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Filmmakers traveled to Zanskar, ringed by high Himalayan mountains in northwest India and one of the most remote places on the planet, to tell the story of Tibetan Buddhism.
Spawning nearly 30 movies in 60 years, “Godzilla” has built worldwide name recognition while wreaking havoc upon Japanese cities. Along this historic path of terror, the franchise has gathered new generations of monster fans. A product created by Japan following Hiroshima and Nagasaki, “Godzilla” drew the world’s attention to the delicate balance between nuclear weapons and humanity. In this 2014 sexagenarian anniversary year of the “King of Monsters”, the newest saga should have celebrated and highlighted Godzilla for all to see. Instead, this remake relegates our favorite creature from a big-screen movie icon to a mere movie extra.
The 23rd annual Arizona International Film Festival, the longest running and largest film festival in Arizona, will run from April 11 to 27, 2014 at exhibition venues throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona. We are now accepting submissions in partnership with withoutabox.com. The Reel Frontier film competition presents awards in each category with special accolades to the best Arizona films. Receptions, parties, question-and-answer sessions, and workshops take place at several locations.
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Liam Neeson in a scene from "Non-Stop." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
See a list of the year's top 100 grossing films here.
The Screening Room will show a number of Arizona, U.S., and world premieres will be featured during the 6th year of this popular film festival.
The Arizona International Film Festival, which highlights new films by independent filmmakers will be showing films at DesertView on April 23 and April 30 at 2:15 and 7 p.m. The same films are shown at both times and admission to either screening is $3 (cash only).
Film director Sande Zeig knew she had to make a movie about the Native American women before she even spoke to them. She was walking through Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport in 2006 when the bright yellow shirts in which they were all clad caught her eye. But it was the vibe they cast that drew her in.
Some people say everything happens for a reason – not that I’ve always concurred, but an experience at a friend’s house just a few weeks ago got me to thinking.
'How to Train Your Dragon'
Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C., In 'How to Train Your Dragon,' actors Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera play the kinds of roles they've always wanted. Northwest movie reviewer Shane Feinstein had the chance to interview each of them by phone.
April 20, 2005 - What some may see as a junkyard filled with broken window panes and rusty cars, Krysta Jabczenski sees as a lot filled with inspiration, and the 18-year-old immediately gets to work.
Jack Black thinks “Kung Fu Panda 2” is better than its predecessor.
“Ed Gein, The Musical," the controversial indie film about a murderous, cannibalistic necrophiliac, will have its Arizona premiere this weekend at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., in downtown Tucson.
Grab your popcorn. If you like movies, the Pima County Public Library has your free ticket to some of the best indie films around!
In India, a very unique system exists for delivering hot, home-cooked lunches to 130,000 workers in the city of Mumbai. Six days per week, these lunch boxes arrive at the offices of loved ones within 6 hours of being made by family members. By midmorning, these personal dishes are handed over to the “dabbawallahs” - the delivery people charged with this mind-boggling task. These lunches must make over 260,000 transitions during the day to get the right food to the right person. Adding to the complexity of the task is that each lunchbox is nondescript, sporting no return address labels, and all must be given back to the proper family later that afternoon.
Film fans in Northwest Tucson are happy to know that the DesertView Theater in SaddleBrooke is showing selections from the Arizona International Film Festival on the next two Tuesdays – April 12 and 19.
Contributed photo, The comedy “A Matter of Size” will preview Jan. 9 at the DesertView Performing Arts Center two weeks prior to the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. “You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy the film,” say event organizers.
Hazy smoke filled the air as flames illuminated the night skies over Tucson that tragic night in December 1970.
photo by Fred Bear Sr., Half of the sign on the Hotel Pioneer shut down the night of Dec. 19, 1970 when 28 people died in a fire that raged through the downtown building. A documentary film commemorating the event is titled “Hot Pion,” named for the neon sign atop the hotel.