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Cooperative 'Festival of Films' showcases Tucson movie fests

This weekend's inaugural Tucson Festival of Films will feature work curated by eight local movie festivals, collaborating on a three-day selection of representative films. Most will be screened at the Temple of Music and Art in Downtown.

Starting Thursday and running Friday and Saturday nights, seven films and two shorts selected by organizers will be shown at the home of the Arizona Theatre Company, 330 S. Scott Ave. The filmmakers will be present for most of the screenings.

"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," a Martin Scorsese classic filmed in Tucson, will be shown at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway, on Saturday.

While arts organizations are often more competitive than collaborative, the festival finds the directors of eight different local film showcases working together to raise their profiles.

Included in the programming are films selected by the Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson International Jewish Film Festival, Native Eyes Film Showcase, Arizona Underground Film Festival, Tucson Film and Music Festival, Tucson Terrorfest, Tucson Cine Mexico and the Loft Film Fest.

See the Tucson Festival of Films website for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

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'The Paper' on the big screen

Also Thursday night, the Loft Cinema will show the Ron Howard film "The Paper," as part of its Journalism on Screen series. Presented by the Presented by he New York Times, the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UA School of Journalism, The Arizona Inn, the movie starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall will show at 7 p.m.

It will be followed by an onstage Q&A with Times food editor Sam Sifton, and a casual post-screening discussion next door at the Red Garter hosted by the Arizona Press Club.