a life of intentional homelessness. Unfolding like a low-key mystery, I Am Another You is an incisive and powerful examination of the myth and bitter realities of America’s rugged individualism.

Post-film Q&A with Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick in person and awardwinning director Nanfu Wang, recipient of this year’s Social Justice Award, via Skype!

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The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Friday, Nov.10 at 11:45am • Monday, Nov. 13 at 7:15pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: SXSW THANKS TO OUR FILM SPONSOR: Old Tucson

Studios

DIRECTED BY Jared Moshé, 2017, USA, 111 mins.,. Rated R Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) is a 63-year-old sidekick. Loyal, crotchety and rarely taken seriously, he’s ridden with Western legend Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) for his entire adult life. Now Johnson has been appointed Senator of Montana, and despite the objections of his spirited wife Laura (Kathy Baker), he plans to leave Lefty in charge of his ranch. But when a rustler kills Johnson, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow. Devastated by guilt, he sets out on a journey that will reunite him with old friends US Marshall Tom Harrah and Governor James Bierce as he confronts the ugly realities of frontier justice. This revisionist take on the classic Western, in which the sidekick takes center stage and becomes the hero, is a gorgeously- photographed (shot on 35mm film), beautifully-acted homage to the venerable American genre featuring an appealing return-to-leading-manperformance by Bill Pulllman.

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The Force

Friday, Nov. 10 at 3:30pm • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5:30pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Sundance; San Francisco;

Full Frame

WINNER! Best Director (Documentary), Sundance Film Festival

DIRECTED BY Peter Nicks, 2017, USA, 93 mins., Not Rated Sprawling, immediate, and complex, award-winning filmmaker Peter Nicks’s vérité documentary moves like a pulsing, timely thriller. In 2014, after over a decade of federal monitoring for misconduct and civil rights abuses, the Oakland Police Department hires an earnest new police chief, in hopes of bridging a historically tense divide between its officers and the community they serve. The Force captures everything; it hovers over Oakland’s evening skies and rides inside speeding police vehicles, granting viewers breathless firsthand access to some of law enforcement’s most dangerous jobs. With fly-on-the-wall intimacy, we see a department trapped in transition, desperate to shed its corrupt image but also challenged by an increasingly organized and urgent Black Lives Matter movement erupting right outside its doorstep.

Nicks was honored at the 2013 Loft Film Fest with the Social Justice Award for his film The Waiting Room.

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My Friend Dahmer

Sunday, November 12 at 7:45pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Tribeca; Los Angeles;

Fantastic Fest

DIRECTED BY Marc Meyers, 2017, USA, 107 mins., Rated R Based on the cult graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man. The monster. The high school senior. Writer/director Marc Meyers adapts graphic novelist (and actual Dahmer classmate) Derf Backderf’s source material with a careful eye, presenting this origin story with a thoughtful approach and drawing a revelatory performance from former Disney star Ross Lynch (Teen Beach Movie) as the teenage Jeff. Shot on location not just in Dahmer’s hometown, but also in his actual childhood home, the film nails the necessary period details with stunning accuracy. A highly unique biopic, My Friend Dahmer entertains with its frighteningly compelling narrative while simultaneously presenting a nuanced snapshot of mental illness, the inherent desire for human interaction, and the perils of duplicitous friendship. NOVEMBER’S REEL READS SELECTION! Purchase a copy of My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf in Nov. and receive a “Loft Reel Reads” discount – 20% for Loft members and 10% for the general public. Available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.

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The Desert Bride

Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:45pm • Wednesday, Nov.15 at 1:45pm

ARIZONA PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Cannes, New Zealand

DIRECTED BY Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato, 2017, Argentina/Chile, in Spanish with English subtitles, 78 mins., Not Rated Human emotions are as subtle as the beauty of the Argentinian plains in the delicate and keenly-observed drama, The Desert Bride. Acclaimed actress Paulina García (Gloria, Little Men) stars as Teresa, a lonely Chilean woman who has spent all of her life attending to the needs of others as a live-in maid for an upper class family in Buenos Aires. But when they can no longer afford to employ her, they find Teresa work with their in-laws, who live miles away in San Juan. Although daunted by the prospect of starting a completely new life, Teresa embarks on a cross-country road trip to her new job. When her bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she ends up losing her bag with all her belongings. Forced to spend several hours in a small desert town, Teresa crosses paths with Gringo (Claudio Rissi), a free-spirited door-to-door salesman, who offers to help.

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Souvenir

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5:00pm • Monday, Nov. 13 at 2:30pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Toronto; London

DIRECTED BY Bavo Defurne, 2016, Belgium/Luxembourg/France, in French with English subtitles, 90 mins., Not Rated The inimitable Isabelle Huppert stars in in this touching and endearing musical romance about a middle-aged factory worker whose long-ago brush with fame is reignited by an unexpected relationship with a younger man. An unassuming model employee in a pâté factory, Liliane’s (Huppert) monotonous routine is thrown into disarray when one day at work she meets the handsome 22-year-old aspiring boxer Jean (Kévin Azaïs), who excitedly recognizes her from a European singing competition she almost won many years before. Jean’s enthusiasm encourages Liliane to rediscover her talents and glory, bringing her out of the shadows and back into the spotlight. However, as Liliane’s celebrity rises, Jean begins to learn the reasons that her past fame was so short-lived as old ghosts and bad habits from her bitter past resurface. Sweet, simple and full of life, Souvenir is an uplifting story that proves it’s never too late to find happiness.

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The Divine Order

Friday, Nov. 10 at 4:20pm • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:45pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Tribeca, Calgary, Chicago WINNER! Audience Award for Best Feature, Tribeca Film Festival

Official Academy Award submission from Switzerland!

DIRECTED BY Petra Biondina Volpe, 2017, Switzerland, in German/English/Italian/ Swiss German with English subtitles, 96 mins., Not Rated The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 – a time and place where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike ... and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film about regular women demanding their right to an equal voice is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.

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Marjorie Prime

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:45pm • Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2:30pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Sundance; Calgary; New

Zealand

WINNER! Alfred P. Sloane Foundation Prize, Sundance Film Festival

DIRECTED BY Michael Almereyda, 2017, USA, 99 mins.,Not Rated Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins star in this haunting vision of a foreseeable future where death has become slightly less final. When her husband Walter dies, 85-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith), who is struggling with dementia, decides to replace him with a Prime – an artificially intelligent avatar that looks and sounds exactly like Walter did when he was 40 (played by Jon Hamm). As Marjorie oscillates between presence and absence, her new Prime provides her with muchneeded support and warmth. But for her daughter Tess (Davis), and son-in-law Jon (Robbins), Walter feels like a false image, an interloper who is stealing Marjorie’s memories and corrupting the fabric of what they once had as a family. Acclaimed writer/director Michael Almereyda’s beautiful and unnerving adaptation of the critically acclaimed play by Jordan Harrison explores issues of memory and mortality while raising provocative questions about our uneasy relationship with technology.

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32 Let Yourself Go 2pm 107min

43 Spettacolo + Dear Mr Shakespeare 2:45pm 96min

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19 The Divine Order 4:20pm 96min

45 Sylvio + The Poet & the Prof. 5pm / 102min

4 Revenge of the Nerds 7:30pm 101min

41 Gook 7:30pm 94min

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24 Zero Weeks 11:30am 85min

10 Jane 2:30pm 90min

17 The Desert Bride 7:45pm 78min

39 Narrative Shorts 12:15pm 90min

23 Woodpecker 2:45pm 106min

18 Souvenir + Love on the Line 5pm +30min Q&A 97min

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13 I am Another You 4:30pm 80min

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15 The Force 3:30pm 80min

5:30pm +30min Q&A 101min

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25 Sami Blood 12pm 110min

21 Martha & Niki 1:30pm 90min

29 My Neighbor Tororo 6:30pm FREE ADMISSION

5 Rumble 7pm 103min

26 The Feels 7:15pm 90min

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30 The Untamed 9:30pm 96min

33 Funeral Parade of Roses 9:45pm 107min

44 Tragedy Girls + Box 10:15pm 97min

37 Birdboy + Love 9:45pm 91min

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27 Kékszakállú 12:30pm 72min

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20 Marjorie Prime 2:45pm 99min

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38 The Boy Downstairs 11:45am 91min

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43 Spettacolo + Dear Mr Shakespeare 25 Sami Blood 2:45pm 3:15pm 96min 110min

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16 My Friend Dahmer 7:45pm 107min

SCREEN 1

41 Gook 11am 94min

+30min Q&A

3 Gas, Food, Lodging rs 2pm 101min

TUESDAY, NOV. 14

17 The Desert Bride 1:45pm 78min

45 Sylvio + The Poet & the Prof. 3:30pm 102min

42 The Challenge 3:45pm 69min

27 15 Kékszakállú The Force 7 Tent Village 5:45pm 72min 5:30pm 6pm / 27min 80min

SCREEN 3

37 Bird Boy + Love 11:15am 91min

30 The Untamed 1:15pm 80min

13 I am Another You 3:20pm 80min

THURSDAY, NOV. 16 SCREEN 1

21 Martha & Niki 12:15pm 90min

20 Marjorie Prime 2:30pm 99min

SCREEN3

34 Dog Years 12pm 94min

5 Rumble 2:15pm 103min

32 Let Yourself Go 5:15pm 107min

24 Zero Weeks 5pm 85min

36 Mansfield 66/67+F*cking

19 The Divine Order 7:45pm 96min

8 Brimstone & Glory 7:45pm 67min

33 Funeral Parade of Roses 7:30pm 107min

Bunnies

5:15pm 101min

+30min Q&A

38 The Boy Downstairs 7:30pm 91min

14 The Ballad of Lefty Brown 28 7:15pm White Sun 111min 7:30pm 89min

11 The Other side of Hope 7:45pm 100min

22 The Long Shadow 7:30pm 91min +30min Q&A

6 Awake, A Dream from... 7:30pm 89min +30min Q&A

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Martha & Niki

DIRECTED BY Tora Mårtens, 2016, Sweden, in Swedish with English subtitles, 93 mins., Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . In 2010, two young Afro-Swedish women took on the

macho world of competitive hip-hop dance and won, becoming the first-ever female hip-hop dance duo to beat all of their opponents at the most world’s most important street-dance competition, Paris’ Juste Debout. Boasting some amazing dance-battle footage and moving from Stockholm to Paris, Cuba to South Africa, this high-energy documentary follows these two vibrant young women as they travel, dance, and grow both closer together and farther apart. Friday, November 10 at 1:30pm Thursday, November 16 at 12:15pm

PREVIOUS FESTS: Leeds International; Durban International

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The Long Shadow

DIRECTED BY Frances Causey, 2017, USA, 91 mins., Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and

tenacious as racism. In this powerful documentary, director Frances Causey investigates the roots of our current racial conflicts. Causey and Long Shadow producer Sally Holst, both daughters of the South, were raised with a romanticized vision of America’s past. Causey and Holst conceptualized the film together after reflecting on how haunted they are by the truth of slavery’s legacy in their own histories.

