Tucson Film and Music Festival
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September 3, 2007
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About the Tucson Film & Music Festival:

In the heart of the Southwest resides a dusty old pueblo full of musicians, filmmakers and bars. For the past 100 years, Tucson, Arizona has long been the backdrop and stage for the likes of John Dillinger, Lalo Guerrero, Pete Martinez, Linda Ronstadt , the Dusty Chaps, Ettore "Ted" DeGrazia, Green On Red, R. Carlos Nakai, Al Perry, Max Cannon, Howe Gelb and more. To celebrate the artistic talent that has emerged from Tucson, Upstairs Film, an indie film collective, and the Hotel Congress, the long running nightclub west of the Mississippi, have joined together to host a festival that celebrates the great independent film and music connected to the Southwest.

The Tucson Film and Music festival launched in 2005, with a screening of the Tucson music documentary High and Dry, and the 20th anniversary of the Club Congress. 40+ local bands, many of whom were reuniting for the first time in years played the Labor Day weekend festivities and a new festival was born.

And so it began – a weekend in the heart of sunny downtown "Where film and music gets a suntan,” full of bands, indie films, cold beer and BBQ! What more could you ask for? Now in its third year, The Tucson Film and Music festival invites feature, short, documentary and music video submissions that have an emphasis on music, and/or are from filmmakers with a connection to Arizona and the Southwest.



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