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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animated

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films on the big screen! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft!

Thursday, Feb. 23 & Sunday, Feb. 26
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I Am Not Your Negro

A radical examination of race in America using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, and a journey into black history connecting the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

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The Salesman

Celebrated director Asghar Farhadi spins a suspenseful story of one couple’s struggle with the aftermath of an assault, set against the backdrop of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

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Toni Erdmann

The audaciously entertaining Toni Erdmann is an alternately hilarious and mortifying comedy following the fraught relationship between a repressed corporate consultant and her incessantly prank-playing father.

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Moonlight

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.

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My Neighbor Totoro

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned family films of all time!

Friday, Feb. 24, Saturday, Feb. 25 & Sunday, Feb. 26
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XX

XX is an all-new, all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales of terror directed by fiercely talented women.

Starts February 24
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The Red Turtle

This haunting and magical tale, told wordlessly but eloquently, is a simple fable of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island, and his efforts to survive, wrestling with nature.

Starts February 24
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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films on the big screen! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft!

Saturday, Feb. 25
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Loft Cinema Movie Poster Sale

The Loft Cinema will now offer our eclectic original movie posters at a monthly poster sale.

Saturday, Feb. 25
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The Apple

A bona fide oddity featuring huge, shiny disco numbers that truly can’t be believed, The Apple is a campy treat that’s crazy to the core.

Monday, Feb. 27
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Presented by WOSAC and the University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Tucson Lunafest 2017

This annual nationally-touring film festival brings the best short films from around the world together for one special night of cinematic excitement!

Tuesday, Feb. 28
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Deconstructing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper

Composer, musician and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at the Grammy-winning Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music.

Weds., March 1
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Free Admission! Filmmaker in person!

Waking Dream: Short films on immigration by Theo Rigby

A series of short documentary films exploring the lives of young, undocumented people in the U.S. with DACA permits.

Thursday, March 2
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Kings of the Road

Two men, each running from his past, bond over cinema and loneliness in Wim Wenders’ meditative, mesmerizingly beautiful road movie, winner of the International Critics’ Prize at Cannes.

Thursday, March 2
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The Lost Boys

A vampires-running-amuck-in-Southern California fright flick that dishes up as many laughs as screams … not to mention a pair of teen heartthrobs both named Corey!

Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4
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First Friday Shorts

Red Meat’s Max Cannon hosts the biggest, baddest short film contest in town!

Friday, March 3
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Neruda

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Starts March 3
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A United Kingdom

Both sweeping and intimate, A United Kingdom, from acclaimed director Amma Asante (Belle), illustrates how love can challenge even the harshest constraints.

Starts March 3
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Free Outdoor Screening at the UA!

Love thy Nature and Women Outward Bound: A Double Feature

Join us for a FREE double feature of two documentaries exploring issues of equality and environmentalism, screened under the stars on the UA campus!

Saturday, March 4
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The Killing Fields

See the Oscar-winning 1984 drama, The Killing Fields, starring Sam Waterston and John Malkovich, followed by an onstage discussion with former New York Times reporter, foreign correspondent and editor, Craig Whitney!

Sunday, March 5
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35mm print! Reel Film Day Screening!

Bicycle Thieves

Join us as we revel in all the glorious depth and richness that only film can provide with a 35mm screening of Vittorio De Sica’s 1948 Italian classic, Bicycle Thieves.

Sunday, March 5
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The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

A creepy surgeon sets out to prove that if you can’t be with the one you love, then maybe you at least still have a shot with their medulla oblongata.

Monday, March 6
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Presented by AFSC Arizona & AZ Humanities!

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

An award-winning documentary that unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives.

Tuesday, Mar. 7
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Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance

This unique documentary experience tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and movement language called “Gaga.”

Tuesday, March 7
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Tickling Giants

Bassem Youssef faced an unusual choice: heart surgeon or full-time satirist. The doctor picked the unexpected path and it would make him one of the most famous men in the Arab world and earn him the nickname “the Jon Stewart of Egypt.”

Weds., March 8
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New Digital Restoration!

Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and had a major arthouse hit with this moody existential odyssey across the epic landscapes of the American Southwest.

Thursday, March 9
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

The classic sci-fi/noir thriller in a definitive Final Cut that gave director Ridely Scott full artistic control to include extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10 - SUNDAY, MARCH 12
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The Lure

A weird, wild, 1980s-set musical horror film about two mermaid sisters, and the jealousy that arises when one of them enters a romantic relationship.

Starts March 10
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I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

Don’t miss this special screening of the acclaimed new documentary directed by and starring James Franco, and featuring a post-film Q&A with best-selling author David Shields!

Sunday, March 12
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Brain Damage

Brain Food takes on a whole new meaning when a talking worm-like parasite forces his dopey human host to supply him with an ever-increasing supply of his favorite midnight snack – human brains!

Monday, March 13
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Donald Cried

Director/writer/star Kris Avedisian’s pitch-perfect debut feature is a hilariously dark twist on the family-reunion melodrama and the classic buddy comedy.

Monday, March 13
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Free Admission! New 25th Anniversary Restoration!

Daughters of the Dust

Acclaimed filmmaker Julie Dash’s landmark drama follows a Gullah family (descendants of West African slaves) on the eve of its migration to the North.