Sunday, November 12 at 5:00pm Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30pm

With Director Frances Causey in person

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Woodpeckers

DIRECTED BY Jose Maria Cabral, 2017 Dominican Republic, in Spanish with English subtitles, 106 mins., Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . Sent to Santo Domingo’s notorious Najayo prison for petty

theft, wily and intelligent Julián (Jean Jean) quickly acclimates himself to his brutal new surroundings, using the prison’s hidden economies to his advantage while desperately trying to hold on to his humanity. Woodpeckers is a knockout fusion of tender love story and gritty realist drama from one of the Dominican Republic’s most exciting young filmmakers. Saturday, November 11 at 2:45pm Monday, November 13 at 5:00pm

PREVIOUS FESTS: Sundance Official Academy Award submission from the Dominican Republic!

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Zero Weeks

DIRECTED BY Ky Dickens, 2017, USA, 87 mins., Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . The U.S. is the only developed nation without paid leave.

Zero Weeks is the first documentary to explore America’s paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing. By following workers who are forced to choose between keeping their job or beating cancer, tending to an aging parent or being with a new baby, the film makes an economic, medical, business and social case for paid family leave. Paid leave is one of the few magic bullets that can help neutralize gender, racial and social disparity in the United States. PREVIOUS FESTS: Camden International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Portland Film

Friday, November 10 at 11:30am Thursday, November 16 at 5:00pm

Festival

WINNER: Best Editing, Colorado International Film Festival

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Sami Blood

DIRECTED BY Amanda Kernell, 2016, Sweden/Norway/Denmark, in Swedish/Saami with English subtitles, 110 mins., Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . The powerful drama Sami Blood explores the Scandinavian

variant of a shameful practice employed by self-proclaimed “civilized” (i.e., white) nations around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries: the systematic removal of Indigenous children from their parents, homes, and traditional lifestyles and forced integration into an educational system that taught them that their customs and lifestyles were inferior at best. PREVIOUS FESTS: Venice, Toronto and Sundance

Saturday, November 11 at 12:00pm Tuesday, November 14 at 3:15pm

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The Feels

DIRECTED BY Jenée LaMarque, 2017, USA, 90 mins,Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . Loveable brides-to-be Andi (Constance Wu, Fresh Off the

Boat) and Lu (Angela Trimbur, The Final Girls) can’t wait to get away with their closest friends to a luxury home nestled in Northern California wine country for their co-bachelorette party. Quirky/awkward greetings among their assortment of pals, including Andi’s lothario male friend Josh, Lu’s awkwardly late sister Nikki, YouTube-famous singer Kárin, self-absorbed actress Vivien, and the hilariously affable chef Helen, relax into a warm and fuzzy evening fueled by cocktails and a few hits of ecstasy. Saturday, November 11 at 7:15pm Monday, November 13 at 12:30pm

PREVIOUS FESTS: Outfest; Frameline; Seattle

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Kékszakállú

DIRECTED BY Gastón Solnicki, 2016, Argentina, in Spanish with English subtitles, 72 mins., Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . Loosely based on Béla Bartók’s 1918 opera “Bluebeard’s

Castle” and largely constructed out of improvised scenes featuring non-actors, this extraordinary film blends narrative and documentary styles as it follows the lives of several daughters of rich industrialists from Buenos Aires. These young women are embarking on life away from their parents’ watchful eye, and into an oscillation between a perplexing existence in a Uruguayan resort town and drab days in Buenos Aires. Thursday, November 9 at 12:30pm Tuesday, November 14 at 5:45pm

PREVIOUS FESTS: Venice; Toronto; New York; Chicago

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White Sun

DIRECTED BY Deepak Rauniyar, 2016, Nepal/Netherlands/Qatar/USA, in Nepali with English subtitles, 89 mins., Not Rated A R I ZO N A PR E M I E R E . On the occasion of his father’s funeral, Chandra returns to

the village he left years earlier to join the Maoists, and finds himself united with the daughter he never met and revisiting uneasy relations with family members and neighbors. Past traumas return and cause tensions to boil over. Finding the political within the everyday, White Sun uses one village’s complex tribulations to speak to an entire national history. Thursday, November 9 at 12:00pm Monday, November 13 at 7:30pm

PREVIOUS FESTS: Toronto; Venice; New Directors New Films Official Academy Award submission from Nepal!

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My Neighbor Totoro / Free Outdoor Screening!

Friday, November 10 at 6:30pm / FREE ADMISSION

GERONIMO’S REVENGE

& ISABELLA’S ICE CREAM food trucks will be onsite with delicious food and treats for sale,from 5:00 PM – 9:00PM!

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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The Untamed

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30pm • Wednesday, Nov.15 at 1:15pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS:Venice; Munich; San Sebastian; Fantastic Fest WINNER! Best Director, Venice Film Festival

DIRECTED BY Amat Escalante, 2016, Mexico/Denmark/France/Germany/Norway, in Spanish with English subtitles, 98 mins., Not Rated A mysterious, otherworldly visitor offers gratification to the sexually oppressed in this daring, disturbing and erotically-charged sci-fi thriller from Mexican provocateur Amat Escalante (Heli). Alejandra and Angel live with their young sons in Guanajuato, Mexico. Theirs is a tense relationship, with the overly macho Angel exerting physical and psychological control over his family as he attempts to hide the affair he’s having with Fabián, Alejandra’s brother. Their grim status quo undergoes a world of change when the couple meets a loner named Verónica. She takes them to a cabin in the woods and shows them her secret — something that is a source of pleasure as well as a force of destruction. Clearly, nothing will ever be the same again.

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The Cakemaker

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 4:45pm • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11:30am

ARIZONA PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: London; Hamburg; Chicago

DIRECTED BY Ofir Raul Graizer, 2017, Germany/Israel, in German/Hebrew with English subtitles, 104 mins., Not Rated Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her Café. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return. Israeli filmmaker Ofir Raul Graizer’s debut feature is a thoughtful and emotionally-charged contemplation of sexuality, nationality and religion, as well as a compelling look at the ways in which loss can shape our lives.

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Let Yourself Go

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 2:00pm • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5:15pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Toronto Jewish Film Festival; Boston Jewish Film Festival WINNER of the 2017 Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy

DIRECTED BY Francesco Amado, 2017, Italy, in Italian with English subtitles, 98 mins., Not Rated This delightful screwball comedy stars acclaimed actor Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty) as an uptight Jewish psychoanalyst whose life is upended when he becomes involved with a free-spirited personal trainer, well-versed in matters of the body, but less of the mind. Elia (Servillo) is a conservative Freudian psychiatrist who lives next door to his estranged ex-wife Giovanna, with whom he is still secretly in love. After a minor illness, his doctor prescribes physical activity to lose a few extra pounds and Elia enlists Claudia, a vivacious personal trainer, to help him get in shape. A single mother with an unhinged criminal ex-boyfriend and an out-of-control child, Claudia could use some life coaching of her own. As the trainer drags the doctor around Rome, a series of comic mishaps ensue, and the mismatched pair soon discover that together they can find the perfect recipe for healing both body and soul.

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Funeral Parade of Roses

Thursday, Nov.9 at 9:45pm • Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Tribeca

Funeral Parade has been beautifully restored in 4k from the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements for re-release in 2017.

DIRECTED BY Toshio Matsumoto, 1969, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, 109 mins., Not Rated Long unavailable in the U.S., director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara. An unknown club dancer at the time, transgender actor Peter (from Kurosawa’s Ran) gives an astonishing Edie Sedgwick/Warhol superstar-like performance as hot young thing Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet — where she’s ignited a violent lovetriangle with reigning drag queen Leda for the attentions of club owner Gonda (played by Kurosawa regular Yoshio Tsuchiya, from Seven Samurai). A key work of the Japanese New Wave and of queer cinema, and cited by Stanley Kubrick as a direct influence on A Clockwork Orange.

