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Chavela

A captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

FRIDAY, OCT. 20

Loving Vincent

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to vibrant life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.

now showing

Lucky

Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town.

now showing

Dolores

Dolores Huerta is one of the most important, yet least known, activists in the fight for racial, class and gender equality in American history.

now showing

Chavela

A captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

now showing

Leatherface

In this terrifying prequel to director Tobe Hooper’s landmark original film, directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo unleash the macabre origin story of the iconic madman, Leatherface!

now showing
Cult Classics

Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster prehistoric creature feature Jurassic Park stomps it way back to the big screen!

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 & SATURDAY, OCT. 21
Loft Film Fest on the Road

¡Three Amigos!

Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short travel a dusty road to adventure in this hilariously zany mixture of slapstick, one-liners and sight gags.

FRIDAY, OCT. 20
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

saturday, Oct. 21
Special Events

The Purple Rain Sing-A-Long!

Purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka and then get down to The Loft Cinema for a night of purple-tinted partying you’ll never forget!

SATURDAY, OCT. 21
Special Events

Free Outdoor Screening at MOCA Tucson

The Wicker Man: Final Cut

The Wicker Man: Final Cut is the definitive version of Robin Hardy’s celebrated ’70s thriller of pagan worshippers running amuck on a remote Scottish island.

SATURDAY, OCT. 21
Special Events

Home Movie Day 2017

Bring your vintage home movie reels to The Loft Cinema for Tucson’s 6th annual Home Movie Day, featuring expert inspection, preservation advice and screenings of local home movies.

SATURDAY, OCT. 21
Loft Staff Selects

Velvet Goldmine

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes (Carol) takes viewers on an electrifying, glitter-dusted trip through the outrageous glam-rock era of the early 1970s in Velvet Goldmine.

SUNDAY, OCT. 22
One Hit Wonders

Unrest

Unrest offers a compelling and highly personal look at the often mysterious medical condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

SUNDAY, OCT. 22
Community Rentals

Presented by UA Russian and Slavic Studies

Storm Over Asia

A Mongol fur trapper escapes the indignities of Western imperialism and makes a violent entry into revolutionary consciousness.

MONDAY, OCT. 23
Mondo Mondays

The Killing of Satan

Satan is apparently alive and well, but he’s about to be challenged by a clumsy, mustachioed, jean jacket-wearing dad who just can’t wait to get his hands on the horny hound of hell!

MONDAY, OCT. 23
Community Rentals

Presented by CITY Center

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World

Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

TUESDAY, OCT. 24
The Films of Lina Wertmüller

New Digital Restoration

Seven Beauties

Nominated for four Oscars, Seven Beauties is the saga of an amoral punk’s passion to live at any cost, a shocking sketch of Holocaust horror, and a searing moral statement.

WED., OCT. 25
Essential Cinema

New Digital Restoration!

Night of the Living Dead

The one-and-only Night of the Living Dead rises from the grave in its first-ever major restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero himself!

THURSDAY, OCT. 26
Cult Classics

Army of Darkness

Bruce Campbell returns as Ash, a hardware-store clerk who is magically transported – along with his beat-up Oldsmobile and a chainsaw forearm – to the brutal battlefields of the 14th century!

FRIDAY, OCT. 27 & SATURDAY, OCT. 28
Special Events

Free Outdoor Screening at Las Milpitas Community Farm

Can You Dig This?

Can You Dig This? follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil.

FRIDAY, OCT. 27

The Florida Project

The Florida Project, a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood, follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer.

STARTS OCT. 27

Goodbye Christopher Robin

A glimpse into the complex relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh.

STARTS OCT. 27
Special Events

The Rocky Horror Halloween Bash!

Look out, all you creatures of the night … Rocky Horror is coming to get you this Halloween! It’s our 38th annual Rocky Horror Halloween Bash, so help us celebrate the freakiest night of the year (even if it IS a few days early)!

SATURDAY, OCT. 28
The Loft Cinema at the JCC

I Am the Blues

I Am the Blues takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country.

SATURDAY, OCT. 28
Special Events

Loft Cinema Movie Poster Sale

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

Saturday, Oct. 28
Community Rentals

The International Ocean Film Tour Volume 4

The International Ocean Film Tour Volume 4 wraps the most powerful stories, inspiring protagonists and stunning visuals into one film program.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Mondo Mondays

The Devil’s Rain

A cult of black magic-loving Satanists are running amuck in the American Southwest and William Shatner’s gotta try and stop them!

