Friday, March 5, 2010

Movies at the Screening Room

Posted By on Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 5:40 PM

The Screening Room is mixing it up this year with a variety of films.

Tonight at 8 p.m., it's horror film Necrosis: Six friends are trapped in a cabin on the site of the Donner party's cannibalistic slaughter. As ghosts emerge, close friends start to turn against each other.

At 7 p.m., Saturday, March 6, Tucson filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson presents The Unholy Tarahumara, a non-traditional documentary about two Tarahumara families. The film has been screened in 13 film festivals in the United States and Europe.

Then at 8:15, Ferguson's Rita of the Sky screens. Here's the description from the filmmaker:

Rita of the Sky is a documentary about Rita, a mysterious woman who was erroneously placed in a Kansas mental hospital because her unrecognized native language was described as “guttural noises” of a mentally ill person. It has screened at the Arizona International Film Festival (Best Documentary, Best of Arizona), Cherokee Nation International Film Festival (Best Documentary), Boston Latino International Film Festival, and LA Femme Film Festival, Los Angeles. Borderlands Theater produced a play about Rita called The Woman Who Fell From the Sky. It just completed its 250th world presentation in Mexico City.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Rita of the Sky screens and is followed by a discussion with Kathryn Ferguson; Barclay Goldsmith, director of the play The Women Who Fell From the Sky; and Mike Wilson, a Native community activist.

The Screening Room is located at 127 E. Congress St. Call 882-0204 for info.

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