Thursday, October 01, 2015

UA Widescreen Wednesdays, Made in Tucson: Films from the Old Pueblo Series - FREE


From: UA School of Theatre, Film and TV []
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:26 PM
Subject: See Tucson's Western Films at UA!


October 7, 2015



UA Center for Creative Photography
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721



Widescreen Wednesdays
Made in Tucson: Films from the Old Pueblo Series -




Ever since the days of silent movies, Tucson has been a key location for Hollywood filmmakers. The western was the most popular genre, naturally, with Old Tucson serving as the shooting site for dozens of classic films, starring legends including John Wayne, Paul Newman and Kirk Douglas. But non-westerns were also filmed in Tucson, with filmmakers taking advantage of the beautiful desert environment and the unique architecture of the city itself.

Over the course of the year, we will move from classic westerns of the '50s to more contemporary hits.
The Widescreen Wednesdays program features not only the screening of a complete feature film, but a lively and informative introduction to each film by a UA professor. Plus, as student from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Television will present one of his or her short films! 






After returning from military service in World War II, James Stewart began taking darker, more psychologically complex roles. Winchester '73 , partially shot at Old Tucson, is the first of an acclaimed series of westerns Stewart made with director, Anthony Mann. Stewart stars as a frontiersman who wins a Winchester rifle, only to see it stolen by an infamous outlaw. The rifle passes from owner to owner, bringing misfortune to all, as Stewart obsessively pursues the man who robbed him. Also starring Shelley Winters, Winchester '73 was a surprise hit in 1950.


Preceded by the short film,
by UA 2014 Film & Television
alum, Christopher Nataanii Cegielski

There is no charge for
Widescreen Wednesdays
Open to the Public
No tickets required
No reservations required

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