MONDAY, OCT. 30
Special Events

Tucson Comic-Con Screening

The Crow

Join writer/creator James O’Barr for an intimate screening of The Crow, based on the hit comic book series of the same name.

FRIDAY, NOV. 3
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, Nov. 3
Cult Classics

REPO MAN

Alex Cox’s sci-fi comedy features the captivating Harry Dean Stanton, in one of his greatest roles, as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the middle-class punk he takes under his wing.

FRIDAY, NOV. 3 & SATURDAY, NOV. 4
Special Events

Tucson Comic-Con Screening

Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast with Film Screening

Join us for a panel and Q&A with the REAL Brad, Columbia and Magenta with a full screening of film to follow!

SATURDAY, NOV. 4
Loft Jr.

Free Admission! Subtítulos en español!

The Book of Life

The Book of Life is a dazzling and fun animated adventure through Mexican folklore, following a young man who is torn between becoming a matador, as his family wishes, and following his heart.

SATURDAY, NOV. 4
Special Events

Okja

Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a fascinating animal named Okja.

SUNDAY, NOV. 5
Community Rentals

HUMANITIES SEMINARS FILM SCREENING

THE MEXICAN SUITCASE

The Mexican Suitcase tells the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War.

TUESDAY, NOV. 7
Loft Film Fest 2017

Documentary Shorts

This year’s collection of offers a stunningly diverse bunch of films, with windows into the way people live across the world.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Feels

A funny, breezy and touching exploration of the bonds and boundaries of love and friendship, fueled by a killer ‘90s R&B and electro-pop soundtrack.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer entertains with its frighteningly compelling narrative while simultaneously presenting a nuanced snapshot of mental illness, the inherent desire for human interaction, and the perils of duplicitous friendship.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Funeral Parade of Roses

A headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Cakemaker

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Force

With fly-on-the-wall intimacy, we see a department trapped in transition, desperate to shed its corrupt image but also challenged by an increasingly organized and urgent Black Lives Matter movement erupting right outside its doorstep.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Divine Order

The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 – a time and place where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Kékszakállú

This extraordinary film blends narrative and documentary styles as it follows the lives of several daughters of rich industrialists from Buenos Aires.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Narrative Shorts

Spanning a range of styles, emotions, and techniques, this year’s collection of short films offers something for everyone.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

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.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Free Outdoor Screening!

My Neighbor Totoro

Join us for a free outdoor screening of one of the most endearing and internationally renowned family films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Marjorie Prime

Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins star in this haunting vision of a foreseeable future where death has become slightly less final.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Tent Village

A story about the lives of road-side dwellers in S. India, filmed by their teenaged children and friends.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Jane

Set to a rich orchestral score from composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented and poetic portrait of Jane Goodall – a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most respected and admired conservationists.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Martha & Niki

Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock

Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Challenge

Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s beautiful and bizarre documentary takes us inside the rarefied world of Middle Eastern falconry

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Gas Food Lodging (25th Anniversary Screening)

In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Dog Years

An aging, former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface DOG YEARS is a tale about faded fame, but at its core, it’s a universal story about growing old.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Revenge of the Nerds

Meet acclaimed actor Curtis Armstrong in person at a special screening of the 1984 comedy classic, Revenge of the Nerds, filmed in Tucson on the University of Arizona campus!

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Let Yourself Go

An uptight psychoanalyst life is upended when he becomes involved with a free-spirited personal trainer, well-versed in matters of the body, but less of the mind.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Woodpeckers (Carpinteros)

Sent to Santo Domingo’s notorious Najayo prison for petty theft, Julián acclimates himself to his brutal new surroundings, using the prison’s hidden economies to his advantage while desperately trying to hold on to his humanity.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Gook

It’s 1992 in Los Angeles and Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, struggle to keep their father’s shoe store afloat.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Ismael’s Ghosts

The new film from acclaimed French director Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale) is a delirious love letter to the art of cinema, featuring an all-star cast including Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathiew Amalric and Louis Garrel.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Other Side of Hope

A humorous and heartbreaking fictional look at the 21st century migrant crisis, told through the evolving relationship between an appealingly odd couple in modern-day Helsinki.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Boy Downstairs

