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Tucson Film & Music Festival Announces Partnerships with Second Saturdays, Rialto Anniversary and New Sponsor Cox Communications. Individual Tickets for the Festival Now On Sale!

In support of the arts and entertainment in Downtown Tucson, the Tucson Film and Music Festival (TFMF) is excited to announce unique entertainment partnerships with Second Saturdays and the Rialto Theater.

During its 6th annual festival, which takes place October 7-11, 2010, TFMF will co-curate the live music on the Scott Ave outdoor stage and an outdoor screening at the October 9th Second Saturdays event. To honor the Rialto Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, anyone who purchases an all-access badge for the festival — available now at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/129793

— can also attend screenings of the classic film “The Mine with the Iron Door,” during the Rialto’s anniversary event in conjunction with the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation.

TFMF would also like to welcome sponsor Cox Communications, the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly three million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona. The festival also extends a hearty thanks to returning sponsors the Hanson Film Institute, KLPX/KFMA and the Tucson Film Office.

“Our sponsor partners are key to making the festival happen every year and we are grateful for their support of indie film and music,� comments Toubassi. “They know the value of creative expression and that a thriving artistic community is a part of what makes Tucson special.�

Individual screening tickets for the complete film line-up — including “Ride, Rise, Roar,â€? “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone,â€? and “Marsâ€? — are now on sale for $6 each. To purchase tickets or $50 all-access badges, please visit:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/10008

About TFMF:
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 sixth year, TFMF boasts an attendance of over 3,000 filmgoers and has screened over 100 films including several Arizona and World premieres. “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” by Sacha Gervasi, “The Criterion Collection: Border Radio” by Allison Anders, “Adventures of Power” by Ari Gold, “Hell on Wheels” by Bob Ray, and “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man” by Stephan Kijak are just some of the films to have premiere screenings at TFMF. The festival has also featured over 100 bands including Calexico, Giant Sand, Wanda Jackson, These Arms Are Snakes, MC Lars, Gram Rabbit, Bang Camaro, John Doe, Vic Chesnutt, The Supersuckers, Le Chat Lunatique, Tom Walbank, Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, and more.

A hub of pop culture goodness, TFMF shines like a beacon in downtown Tucson. For more on the festival, please visit:

http://www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com/

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