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Dog Years

Friday, Nov.10 at 2:15pm • Thursday, Nov. 16 at 12:00pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Tribeca

DIRECTED BY Adam Rifkin, 2017, USA, 103 mins., Rated R Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known for his mustachioed good looks and cocky swagger. With his Hollywood glory a distant memory, the now-octogenarian Vic begins reassessing his life with the passing of his beloved dog and the arrival of an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award from the (fictional) International Nashville Film Festival. Intrigued by the promise of long-lost adulation, Vic accepts the offer. The festival, however, turns out to be very different from the glitz and glamour affair he expected, personified by his foul-mouthed, text-obsessed, punkish escort/driver for the weekend, Lil (Modern Family’s Ariel Winter). Humiliated but motivated to make the most of his time in his home state of Tennessee, Vic and a reluctant Lil take off for Knoxville on a road trip neither will soon forget.

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The Quay Brothers in 35mm

Saturday, November 11 at 9:45pm

A unique touring program of four short films on 35mm curated by celebrated filmmaker Christopher Nolan! Featuring the Quay Brothers’ classic short films, In Absentia, The Comb and Street of Crocodiles, and Christopher Nolan’s short documentary, Quay!

DIRECTED BY Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay and Christopher Nolan, 1986-2015, UK/ USA, 67 mins., Not Rated American identical twins working in London, stop motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay find their inspiration in Eastern European literature and classical music and art, their work distinguished by its dark humor and an uncanny feeling for color and texture. Masters of miniaturization, they turn their tiny sets into unforgettable worlds suggestive of long-repressed childhood dreams. These three Quay masterworks, selected by director Christopher Nolan, feature broken pencils and lead shavings in In Absentia (2000; “a dazzling piece of work” – The Guardian); a porcelain doll’s explorations of a dreamer’s imagination in The Comb (1991; “most beautiful of their recent films” – The New Yorker); and the nightmarish netherworld of Street of Crocodiles (1986; “their crowning achievement” – Film Comment) The Quay short films will be screened with the documentary Quay (2015), Nolan’s short film revealing the inner workings of the Brothers’ studio. All four films will be shown on 35mm prints.

“To sample the Quay Brothers’ febrile, claustrophobic animated work is to become an enthusiastic if uneasy convert. And the latest disciple would appear to be Christopher Nolan.” – Eric Grode, New York Times

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Mansfield 66/67

Friday, Nov. 10 at 5:30pm • Thursday, Nov.16 at 5:15pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Rotterdam; Frameline

DIRECTED BY P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes, 2017, USA, 84 mins., Not Rated Fifty years after the blonde bombshell’s untimely death, Mansfield 66/67 carries out a delightfully absurd investigation into the scandalous and bizarre relationship between Jayne Mansfield and Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey. Going far beyond the over-the-top sex symbol’s candy-colored public persona, this campy yet fascinating documentary reveals the enigmatic, intelligent woman behind the platinum tresses, pneumatic measurements and extravagantly lurid lifestyle. Directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes deconstruct the Mansfield image and mystique, combining archival material, quirky song and dance numbers, and interviews with a wide and, at times, wonderfully unexpected cast of actors, directors and academics, including John Waters, Mary Woronov, Mamie Van Doren, Tippi Hedren and Kenneth Anger. Preceded by the short film, F*cking Bunnies.

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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Friday, Nov. 10 at 9:45pm • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 11:15am

ARIZONA PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Fantasia; Anima Mundi; San Sebastian; London WINNER! Best Animated Feature, Goya Awards

DIRECTED BY Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez, 2017, Spain, in Spanish, 76 mins., Not Rated / Not intended for children There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever. Based on his own graphic novel, Alberto Vázquez’s Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is a darkly comic, mind-bending animated fantasy. Gorgeous graphic imagery brings to life a surreal and discordant world populated by adorable (and adorably disturbed) animated critters, searching for hope and love amid the ruin. Preceded by the short film, LOVE.

*Please note: this animated film is NOT intended for children.*

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The Boy Downstairs

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:30pm • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 11:45am

ARIZONA PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Tribeca; BFI London; San

Francisco Jewish

DIRECTED BY Sophie Brooks, 2017, USA, 91 mins., Rated PG-13 From first-time writer/director Sophie Brooks, this charming romantic comedy is the coming-of-age tale of a young writer looking to find her way back in New York City after a two-year stint in London. Girls star Zosia Mamet exhibits winsome charm as Diana, navigating the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for the perfect apartment. She seemingly finds such a jewel of a home, until realizing her downstairs neighbor is actually her ex, Ben (Matthew Shear, The Meyerowitz Stories: New and Selected) whose heart she broke when she left town. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment. Making the oft-told girl-meetsboy story new again, The Boy Downstairs asks real questions about love, chemistry and growing up, as Diana declares her intentions for cordial cohabitation, only to find their initially comical arrangement giving way to more complicated feelings.

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LFF20

Narrative Shorts with director Dominic Villarrubia in person!

Saturday, November 11 at 12:15pm

Spanning a range of styles, emotions, and techniques, this year’s collection of short films offers something for everyone. The vision of these directors is a glimpse into the promising future of narrative filmmaking. THANKS TO OUR FILM SPONSOR: University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Night Shift

The Man Who Forgot to Breathe

American Paradise

Dadyaa: The Woodpeckers of Rotha

A day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub. Starring Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio). DIRECTED BY Marshall Tyler, 2017, USA, 16 mins.

A forgotten man in Trump’s America attempts to shift his fate with the perfect crime. Inspired by true events. DIRECTED BY Joe Talbot, 2017, USA, 18 mins.

A man who has recently quarreled with his wife forgets to breathe while sleeping one night. DIRECTED BY Saman Hosseinpur, 2017, Iran, in Kurdish with subtitles, 15 mins.)

In their remote village, haunted by memories, Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without saying goodbye. DIRECTED BY Bibhusan Basnet & Pooja Gurung, 2016, Nepal, in Nepali w/ subtitles, 17 mins.

With director Dominic Villarrubia in person! Lostfound

A day in the life of a woman in the Nation of Islam. DIRECTED BY Shakti Bhagchandani, 2017, USA, 12 mins.

Bookends

A young woman’s homecoming is complicated by reminders of why she left in the first place. DIRECTED BY Dominic Villarrubia, 2017, USA, 11 mins.

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LFF21

Documentary Shorts with director Lisanne Skyler in person!

Sunday, November 12 at 11:45am

Previous iterations of the Loft Film Fest’s Documentary Shorts have highlighted two eventual Oscar-nominated short films. This year’s collection of offers a stunningly diverse range of films, with windows into the way people live across the world.

Waiting for Hassana

Ten Meter Tower

Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy

Tough

In 2014, 276 teenage girls came together for exams in Chibok, Nigeria -- by dawn, nearly all had disappeared and their school was burnt. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram. DIRECTED BY Ifunaya Maduka, 2017, Nigeria, in Hausa with subtitles, 10 mins. Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker, Christine Choy, undergoes an adventure of wild proportions when she accidentally illegally smuggles cigarettes. DIRECTED BY Lewie Kloster, 2016, USA, 4 mins.

Abby the Spoon Lady

You’ve never seen anyone play the spoons like this! Asheville-based Abby Roach is one of a few in the world who makes a living clacking a pair of flatware together. Often underestimated, Abby’s incredible life story is anything but dull. DIRECTED BY Justin Johnson, 2017, USA, 11 mins.

A Few Things about Robert Irwin

For over six decades, Robert Irwin has explored perception as the fundamental issue of art. A pioneer of the “Light and Space” movement in the 1960s Irwin regards the role of art as conditional, responding directly to the site. This film captures his life and work in seven minutes. DIRECTED BY Lisanne Skyler, 2017, USA, 7 mins.

Metal Road

For decades, thousands of Navajos worked the railroads, maintaining the trans-continental network. Metal Road explores the dynamics of livelihood, family and the railroads, through the lens of one workday on the 9001 Heavy Steel Gang. DIRECTED BY Sarah Del Seronde, 2017, USA, in English and Navajo with subtitles, 27 mins.

On a 10-meter high diving tower, fear of taking the jump is pitted against the personal loss that would arise if you didn’t dare. What do we look like when we hesitate and when we make a decision? What does it look like when we overcome our fear? DIRECTED BY Axel Danielson and Maximilien van Aertryck, 2016, Sweden, in Swedish with subtitles, 15 mins.

Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time. DIRECTED BY Jennifer Zheng, 2016, UK, in Chinese and English with subtitles, 5 mins.

My Father’s Tools

Steven Jerome demonstrates the traditional art of basket weaving, from tree to finished product. DIRECTED BY Heather Condo, 2017, Canada, 7 mins.

The Diver

Julio César Cu Cámara is the chief diver in the Mexico City sewer system. His job is to repair pumps and dislodge garbage that flows into the gutters to maintain the circulation of sewage waters. DIRECTED BY Esteban Arrangoiz, 2015, Mexico, in Spanish with subtitles, 16 mins.

Hairat

For over 35 years Yussuf Mume Saleh has journeyed at night to the outskirts of the walled city of Harar to bond with his beloved hyenas. DIRECTED BY Jessica Beshir, 2016, Ethiopia, 6 mins.

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Gook

Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm • Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11:00am

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Sundance; Seattle; Munich; Los Angeles Asian Pacific WINNER! NEXT Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival

DIRECTED BY Justin Chon, 2017, USA, in English & Korean with English subtitles, 94 mins., Not Rated It’s 1992 in Los Angeles and Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, struggle to keep their father’s shoe store afloat. They’re the unlikely pals of Kamilla, a sassy, 11-year-old African American girl from the neighborhood, who ditches school to secretly hang out at their store. When Kamilla’s brother Keith discovers that she’s spending time with “those gooks,” he plots revenge on them. Meanwhile, on the day of the announcement of the Rodney King verdict, larger acts of violence loom as the LA riots move closer to their world. With humor, heart, and scrappy immediacy, writer/director/lead actor Justin Chon re-centers this moment in history to tell a story about a first generation of Korean Americans amid the chaos and complexity of a multiracial LA, where everybody is looking to survive on their own terms and their own values.