Tuesday, March 14
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The Singin’ in the Rain Sing-A-Long!

What a glorious feeling to be singing-a-long to one of the happiest, splashiest, most unforgettable Hollywood musicals of all-time, Singin’ in the Rain!

Weds., March 15
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New Digital Restoration!

The American Friend

Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, an audacious adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel, Ripley’s Game.

Thurs., March 16
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American Psycho

A terrifying and darkly humorous satire of the status-mad culture of the 1980s, featuring a mesmerizing performance by Christian Bale.

Friday, March 17 & Sat., March 18
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My Life as a Zucchini

Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Starts March 17
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Kedi

Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the crowded streets of Istanbul, free, without a human master, as they have for thousands of years.

Starts March 17
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Catfight

Let’s get ready to rumble! An unexpected reunion between two old school friends (Sandra Oh and Anne Heche) sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition, in this outrageously madcap black comedy.

Starts March 17
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Free Admission!

Space Jam

Free Loft Jr. screening! Get ready to jam when basketball superstar Michael Jordon teams up with Bugs Bunny and the whole Looney Tunes gang in this goofy, good-time animated/live-action sports comedy.

Saturday, Mar. 18
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 39 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

sat., march 18
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They Saved Hitler’s Brain

Hitler’s disembodied head is alive and well and up to no good, living inside a fish tank on a tropical island populated by bumbling madmen in this hard-to-swallow exploitation “classic.”

Monday, March 20
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Free Preview Screening!

The Great War

Arizona Public Media presents a special one hour sneak preview of the new American Experience series, The Great War, featuring opening commentary by a University of Arizona scholar!

Monday, March 20
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Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash.

Tuesday, Mar. 21 & Thursday, Mar. 23
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The Untouchables

Don’t miss all the tough guy action of Brian DePalma’s Oscar-winning gangster thriller on the big screen in glorious 70mm!

Weds., March 22
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Wings of Desire

Angels perched atop the buildings of Berlin listen in on the innermost thoughts of mere mortals in Wim Wenders’s lovely, lyrical Wings of Desire.

Thurs., March 23
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10th Anniversary!

Superbad

High school seniors and best friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) want nothing more than to lose their virginity before heading off to college.

Friday, March 24 & Sat., March 25
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Land of Mine

Land of Mine, a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, exposes the previously hidden story of Denmark’s darkest hour.

Starts March 24
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Raw

Part sister bonding, part coming-of-age story, part gross-out horror flick, Julia Ducornau’s debut feature is the terror discovery of the year.

Starts March 24
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But I’m a Cheerleader

A naive teenager  (Natasha Lyonne, before she went to prison on Orange is the New Black) is sent to a “homosexual rehabilitation” boot camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Sunday, March 26
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The Brain

It’s cheap ‘80s Canadian sci-fi/horror at its finest when a mad scientist and a giant brain from outer space team up to rule the world (or at the very least, Canada) in this wacko bad movie extravaganza!

Monday, March 27
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With astronomer Chris Impey in person!

Forbidden Planet

A special screening of the 1956 science fiction classic, Forbidden Planet, featuring an introduction by world-renowned astronomer, author and educator Chris Impey!

Tuesday, March 28
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New 35mm print!

Reservoir Dogs 25th Anniversary

Catch Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking 1992 crime flick on the big screen in a brand-new 35mm print made especially for the film’s 25th anniversary celebration at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!

Weds., March 29
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Buena Vista Social Club

From Havana to Carnegie Hall, Wim Wenders’ revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected brush with world fame.

Thurs., March 30
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Big Trouble in Little China

A supernatural kung fu fantasy comedy action flick of uproariously rampaging adventure in the grand tradition of 1930s cliffhanger serials.

Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1
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You’re Killing Me Susana

Free for Loft members! Gael García Bernal is effortlessly charming in this hilarious culture-shock comedy from Mexico about a womanizing televnovela actor whose wife abandons him and sends his life into a tailspin.

Friday, March 31
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You’re Killing Me Susana

Gael García Bernal is effortlessly charming in this hilarious culture-shock comedy from Mexico about a womanizing televnovela actor whose wife abandons him and sends his life into a tailspin.

Starts March 31
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Free Screening!

1984

Join us for a special free screening of the classic film version of George Orwell’s chillingly prophetic novel, 1984, on April 4th, the day Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary.

Tuesday, April 4
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Harold and Maude

A 19-year-old man with a death wish and a 79-year-old woman high on life find love, much to the shock of the rest of the world, in Hal Ashby’s beloved black comedy.

Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8
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Your Name

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters per Second, comes a beautifully animated tale about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.

Starts April 7
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Free Admission!

FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Free Loft Jr. screening! A man finds himself living among the animals and enchanted spirits of the rainforest, and learns the importance of preserving the natural wonders of the world in this magical animated adventure.

Saturday, April 8
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Doggie Shorts: A Furry Film Festival

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

Saturday, April 8
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Hedda Gabler

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Tuesday, April 25 & Thursday, April 27
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Free Admission!

The Red Balloon and White Mane

Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time, and White Mane is cherished by generations of French children.

Saturday, May 13
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Saint Joan

Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.

Tues., July 18 & Thurs., July 20
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National Theatre Live

Twelfth Night

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a bold new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Tues., Aug. 22 & Thurs., Aug. 24