Girls star Zosia Mamet exhibits winsome charm as Diana, navigating the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for the perfect apartment.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Long Shadow

Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and tenacious as racism. In this powerful documentary, journalist Frances Causey investigates the roots of our current racial conflicts.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Tragedy Girls

Sadie and McKayla are two social media-obsessed partners in crime, reporting on a deranged serial killer terrorizing their sleepy Midwestern town in the hope of gaining more than 15 minutes of online infamy.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

I Am Another You

Unfolding like a low-key mystery, I Am Another You is an incisive and powerful examination of the myth and bitter realities of America’s rugged individualism.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Mansfield 66/67

Fifty years after the blonde bombshell’s untimely death, Mansfield 66/67 carries out a delightfully absurd investigation into the scandalous and bizarre relationship between Jayne Mansfield and Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble reveals the untold story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of rock n’ roll: the Indigenous influence.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Souvenir

The inimitable Isabelle Huppert stars in in this touching and endearing musical romance about a middle-aged factory worker whose long-ago brush with fame is reignited by an unexpected relationship with a younger man.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Spettacolo

Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Quay Brothers in 35mm

A unique touring program of four short films on 35mm curated by celebrated filmmaker Christopher Nolan!

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Desert Bride

Human emotions are as subtle as the beauty of the Argentinian plains in the delicate and keenly-observed drama, Desert Bride.  

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Brimstone & Glory

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of extravagant festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

A coming-of-age Western for a 65 year old man.
November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out is a sharp, sadistic horror comedy that pays tribute to both Home Alone and Funny Games while offering a subversive twist on the home-invasion story that cleverly upends expectations.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

The Untamed

A mysterious, otherworldly visitor offers gratification to the sexually oppressed in this daring, disturbing and erotically-charged sci-fi thriller from Mexican provocateur Amat Escalante.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Sami Blood

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930’s and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

WHITE SUN

Filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of Nepalese society by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

SYLVIO

Sylvio is a small town gorilla in the midst of an existential crisis.

November 8 - 16
Loft Film Fest 2017

Zero Weeks

Zero Weeks is the first documentary to explore America’s paid leave crisis and the cost of doing nothing.

November 8 - 16
Cult Classics

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The amazing story of one romantic slacker’s epic quest to power up with love in the video game-inspired action/comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World!

Friday, Nov. 10 & Saturday, Nov. 11

The Square

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, The Square is a sprawling, jaw-dropping satire centered on a Swedish art museum and a PR stunt that goes horribly wrong.

STARTS NOV. 17

Human Flow

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.

STARTS NOV. 17
Community Rentals

The Longest Day

Don’t miss Darryl F. Zanuck’s tribute to WWII veterans post Veterans Day after the completion of the Loft Film Festival.

SUNDAY, NOV. 19
70MM Showcase

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is coming to save the day, and she’s doing it in glorious 70mm! Catch one of the year’s biggest movies on one of the biggest screens in Southern Arizona, in the superhero-sized 70mm format!

SUNDAY, NOV. 26
Community Rentals

Presented by The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

INSECTA

Journey alongside leading insect scientists and Coyote Peterson to explore the most painful stings and the fascinating science of the unseen lives that surround us.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
National Theatre Live

Salomé

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

TUES., NOV. 28 & THURS., NOV. 30
Community Rentals

Presented by Summit Hut!

Metanoia

Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia is a film about one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line.

THURSDAY, NOV. 30

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.

STARTS DEC. 1
Journalism on Screen

Obit.

This delightfully entertaining documentary takes us behind the scenes in the fascinating world of The New York Times obituary section.

SUNDAY, DEC. 3
Special Events

VW Presents: Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Travel the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers.

THURSDAY, DEC. 7
Loft Jr.

FREE ADMISSION!

Elf

Buddy the Elf is searching for the true meaning of Christmas, but it’s not going to be easy in this hilariously off-the-wall comedy!

SATURDAY, DEC. 9
70MM Showcase

Hook

Robin Williams stars as a grown-up Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg’s high-flying tale of magic, adventure and derring-do!

SUNDAY, DEC. 10
National Theatre Live

Peter Pan

A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

THURS., DEC. 28 & SAT., DEC 30
National Theatre Live

Follies

Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

TUES., JAN. 16 & THURS., JAN. 18