Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records. For the opening night of the Tucson Film & Music Festival, The Screening Room is showing a documentary about a Chicago Record Store and Label that was as influential to punk as you can get. Wax Trax! Featured iconic artists such as Coil and Ian Mackaye. The documentary features interviews with members of Bauhaus, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Foo Fighters, Throbbing Gristle and more. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. 127 E. Congress St. $9
Stand By Me. One of the few Stephen King movies without horror elements, this coming-of-age classic examines a few days in the life of some 12-year-olds on a hike. Featuring an '80s pre-all-star cast of Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell, this movie is necessary viewing for damn-near everyone. The Loft Cinema invites you on the adventure of a boyhood. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $6.
SeeHearSmellTouchTaste. Go beyond the traditional theater experience with this art installation where you can engage all of your senses in this presentation "spanning virtual reality and animatronics, urban agriculture and arid lands." Hosted by UA Librarians, this event features members of the School of Art, the Cooperative Extension and Tucson Village Farm, and Arid Lands Resource Sciences. Three experts from different disciplines share their latest ideas at this interactive evening event at Playground Tucson Downtown. Hosted by Playground Bar & Lounge and the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. 278 E. Congress St.
The Desert on Celluloid. October is "American Archives Month," and The Loft Cinema is celebrating by gathering archivists from the UA Special Collections, the Arizona Historical Society, the Center for Creative Photography, and UA Literature, Film and Archival Studies. This gathering features multiple rare and archival films, including Sword as the Soul of the Samurai, Hank Rides Again and In Search of the Sun 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Free.
The Hitch-Hiker. The Center for Creative Photography and the Hanson Film Institute are coming together for a new film series featuring independent female directors. This second film in the series is directed by Ida Lupino, featuring guest speaker Joshua Gleich, assistant professor of the UA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. The Hitch-Hiker, inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, is about two men on a camping trip who are held captive by a homicidal drifter. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. 1030 N. Olive Road.
2018 Film Fest Tucson. Across multiple venues downtown, the third annual Film Fest Tucson features movies of no particular genre, but promises them to all be unique and unexpected. Including documentaries, short films, action, adventure, special events and more. Visit filmfesttucson.com for more information or see next week's Tucson Weekly. Oct. 11 to 13.