Cyber-Seniors is a heart-warming yet quite humorous story of 80-90 year- old seniors, learning computers and social media for the first time by thoughtful, intelligent and spontaneous teenagers. This film chronicles these interactions for both generations with transformational results.
Director Saffron Cassaday
Producer Brenda Rusnak
Story Consultant Gail Singer
FILM WEBSITE NY Times Review 90-min
Given to me was as much about the passing of knowledge from father to son as it was about searching for a new way to tell a story. In a time of cinema that is over saturated with unnecessary sex, violence, and drama, Given was an exploration, a quest into positive film making. I purposefully choose to avoid any traditional drama arcs with the intent to engage and inspire the audience to view movies differently. My hope for this film is that the viewer will be able to see the wisdom that comes from the eyes of a child and the guidance of a loved one. Jess Bianchi August 2016
Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. Set in wave after wave of stunningly visual earth- scapes, Given blooms into a tender yet stirring exploration of a young boy’s understanding of life through his familial bonds and their reverence for nature. Deeply moving, Given gives us the humbling contrast of a small voice voyaging through a big world as it finds its way home again.
an eva lewis documentary film
UNDETERRED is a local Arivaca-produced film that chronicles the impact and effects of national immigration policies, border-enforcement and human rights issues spanning many years of activism and community involvement by border communities South of Tucson. This film brings the voices and experiences of individuals advocating for their Constitutional rights of privacy and peaceful enjoyment against oppressive government policies backed by post-9/11 laws and the power of Homeland Security.
Behind the Beauty
Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exhibition
afternoon DOCUMENTARY program Saturday March 3rd / 12:00 Noon - 5:00pm Arivaca Community Center
INTERMISSION 5:30-6:30pm
POT LUCK DINNER - 5:30pm The pot luck dinner is our yearly tradition here at the Arivaca Filmmakers Exhibition, Where our film-going community makes it happen! A time to relax, socialize and recharge before our evening of independent short films! PS: No obligation to bring food; especially if you’re traveling long distance or attending at the last minute. We got you covered!!
CLICK HERE FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAM Click for PDF Show Schedule 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM Travel through the History of Southern Arizona Green Valley filmmaker Larry Springford presents in this film, the early populations of the South West starting with the Paleo Indians and covering the Anasazi, the Mogollon and Hohokam. It looks at how the present day culture and atmosphere of Southern Arizona have been impacted by: Native tribes, the Missions, the Presidios and the ranching - Spanish, Mexican and American – providing the uniquely enjoyable modern day Southern Arizona. 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Area filmmaker Larry Springford (Green Valley), makes travel documentaries that connect the past with the present; along with knowledge and insight allowing appreciation and understanding of the subject matter.