Buckley documentary screens in Arizona International Film Festival   Leave a comment

Daniel Buckley’s 2012 documentary “Tucson’s Heart and Soul: El Casino Ballroom” has been chosen to be part of the 2013 Arizona International Film Festival.

The film will be screen on April 20 at 2 p.m. at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress, Tucson, Arizona. Buckley will be on hand at the screening, and copies of the DVD will be available for sale.

In addition the film will be featured in a special event in Patagonia, Arizona to raise funds for a film projector for the town’s Tin Shed Theatre on Friday, April 19.Patagonia film festival 2013_final

And Buckley will be part of a Tedx Tucson salon on April 18 at 5:30 p.m., talking about documentaries and community service.

“Tucson’s Heart and Soul: El Casino Ballroom” is Buckley’s 7th documentary, and the fifth in his Cine Plaza at the Fox series.

It focuses on a 65-year-old landmark in Tucson, Arizona that has been the true community center for Tucson’s Latino population, and a place where folks of every ethnic background have been welcomed since it opened in 1947. Edited entirely from the perspective of the many people who fell in love, celebrated, saw shows and marked cultural milestones there, the film also takes it its near closing after the roof blew off in the 1990s, and the way the community rallied around it to put El Casino back in action. For more on the film and its production see Daniel Buckley’s blog.

Daniel Buckley at work on El Casino Ballroom documentary

Daniel Buckley at work on El Casino Ballroom documentary

Buckley’s 8th documentary, on the transformative power of Tucson’s mariachi and folklorico movement, is in production now and slated for premiere in 2014.

Posted April 6, 2013 by admin in Arts, Documentary, Humanities, Uncategorized

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