Signature Series


Event Sponsors
AZ Humanities

Rolling Reels, a project of The Loft Cinema, is a community-building program that takes carefully curated films for free screenings in underserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. The movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a van outfitted with solar panels that will power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system, the perfect “vehicle” for creating local cultural capital, sparking conversation about the human condition, while indirectly promoting the value of sustainable energy. Rolling Reels will explore the relationship between film and rural life, Native Peoples, the history of West and contemporary Western culture.

A Humanities scholar will facilitate an interactive intergenerational community dialogue at each film to provide a better understanding of social, cultural and political issues, a shared sense of purpose and a new way of watching and appreciating film.