Since 2015, the University of Arizona School of Journalism has co-hosted the Journalism on Screen series at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. Other sponsors are the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Arizona Daily Star, the Arizona Daily Wildcat/UA-TV3, The New York Times and Arizona Inn.
The series features Q-and-A sessions with journalists and writers after the screenings.
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Past Films and Q&As
'Mike Wallace is Here'
Feb. 23, 2020
Former New York Times opinion page editor Andy Rosenthal and Prof. William Schmidt discussed the challenges facing journalists today and how the late Mike Wallace’s aggressive style on CBS and “60 Minutes” changed broadcast news. Prof. Nancy Sharkey, another NYT colleague, introduced the 2019 documentary.
Oct. 19, 2019
The film's screenwriter, Chris Gerolmo, and moderator/screenwriter Will Conroy of the Arizona Inn talked about the making of the movie, which is based on the 1964 disappearance of three civil rights workers. Prof. William Schmidt introduced the 1988 film, which stars Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe as FBI agents.
'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch'
Sept. 25, 2019
Days after the U.N. climate summit, a sold-out crowd attended the premiere of the documentary about humanity's massive re-engineering of the planet. Watch the Q&A with N.Y. Times science reporter Jim Robbins, J-school Prof. Susan E. Swanberg and Prof. Valerie Trouet of the UA tree ring lab. Prof. Nancy Sharkey introduced the film. Trailer
'State of Play'
April 14, 2019
To mark the 10-year anniversary of the Tucson Citizen's closing, Jennifer Boice (moderator), Corky Simpson, Steve Rivera, Gabrielle Fimbres, Chuck Graham and Dylan Smith discussed what the paper meant to the city. Internship coordinator Renee Schafer Horton introduced the 2009 film with Russell Crowe. Citizen video
'Witnesses to Democracy'
March 17, 2019
Prof. Kim Newton, who photographed the 1987 South Korean democracy movement, is featured in the documentary with the mother of slain protester Lee Han-yeol, whose death propelled the student uprising. Watch the Q&A with director Man-jin Kim and UA East Asian Studies professors Sunyoung Yang and Nathanial Smith, and the intro by William Schmidt.
Feb. 17, 2019
First Amendment lawyer George Freeman and Prof. William Schmidt discussed the Washington Post's fight to publish the Pentagon Papers about the U.S. government's role in the Vietnam War. Prof. Nancy Sharkey introduced the Steven Spielberg film starring Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee. Trailer
'All the President's Men'
Nov. 18, 2018
Arizona Daily Star metro columnist Tim Steller and Tucson Weekly Editor Jim Nintzel, a former J-school adjunct instructor, talked about today's news climate and the impact of Watergate on journalism. The 1976 film, directed by Alan J. Paula, starred Robert Redford (Bob Woodward) and Dustin Hoffman (Carl Bernstein). Trailer
'Good Night, And Good Luck'
April 8, 2018
A day after being inducted into the UA Journalism Hall of Fame, author Lynne Olson analyzed the 2005 George Clooney film about broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and his conflict with anti-Communist Sen. Joseph McCarthy with screenwriter Will Conroy. Olson has written eight books of history, many on World War II. Trailer
Feb. 18, 2018
See part of the Q&A with New York Times sports reporter Joe Drape and moderator Brett Fera, who talks to Drape about sports journalism, including how the press has covered the horse racing industry over the years, and Drape's book on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The 2003 film stars Tobey Maguire.