Hanson Film Festival Presents Critically Acclaimed, Diverse Films
Bisbee will be the site of the second annual Bisbee Film Festival: One People One Planet, which will be held Nov. 18-22.
Twelve films will be shown – including features from the U.S., Germany, India and the United Kingdom – along with works in progress and University of Arizona student shorts.
The curated festival offers free admission. Festival presenters are the UA Hanson Film Institute and the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum.
"For five days, the festival offers narrative and documentary films shown in high quality HD, followed by intimate conversations with filmmakers and speakers," said Vicky Westover, the festival program director and director of the UA Hanson Film Institute. "Our mission is to use film and media arts to focus on how humans treat each other and our world, illustrating that we are One People One Planet."
Highlights from this year's slate of films include a documentary about the Jacksonville, Florida killing of a black youth by a white man, a coming-of-old-age story about an "outsider" artist, a story of the first all-Chinese nightclub in pre-WWII San Francisco and a profile of a Vietnam veteran who is a biker and family man.
Filmmakers who will be on-hand for Q&As after screenings include Harrod Blank, Christina Ibarra, Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon, and Aaron Wickenden. Work-in-progress directors include UA faculty members Yuri Makino and Beverly Seckinger, who will show film clips and discuss their filmmaking process.
The festival is made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities, and other festival supporters include the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television and the College of Fine Arts.
For details and a complete schedule of the festival, visit http://www.bisbeefilmfestival.org.