Please join us for a special free outdoor presentation of Tombstone Rashomon, in Tombstone, AZ with director Alex Cox, producer Merritt Crocker, and star Jason Graham in person! Screening at the historic O.K. Corral, home of the famous gunfight depicted in the film. Bleacher seating available!
This screening is part of Loft Film Fest on the Road, a community-building program that takes unexpected films for free screenings in underserved and unserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. The movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a cargo van outfitted with solar panels (donated by Technicians for Sustainability) to power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system.
In honor of Tombstone’s annual Wyatt Earp Days celebration (May 27-29), The Loft Cinema is taking the show on the road for a free outdoor screening of Tombstone Rashomon in the place where it really happened – Tombstone’s O.K. Corral! Filmed at the historic Old Tucson Studios in Tucson, AZ, Tombstone Rashomon explores the familiar story of Wyatt Earp and the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in a thrillingly new way. The gunfight only happened once, but has been tirelessly recreated in films, television and western towns ever since. No one has a monopoly on truth, and in Tombstone Rashomon, the truth is shared by six conflicting perspectives. In doing so, the film’s narrative becomes prismatic and the result is perhaps the most comprehensive telling of the most important gunfight in American history. (Dir. by Alex Cox, 2016, USA, 83 mins., Not Rated) This film will be screened with Spanish language subtitles
This screening was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with support from Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.
Alex Cox is a British filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, and nonfiction author praised for his idiosyncratic style and approach to scripts. His long list of credits, ranging from major studio films to cult classics to what he terms “micro cinema,” include Repo Man (1984), Sid and Nancy (1986), Straight to Hell (1986), Walker (1987), Highway Patrolman (1991), Revengers Tragedy (2002) and Searchers 2.0 (2007). He has worked in Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, Holland, and Japan, and screened films in and out of competition at Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Toronto and other festivals. His scripts and materials are archived at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England. He studied at Worchester College, Oxford; Bristol University; and UCLA, and he taught film production and screenwriting at the University of Colorado. Alex Cox has also directed documentaries, shorts, music videos, political election broadcasts, and stage plays. He is the author of three film-related books, X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker, Ten Thousand Ways to Die (a chronological history of the Italian Western) and the 2016 release, Alex Cox’s Introduction to Film: A Director’s Perspective. He also writes regularly for The Guardian, Film Comment and Sight and Sound. His latest film project is Tombstone Rashomon, filmed at Old Tucson Studios.