Tucson Cine Mexico (TCM) is the longest-running festival of contemporary Mexican cinema in the United States, and has become a vital platform for the screening of Mexican films in this country. The festival is free and promoted bilingually, and regularly attracts a diverse audience. Since its inception, Tucson Cine Mexico has attracted more than 20,000 festival-goers and has been host to more than 40 filmmakers and industry professionals. In addition to the annual film lineup, which generally features a mix of award-winning contemporary films and documentaries, the festival encourages audience participation and education via post-screening Q&As and filmmaker panels. Tucson Cine Mexico takes place over 4-5 days each March, with occasional special event screenings at other times through the year.
The Hanson Film Institute is proud to present Tucson Cine Mexico in partnership with New York's Cinema Tropical, the organization dedicated to promoting, programming and distributing Latin American cinema in the United States, and Ambulante, the Mexico City-based organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating documentary film as a tool for cultural and social transformation.