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The Challenge

Sunday, November 12 at 5:30pm • Wednesday, Nov.15 at 3:45pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Hot Docs; Locarno; San

Francisco

WINNER! Filmmaker of the Present Award, Locarno Film Festival

DIRECTED BY Yuri Ancarani, 2016, France/Italy, in Arabic with English subtitles, 70 mins., Not Rated Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s beautiful and bizarre documentary takes us inside the rarefied world of Middle Eastern falconry. Here, the sport attracts passionate devotees from the Qatari hyper-rich who compete at auction for the best birds, drive deep into the desert to train their charges, and then assemble in Mad Max-style stadiums for spectacular tournaments. Shot in stark observational style and with a soaring orchestral score, the film revels in the brilliant colors of the desert, filling the screen with eye-popping visuals. The result is jaw-dropping, visually striking film that slyly comments on the surreal levels of conspicuous consumption and opulence embraced by its subjects.

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Spettacolo

Thursday, Nov.9 at 2:45pm • Monday, Nov. 13 at 2:45pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: SXSW; Hot Docs

DIRECTED BY Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen, 2017, USA, in Italian with English subtitles, 91 mins., Not Rated Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage and residents of all ages played a part – the role of themselves. Featuring gorgeous cinematography capturing the visual splendor of rural Italy, Spettacolo, from filmmakers Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen (codirectors of the acclaimed 2010 documentary, Marwencol) tells the story of Teatro Povero dii Monticchiello, interweaving episodes from its past with its modern-day process as the villages turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world. Preceded by the short film, Dear Mr. Shakespeare.

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Tragedy Girls

Friday, November 10 at 10:15pm DIRECTED BY Tyler MacIntyre, 2017, USA, 90 mins., Rated R Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand, Deadpool) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp, Straight Outta Compton) are high school best friends. The two are also social mediaobsessed partners in crime (self-titled “Tragedy Girls”), reporting on a deranged serial killer terrorizing their sleepy Midwestern town in the hope of gaining more than 15 minutes of online infamy. When things don’t move fast enough for the ruthlessly ambitious pair, they decide to take matters into their own hands, cooking up a dangerous plot involving the killer, Lowell (Kevin Durand, The Strain), and some murderous hijinks of their own. Now, with all of Twitter and Tumblr watching, the girls are suddenly crime scene reporters with front-row seats to the hottest slayings in town. A deliriously dark and anarchic horror/comedy in the killer vein of Heathers and Scream, Tragedy Girls is a nasty postmodern terror-fest that gives new meaning to the term “Click Bait.” Preceded by the short film, Box.

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: SXSW; Fantasia

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Sylvio

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5:00pm • Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 3:30pm DIRECTED BY Kentucker Audley & Albert Birney, 2017, USA, 80 mins., Not Rated Sylvio is a small town gorilla in the midst of an existential crisis. He just might go bananas if he has to spend one more day at his soul-sucking debt-collection job. Deep down he yearns to express himself with his hand puppet, Herbert Herpels, and connect with the world through his experimental puppet show celebrating life’s quiet moments. When Sylvio accidentally joins a local TV show, his debut is less than stellar, thanks to a series of on-air mishaps. But viewers see Sylvio’s bungling as entertainment gold, and for better or worse, our hero makes a splash. An oddball comedy with a disarming sweetness, Sylvio is without doubt the best “puppet-loving gorilla becomes a TV star” film of the year! Preceded by the short film, The Poet and the Professor.

SOUTHWEST PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: SXSW

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Better Watch Out

Saturday, Nov.11 at 10:00pm • Tuesday, Nov.14 at 1:15pm

TUCSON PREMIERE OTHER FESTIVALS: Fantasia; FrightFest; Seattle; Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Films WINNER! 8 Festival Awards, including Audience Award, Fantasia Film Festival

DIRECTED BY Chris Peckover, 2016, USA, 89 mins., Rated R Ho, Ho, Ho! Look out, yuletide horror film fans, there’s a new kid in town. His name is Luke (Levi Miller, Pan), he’s almost 13, mischievous, and actually excited that his parents (Patrick Warburton and Virginia Madsen) have hired a babysitter for the night while they head out to a Christmas party. That’s because the sitter is his 17-year-old crush, Ashley (Olivia DeJonge, The Visit), and Luke has made plans to finally declare his love for her. Unfortunately, their quiet suburban home is about to be visited by a very un-jolly intruder who plans to create a real nightmare before Christmas, trapping these teenagers–and even their friends and, yikes, boyfriends–in a twisted tale of terror. Better Watch Out is a sharp, sadistic horror comedy that pays tribute to both Home Alone and Funny Games while offering a subversive twist on the home-invasion story that cleverly upends expectations. It’s a truly grisly and demented film, one that’s sure to become a holiday horror tradition for years to come.

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Top: The film crew of “The Tent Village” documentary taking a break. The film is being screened at The Loft Cinema on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. as part of the UA’s “Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights” series of events. Left: Dipti Mehta in her one-woman play “Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan,” being performed at the Temple of Music and Art on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the UA’s “Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights” series of events. Bottom: Dipti Mehta in her one-woman play “Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan,” being performed at the Temple of Music and Art on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the UA’s “Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights” series of events.

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Beautiful Souls Born Under Different Circumstances UA brings a documentary film, a one-women play and a series of workshops to town for the Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights events this November. by Jamie Manser “MOST OF SOCIETY doesn’t even notice that the people who live in tents even exist. They too are beautiful souls born under different circumstances.” These are the quotes closing The Tent Village trailer, a film featuring footage shot by four young women in India who document the circumstances in which they were raised. There’s beautiful footage of smiling children and families, juxtaposed by the staggering weight of issues faced in India’s marginalized communities. “Their lives are really hard,” shares one of the filmmakers in the trailer. “My mother got married when she was 13 or 14. My uncles just wanted us to work collecting recycled things.” Children drop out of school because the teachers beat them, families build tents supported by wire or wood frames in shanty towns. “They accept that they are untouchable, low caste, and forget who they truly are.” It is an astute statement by one of the documentarians that raises so many issues regarding the subjugation of women, child abuse, alcohol abuse, socioeconomic oppression, searing societal judgement, and the how those damaging prejudices can stunt our ability to recognize and embrace our infinite capacity to seek and fulfill our dreams. “That quote about accepting being low-caste epitomizes the cycle whereby they have been oppressed externally for so long, that they have sometimes internalized the negative attitudes and the cycle continues,” reflects Nilima Abrams – a documentary filmmaker who is also a social entrepreneur and lecturer at University of Vermont. Abrams worked with the film’s documentarians to create The Tent Village, a 30-minute film that is screening at The Loft Cinema on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. as part of The Loft’s film festival and the UA’s Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights events. Abrams met the four women – Aliveli, Saritha, Maheswari, Ganga – when they were teenagers in 2009 and taught them basic filmmaking. It took seven years, from initial shooting to film editing, to complete The Tent Village – which also includes the stories of the young filmmakers. “While they wanted to help viewers overcome the stigmas that people from certain areas face, I think they also (understandably) feared those stigmas on themselves; or just didn’t really see the point to sharing their own stories and were initially shy to do so,” Abrams explains via email. “So, we worked together to integrate their stories in such a way as to (hopefully) break down stigma/stereotype by proudly including themselves as guides and proof of human potential regardless of gender/class/caste background. Once they saw themselves as the leaders that they are, I think they became more confident to share their stories. So, I filmed them reflecting on their footage, but all of the shots at the ‘tent village’ they did on their own, when I wasn’t even in India.” Two of the filmmakers, Aliveli and Saritha, will be at the Nov. 14 screening. A PLAY WITH SIMILAR themes, Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, by UA alum Dipti Mehta, shows at the Temple of Music and Art on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights week of events. Mehta, a cancer researcher who holds a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology, is the playwright and performer in the one-woman production she created “to raise awareness and break down the social stigma that exists around sex workers.”

On her website, Mehta explains the questions she had as a child from catching glimpses of the red-light district in South Mumbai as the bus she rode passed by brothels. As she grew up, Mehta became aware of what was happening in those neighborhoods and started delving deeper into questions of social stratification, stigma, child abuse, sexual abuse, and oppression. “I am still asking questions to the society,” she writes via email. “I still don’t understand why a woman’s honour has to do with her virginity or her sexuality. And why men are not being brought to the same standards as women even though they are equally to be blamed. I am still asking why respect has to do with what you do for a living and what you wear and where you live? I am still asking, when a 6-year-old is raped, how is it that it was her fault? How can a man say, ‘It was her fault that I raped her?’ I still don’t understand how our society breeds a father who rapes his 6-year-old daughter and then sells her to other men.” In South Mumbai’s red-light districts, women and children are forced into this corner of society either by trafficking, being sold by their own families, or through destitution. Once in, it is hard for the women to get out of that life because of social attitudes. “Once they have been broken into (which means they have been raped),” Mehta shares, “they don’t have an alternative. Their families won’t take them back because of the social stigma or they would not go back because of the shame.” Through Honour, Mehta hopes to humanize people living and working in the red-light districts. “The play touches upon a lot of themes, but most important of it all is that we are trying to connect hearts. Through the show, I want people to fall in love with people – not with what they do and where they live. I want them to experience hopes and dreams of a young girl and find that they are no different than a girl born elsewhere, and that the only difference is the playing field is not equal. While a girl born in a normal family has the opportunities and support to make her dreams come true a girl in the red-light district does not.” IT TOOK A DEDICATED committee to bring together the Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights events, but a lot of the heavy lifting can be attributed to UA Professor William Simmons. Throughout his academic career, UA Professor William Simmons has worked on human rights issues – from sex workers’ rights to projects in such places as The Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, China, Mexico, and the U.S. Simmons was the founding director of the Masters’ program in Social Justice and Human Rights at ASU, spearheaded the launch of GlobalHumanRightsDirect.com, and – as he shared via email – Simmons and his colleagues “have recently created a fully online graduate programs in human rights practice at the UA that we hope will attract students and instructors from around the globe.” The week of events is connected to the launch of the human rights practice graduate programs, and they plan to continue to host events, such as online webinars, film showings, and public talks. More information on the program is at HumanRightsPractice.arizona.edu. The Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights events happen from Nov. 14-17. More information on the events, the film and the play are online at https://sbs.arizona.edu/news/events-supporting-womens-empowerment-andhuman-rights. n November 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 51


