|May 10, 2009|
|3:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
The Screening Room is pleased to announce three encore screenings of the award-winning documentary RITA OF THE SKY on May 8, 9 & 10. The Screening Room is at 127 E. Congress,
Tucson. BY THE WAY, Our friend and colleague, Dr. Celestino Fernández composed the corridor for this film.
RITA OF THE SKY played to sold-out houses at the 2009 Arizona International Film Festival in April and received the Best Feature Documentary and Best of Arizona awards. RITA OF THE SKY is a story that prowls the edges between cultures. A judge sends a mysterious woman to a
Kansas mental hospital because officials think she makes “guttural noises” of a mentally ill person. After 10 years, they learn that she is a Tarahumara Indian from the
Mexico, and the “noises” she made were her native language. She walked 1500 miles from her canyon village to
Kansas. Emerging from captivity, she can no longer speak at all because of the drugs given to her in the hospital. RITA OF THE SKY will screen on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 PM, Saturday May 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 10 at 3:00 PM. Filmmaker Kathryn
Ferguson will introduce the film and answer questions after the screenings. Admission is $8.
Posted on May 6th, 2009 by Adriana
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