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"A Traveler’s Guide to Geriatrica: A Journey into the Changing Land of Aging”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why Tucson's "Dancing Man" does what he does; Chris Dashiell looks at three standout selections from the virtual Tucson Cine Mexico Film Festival; and the unlikely return of the drive-in theatre.

geriatrica hero 1 "A Traveler's Guide to Geriatrica" features illustrations by Dave Fitzsimmons.
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Arizona Spotlight

December 3, 2020

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Featured on the December 3rd, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

geriatrica 2 hero "A Traveler's Guide to Geriatrica" features illustrations by Dave Fitzsimmons.
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geriatrica book cover unsized VIEW LARGER Marilyn Heins' book, published in her 90th year, offers practical advice and good humor about the aging experience.
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  • If you have been on North Oracle road in the last few months, you may have seen Rex Wilkins. He has become better known as “The Dancing Man” for his roadside moves, as he waves and smiles at passersby. Find out Wilkins' reason for his unusual daily routine, and why he chooses to dance like everyone else is watching, in a story produced by Sarah Ruth Bates.
dancing man unsized body image VIEW LARGER Rex Wilkins has become known on the North Side of Tucson as "The Dancing Man".
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  • The pandemic caused the cancellation of the annual Tucson Cine Mexico 2020 Film Festival back in March, but film essayist Chris Dashiell wants to let everyone know about three stand-out selections that are now available to watch at home, courtesy of the University of Arizona Hanson Film Institute. The full Cine Mexico catalog offers more than 50 other critically-acclaimed selections, at tucsoncinemexico.org.

"This Is Not Berlin" official trailer.

"Los Lobos" official trailer.

"Tio Yim" official trailer.

  • And, Tucson has been without a consistent drive-in theater for more than a decade, but they are making a comeback during the pandemic. Hear from staff and patrons at the El Toro Flicks Carpool Cinema, as they prepare to enjoy a movie together under the stars. The show begins at sundown, in this story produced by Andrew Brown.

"The Return of the Drive-In" from Arizona Illustrated on PBS 6.

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