Filmmakers Catherine Tambini and Carlos Sandoval will answer your questions following the ITVS Community Cinema [DC] presentation of THE STATE OF ARIZONA, Sunday, November 10 at 3 PM at the Washington, DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036). This event is FREE with reservation.
THE STATE OF ARIZONA captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. Following Arizona’s controversial Senate Bill 1070, dubbed the “show me your papers” law, the film tells the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue from ground zero of the nation’s immigration debate.
View a trailer from this link.
Catherine Tambini (Co-Producer/Co-Director) “The State of Arizona” is Ms.Tambini’s second collaboration with Carlos Sandoval, having previously directed and produced the highly acclaimed “Farmingville.” The film won the Sundance Special Jury Prize and aired on PBS’s P.O.V.
With renowned filmmaker Anne Belle, Ms. Tambini co-produced the Academy Award nominated documentary “Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse”. She field produced and shot portions of MTV’s “I’m From Rolling Stone” and TLC’s “Pageant Perfect”. She also assisted in the production design of many well-known Hollywood films including “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” “Steel Magnolias,” “True Colors” and “The Secret of My Success”.
Ms. Tambini’s work has earned grants from the Sundance Institute and the MacArthur Foundation, among others. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Carlos Sandoval (Co-Producer/Co-Director) “The State of Arizona” is Sandoval’s second collaboration with Catherine Tambini, having previously directed and produced the highly acclaimed “Farmingville” about a small suburban town in the wake of the hate-based attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers. The film won the Sundance Special Jury Prize and aired on PBS’s P.O.V.
With acclaimed filmmaker Peter Miler, Sandoval also co-produced and co-directed the award-winning “A Class Apart” about a little-known landmark Supreme Court case. The film won the Imagen Award for Best Television Documentary and aired on PBS’s American Experience. The film has been optioned by Eva Longoria’s unbeliEVAble Entertainment and is soon to be a major motion picture.
Sandoval’s writing has appeared in The New York Times and been included in anthologies. He holds a law degree from The University of Chicago; his practice areas included telecommunications and complex litigation. Prior to attending law school, Sandoval worked on immigration and refugee affairs as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, and as a program officer for The Century Foundation. He has participated on public television funding and programming panels, as well as on film festival juries. Of Mexican American and Puerto Rican descent, Sandoval grew up in Southern California and is a graduate of Harvard College.