Z events “Jane” shows at the 8th Annual Loft Film Fest, happening Wednesday, November 8 to Thursday, November 16. See page 25 for the complete Loft Film Fest program.

november FRI 3 - SUN 5 TUCSON COMIC CON

Explore a pop culture filled weekend with celebrity guests, a costume contest, authors, shopping, autographs and more. This year features a Rocky Horror Picture Show reunion with special guests. Tickets: $5 - $50. Kids 8 and under are free. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 1-800-745-3000. TucsonComic-Con.com

WEDS 8 - THUR16 LOFT FILM FEST

Hand selected favorites from Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, and other top film festivals, including a screening of Revenge of the Nerds with actor, Curtis Armstrong in person. Tickets: $8-$10; $125-$200 festival passes. See page 25 for showtimes and more information. Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. 520795-0844. LoftCinema.org

TUBAC FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL A variety of artisans offering handmade goods just in time for the holidays, with a beer garden and a live performance on Saturday by the Ronstadt Brothers from 1-4pm. Free entry, $8 parking benefits local non-profits. Festival hours: 10am - 5pm. Tubac Village off of I-19. TubacAZ.com

WEDS 8 - SAT 11 TUCSON COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL Hosted by the Tucson Improv Movement and headlined by Kevin McDonald of Kids In The Hall. Enjoy performances, workshops and classes throughout the festival. Tickets: $5, $10; festival pass: $25. 329 E 7th St. 520-314-7299. TucsonImprov.com

SAT 4 TUCSON FIREFIGHTERS CHILI COOK-OFF Over 750 gallons of chili will be served at the 22nd annual cook-off, with all proceeds to benefit the Tucson Firefighters Local 479, Adopt-A-Family program; assisting families and children with clothing, food, basic needs, and toys, throughout the holiday season. Reid Park Bandshell, 998 S. Concert Place. TucsonFirefighters.org

FRI 10 - SAT 11 ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHWEST

This new air fair showcases Southern Arizona artists working in a range of mediums from paintings, mixed media, ceramics, textiles, glass art, and jewelry. 10am to 5pm. Rillito Pavillions at the Rillito River Park, First Ave at River Rd. 520-612-9519.

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING FEST

With 20 bands lined up, NOLF5 is the perfect pre party to kick off All Souls weekend. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds will support All Souls Procession. 191 E. Toole Ave. NightoftheLivingFest.com

PROCESSION OF LITTLE ANGELS

A family friendly event celebrating deceased loved ones. Art making activities, face painting, sugar skull decorating, story telling and theater, along with a procession and finale around the park. Armory Park, 222 S. 5th Ave. AllSoulsProcession.org

SUN 5 ALL SOULS PROCESSION & FINALE With a new route parallel to the Santa Cruz River, thousands will gather to remember deceased loved ones and be a part of this beloved community event. Gathering at 4pm, Procession at 6pm, Finale from approximately 8:30pm to 10 pm. See website for locations and more information. AllSoulsProcession.org

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Sports Park Tucson hosts a 4x4 Men’s and Women’s sand volleyball tournament. All teams make final tournament which will be double elimination. $2 entry fee. Part of proceeds got to the VA health care system. Registration on a first come first serve basis. 5pm - Midnight. SportsParkTucson.com

2ND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN

A free, family friendly urban block party! 5pm to 10:30pm. Performances, vendors, food trucks, and more. Free family friendly movie at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. Downtown Tucson. 2ndSaturdaysDowntown.com

VETERANS DAY PARADE & CEREMONY The 98th annual parade with Grand Marshall, Adolfo “Harpo” Celaya, one of the survivors of the USS Indianapolis, recognizes current members of our military and veterans with a theme of “For the Hearts of Veterans”. Parade begins at 11am with a downtown route. TucsonVeteransDayParade.org

SUN 12 GABA FALL BIKE SWAP MEET As the largest bicycle swap in the Southwest, expect to see all kinds of bicycle gear offered by over 40 vendors. 7th Street btw 4th and 6th Avenues. 7am to 2pm. Facebook.com/ GabaBikeSwap

VINTAGEPALOOZA! Vintage vendors with jewelry, clothing, home wares, furniture and accessories. Held from 9am to 2pm at Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Rd. 520-578-4272. CatMountainStation.com

YOUTH BLUES FEST The third annual showcase features youth groups and individuals performing blues from schools in the area. 5-9pm. Monterey Court, 505 West Miracle Mile. 520-207-2429. MontereyCourtAZ.com

SAT 11 - SUN 12 WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Southern Adaptive Sports hosts teams from NWBA Divisions 2 and 3. Free to spectators. Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center, 5305 W Calle Torim. 520-370-0588. SOAZAdaptiveSports.org

JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS

Three rings of family entertainment with trapezes, balancing acts, tigers, bears, elephants, and motorcycle daredevils. 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, 1pm to 7pm on Sunday. Tickets: $10$30. Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave. 702456-2642. TheJordanWorldCircus.com

NATIONAL PARKS FEE-FREE WEEKEND Enjoy free admission to all national parks over the Veterans Day weekend, additionally enjoy 15% off all merchandise at either Saguaro National Park East or West. 520-733-5158. NPS.gov

SAT 11 - SUN 19 TUCSON GUITAR SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL The 9th annual festival celebrating international guitar with 3 time Grammy Award nominee, Berta Rojas, artists from Cuba and Brazil, and the Beeston Competition. Holsclaw Hall, University of Arizona. 520-342-0022. TucsonGuitarSociety.org


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An all breed and specialty group dog show, with a special Pee Wee event for kids aged 5-9 years old, a western theme Friday through Monday, and a special puppy competition. Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd. CoyoteClassic.org

FRI 17 - SUN 19 HOLIDAY ARTISANS MARKET

Make a day out of shopping for unique artisanal crafts and artwork and catch the latest exhibits at the museum. 10am - 5pm Friday & Saturday; 10am – 4pm Sunday. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. 520624-2333. TucsonMuseumofArt.org

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR MAGICAL GIFTS

SAT 18 EL TOUR DE TUCSON America’s largest perimeter bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities with event distances of 106, 76, 54, 37 or 28 miles to choose from along with a Fun Ride. Join in as a cyclist or spectator, then attend the after party at Martin Drug Co. from 4:30pm to 9:30 pm. Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Ave. 520-745-2033. Perimeterbicycling.com

TUES 21 & WEDS 22, FRI 24 - SUN 26 FALL IKEBANA FLORAL FESTIVAL Traditional Japanese flower arranging created by five different schools of Ikebana practice. Enjoy 50 signature compositions. Entry to the festival and gardens are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 15. Yume Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. 520-303-3945. YumeGardens.org

THURS 23 GOVINDAS THANKSGIVING DAY An all you can eat vegan feast with a menu that includes, organic tofu turkey, quinoa stuffing, acorn squash, traditional sides, a full salad bar, and vegan pumpkin pie. $15.95 adults, $6.95 kids 4 to 12 years, age 3 and under eat free. 711 E. Blacklidge Dr. 520-792-0630. GovindasofTucson.com

MAYNARDS THANKSGIVING DINNER Enjoy a 4 course holiday menu with choices of artisanal meats, liver pate, sunchoke bisque, salad, prime rib, herb rubbed turkey breast, Scottish salmon, stuffed acorn squash, traditional sides, classic deserts and more. $55 adults, $20 children age 6 and under. 11am to 7pm. Maynards, 400 N. Toole Ave. 520-545-0577. MaynardsTucson.com

FRI 24 - SAT 25 35TH ANNUAL BISBEE HOME TOUR

Presented by the Bisbee Woman’s Club, tour intriguing homes in the area and enjoy the Art Chair Auction featuring tables, mirrors, and other decor items. Homes will be open from 10am - 4pm each day. $15 adults, children under 12 are free. Proceeds benefit local non-profits and provide scholarships for Bisbee High School senior girls. See website for home descriptions and more information. BisbeeHomeTour.com

FRI 24 - SUN 26 THANKSGIVING NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET Native American arts and crafts, food booths and entertainment. Featuring the Pablo Band on Saturday from 2-5pm and Gertie & the TO BOYZ Sunday from 2-5pm. Market hours are 9am to 5pm. Located in front of the Historic San Xavier Mission, 1959 San Xavier Rd. 520-573-4000. WakNet.org

SAT 25 - SUN 26 HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

More than 145 vendors from around the Southwest. 9am - 4pm. 520-791-4877. Reid Park, just west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. TucsonAZ.gov.

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Cultivate Tucson Holiday Market, December 2, 10am-5pm, at “The Mill” 219 N. 3rd Ave CULTIVATE TUCSON’S popular pop-up holiday market returns for a third season, with more than 55 established and emerging vendors all curated from a pool of local crafts people, artists, designers and businesses. Check out the full list of participating vendors on the following pages and be sure to stay connected to CultivateTucson.com to learn more.

