October 12, 2022 / Modified oct 12, 2022 11:39 p.m.

Film Fest Tucson presents a weekend of cinematic treasures.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Legendary auteur John Waters brings his show "End of the World" to the Fox Theatre.

film fest tucson logo hero Film Fest Tucson brings an international roster of shorts and features to Tucson every year.
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Featured on the October 13th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Legendary auteur John Waters seems to have retired from making movies...so he made his latest project Liarmouth a novel. It's a "feel-bad romance", one that may in fact bring him out of retirement to direct - if the mood strikes. John Waters will be in Tucson on October 15th at the Fox Tucson Theatre.

John waters hero John Waters brings his "End of the World" tour to the Fox Theatre on Oct. 15, 2022

  • Bill Plympton has been making cartoons for adults since the early 1970s, filled with political and social observations, and his own brand of comedy. Plympton is a guest of honor at the upcoming Film Fest Tucson, running October 13 - 15th in downtown Tucson. Plympton has assembled a showcase of new shorts especially for the Film Fest Tucson audience, to be shown on Friday at 8 p.m. at the AC Hotel Tucson Downtown. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Plympton will sit down to discuss his career and to share his newly completed feature film Slide at the Scottish Rite Blue Room.
Bill Plympton unsized Cartoonist & independent animation pioneer Bill Plympton will be a guest of honor at the 2022 Film Fest Tucson

Film Essays with Chris Dashiell spot Chris Dashiell is a regular contributor to Arizona Spotlight.
Joan of arc unsized Renée Jeanne Falconetti from the 1928 film "The Passion of Joan of Arc."
Joan of arc poster unsized Promotional poster for "The Passion of Joan of Arc"

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