Films

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Phantom Thread

Paul Thomas Anderson reunites with Daniel Day-Lewis to paint a stylish and illuminating portrait of an artist on a creative journey, as well as of the fascinating women who keep his world running.

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Call Me By Your Name

A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, adapted from Andre Aciman’s acclaimed novel by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, James Ivory.

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Happy End

A scathing takedown of the bourgeoisie, Happy End is a satanically mixed brew that writer/director/provocateur Michael Haneke stirs with dazzling inspiration.

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The Shape of Water

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, circa 1962.

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Lady Bird

Set amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

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Cult Classics

Wizards

Boundary-pushing adult animator Ralph Bakshi’s (Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic) first foray into fantasy is, in true Bakshi style, a dark, strange, psychedelic wonder.

FRIDAY, FEB. 16 & SATURDAY, FEB. 17
2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Documentary Shorts

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast!

SATURDAY, FEB. 17
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 40 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, feb. 17
Journalism on Screen

Seabiscuit

Based on the bestselling book by Laura Hillebrand, the multiple Oscar-nominated drama Seabiscuit tells the inspiring true story of one of the most successful racehorses in history.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18
Loft Staff Selects

Night of the Comet

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and not everyone is feeling fine, in this, like, majorly awesome ‘80s sci-fi comedy!

SUNDAY, FEB. 18
Mondo Mondays

Pulsebeat

Feel the burn with the sweaty, silly and downright sleazy ‘80s “aerobic-sploitation” classic, Pulsebeat!

MONDAY, FEB. 19
2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action Shorts

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast!

TUESDAY, FEB. 20 & SATURDAY, FEB. 24
Special Events

The Age of Consequences

A new documentary investigating the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21
Cult Classics

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Rarely has Miyazaki’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young witch finding her way in the world.

THURSDAY, FEB. 22 - SUNDAY, FEB. 25
Loft Member Screenings

Free for Members!

The Insult

A dispute between two men – one a Lebanese Christian, one a Palestinian refugee – on the streets of Beirut escalates into a national sensation as they face off in court.

FRIDAY, FEB. 23

The Insult

A dispute between two men – one a Lebanese Christian, one a Palestinian refugee – on the streets of Beirut escalates into a national sensation as they face off in court.

STARTS FEB. 23
Special Events

Tucson Hip Hop Festival 2018

The Tucson Hip Hop Festival returns to downtown Tucson, and The Loft Cinema will be part of the celebration, screening an ultra-fresh collection of awesome Hip Hop films!

SATURDAY, FEB. 24
Special Events

With Special guest!

The Fiddler on the Roof Sing-A-Long

Belt it out and raise the roof at this special Sing-A-Long screening of one of the most beloved movie musicals of all-time, the multi-Oscar winning Fiddler on the Roof!

SUNDAY, FEB. 25
Mondo Mondays

Death Spa

A hip and happening L.A. health club is the hottest place to work out, hook up and hang out until it’s possessed by the evil satanic spirit of the owner’s dead wife!

MONDAY, FEB. 26
Community Rentals

Free Community Forum

Guns in America: Where Do You Go from Here?

Photojournalist Jamie Hunter toured the U.S., documenting all sides of the gun control issue. Following Hunter’s presentation, we will conduct a community forum.

Monday, Feb. 26
2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Animated Shorts

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast!

TUESDAY, FEB. 27 & SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Special Events

Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste

The Story of Food Waste showcases forward-thinking leaders who show how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28
The Films of Agnès Varda

Faces Places

Agnès Varda, one of the leading filmmakers of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR team up for this enchanting documentary/road movie.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1
First Friday Shorts

First Friday Shorts

Bring us your short films and we’ll play them on the largest movie screen in Southern Arizona! $200 monthly cash prize with a $1,000 annual prize.

Friday, March 2
Cult Classics

Blade II

In this blood-soaked, adrenaline-pumping action/horror fun machine sequel, Wesley Snipes returns to kick a whole lot of vampire butt as ultra-cool Marvel superhero Blade!

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 & SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Mondo Mondays

Frankenstein’s Daughter

A bewildering and highly entertaining non-classic that thoroughly trashes the Frankenstein legend, from the director of She-Demons and Missile to the Moon!

MONDAY, MARCH 5
Special Events

The Rape of Recy Taylor

Against formidable odds and threats to her life and the lives of her family members, Recy Taylor chose not to remain silent, but instead to bravely speak up and press charges, waging a war for justice that resonates today.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6
The Films of Agnès Varda

Cléo from 5 to 7

A real-time portrait of a beautiful singer set adrift in Paris as she awaits the potentially life-changing results of a medical test.

