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The DAMBUSTERS Remembered
a short historical documentary by Larry Springford
Radically combining collaborative documentary, western, and musical elements, the new film by Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine) follows several members of the close-knit community of Bisbee, Arizona as they attempt to reckon with their town’s darkest hour. In 1917, nearly two- thousand immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbors, herded onto cattle cars, shipped to the middle of the New Mexican desert, and left there to die. This long-buried and largely forgotten event came to be known as the Bisbee Deportation. Bisbee ’17 documents locals as they play characters and stage dramatic scenes from the controversial story, culminating in a large scale recreation of the deportation itself on the exact day of its 100th anniversary. These dramatized scenes are based on subjective versions of the story and offer conflicting views of the event, underscoring the difficulty of collective memory, while confronting the current political predicaments of immigration, unionization, environmental damage, and corporate corruption with direct, haunting messages about solidarity and struggle.
Directed by Robert Greene
Since the dawn of cinema, sex workers have served as muses to movie- makers. Cinematic sex workers are punchlines, cautionary tales or fantasy figures. They are brutalized, killed off, sometimes rescued and almost always represented as if no sex worker is in theater. Explores Hollywood's long obsession with sex workers through the gaze of sex workers themselves. Made by director Juliana Piccillo (I was a Teenage Prostitute), this feature length documentary is coming to your town soon. Whores on Film brings sex workers to the theater, letting actual dommes, escorts, porn stars and hustlers tell you which films they love and which they hate, which get it right and which miss the mark and, most importantly, how perpetuating stereotypes in media affects real peoples' lives.
Juliana Piccillo (Tucson), Director, has been a sex worker, journalist, university Instructor and trailer salesperson. She's the mother of two children, a filmmaker and a writer. Her documentary, I was a Teenage Prostitute, screened in the Tribeca Film Festival, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Women in the Director's Chair, etc. Whores on Film has won Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Director and has been screened in Paris, Rome, Venice, Berlin, London, Montreal and the US. Photo by Joe Watson
WHORES ON FILM Directed by Tucson’s Juliana Piccillo
LONG MOUNTAIN a film by Leslie Epperson
The borderlands are beautiful and still harbor people who have lived here for thousands of years - including jaguars.
Feature Documentary Films
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 for PDF Show Schedule 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM Short Film Showcase  12-1:15pm Documentaries from area filmmakers 112-min 1:30 PM 1:30 PM 1:30 PM
Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exhibition
afternoon DOCUMENTARY program Saturday March 7th / 12:00 Noon - 5:30pm Arivaca Community Center