Voices of Vail

Sunday, september 22 at 1:30pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
PLEASE NOTE: we cannot accept passes for this screening

“Can we build a future if we don’t know where we’ve come from? If we don’t know the people who shaped us, the land that molded us, the hardships that bound us together and the conflicts that pulled us apart, how do we really know who we are? Our hopes for our future are rooted in our past. And we are nothing without our memories.”

The story of America is written in its small towns. The Voices of Vail documentary follows Vail, Arizona,The Town Between the Tracks™, through a century of change. It is a celebration of the people, history, and remarkable natural beauty that make Vail special. The film is accompanied by an original overture, written by Tucson Symphony Young Composer, Claire Thai.

Voices of Vail is the recipient of the 2018 Show Low Film Festival audience choice award, 2019 Pima County Heritage Award and the 2019 Governors Heritage Preservation Award. This award-winning documentary is produced by Vail Preservation Society and brought to the silver screen by local film makers Dennis Farris and Gerald Lamb with support from Arizona Humanities and dedicated volunteers. Special thanks to Tohono O’odham elder Joseph Joaquin and the Tohono O’odham Basket Singers.

The 1908 Old Vail Store & Post Office, featured in the film, was the hub for ranchers, miners and railroad families living in a 400 square mile area. All ticket sales will support the rehabilitation of this historic adobe building, the sole remaining pre-statehood building left to tell Vail’s early stories.

This is a rental of The Loft Cinema presented by Vail Preservation Society.