WED., MARCH 7
Special Events

With Special Guest

The Graduate

Glamorous, funny, sexy and sad, The Graduate is an emotional touchstone for an entire generation, not to mention a late-‘60s harbinger of the “New Hollywood” studio films that would storm the movie industry in the early ‘70s.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Cult Classics

The Restored Director’s Edition

Ichi the Killer

Takashi Miike’s ultra-violent cult film has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in an all-new, all-stunning digital restoration approved by Miike himself.

FRI., MARCH 9 & SAT., MARCH 10
Loft Member Screenings

Free for Members!

A Fantastic Woman

In A Fantastic Woman, Daniela Vega delivers a powerhouse performance as a transgender nightclub singer, Marina, in love with Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a successful businessman 20 years her senior.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

A Fantastic Woman

In A Fantastic Woman, Daniela Vega delivers a powerhouse performance as a transgender nightclub singer, Marina, in love with Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a successful businessman 20 years her senior.

STARTS MARCH 9
Special Events

Special Guests in Person!

Cinematic Labyrinths

The Kissinger Twins mix digital technologies with film, music and literature to create new forms of storytelling.

Sat., March 10
Special Events

Free Outdoor Screening!

Rio Bravo

Filmed on location at legendary Old Tucson Studios, the thrilling 1959 Western Rio Bravo stands tall as one of the all-time greats of the genre.

SAT., MARCH 10
Loft Staff Selects

Brand-New Digital Restoration

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Sergio Leone’s epic, “Man With No Name” trilogy-capping Spaghetti Western thrillingly conjures up operatic excess, existential cowboy crisis and the blackest of black humor

SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Mondo Mondays

Dracula vs. Frankenstein

Place your bets on the goofy ‘70s porn star-looking bloodsucker or the lumpy mashed potato-faced Frankenweenie … either way, the only winners here will be those viewers with a taste for hilariously awful horror trash!

MONDAY, MARCH 12
Community Rentals

Tucson Lunafest 2018

Get ready for an entertaining and enlightening evening of short films made by, for and about women!

Tuesday, March 13
The Films of Agnès Varda

W/ the short films Black Panthers and Uncle Yanco

Documenteur

Varda’s fascination with California has resulted in a number of uniquely beautiful films shot in the Golden State, films that subtly capture the director’s ambivalent, complicated and ultimately loving feelings about America.

WED., MARCH 14
Science on Screen

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr.

THURS., MARCH 15
Cult Classics

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson invites you to book a room in The Grand Budapest Hotel, a hilariously offbeat, meticulously-designed screwball tragi-comedy set in Europe between the World Wars.

FRI., MARCH 16 & SAT., MARCH 17

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

A dazzling new animated adventure about a young girl named Mary who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

STARTS MARCH 16
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

A hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure about a clever, quick and exceptionally well-dressed fox with a hunger for adventure.

SAT., MARCH 17
Community Rentals

Presented by Lesbian Looks and Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Lives: Visible and Leftovers

Legendary director Michelle Citron will be in person to present her newest films!

Sunday, March 18
Mondo Mondays

Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

An American astronaut (and android) named Frank becomes a hideous burnt-face monster thanks to some gratuitous outer space laser-blasting by Martians who want to invade Earth!

MONDAY, MARCH 19
Essential Cinema

My Brilliant Career

Actress Judy Davis and director Gillian Armstrong both made a huge splash on the international arthouse scene with this Australian drama about a young writer who refuses to conform to society’s expectations.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20
The Films of Agnès Varda

Vagabond

One of Agnès Varda’s most celebrated features, Vagabond tells the harrowing story of the last months in the life of a young female drifter.

WED., MARCH 21
Cult Classics

JUMANJI

Re-live the adventure and see the original 1995 Jumanji, starring Robin Williams, on the big screen!

FRI., MARCH 23 - SUN., MARCH 25

In Between (Bar Bahar)

In the award-winning, taboo-breaking drama In Betweenthree independent minded Palestinian women share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv.

STARTS MARCH 23
Special Events

Everything is Terrible! The Great Satan Show

Join your bedazzled Dadgods for an all-new live show, featuring never before seen puppets and costumes, as EIT! presents their newest feature, The Great Satan!

SUNDAY, MARCH 25
Community Rentals

Free Talk by Dr. Mark Pirtle

Dr. Pirtle will teach you how to shift into a higher perspective. When you do, your perspective on life will instantly improve.

Sunday, March 25
Mondo Mondays

Frankenhooker

When Jersey boy Jeffrey Franken’s fiancée is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-controlled lawnmower, he uses his dubious medical knowledge to try to bring her back to life.

MONDAY, MARCH 26
Science on Screen

Interstellar

A special screening of Christopher Nolan’s 2014 science fiction epic, Interstellar, featuring a live introduction by Dr. Feryal Ozel, theoretical astrophysicist and Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the U of A.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27
The Films of Agnès Varda

35MM PRINT!

