Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Tucson Festival of Films brings the world to you

    Cox Communications Presents Tucson Festival of Films, October 8-10


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If you love exploring the world, come to the Tucson Festival of Films where you can experience all different corners under one roof through four different festival films.

On Opening Night, October 8 at the Temple of Music & Art, watch as a Boston-based couple decide to chase an improbable dream in Poland. In the inspiring documentary RAISE THE ROOF, architects Rick and Laura Brown bring together an international team in the Polish countryside in an attempt to re-construct the Gwoździec synagogue, a magnificent architectural marvel that had been lost to history. Director Yari Wolinsky will take part in a Q&A after the screening. This is an Arizona Premiere presented by the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival.

Later that same night, move to far northern Canada to follow the journey of young MAÏNA, an Innu woman who makes a promise to her dying friend to retrieve the son who had been stolen by the Inuit. A compelling story of culture clashes, loss, love and understanding, this stunning film introduces us to two complex civilizations that founded America. Montreal-based director Michel Poulette will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Presented by Native Eyes Film Showcase.

On Saturday night at the Temple of Music & Art, experience a cool, retro portrait of Mexico City through the eyes of director Alonso Ruizpalacios, whose imaginative debut feature GÜEROS marks a bold new voice in Mexican cinema. Come and see the film about restless youth searching for purpose and identity that swept 5 awards at the 2015 Ariel Awards. Presented by Tucson Cine Mexico.

And set in the desolate mountains of the formerly war-torn Republic of Georgia, LANDMINE GOES CLICK is not for the faint-hearted. The feature charts the chilling story of an American backpacker who steps on a landmine and must remain immobilized while he and his two friends undergo nightmarish happenings. Tucson Terrorfest presents the Arizona Premiere of this late-night thriller on Saturday October 10.

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