/ Modified mar 16, 2018 8:43 a.m.

El Santo Makes a Triumphant Return to the Silver Screen

Also on Arizona Spotlight: More about Tucson Cine Mexico 2018; and Tucson students join national protest against gun violence.

el santo hero The masked wrestler El Santo, a Mexican film star and folk hero, appearing in "El Santo contra El Cerebro del Mal", part of the 2018 Tucson Cine Mexico film festival. (PHOTO: courtesy Hanson Film Institute)

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City High Walkout City High School students walk out of school as part of a national event protesting gun violence on March 14, one month after a school shooting in Florida killed 17. (PHOTO: Nick O'Gara, AZPM)

tempestad poster VIEW LARGER "Tempestad", a film by Tatiana Huezo, is featured in the 2018 Tucson Cine Mexico film festival. (PHOTO: courtesy Hanson Film Institute)


  • And, film essayist Chris Dashiell takes a closer look at two of the most acclaimed selections featured in the Cine Mexico festival - the drama Todo lo Demás (or Everything Else) and the documentary Tempestad - both made by women directors at the top of their game.


todo lo demas spotlight 2 "Todo lo Demás", a film by Natalia Almada starring Academy Award-nominated Adriana Barraza, is featured in the 2018 Tucson Cine Mexico film festival. (PHOTO: courtesy Hanson Film Institute)


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Have you ever felt like a hero? We asked people at the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books to wear a replica El Santo mask, and tell us about a time when they felt heroic. We found that heroes are all around us, everyday - making the world a better place, one good deed at a time:

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