In addition to showcasing some of the best creative talent this town offers, Cultivate Tucson will spotlight and support BorderLinks, a nonprofit that offers experiential learning opportunities that explore the difficulties of migration and life along the U.S./Mexico border. BorderLinks educates individuals through interactive experiences, connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of the border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation. Learn more at borderlinks.org.

AALL FORMS OF LIFE Scientific Illustrations aallformsoflife.com

BANDITO Vintage and relaxed clothing wares shopbandito.com

ALL THINGS KITA

Handmade crochet wearables allthingskita.com

ANNOTATED AUDREY ART

Coloring books, prints, buttons annotatedaudrey.com

BECCA RAND ILLUSTRATION ALLEGIANT BRAND LEATHER ADELA ANTOINETTE

Hand carved fine leather wares allegiantbrandleather.com

Cacti watercolor and illustrations adelaantoinette.com

ALEXCLAMATION ART WORKS Prints, buttons and alphabet book alexclamation.com

AMANDA IVY REED Hand painted illustrations, archival prints, greeting cards instagram.com/seeitshine

APRILTWOEIGHTY QUILTS + DYE STUDIO

Posters, dish towels, prints and postcards beccarand.com

One of a kind quilts and home accessories apriltwoeightyquilts.com

AVELINO

BEST BUDS

Minimal leather goods shopavelino.com

Creative floral arrangements bestbudsbotanical.info

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FABIOLA BEDOYA ART

Colorful cacti photos and prints instagram.com/fabiicakes

BLADE AND BRANCH Modern handmade jewelry bladeandbranch.com

GILD

Bespoke minimalist jewelry claire-seizovic.com/shopgild

DESERT PROVISIONS

Harvesting the best of what the desert has to offer desertprovisions.com

BOTTLE ROCKET DESIGN

Functional concrete and glass goods

DUST Handpicked vintage goods instagram.com/dust_vintage

FINE LIFE CO Curated selection of new, found, and made objects for women finelifeco.com

GINA BECA Watercolor prints and ceramics instagram.com/gb_fauna_art

BY PAIGE MARIESA Inventive weavings and embroidered denim etsy.com/shop/paigemariesa

EMILY ORZEL ILLUSTRATION

Prints, buttons, flags, and cards shop.emilyorzel.com

DESERT ABODE

art and handcrafted goods desertabode.com

EVERYDAY BEAUTIFUL HUMAN Greeting cards crafted with love everydaybeautifulhuman.com

SHOP FLETCHER AND CO

Modern cacti photography and cards shopfletcherandco.photo

FOUR CORNERS LTD.

Fine handkerchiefs and men’s accessories fourcornersltd.com

HELIOTROPE

Handmade desert inspired jewelry heliotropemetal.com

JULIE ORIGINALS

Animal flash cards, greeting cards, and art gifts julieoriginals.com

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TUCSON’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & BOTTLE SHOP(S) OPEN 7 DAYS • THETAPANDBOTTLE.COM

NORTH LOCATION 7254 N. ORACLE (CORNER OF INA & ORACLE)

CRAFT BEERS & WINES ON TAP OVER 600 BOTTLES TO ENJOY IN-HOUSE OR TO-GO!

DOWNTOWN LOCATION

403 N. 6TH AVE (6TH AVE. & 7TH ST.)

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KAELEN HARWELL

Organic award winning skincare products kaelenharwell.com

KCO DESIGNS

Delightful embroidery etsy.com/shop/shopkco

LA CURIE

Thoughtfully composed perfumes la-curie.com

LITTLE TORO DESIGNS

Modern desert jewelry with a vintage vibe littletorodesigns.com

MARCY ELLIS

Hand painted watercolor illustrations and prints marcyellis.com

LOCALSCAPES

Oil paintings of Tucson on wood etsy.com/shop/localscapes

MARIA RENEE JOHNSON ARTS

Black and white art prints inspired by deserts and oceans mariareneej.wixsite.com/artwork

LORI KINDLER POTTERY

PALM + PINE DESIGN CO.

Boutique specializing in handmade jewelry, leather goods, and unique ilovemast.com gifts

LARILLA

NOEL’S RESTORATIVES

Men’s grooming products noelsrestoratives.com

Decorative and functional stoneware pottery lorikindlerpottery.com

MAST

Bright screen prints and stickers larilla.bigcartel.com

MODERN AQUARIAN

Hand lettering and sign art by Ashley White modernaquarian.com

LUMENROSE JEWELRY Mixed metal jewelry art lumenrosejewelry.com

MIDTOWN ARTISANS Handmade home products midtownartisans.com

Air plants & modern home goods for that plant life etsy.com/shop/palmandpineshop

PRINTNOWRIOTLATER

Colorful screenprints etsy.com/shop/PrintNowRiotLater

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SOUTHWEST VINTAGE

Vintage goods for men and women etsy.com/shop/southwestvintage

REMEDES + RICHEWELS

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE

Creating meaningful connections between people and places whyilovewhereilive.com

Blended goods to nourish and promote wellness remedesandrichewels.com

QMULATIVE

Vanguard wares for the urban individual qmulative.bigcartel.com

TINY TOWN SURPLUS Posters, stickers, postcards and other printed goods tanlineprinting.com

WILLIE’S FORT

Jewelry and found goods williesfort.com

ROADKILL GEMS

Sterling and vintage jewelry etsy.com/shop/roadkillgems

URSULA BASINGER CERAMICS

RAEBIRD CREATIONS

Handpainted silk scarves and Native American flute music raebirdcreations.com

Carefully handcrafted mugs, pots, candle holders ursulabasinger.com

WOOLIES

Artisan stuffed animals, toys, and dolls etsy.com/shop/woolies

YU YU SHIRATORI REFLECTIVE INDEX

Contemporary glass art reflectiveindex.com

SONORAN ROSIE

Herbal products of the Sonoran Desert etsy.com/shop/SonoranRosie

WHY & WISER

Whimsical jewelry yuyushiratori.com

Boutique toys designed to embrace curiosity whyandwiser.com

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I love HealthOn Broadway!

“I live at 1 West Broadway, and now my doctor is right downstairs! It’s so convenient. They also have a host of health and wellness classes there. Having TMC and El Rio bring health care to downtown shows they are a great community health resource. It’s an incredible asset. ” –Kathleen Eriksen, CEO Downtown Tucson Partnership

HealthOn Broadway is an integrated health and wellness collaboration between Tucson Medical Center and El Rio Health, and is now open at 1 West Broadway. Now you can access medical care from 7am – 9pm weekdays and 8am – 5pm Saturdays.

For a list of primary care doctors and health & wellness classes (including yoga!) call or visit: 1 WEST BROADWAY • 309 - 4200 ELRIO.ORG/LOCATION/HEALTHON-BROADWAY


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POCO NOV 9 • 7:30 PM

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MERRY-ACHI CHRISTMAS DEC 15 • 7:30 PM

CHRIS ISAAC HOLIDAY TOUR DEC 16 • 7:30 PM

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IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA NOV 26 • 7:00 PM

WILD & SWINGIN’ PARTY

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY DEC 21 • 7:30 PM

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What’s Live She’s Back! by Jim Lipson

Sabra Faulk and Eddie Stylus One of Tucson’s most treasured musical gifts, Sabra Faulk, has returned to the desert, although for how long, we cannot be sure. What we do know is that opportunities to see her these next few weeks must be taken advantage of. A gifted and sought after bass player who, for decades, played and sang backup in various country bands (including her mom’s), it would be hard to describe her as someone who just burst onto the scene in 2006. But that’s certainly the way it felt when she released 28 Churches 5 Bars, her first full length CD of all original material. With a title track that harkened back to growing up in Wilcox, AZ, Faulk’s arrangements of original country, blues and folk, all delivered with attitude, sass and a voice that could be as powerful as it was angelic, made her presentation, both live and in the studio, virtually impossible to ignore. Subsequent releases, Acoustic Angel (2011) and Providence (2013) continued to showcase her evolving talents as a songwriter. Her song “Providence” in fact, a moving narrative on the immigrant experience, is the kind of tune that would make Woody Guthrie sit up and take notice. In 2012, fronting a band that featured four other established bandleaders, she completely killed it headlining the Tucson Folk Festival while her lead vocal in “Shine From the Valley,” Mitzi Cowel’s heartfelt musical prayer for Tucson in the aftermath of January, 2011, is as moving a performance as you are likely to see or hear, anywhere. Having recently sold her home in favor of an RV, her Facebook posts with her partner Deanna (and Eddie the dog!) read more like a travelogue and advertisement for the National Parks Service than anything else. For the next few weeks however, she belongs to Tucson. Here is where she can be found… November 4 – the Shoppes at La Posada (350 E. Morningside Road), Green Valley, 12-2 PM – Faulk will be joined by friend and frequent collaborator Amber Norgaard along with Seth Murzyn on viola for a performance to benefit the non-profit Youth on Their Own. Green Valley, if you can believe it, has a vibrant music scene with many Tucson players often going down to perform. November 4 - Pool Ramada at 6545 E Golf Links. Teaming up with another friend and frequent collaborator Bunny Kirby. Bring chairs and drinks but no glass containers. Tips only gig so bring lots of love and cash. November 5 – Chicago Bar – This first Sunday of the month gig at the Chicago Bar typically belongs to friend and frequent collaborator (discerning a pattern here) Heather Hardy. But with her out of town, Faulk, backed by Hardy’s Lil Mama Blues Band, will make this band her own. Larry Lee Lerma, bass, Alvin Blaine, guitars and Dani Ponce, drums. November 10 – Harlow Gardens (5620 E. Pima St.) – Harlow Gardens has been doing at least a couple of these outdoor showcase events per year. For this concert, Faulk will be joined by Amber Norgaard on keyboards and guitar,

