Thursday, October 7, 2010

Border Arts Bonanza

Posted By on Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Artes Sin Fronteras/Arts Without Borders is a monthlong border arts festival coordinated by Borderlands Theater and The Screening Room. Movies, book discussions and art exhibitions are all on the program, along with the Borderlands play, Arizona: No Roosters in the Desert. For Borderlands events, read our preview in this week's issue.

Below is a sampling of other activities. For a complete listing, visit the Borderlands website.

At the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.; 882-8607:

The Tijuana Project Kids Photo Show, art exhibition through Nov. 7. $6.

The Invisibles, screening of a movie by British filmmaker Marc Silver and Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, about the migration of Central Americans through Mexico. Silver also introduces his film in progress, Who Is Dayani Cristal?, and leads a panel discussion with Lorenia Ton, the Mexican Consulate staffer responsible for repatriating the dead to Mexico and Robin Reineke, researcher at the Office of the Medical Examiner and anthro grad student. 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14. Free. Read more in our City Week section.

YAMAHA 300, staged reading of play by Mexican playwright Cutberto Lopez, exploring the dangerous world of narcotrafficking in Sinaloa. 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18. Free.

Focus on Arizona Youth. Film screenings and discussion of the new Arizona laws. Filmmakers Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis will show a clip of their film Precious Knowledge, about the ethnic-studies law; Levi Escobar screens his short, No SB 1070! Other panelists include Tucson High Magnet School teacher Curtis Acosta and student activists. 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21. Free.

Art Has No Borders. Winners of the 20th annual Tucson Meet Yourself corrido competition sing their winning songs; Elisea Perea-Hernandez screens her film Nogales, Aqui Es, about the border town’s rich artisan community. 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22. Free.

Breaking Down the Border, UA Press panel discussions and book fair. 1 p.m., author Stella Pope Duarte (If I Die in Juarez) talks with Ernesto Portillo Jr. of the Arizona Daily Star; 2:15 p.m., John Annerino (Dead in Their Tracks: Crossing America's Desert Borderlands in the New Era) and Miriam Davidson (Lives on the Line: Dispatches From the U.S.—Mexico Border) speak with Jon Shumaker, a Tucson Weekly contributor; 3:30 p.m., Kathryn Ferguson, Norma Price and Ted Parks read and discuss their book Crossing With the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail. Books available for purchase. 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Free.

The 800 Mile Wall. John Carlos Frey screens his film about the border wall. Afterward, Frey and activist Mike Wilson discuss issues raised by the movie. 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28. Free.

At the galleries...

Ojos bien abiertos/Eyes Wide Open: sgrafitto drawings by Alice Leora Briggs, hand-colored gelatin silver prints by Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma and documentary photographs by Mexican photographer Rodrigo Moya are on view at Etherton Gallery, 135 S. Sixth Ave., 624-7370. Through Saturday, Nov. 7. Free.

¡Subasta de Arte!/An Art Auction, benefiting Latino gallery Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop. Live music and refreshments. Final bids 8 p.m. Free admission. 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. Día de los Muertos opening: ofrendas, paintings, sculpture, potluck. 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2. Free. Both events at Raices Taller, 218 E. Sixth St., 881-5335.

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