(Los Angeles, California--September 20, 2012) The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is excited to unveil the anchor films for the eighth annual event running from October 11-14, 2012. TFMF will have 15 premiere screening events featuring over 35 films. Topping the line up are two indie narrative films from distinguished filmmaking teams, and a documentary about a seminal rock band.
The Opening Night film is the Southwest Premiere of Strutter by the critically acclaimed filmmaking duo of Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart, Mi Vida Loca) and Kurt Voss (Border Radio, Sugar Town). This sweet and humanistic comedy about an aspiring musician is their third film collaboration. The movie features an incredible original music score from J. Mascis of Dinosaur jr. and cameos from Victoria Williams and two time TFMF alumni Jessica von Rabbit of Gram Rabbit. The filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the premiere at The Loft Cinema.
The History of Future Folk, a quirky sci-fi indie comedy by co-directors -- New York based Jeremy Kipp Walker (It’s Kind of a Funny Story starring Zach Galifianakis and Half Nelson starring Ryan Gosling) and J. Anderson Mitchell -- is this year’s Centerpiece film for TFMF 12. The southwest premiere tells a tale of two men from outer space (the planet Hondo! to be exact) and the acoustical antics which led to comic mayhem and the eventual salvation of the human race.
The Closing Night film is the Arizona Premiere of Bad Brains: A Band In DC. The rock doc utilizes rare archival footage and original comic illustrations to re-construct the band’s rich and complicated history. The Bad Brains, who melded punk and reggae, are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. Featuring interviews and appearance by many artists who were influenced by the band like the Beastie Boys, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye of Fugazi. Both Centerpiece and Closing Night are at the Century El Con 20 theater.
Tickets are $7. $50 All-Access Badges and advanced tickets for the centerpiece and closing night films will be available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com
. Advance tickets for Strutter will be available at http://www.loftcinema.com
About Tucson Film & Music Festival:
TFMF celebrates filmmaking and music at an annual, multi-day event in Tucson, Arizona, showcasing music-related films and local music artists, with a special nod to films and filmmakers with an Arizona or Southwest connection.
For more on the festival, please visit: http://www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com/