Seth Murzyn on viola and Jay Trapp on bass. This $20 concert ticket also includes appetizers and beverages from 6-7 PM. November 28 – Monterey Court – Again teaming with Amber Norgaard for a show they call The Music that Made Me, which she describes as such…”We just want to spend a few hours with you playing the songs that inspired us, the musicians that got in our heads and wouldn’t leave, the louder than life knocking on our brains that made us give up all hope and pick up a guitar!” And now, some additional offerings for the month… Poco – November 9, Fox Theatre – Long gone are Richie Furay, Paul Cotton and George Grantham, but pedal steel player extraordinaire Rusty Yung is still driving this bus which continues to excel doing that hybrid thing once known as country rock. Young is actually a master of almost all things stringed and he along with Michael Webb will play no fewer than 10 different instruments throughout the performance. Look for lots of new material (and energy) to go along with the hits. Casa Maria Thanksgiving Benefit – November 14, Club Congress – If this show seems a bit early this year it’s because it is. In addition to Rich Hopkins and the Luminarious, which is an a regular fixture for this annual benefit, look for Tucson veteran George Howard and his band to shake things up with their brand of blues, funk and soul. Always a good cause benefitting Tucson’s longest running soup kitchen. Paula Poundstone – November 19, Fox Theatre – A regular on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, a show whose name looks so much more ridiculous in print than it actually sounds, this is the perfect opportunity to experience her comedic stylings, long form. Ryanhood – November 24, Rialto Theatre – While these guys continue to outclass so much of what we see on late night talk shows, they continue to grace us locally with at least a couple of showcase events every year. This show will be celebrating the release of their first holiday album. Kim Wilson’s Blues All-Stars – December 1, 191 Toole – As a singer and harmonica player, Wilson first showed up in Tucson fronting the Fabulous Thunderbirds an Austin based band he co-founded with Jimmie Vaughan, and still plays with along with this band. Tutored by Muddy Waters and Albert Collins among others, and influenced by Little Walter and James Cotton, Wilson is the real deal and seems to have a certain love and affinity for Tucson. This show is presented by the Southern Arizona Blues and Heritage Foundation, the folks that bring us our annual Tucson Blues Festival. n November 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 63


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Cinedelic Records By Carl Hanni

TREES SPEAK. Of course they do. But are you on the right frequency to hear it? Trees Speak (the band) seems to be. Trees Speak are a new project/ band from Tucson, and the brain-child of local musician and graphic artist extraordinaire Daniel Martin Diaz: on their self-titled, double-vinyl debut record (no CD or digital release) for the boutique Italian label Cinedelic, they boast two different line-ups over two LPs. On the first they are Daniel Martin Diaz, his son Damian Diaz and Michael Glidewell. On the second, the two Diaz’s are joined by locals Gabriel Sullivan, Connor Gallaher and Julius Schlosburg. These guys are all heavy hitters. Daniel Martin Diaz comes after numerous records with his long time band Blind Divine, and recent ones with Crystal Radio. Damian Diaz has played with Human Error and does studio work in Brooklyn, Schlosburg with the Jeron White Acoustic Trio and Leila Lopez, and Glidewell was with Tucson’s legendary Black Sun Ensemble. Sullivan and Gallagher need little introduction to locals, counting between them numerous Tucson acts like XIXA, Giant Sand, Cobra Family Picnic and Night Collectors, to name just a select few. Burrowing deep into two local studios for their debut record, they employ a conceptual process that values chance, random sonic encounters and improvisation. To quote the liner notes, “The music was recorded live in one room with no overdubs or repair, only using edits to create the arrangements. All tracks were written over a 5 day period at Sacred Machine Studio and Dust & Stone Studio.” Sacred Machine is Diaz’s studio, and he’s listed as producer on the first; Dust & Stone is Sullivan’s studio, and he’s credited as producer on the second. So, remember: no overdubs, no post-recording sweetening or tweaking beyond a basic mix, but some tracks have been cut-and-paste rearranged and edited. All tracks are instrumental, and are largely improvised, although some preordained jumping off points were clearly in place before recording commenced; “It’s well thought out improvising,” as D.M. Diaz puts it. Or, as they say in the p.r., “We let the musical performance sculpt its own destiny and create imperfect perfection.” Trees Speak telescopes strains of several genres of avant garde and experimental music from the last several decades through a modern sensibility and current gear and effects technology. Their precursors include overlapping currents of krautrock, minimalism, ambient, psychedelia, vintage electronic and space rock. Eschewing conventional song structure, they focus on texture, tension, tone and atmosphere, but also on pulse; several tracks are built on

almost metronomic drum beats. A few tracks are very short, almost snippets, and many come in under five minutes; except on the second album’s epic “Shadow Circuit,” which takes up both sides of the LP. They channel their sonic space using a stack of electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, analog synths, theremin, violin-bowed guitar and a massive array of effects and treatments; you can well imagine how how many cords were used. Trees Speak sonic experiments move from short, largely electronic/ambient numbers like “Eternal Time Machine,” “Waiting,” “Everlasting” and “Silence In The Sky” into electro acoustic territory (“Reflections” and “Trees Speak”), and on into more aggressive depth charges. “Nothing Remains” and “Quantum Mysticism” harken back to Another Green World era Brian Eno excursions. “Ghost We Know” sounds like a mournful death march for the dinosaurs. But the hard, repetitive beats, and free-ranging, often abrasive effects on tracks like “Spirit Oscillator,” “Soul Machine,” “Black Butterfly,” “Atomic Heart” and “Unconscious Thought Control,” with its cutting, bandsaw-like guitar, is where Trees Speak really finds the forest, and widen pathways opened decades ago by some of their storied predecessors like Can, Neu!, Throbbing Gristle and Coil. Damian Diaz’s pulse-perfect drumming is totally essential to the hypnotic effect of these tracks; I could listen to them all day, and I just might.... “Shadow Circuit,” minus Glidewell’s excellent contributions, but with an expanded line-up, sprawls over all of the second LP. This is flat-on-your-back, wide angle lens psychedelia/space rock, perfect for melting into the carpet under the influence of the substance of your choice. Starting out with ragainfluenced, shimmering waves of guitars and keys, it slowly coalesces into several epic movements that move forward and back, up and down and side to side thanks to the edits that rearrange the original monster jam into a new shape. The overall feeling is one that seems to burrow further and further inward into soul space, while simultaneously moving outward towards the expanding edges of the cosmos. Inward/outward at the same time; nice trick, guys. Special note must be paid to the graphics and packaging. The vinyl is a sexy clear vinyl; the packaging includes a beautiful cover and and inner sleeve graphic by the Australian artist Beric Henderson, and an insert, four cards and a pair of stickers designed by D.M. Diaz. Altogether, it’s a very striking, conceptually open-ended release that opens up and unfolds over repeat listens. Trees speak, we listen. n November 2017 | ZOCALOMAGAZINE.com 65


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Photo courtesy Miss Olivia & The Interlopers.

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Metalachi appears at 191 Toole on Wednesday, November 29.

Miss Olivia & The Interlopers appear at Club Congress on Saturday, November 4, and at Tap and Bottle on Thursday, November 9.

LIVE MUSIC

Tue 14: Casa Maria Thanksgiving Benefit with the George Howard Band Wed 15: Helms Alee, Rodeo Weekend Thu 16: Elysia Crampton, Omeed Norouzi, DJ Dirtyverbs, EC Jar, Pure L Tue 28: Unsane, Plaque Marks Wed 29: Flobots, Bang Data

Schedules accurate as of press time. Visit the web sites or call for current/detailed information.

191 TOOLE 191 E. Toole Ave. rialtotheatre.com Sat 4: Night of the Living Fest: Bob Log III, Tweak Bird, Ashton and the Terrible, Nanami Ozone, Whispering Wires, Ex Bats, Foxx Bodies, MFSF, Tight Fright, Same Sex Mary, Sloths, Ice RoD, Kevin Dowling, Gnarianna, The Band Ice Cream, JL6 Tue 7: Secondhand Serenade, He Is We, Ronnie Winter-Defoe Wed 8: Gryffin, Autograf, Ayokay Fri 10: Roadkill Ghost Choir, The Artisanals Sat 11: Kevin McDonald of Kids In The Hall Sun 12: Kyle Kinane, Pauly Casillas, Chris Thayer Mon 13: Deer Tick Tue 14: Tennis, Wild Ones Wed 15: Ariel Pink, Bite Marx Thu 16: Mild High Club, Jerry Paper Sat 18: Walker Lukens, Sur Block Mon 20: Ray William Johnson, Francis Cronin, Kaja Martin Tue 21: Courtney Barns Wed 22: Jonwayne Sat 25: Thriftworks Wed 29: Metalachi Thu 30: California Guitar Trio

BORDERLANDS BREWING 119 E. Toole Ave. 261-8773, BorderlandsBrewing.com Fri 3: Mustang Corners Sun 5: Kevin Pakulis Fri 10: Determined Luddites Sun 12: Kevin Pakulis Fri 17: Paul Cataldo Sun 19: Kevin Pakulis Fri 24: Rusty Chops Sat 25: Savannah King Sun 26: Kevin Pakulis

CAFE PASSE 415 N. 4th Ave. 624-4411, CafePasse.com See web site for information

CHES LOUNGE 350 N. 4th Ave. 623-2088, ChesLounge.com See web site for information

