The Desert on Celluloid

Showtimes

Celebrate American Archives Month as the University of Arizona Special Collections, the Arizona Historical Society, the Center for Creative Photography, and UA Literature, Film and Archival Studies present treasures from their film collections.

The Japanese Sword as the Soul of the Samurai examines the story of the moral and religious influence the Japanese samurai sword has had on Japan throughout its ancient history. Narrated by actor George Takei of Star Trek. (Dir. by Ken Wolfgang, 1970, USA, 29 mins., Not Rated).

High Heels and Ground Gla: Pioneering Women Photographers explores the impact of five trailblazing female photographers: Eiko Yamazawa, Lisette Model, Maurine Loomis, Gisèle Freund, and Louise Dahl-Wolfe. (Dir. by Barbara Kasten, 1990, USA, 29 mins., Not Rated).

In Search of the Sun is an award-winning travelogue film that chronicles a family’s visit to Tucson, bringing the audience along for the adventure. (Dir. by Ray Manley, 1971, USA, 28 min., Not Rated).

In Hank Rides Again, Hank, a Model-T Ford and the star of this film, tours Arizona to show points of interest along the new highway system. (Arizona Development Board & Austin-Green Productions, 1963, USA, 29 mins., Not Rated). (Total program running time: approximately 130 mins.)

This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by the University of Arizona Special Collections, the Arizona Historical Society, the Center for Creative Photography, and UA Literature, Film and Archival Studies.