Part of Loft Staff Selects, a monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff! This month’s film was chosen by EMILY QUINN, Floor Staff!
Don’t miss a live performance by all-kid Tucson rock band, Quadrant 44, before the movie, starting at 7:00pm! Thanks to our community partner, Zia Records! A portion of the proceeds from this screening will benefit Tucson Summer Music, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free music education to children aged 5-13 from low-income families.
“School of Rock is more satisfying than a crunching power chord. A raucous crowd pleaser with a pumping soundtrack, some awe inspiringly talented kids, and perfect comic performances.”- Chris Hewitt, Empire
Jack Black turns it up to “11” as a substitute teacher out to let his kids rock in this hilarious musical comedy from Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater. Dewey Finn (Tenacious D frontman Jack Black) is an unrepentant slacker and wannabe rock star who bluffs his way into a teaching gig at a stuffy prep school and decides that what his students really need is some lessons in good old rock ‘n roll. As Finn rallies a bunch of misfit kids to form an elementary school super group good enough to compete in the upcoming Battle of the Bands, the young rockers learn to stand up for themselves while “sticking it to the man,” and Finn himself may even discover his own hidden potential. Co-starring Joan Cusak and Sarah Silverman, School of Rock is 100 decibels of pure rocking fun for kids of all ages, with a wild performance by Jack Black that’s guaranteed to slap a smile on your face and a put a song in your heart. For those about to rock … we salute you! (Dir. by Richard Linklater, 2003, USA, 108 mins., Rated PG-13)