CLUB CONGRESS 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848, HotelCongress.com/club Wed 1: The Midnight Stroll Thu 2: Curtis McMurtry Fri 3: Dreamcast, Hormone, Street Blues Family Sat 4: Miss Olivia and the Interlopers, The Sinners Blues Sun 5: Face Paint Town, The Steel Wheels, The Go Rounds Tue 7: Hovvdy, Casey Golden and Girl Garden Fri 10: David Ramirez, Sweet Ghosts Sat 11: Hiss Golden Messenger Mon 13: Greyhounds, Band of Angels

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LA COCINA 201 N. Court Ave. 622-0351, LaCocinaTucson.com Wed 1: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu 2: Freddy Parish Fri 3: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sun 5: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 8: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu 9: Louise Le Hir Fri 10: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sun 12: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 15: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Thu 16: Mitzi Cowell Fri 17: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sun 19: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 22: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield Fri 24: Greg Morton & Friends, Freddy Parish’s Country Club Sun 26: Mik and the Funky Brunch Wed 29: Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield

CUSHING STREET BAR & RESTAURANT 198 W. Cushing St. 622-7984, CushingStreet.com Fridays: Pete Swan Trio featuring Matt Mitchell & Scott Black Saturdays: Jeff Lewis Trio

FLYCATCHER 340 E. 6th St. 798-1298, FlycatcherTucson.com Wed 1: The Great Electric Quest, Ashbury Sun 5: Twin Ponies, Lenguas Largas, Kal Marks, Noyes Mon 6: Doom Wed 8: Ladytowne Live Thu 9: Live Rhythm Roulette Fri 10: Igor & The Red Elvises Sat 11: Mono Sound, Alianza Rebelde Sun 12: Shadow Age, Plastic Disease, Early Black Thu 16: The Cabin Project, QAF

FOX TUCSON THEATRE 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515, FoxTucsonTheatre.org Thu 9: Poco Fri 10: Dan + Shay Sat 18: Ballet Tucson Tue 21: Tango Buenos Aires Sun 26: Irish Christmas In America

HACIENDA DEL SOL 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol. 2991501, HaciendaDelSol.com Nightly: Live Music on the Patio Sun 12: The Manhattan Dolls


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Poco performs at Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursday, November 9. Hank Topless performs at Tap & Bottle, Thursday, November 16.

THE HUT 305 N. 4th Ave., 623-3200 huttucson.com Sundays: Acoustic Open Mic, with Cadillac Mountain Thursdays: Mockingbirds Saturdays: Mike & Randy’s 420 Show with Top Dead Center

THE LOUDHOUSE 915 W. Prince Rd., 393-3598 loudhousetucson.com Fri 3: Youth & Canvas, Gaza Strip Sat 18: Sin Control, PHX Hooker Cops, Slack Bastards, The Sindicate, Khaos Rule, Blasterbator

MONTEREY COURT 505 W. Miracle Mile, MontereyCourtAZ.com Wed 1: Nick McBlaine & Log Train Thu 2: Corey Spector Fri 3: The Coolers Sat 4: Mamalinas Pedacitos de Cielo–a benefit concert for the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico Sun 5: Nancy Elliott & Friends– Sunday Brunch Performances, Frank’nSteel Tue 7: Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/Heather Hardy Wed 8: Touch of Gray Thu 9: Bob Cheevers & Stephen Doster/Squib Lonius–Tom Townsend Fri 10: Edge of the West w/Top Dead Center & Bryan Dean Sat 11: Heather Lil Mama Hardy & her band Sun 12: Nancy Elliott & Friends– Sunday Brunch Performances, 3rd

annual Youth Blues Fest Thu 16: Virginia Cannon Presents Fri 17: Off the Ground Sat 18: Whitecrow Sun 19: Nancy Elliott & Friends– Sunday Brunch Performances, April Verch Band–Canada’s Finest Fiddler & Stepdancer with Matt & Bekah Rolland Tue 21: The Tucsonics–Western Swing Wed 22: Gypsy Stew Fri 24: Kiko & the Stone Avenue Band Sat 25: Key Ingredients of African Soul Sun 26: Nancy Elliott & Friends– Sunday Brunch Performances, Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense Tue 28: Sabra Faulk-Sylvester Wed 29: Lucky Lenny Thu 30: The Titan Valley Warheads

PLAZA PALOMINO 2990 N. Swan Rd., 907-7325 plazapalomino.com See web site for details

RIALTO THEATRE 318 E. Congress St. 740-1000, RialtoTheatre.com Wed 1: Greta Van Fleet, Courtship Thu 2: The Devil Makes Three, Scott H. Biram Fri 3: Jimmie Vaughan, Tom Walbank Wed 8: Matisyahu, Common Kings, Orphan Fri 10: Chris Janson, Mark Mackay Sat 11: Ile

Wed 15: K.Flay, Lando Chill, Sur Block Sat 18: Día De Las Luchas with The Mission Creeps Sun 19: Mayhem Fri 24: Ryanhood Tue 28: Molotov Thu 30: Josh Abbott Band

THE ROCK 136 N. Park Ave. rocktucson.com Fri 3: Goatwhore, 1349 Sat 4: Dirty Magic Mon 6: RITTZ Wed 8: The Story So Far Wed 15: Little Peep Sat 18: Atrophy Sat 25: Battle Royale Round 4 Wed 29: Sammy Wilk, Derek Luh

ROYAL SUN LOUNGE 1003 N Stone Ave (520) 622-8872 BWRoyalSun.com Sun-Tue: Happy Hour Live Music See web site for information

SAINT CHARLES TAVERN 1632 S. 4th Ave (520) 888-5925 Visit Facebook page for events

SEA OF GLASS—CENTER FOR THE ARTS 330 E. 7th St., 398-2542 TheSeaOfGlass.org Sat 4: The LoBros Sat 25: Tonemah

SKY BAR TUCSON 536 N. 4th Ave, 622-4300. SkyBarTucson.com Thu 2: Jaques Taylor and the Real Deal Blues Band Tue 7: Tom Walbank, Dos Muñoz Wed 8: Open Mic Thu 9: Eric Schaffer and The Other Troublemakers Fri 10: Cirque Roots Sat 11: Bruja and The Coyote, Un:ted States, Hungry Skinny Tue 14: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen Wed 15: Open Mic Thu 16: Eric Underwood Fri 17: Half Broke Town, Natalie Pohanic, Marshal Man Tue 21: Tom Walbank, Dos Muñoz Wed 22: Open Mic Fri 24: Cirque Roots Sat 25: Gaza Strip, Pygmy Death Ray Tue 28: Tom Walbank, Steff Koeppen Wed 29: Open Mic

SOLAR CULTURE 31 E. Toole Ave. 884-0874, SolarCulture.org Wed 15: Girlpool, French Vanilla, Cool Funeral

TAP & BOTTLE 403 N. 6th Ave. 344-8999 TheTapandBottle.com Thu 2: The Surfbroads, Loveland Thu 9: Miss Olivia and the Interlopers Thu 16: Hank Topless Wed 30: Keli & The Big Dream

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by Janelle Montenegro instagram / @JMontenegroPhotography

Left: U of A fan dressed up at the U of A tailgate; Above: cops pose for the camera at U of A’s tailgate party; Right: G.U.T (Gastronomic Union of Tucson) block Party on Broadway. Left: Cirque Roots performs at Sky Bar on 4th; Right: Tucson’s 40th Pride in the Park.

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quick view colors hint on agricultural drip lines along the highway see through butterfly guts on the windshield

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two figures travel by foot during the 19 century bird’s eye view of tiny settlements along a river I become the woman my husband has his arm around my waist sweeping me almost across the ground we’re white and we’re fleeing from some mistake he begins painting my nails bright red I’m annoyed at how bad they look clumped and on my finger skin so bad I fear someone will see I’m not really her this is me living or not living the idiom blood on our hands 19th century colonial women suffered nationally a leg paralysis western science called it psychosis what about immobilizing guilt organized resistance the land not wanting you – Claire Meuschke

snowmelt pond the dog sweeps her space alongside I feed her one blackberry she rolls over high-like skip stones not to get ahead to see water make a point one butterfly black mostly blue when the sun hits promise: you can discover long-lasting said it must be nice to drink water while swimming like that said statements like it’s a beautiful day said sadly barely staying afloat the colonist in a clearing said something is like something bodies like dirt become dirt the problem with my brain is I don’t see how a square rotated ever so isn’t a diamond I have no patience for quilts titles like heads are lines like bodies waiting a turn the dog Mica rolls in mica covers herself in her name are you discontinuing that shade? we’re sorry

– Claire Meuschke

Claire Meuschke grew up in the Bay Area, California, and has lived in the Southwest for the last five years. She recently completed her MFA in poetry at the University of Arizona and remains in Tucson.

POETRY READING & OPEN MIC House of Bards (4915 E. Speedway) inaugurates its monthly reading series, Sunday, Nov. 12. Open mic sign-up 7 pm, program begins 7:15. Two featured poets: Jamison Crabtree, Jefferson Carter. Contact sharpspeer@gmail.com for further info.

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Zócalo invites poets with Tucson connections to submit up to three original, previously unpublished (including online) poems, any style, 40 line limit per poem. Our only criterion is excellence. Simultaneous submissions ok if you notify ASAP of acceptance elsewhere. Email your submission to poetry@zocalotucson.com. Please include contact information: phone number and email address. Notification of acceptance or rejection by email. Zócalo has first North American rights; author may re-publish with acknowledgment to Zócalo. Payment is a one year subscription. The poetry editor is Jefferson Carter, jeffersoncarterverse.com.

photo: Patrick Song

Note: The --oOo-- symbol appears on page 27 of my grandfather’s immigration trial on Angel Island. He was of Chinese and Native American descent and was detained in 1912 when he was seventeen years-old.


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