Tucson Salvage: Tales From La Frontera

Saturday May 4, 2019

4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107-3157
US

Phone: 344-8139
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Alexa Oliphant

Website: Click to Visit

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Reading, Screening and Performance. Smith reading from his latest book, Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera (Eyewear Press, UK), based on his award-winning column in the Tucson Weekly; a screening of the festival-winning documentary short, TUCSON SALVAGE, based upon it; and live performance.


The book Tucson Salvage introduces readers/viewers to people and places on the margins of US society with great empathy and lyric, understated prose. While based in the Southwest, these are universal stories of everyday people struggling below the poverty line in Trump’s America.


The documentary Tucson Salvage is a meditation on several humans living on the margins and below the poverty line, in Tucson, Arizona. All these individuals—man, woman and trans—have suffered at the hands of traditional society and have had to escape the mental or physical imprisonment of their bodies, their attitudes and their spirits. Many are literal ex-cons, recovered junkies, but none are passive victims. First-time director Maggie Smith has created an intimate, unflinching look at stories rarely seen on the big screen—as much about fighting as suffering, transcending as falling prey to their own pain. Gritty, raw and emotionally challenging, TUCSON SALVAGE brings you close to people not usually seen or valued in society, and in doing so, holds a mirror to us all.