The Gleaners & I

Agnes Varda’s marvelous “wandering road documentary,” voted one of the 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century, focuses on the centuries-old tradition of “gleaning” in France – literally, picking up the cast-offs of others.

WED., MARCH 28
Community Rentals

Presented by DocScapes

Quest

An intimate documentary film that captures ten years in the life of a family living in North Philadelphia.

THURS., MARCH 29
Community Rentals

Beyond the Wall

Beyond the Wall highlights one of the most critical issues in criminal justice reform: the many prisoners returning to their communities each year where they face tremendous challenges and barriers.

THURS., MARCH 29
Cult Classics

35mm Print!

Valley Girl

She’s cool. He’s hot. She’s from the Valley. He’s not. And thus begins this, like, totally awesome ‘80s comedy of star-crossed teen romance starring a punked-out Nicolas Cage in his first major movie role!

FRI., MARCH 30 & SAT., MARCH 31

Loveless

Zhenya (Maryana Spivak), a beauty salon owner, and Boris (Aleksey Rozin), a middle-management office worker, are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations.

STARTS MARCH 30

The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop).

STARTS MARCH 30
Community Rentals

Generation Silent

A documentary film featuring six LGBT older adults as they deal with surviving in a care system that is hostile to their lifestyles.

SAT., MARCH 31
Community Rentals

Presented by Archaeology Southwest

Archaeology Café

Welcome to Archaeology Café, where experts share their latest research on Tucson’s deep and diverse history in a jargon-free zone.

Tuesday, April 3
Special Events

A Fundraiser for Handi-Dogs and The Loft Cinema!

Doggie Shorts: A Furry Film Festival

The Loft Cinema and Handi-Dogs are proud to present a dog-centric short film festival!

Saturday, April 7
Community Rentals

Special Sneak Preview Screening!

Is Your Story Making You Sick?

Is Your Story Making You Sick?, is a breakthrough documentary film featuring eight courageous people who changed their perspectives, their stories, and thus their lives.

Saturday, April 7
Journalism on Screen

Good Night, and Good Luck

In this timely dramatization of journalist Edward R. Murrow’s battles with anti-Communist crusader Joseph McCarthy, director/star George Clooney creates a provocative look at a dark chapter of American history.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8
Community Rentals

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

The new documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water.

Monday, April 9
Special Events

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

There is only one Fred Beckey. His legacy in the mountains will live on forever.

Tues., April 10
Community Rentals

Hippie Family Values

Shot over a period of ten years at a remote communal ranch in New Mexico, Hippie Family Values is an intimate chronicle of a handful of hippie elders, along with their adult children and grandkids.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Special Events

Distant Sky: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen

Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Foxtrot

The reported death of an upper-class Israeli couple’s soldier son sparks a series of tragicomically absurd events, in the bold new film from award-winning filmmaker Samuel Maoz.

STARTS APRIL 13
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

Rio

From the creators of the popular Ice Age series comes Rio, a colorfully comical animated adventure about taking a walk on the wild side.

Saturday, April 14
Essential Cinema

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

The first installment in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, this is the epic story of Ogami Ittō, a wandering assassin for hire who is accompanied on his violent adventures by his young son, Daigoro.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Community Rentals

SkillfullyAware

Distorted stories can and do lead to stress. Stress intensifies emotions and disrupts relationships. The tools you need to transform yourself are here. Decide, and do it, now!

Sunday, April 22
National Theatre Live

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ stars Sienna Miller, alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 & THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

Madeline

The adventures of Madeline, a spunky flame-haired orphan, are lovingly adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic children’s books in this fun comedy starring Oscar-winner Frances McDormand.

SATURDAY, MAY 12
National Theatre Live

Julius Caesar

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

TUESDAY, MAY 15 & THURSDAY, MAY 17
Essential Cinema

Brand-new 50th Anniversary Restoration

Memories of Underdevelopment

One of the first Cuban films to achieve success abroad, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s intimate and densely layered Memories of Underdevelopment is a landmark work of Cuban cinema.

TUESDAY, MAY 22
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

The Peanuts Movie

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang hit the big screen in an all-new animated adventure filled with laughs, fun and heart!

SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Essential Cinema

Brand-New Digital Restoration!

Edward II

In this iconic New Queer Cinema classic, cinematic provocateur Derek Jarman (Sebastian, Jubilee) offers a visually extravagant, sexually provocative postmodern take on Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama, The Troublesome Reign of Edward II.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Why wait for December to celebrate the holidays? It’s Christmas in July when The Loft Cinema presents a super summer screening of the holiday classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas!

SATURDAY, JULY 14
Loft Jr.

Free Admission!

The Jungle Book (2016)

A thrilling, live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

SATURDAY, AUG. 11