Saturday, October 13
Fox Tucson Theatre
6:30 p.m. – Tribute
8:00 p.m. – Film Screening of Lords of Dogtown/Q&A
2018 Tribute – Celebrating three remarkable Women in Film
We are excited to be honoring the remarkable work in film of these three artists. This year, our honorees are continuing to blaze trails and deliver powerful performances and cinema. Join us as we shine a light on their achievements and talk with them about their careers to date and what’s next. Following the tribute event will be a special screening of “Lords of Dogtown,”Director, Catherine Hardwicke’s cult classic film about the rise of skateboarding.
Catherine Hardwicke – Director
Catherine Hardwicke’s first film as a director was the critically-acclaimed “Thirteen,” which won the Director’s Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. She has since become best known as the director of “Twilight,” which launched the worldwide franchise, The Twilight Saga. Hardwicke previously worked as a Production Designer on films like “Tombstone,” “Three Kings,” “Tank Girl” and “Vanilla Sky.” Her most recent film, Sony’s “Miss Bala,” stars Gina Rodriguez, and is slated for release in January 2019. Catherine will discuss her career, future projects and the industry today.
Special post-screening Q&A following “Lords of Dogtown.”
Haley Lu Richardson – Actor
Haley Lu Richardson recently wrapped filming “Five Feet Apart,” “Support the Girls,” “The Chaperone” and “Operation Finale,” in which she stars with Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley. Her work in “Columbus,” “The Bronze,” “Split” and “Edge of Seventeen” solidified her role as a true rising star that can perform drama to comedy and everything in between.
Sophia Mitri Schloss – Actor
With a pair of remarkable performances in back-to-back independent films “Lane 1974” (FFT-2017) and “Sadie,” actress Sophia Mitri Schloss has made her mark playing characters who are dealing with far more than they should be. She is clearly destined for continued success in the entertainment world with upcoming work in film and music on her horizon.
Film Fest Tucson is a destination film festival, a place for filmmakers and audiences to discover and experience unique and important stories told on film. Programming at the Film Fest includes short and feature-length films that have been selected for their quality, timeliness and subject matter. Film Fest Tucson has some of the best audiences on the circuit, plus, top quality projection and sound presented in unique venues, panels and parties.