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The Movie Studio System, Part III

Fim writer Chris Dashiell looks at the legacy of the smaller production houses that still managed to make a major contribution to the Hollywood golden age.

Chinese Culture Festival Returns

Lecture explores the cultural resonance of time telling; trio of young virtuoso musicians performs on traditional instruments.

The Movie Studio System, Part II

Chris Dashiell looks back to a time in Hollywood when stars weren't born, they were made -- by studios.

The Movie Studio System, Part 1

Film writer Chris Dashiell explores the origin of film industry practices that still hold sway a century later.

Culinary History of Ft. Lowell Military on Display

Exhibit offers a window into the lives and culture of the military through food; museum was US Army post from 1873 to 1891.

Photo Exhibit Provides Window Into Civil Rights Movement Legacy

"Danny Lyon was the only person photographing what he was photographing," says exhibit curator.

Doc Explores '60s Activism Through Family Experience

"It's a film about the tragedy of idealism," says director of Tatanka, one of the films featured at the Loft Film Festival.

Three Views of John Dillinger

"Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger made history in Tucson 81 years ago this month. Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at three different Dillinger-inspired films from three different Hollywood eras

El Casino Ballroom in Limelight

Community, cultural home to many featured in documentary

Long-Lost Film Footage Reveals Temple of Music and Art's Genesis

Groundbreaking for Tucson institution captured in 1920s footage.

Broadway to Hollywood

Pianist & cultural historian Richard Glazier shares stories about some of the great American popular composers of the 20th century, including the Gershwins and Irving Berlin.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at the 1948 movie and explains why it was actually a risky gamble for its studio, director, and star.

U.S. Muslim Teens Facing Identity Questions

Psychologist works with them to build comfort, confidence in themselves

Frida Kahlo Photo Exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art

Famed Mexican artist 'presents her persona,' curator says of intimate shots

Ken Burns

A conversation with the acclaimed documentarian reveals some of the reasons why he found the story of "Prohibition" so compelling.

A Conversation with Edith Head

Actress and director Susan Claassen talks about taking on the persona of an outspoken Hollywood icon, the legendary designer Edith Head.

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