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The War of the Worlds

Wanderer. Two-time Guggenheim Fellowship winner and photojournalist in the Civil Rights Movement Danny Lyon is bringing his new documentary to the Center of Creative Photography. In conjunction with his exhibition in Etherton Gallery, Wanderer documents the town of Llanito, New Mexico, and tells the stories of the Sanchez and Jaramillo families, many of whom are also presented in the photographs on display at Etherton. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. 1030 N. Olive Road

Öngtupqa. The Loft Cinema is screening an independent film that examines the Grand Canyon through an indigenous perspective. Öngtupqa is equal parts "art film, cultural anthropology study, music video, native ceremony, and one-on-one with a Hopi elder." This screening also includes a demonstration of the Hopi long flute by Gary Stroutsos, and Q&A with the film's artists. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $10.

The War of the Worlds (1953). The Hanson Film Institute and the Fox Tucson Theatre are joining forces to present a restoration of this 1953 classic. The screening includes a pre-film discussion by UA film professors and a costume contest. This film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and if you watch it you'll see why. The invasion has never seemed more real! 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. 17 W. Congress St. $5.

All The President's Men. This movie tells of Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, whose investigation into the Watergate scandal set the stage for President Nixon's resignation. The Loft Cinema screening of this Oscar-winning political drama is followed by an onstage discussion about the film, reporting and democracy with local journalists, including the Tucson Weekly's very own editor Jim Nintzel. 2 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. $8. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

Concrete, Steel, & Paint. This free screening at the Joel D. Valdez Library shows Philadelphia's mural art program where "prisoners, victims, and victims advocates collaborate on a mural about healing from crime, their views on punishment, remorse and forgiveness." Hosted by the Tucson Arts Brigade. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. 101 N. Stone Ave. Free.

Andrei Rublev. A common joke about Russian history is that you can summarize it with a simple phrase: "Then things got worse." This is certainly true with the difficult and complex 1966 epic Andrei Rublev, but the film is equally filled with faith, art and beauty, thanks to the masterful work of Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky (my all-time favorite director). The longest, grandest film in Tarkovsky's oeuvre is a seemingly-complete reconstruction of medieval Russia: castles are raided, churches are built, crowds of pagans celebrate the solstice and, in the center of it all, the calm and introspective titular character, a religious painter. 6 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Regular admission prices.

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