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, a student from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Television will present one of his or her short films!
UA Center for Creative Photography
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721
FEATURED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
This unforgettable, comedy-drama stars Ellen Burstyn in an Oscar-winning role as Alice Hyatt, a newly-widowed mother who decides to pack up and move to Monterey to restart her stalled singing career. One thing leads to another, and she finds herself in Tucson instead, working as a waitress in a diner. Will she find love and happiness for her and her son in the Old Pueblo? Director Martin Scorsese won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for this film, which was later adapted into the long-running sitcom, Alice.
Preceded by the short film,
by senior UA Film & Television
students, Dom Villarrubia & Gilbert Rataezyk
There is no charge for
Open to the Public
No tickets required
No reservations required
(Left: film still from
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