Watch 30 Movies in person and online at Film Fest Tucson this week.

This is Tucson / Arizona Daily Star

Leonard Bernstein and wild mustangs. The Beatles in India and the sci-fi classic “Alien” on stage.

While COVID continues to dominate the headlines in 2021, Film Fest Tucson is offering a bit of an escape through cinema, Oct. 14-17, as it returns this year with a hybrid schedule of streaming and in-person screenings.

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Tucson’s Historic Teatro Carmen will become an event venue once again.

The 106-year-old building was sold to Stratford Art Works in May

Arizona Daily Star

Stratford Art Works, Inc., has purchased the 106-year-old Teatro Carmen in downtown Tucson with plans to resurrect it as an active community arts and cultural space.

The local nonprofit organization bought the property at 380 S. Meyer Ave. in Barrio Viejo from Bacon Industries, Inc., on June 10 for $940,000, according to public records.

Jul 1, 2021 / Updated Dec 29, 2021

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Big, heartfelt tribute

Thousands stand together to show city’s post-Jan. 8 resilience, sense of caring

Tucson’s “human heart” wasn’t filled to the brim with people Sunday, but it overflowed with the hearts of the people who formed it at Hi Corbett Field.

Some 2,500 people in red shirts created the outline of a heart as part of the “Tucson Has Heart” event.

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There is a lot of interest, dedication and enthusiasm for film here at Film Fest Tucson. It’s great.

Peter Bogdanovich
Director – Last Picture Show, Los Angeles