Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exhibition
afternoon DOCUMENTARY program  Saturday March 5th  /  12:00 Noon - 5:00pm Arivaca Community Center

 

Many Bones, One Heart, is a captivating documentary that centers around the annual ‘All Souls Procession’ in Tucson, that began in 1990 with a small performance arranged by artist Susan Kay Johnson to mourn the death of her father and now organized annually by Paul Weir and Nadia Hagen - the long-time Artistic Director.  The film weaves a narrative that follows a passage from loss and grief to joy and celebration. The film follows the organizer's city-wide effort in bringing people together to create a lasting cultural tradition in Tucson. The All Souls Procession, takes place on the Sunday after the Day of the Dead in the fall.  In 2014 for example, some 110,000 souls gathered in the streets of downtown Tucson to remember the dead and celebrate the living.
Many Bones, One Heart
Special Note:  FILMMAKER WILL  BE IN ATTENDANCE
2:00pm
a documentary film by Leslie Epperson
See Trailer for Film Below
     CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL BIO          Leslie Ann Epperson                       Director Leslie Ann Epperson is an Emmy Award winning director, and creator of Many Bones, One Heart, an independent documentary feature recently selected as the Opening Night Film at the Arizona International Film Festival, was also honored with the Best of Arizona Award. The Extended Trailer for the film recently received 2nd Place for Indy Film in Development by the My Hero Project Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA.
“When I first saw this film in a packed theater during the Arizona International Film Festival last year, all I could think about was how cool the city Tucson is and the people that make up the eclectic ‘community’ there…”                                                     - Bart Santello, Curator,                                                             Arivaca Film Exhibition Website - Small Wheel Films
In   the   middle   of   the   New   Mexico   desert,   pie   equals love.   Kathy   Knapp   left   her   charmed,   privileged   life   in Dallas   to   bake   pie   in   dusty   Pie   Town,   New   Mexico,   a once   forgotten   corner   of   the   world   with   no   traffic light,   gas   station,   grocery   store   or   motel.   Why?   To find   her   center   and   offer   peace   to   the   world,   one piece   of   pie   at   a   time.   Welcome   to   Pie   Town,   New Mexico. Narrated   by   American   Indian   Actor   and   New   Mexico Resident    Wes    Studi,    this    truly    heartwarming    story shares   the   history   of   a   ghost   town   brought   back   to life by pie and Kathy’s love.
4:00pm
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A film about a rural isolated town; fun people, tasty food and a wealth of community spirit...          …Just like Arivaca!”                       Bart Santello                       Arivaca Film Exhibition
INTERMISSION 5-6:30pm
POT LUCK DINNER - 5pm I can smell the PIES already! The pot luck dinner is our yearly tradition here at the Arivaca Filmmakers Exhibition, Where our film-going community makes it happen! A time to relax, socialize and recharge before our evening of independent short films! PS: No obligation to bring food; especially if you’re traveling long distance or attending at the last minute. We got you covered!!  
THE INDEPENDENT SHORT FILMS PROGRAM BEGINS AT 6:30PM
CLICK HERE FOR THE SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAM Click for PDF Show Schedule 12:10 PM 12:10 PM

Thrasherland by Joshua Provost 

Thrasherland is a coming-of-age family drama in

which thirteen year old Carpenter is trying hard

to fit in but isn't jaded enough to be accepted by

the skaters. When his kid sister falls ill and his

single mom calls off the family vacation, he must

decide whether to sit it out or go it alone.

Joshua J. Provost Director of Photography/Editor Joshua J. Provost is a cinematographer who exacts control over every factor that influences the image, from location and production design, through lighting and composition, and on to color timing and editing. He harnesses these influences to create images that seamlessly accent the tone and emotion of the story.
Thrasherland Trailer Thrasherland Trailer Filmmakers Bio’s Special Note:  FILMMAKER WILL  BE IN ATTENDANCE
Produced by SEAN GARLAND & LAWRENCE FEE MUSIC by PATRICK O'HEARN EDITED by LAWRENCE FEE LONG ISLAND BRIDIE PICTURES
Directed by SEAN GARLAND
12:30 PM
~ The last American Western ~
Leo Kuntz, Vietnam vet turned horse rancher, feels the quiet storm of change. He has fought to preserve the legendary lineage of Sitting Bull's Nokota horses for decades.  His fight to save the equine legacy of the Greatest American Indian of them all is running out of time.  NokotaHeart is his story.
North Dakota - Present day.     Lakota, Sioux, Chippewa. This is Indian country.  Haunted prairies and shimmering badlands. Ghost towns and grazing buffalo. But the 21st Century is upon us. America's frontier is vanishing. So too are the old ways - horse people and horse cultures.  In the face of such stark transition Leo Kuntz may be the last of his kind.