Tickets on sale now for 4th Annual Film and Music Event
Tucson AZ â€“ (October 2, 2008) The Tucson Film & Music Festival lineup has been announced and tickets for all screenings are on sale now! This year, the exciting four-day festival lands in Tucson with its new Columbus Day weekend dates, October 9-12, 2008. The much-anticipated festival’s impressive film and music lineup features numerous Arizona premieres, as well as a selection of U.S. and World Premieres. Bridging the art of film and music more than ever before, TFMF presents exclusive live performances by many of the iconic subjects featured in the festival screenings including some local favorites.
The TFMF festivities kick-off on Thursday, October 9, at the Berger Performing Arts Center (1200 W. Speedway Blvd.) with the Opening Night Film, â€œThrow Down Your Heartâ€? (Arizona Premiere). The documentary follows American banjo-virtuoso Bela Fleck on a journey across Africa to explore the little-known African roots of the banjo, and record an album.
On Friday, October 10, The Screening Room (127 E. Congress St.) will host a very special screening of â€œSlide Guitar Ride,â€? featuring local Tucson legend and one-man-band Bob Log III. The evening continues with the first of three exciting concerts at PLUSH (340 E. 6th Street), the official TFMF headquarters. Festival attendees will be treated to a live, sneak peek at The Sibleyâ€™s (one of the bands featured in the TFMF Centerpiece Film â€œNowhere Now: The Ballad of Joshua Treeâ€?). Indie rockers Margot and the Nuclear So and Soâ€™s headline the bill.
On Saturday, October 11, The Screening Room will host two short-film series entitled â€œDesert Shortsâ€? and â€œRelationships 101,â€? followed by a 5:30 screening of the TFMF Centerpiece Film, â€œNowhere Now: The Ballad of Joshua Tree.â€? Rounding out the evening is â€œAnvil: The Story of Anvil,â€? the hit Sundance doc about two aging rockers who set out to reaffirm their boyhood pact to rock-out together, forever. Also on Saturday, â€œAdventures of Powerâ€? will screen at The Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd). An all-out air-drum assault, the film explores the underground world of competitive air-drumming. Starring Adrian Grenier (Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada), Michael McKean (Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind) and Jane Lynch (The 40 Year Old Virgin, For Your Consideration). TFMF resumes its nightly concerts @ PLUSH with a performance by Gram Rabbit (â€œNowhere Nowâ€?), and a special set by singing-directing duo The Gold Brothers (Adventures of Power).
The celebration of film and music continues into Sunday, October 12, at multiple venues throughout Tucson. Two exciting, music-driven screenings take place at the Screening Room: â€œScene and Heardâ€? features a trio of music documentary shorts making West Coast and Southwest Premieres; â€œMusic Video-ramaâ€? is a music video series featuring work by local artists and directors, as well as nationally acclaimed work including the latest Radiohead video â€œHouse of Cardsâ€? followed by a behind the scenes look at making the video â€“ shot completely with lasers.
Sunday festivities continue at The Rialto (318 E. Congress) with two feature film screenings (â€œYour Name Hereâ€? and “Teary Socketsâ€?) â€“ both films followed by filmmaker Q&As — before rounding out the evening with the US Premiere of â€œ A Deal is a Deal.â€? A comedy with heart, the film combines hilarious adventures and painfully funny truths about how far we would go to change our lives. Starring Mackenzie Crook (BBCâ€™s The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) and Oscar(r) -nominee Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Harry Potter).
TFMF will conclude at The Loft with its Closing Night Film â€œNerdcore For Lifeâ€? (Southwest Premiere), before â€œrapping- upâ€? at PLUSH with special performances by artists ytcracker (featured in Nerdcore), Maja (Phoenix), DJ Paul Jenkins and more.
A truly unique film festival, TFMF will transform Tucson into a film and music oasis, connecting its denizens with the filmmakers and musicians who are inspired by their desert-dwellings.
To view the complete film and music lineup and times, visit
TFMF all-access passes are $40 and provide free admittance to all screenings, opening and closing night films and special music events. Advanced passes may be purchased exclusively at Brown Paper Tickets (
Single tickets for festival screenings range from $5-$10 and can be purchased at
or through selected theater box offices.
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