/ Modified mar 16, 2018 8:43 a.m.

El Santo Makes a Triumphant Return to the Silver Screen

Also on Arizona Spotlight: More about Tucson Cine Mexico 2018; and Tucson students join national protest against gun violence.

el santo hero The masked wrestler El Santo, a Mexican film star and folk hero, appearing in "El Santo contra El Cerebro del Mal", part of the 2018 Tucson Cine Mexico film festival.
courtesy Hanson Film Institute

City High Walkout City High School students walk out of school as part of a national event protesting gun violence on March 14, one month after a school shooting in Florida killed 17.
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tempestad poster VIEW LARGER "Tempestad", a film by Tatiana Huezo, is featured in the 2018 Tucson Cine Mexico film festival.
courtesy Hanson Film Institute

  • And, film essayist Chris Dashiell takes a closer look at two of the most acclaimed selections featured in the Cine Mexico festival - the drama Todo lo Demás (or Everything Else) and the documentary Tempestad - both made by women directors at the top of their game.

todo lo demas spotlight 2 "Todo lo Demás", a film by Natalia Almada starring Academy Award-nominated Adriana Barraza, is featured in the 2018 Tucson Cine Mexico film festival.
courtesy Hanson Film Institute

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Have you ever felt like a hero? We asked people at the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books to wear a replica El Santo mask, and tell us about a time when they felt heroic. We found that heroes are all around us, everyday - making the world a better place, one good deed at a time:

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