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Tucson Film & Music Festival opens Thursday

Fest moves to Century 20 El Con this year

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Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am

The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) has announced its complete entertainment line-up for the seventh annual event, which heats up Oct. 6-10. It can be viewed at www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com.

The festival’s 2011 films include an unprecedented documentary feature line-up. Included are “Better Than Something: Jay Reatard,” “Bloodied But Unbowed,” “Kumaré,” “Barbershop Punk,” “Color Me Obsessed: A film about The Replacements,” “Blood, Sweat + Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century” and “The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi.” Narrative features include the Southwest premiere of the indie comedy “Pleasant People” and the Arizona premiere of “Take Me Home,” directed by and starring Sam Jaeger of NBC’s “Parenthood.”

Short films, music videos and live music performances are also part of the exciting program slate.

Individual screening tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $7 for evening screenings and $6 for all showings before 6 p.m. TFMF offers a $1 discount to students.

Purchase individual tickets or the $50 all-access festival badges at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/10008.

The festival’s new primary film venue is the Century 20 El Con Theater, 3601 E. Broadway Road in central Tucson. Special screening events will also be held at The Loft Cinema, The Rialto Theatre and The Hut.

TFMF’s new festival headquarters is Café Passé, 415 N. 4th Ave. in downtown Tucson, where there will be festival programs, promotional film items, all-access badges for sale and beverages for sale.

TFMF welcomes returning sponsors Cox Communications and Hanson Film Institute at the University of Arizona. Additional festival partners include the Tucson Film Office, PWKY Design, IFP Phoenix and Hype.

TFMF celebrates filmmaking and music at an annual, multi-day event in Tucson, Arizona, showcasing music-related films and international music artists, with a special nod to films and filmmakers with a Southwest connection.

Now in its seventh year, the Tucson Film & Music Festival has screened more than 150 films since its inception in 2005.

With attendance of more than 4,000 filmgoers, TFMF has showcased several Arizona and world premiere screenings. They include Academy Award® winner “God Of Love” (directed by Luke Matheny), “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” (directed by Sacha Gervasi), “Adventures of Power” (directed by Ari Gold), “Hell on Wheels” (directed by Bob Ray), “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man” (directed by Stephan Kijak) and “Rock Prophecies” (directed by John Chester).

The music festival has featured more than 150 bands. They include Calexico, Giant Sand, Wanda Jackson, These Arms Are Snakes, MC Lars, Gram Rabbit, Fishbone, John Doe, Ghiant, Vic Chesnutt, The Whisperlights, Andrew Collberg, and Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s.

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