Location: Scottish Rite, AC Marriott & Fox Tucson Theatre

30+ new narrative and documentary films alongside workshops, visiting filmmakers, live-music-accompanied films, and the annual Desert Pitch Film & TV Pitch Competition. Passport holders enjoy 1 free entry to any FilmFest movie presented in the Red Room of the Scottish Rite, any day of the three day festival. Must come 15 minutes before to secure a seat. See full details at Film Fest Tucson.

Partner: Film Fest Tucson

Outdoor Movies

Oct. 12 – 6:30pm

Bring the whole family to this heartwarming and inspiring film that follows one mentor and nine students from around the world as they follow their passions to the International Science and Engineering Fair. Presented with support from the Marshall Foundation. Additional assistance by SARSEF.

Come at 5:00 pm to engage in family-friendly STEAM activities provided by the Pima County Library and the Children’s Museum.

Oct. 12 – 8:30pm

Mexico is home to the highest biodiversity of agave varietals in the world. Tequila and Mezcal spirits derived from the heart of the agave are the fastest trending spirits in the marketplace. This expressive documentary takes viewers beyond the spirit to discover how one plant can carry the weight of a culture and the people trying to protect it. Presented with support from the Agave Heritage Week and Hotel Congress.

Come at 7:00 pm for an exclusive Agave Tasting Reception that features Agave Spirits. Experts will be on hand to tell the unique stories behind each one.  Presented by Agave Heritage Week, Pro-Mexico, and the Mexican Consulate.

Oct. 13 – 8pm

Directed by Catherine Hardwick, this film is a fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually becoming legendary.

Agave Spirits Tasting Reception

Oct. 12 – 7–11pm