Loft Film Fest
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 7:30PM
General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10
Passes Not Accepted
We’ve reached our pre-sale limit for this screening. All remaining tickets will go on sale 20 minutes before showtime.
IT’S A WRAP! CLOSING NIGHT PARTY!
Thursday, October 19 at 5:30PM
Who’s invited: Loft Film Fest Badge Holders and everyone with a ticket for closing night!
Enjoy an incredible dinner provided by Desert Diamond Casinos, and toast the wrap of another great Loft Film Fest with a free glass of champagne! Party begins at 5:30 PM on the Loft Cinema patio! The party will be followed at 7:30PM by the Closing Night Film Perfect Days, the latest from legendary director Wim Wenders, which is Japan’s entry for Best International Film Oscar and winner of two awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival!
Japan’s official Academy Award submission for Best International Feature Film!
Winner! Best Actor (Koji Yakusho) and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival 2023
After several years away from the silver screen, acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire; Paris, Texas) returns with a poignant character study and a deeply moving, poetic reflection on finding magnificence in the everyday world around us. In Perfect Days, the incomparable Koji Yakusho (Babel) stars as the taciturn, good-natured Hirayama, who goes about his solitary hours working as a public toilet cleaner in Tokyo, while his favorite rock music from Lou Reed, Patti Smith or The Rolling Stones hums from his trusty tape player. Interacting on his rounds with a variety of city denizens whose eccentricities put his gentle nature into even more delightful relief, the middle-aged Hirayama becomes the quiet hero of his own story, doing his menial work without complaint, bemused yet often enchanted at the younger folk orbiting him, and delighted by the natural wonders poking out from the corners of the always changing cityscape. Hirayama is a creature very much of the present, devoted to a daily routine that is nearly monastic—until it is disrupted by someone from his past. Working in concert with Wenders’s documentarian eye, Koji Yakusho makes his character’s every movement magnetic. (Dir. by Wim Wenders, 2023, Japan/Germany, in Japanese/English with English subtitles, 123 mins., Not Rated)
Other festivals: Cannes, Toronto, New York