- Where: Tucson and Sells
When: Feb 27-Mar 1, 2012
All films and events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
7:00pm: ON THE ICE
Writer/Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean will be in attendance for Q&A following the film. Pizza will be served!
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. (1 block south of the Arizona Inn)
Tuesday, February 28
1:00pm: ON THE ICE
Writer/Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean will be in attendance. This screening will be followed by a discussion on Native voices moderated by Sundance Institute Native American and Indigineous Program Manager, Owl Johnson.
Tohono O'odham Nation Recreation Center, Sells, Arizona
2:00 - 3:30pm:
Student Workshop with GREEN WAVE director Ali Samadi Ahadi exploring Documentary Filmmaking, Social Media and the Arab Spring with Professors Matt Flannes, Beverly Seckinger, and Maggy Zanger
Venue partners: University of Arizona Middle Eastern and North African Studies; University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television; University of Arizona School of Journalism
University of Arizona campus, Harvill Room 201
5:00pm: Filmmaker Reception
With Film Forward filmmakers Mike Mills, Ali Samadi Ahadi and Andrew MacLean Okpeaha in attendance, as well as team members from Sundance Institute's Film Forward and the Native American & Indigenous Programs. Refreshments provided.
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.
Thursday, March 1
9:30am: (Private Event)
Student Workshop with BEGINNERS writer/director Mike Mills and Professor Lisanne Skyler. Script to Screen - how to transition from a Short filmmakers to a Feature filmmaker. Clips and short films from Mike Mills' body of work will be screened and discussed.
Venue Partner: University of Arizona School of Theatre , Film and Television.
For more information, visit The Loft Cinema website.
In The News
- Chairman Rocco Landesman Releases the Schedule for His Visit to Phoenix, Maricopa County, Tucson, National Endowment for the Arts
- Free & Cross-Cultural FILM FORWARD, Tucson Citizen
- Film Forward 2012 Festival: Free Screenings, Tucson Weekly
- Arizona Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue, www.eyesin.com
- Sundance Institute Announces 1st 2012 Stop for Film, ARIZONA BROADWAY WORLD.COM
- Sundance Institute’s FILM FORWARD Lands in Arizona Feb 27-Mar 1; ‘Beginners,’ ‘On the Ice’ & More, IndieWIRE
- Making Progressive Movies Gripping: ‘Freedom Riders’ Tonight on PBS, Yglesias
- Sundance’s Film Forward announces film slate, November 30, 2010, Variety
- 10 Films Slated for Sundance Institute’s Inaugural Film Forward Initiative, November 29, 2010, indieWIRE
- Sundance Selects 10 Movies for Film Forward Cultural Exchange Initiative, November 29, 2010, The Hollywood Reporter
- Access Pollywood: Pay It “Film” Forward, November 9, 2010, Washington Life Magazine
- Peter Bratt’s film “La Mission” selected by the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward, October 10, 2010, Speak Out
- Tweets about ""filmforward""
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The Loft Cinema has been a mission-driven, membership-supported nonprofit arts organization since November 2002, serving the greater Tucson area and all of Southern Arizona.
Without The Loft, audiences in Southern Arizona would not have access to the many films and visiting filmmakers who have enriched Tucson’s cultural identity. The Loft’s signature events are screenings with filmmaker Q&As, with more than 450 film industry professionals and scholars visiting the theatre to date. The Loft screens new independent American and foreign films and documentaries, along with classic art films, interactive events including a monthly short film contest, sing-a-longs and cult favorites. Every year The Loft has dozens of community partners working to create community and raise awareness of a myriad of issues.
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Outreach Partners include:
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