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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

The new documentary from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, based on The Beatles’ early career (1962-1966) when they toured and captured the world’s acclaim.

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Phantasm: Remastered

Don Coscarelli’s 1979 horror classic returns to the big screen in a gorgeous new digital restoration, courtesy of J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions.

Saturday, Sept. 24
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A Town Called Panic: The Specials

Come visit A Town Called Panic, with two new, award-winning animated specials from the Academy Award-nominated directors of Ernest & Celestine.

Saturday, Sept. 24
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Cinema Paradiso: The Theatrical Cut

In this newly-restored version of the theatrical cut, a young Sicilian boy named Salvatore loses his father to war and strikes up a friendship with Alfredo, the aging projectionist at his local theatre.

Saturday, Sept. 24
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A Tale of Love and Darkness

Written, directed by and starring Natalie Portman, A Tale of Love and Darkness is based on the memories of Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood.

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White Girl

Girls go wild and wilder in the course of the reckless summer of two slumming NYC college girls who flaunt privilege even as they tempt the Queens gangbangers they cozy up to for sex and drugs.

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Train to Busan

In this fast, fun and freaky zombie-fueled thriller from South Korea, a group of terrified passengers fight their way through a viral outbreak while trapped on board a blood-drenched bullet train ride.

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Demon

A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration in this unsettling and darkly funny Polish horror tale, winner of the Best  Picture award at Fantastic Fest.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush in the new film from the director of What We Do in the Shadows.

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Captain Fantastic

A charmingly eccentric, sweet and funny look at an unconventional family living deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

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A Clockwork Orange

Still one of Kubrick’s most hotly-debated films, A Clockwork Orange is a chilling, shocking and endlessly fascinating look at humanity at its most monstrous.

Friday, Sept. 23 & Saturday, Sept. 24
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Spotlight

See the Oscar-winning 2015 drama Spotlight, followed by an onstage discussion with journalist and former Boston Globe publisher Richard Gilman!

Sunday, Sept. 25
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The Mummy Returns

This big-budget, rollercoaster-ride of a sequel from writer/director Stephen Sommers brings The Mummy back to the big screen for more explosive, Indiana Jones-esque thrills and chills.

Sunday, Sept. 25
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Deadly Weapons

“Watch the Mob Get Busted When Chesty Takes Her Revenge!” One of the most incredibly bizarre and bewilderingly bad sexploitation films ever made, Deadly Weapons is a breast-obsessed B-movie bonanza!

Monday, Sept. 26
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Free admission!

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

This legendary masterpiece of the late Chantal Akerman is one of the most debated, influential, and singular works in the history of cinema.

Tuesday, Sept. 27
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The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2016

Don’t miss the 19th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world – and YOU help select the winner!

Weds., Sept. 28
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With David Yetman in person!

In the Americas

In the Americas with David Yetman takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere.

Weds., Sept. 28
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35mm Print!

Dead Man

Jim Jarmusch’s hypnotic, visionary Western, hailed as ‘the best movie of the end of the 20th century,” is a haunting parable of spiritual rebirth and a radical twist on the traditional myth of the American West.

Thursday, Sept. 29
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Presented by the University of Arizona Poetry Center

Welcome to This House

Welcome To This House is a feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979).

Thursday, Sept. 29
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Idiocracy

In Idiocracy, writer/director Mike Judge (Office Space) hilariously visualizes a future in which “dumbing down” has become the new status quo … and no, this ISN’T a documentary!

Friday, Sept. 30 & Saturday, Oct. 1
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Ixcanul

A mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable – a poetic, yet unadorned, look at the life and loves of a young girl living in the heart of a Kaqchikel Mayan community in the Guatemalan highlands.

Starts Sept. 30
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Max Rose

Max Rose, featuring the legendary Jerry Lewis in his first starring role in over two decades, is a deeply moving drama about a retired jazz musician whose beloved wife of nearly sixty years has just passed away.

Starts Sept. 30
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Author: The JT Leroy Story

One of the greatest scandals ever to envelop the literary world, the unmasking of  mysterious “it boy” author JT Leroy by the New York Times in 2006 is the type of stranger than fiction story tailor-made for the movies.

Starts Sept. 30
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With Dr. Garth Davis in person! / Presented by Vegan Logic

Proteinaholic: Why Our Obsession With Meat Is Killing Us

Join us as Dr. Garth Davis, Bariatric Surgeon and author of Proteinaholic sets the record straight about our obsession with meat.

Saturday, Oct. 1
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Mona Lisa is Missing: The True Story of the Man Who Stole the Masterpiece

A documentary examining the fascinating mystery behind the theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in 1911.

Sunday, October 2
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Charles Phoenix: Retro Space Age Slide Show

Don’t miss the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, as he returns with an all-new, live comedy slide show celebrating mid-century sci-fi life and style!

Sunday, Oct. 2
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A screening for Mental Health Awareness Week

Infinitely Polar Bear

Based on a true story, Infinitely Polar Bear is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other.

Monday, Oct. 3
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare

“When the band starts to Rock … heads start to Roll!”  Head-bangers  uncover the gateway to Hell and it’s going to be a heavy metal nightmare for both them AND the audience!

Monday, Oct. 3
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Silver Skies

See the new comedy/drama Silver Skies before its national theatrical release at this special New York Film Critics Series preview screening, featuring a captured-live post-film discussion!

Tuesday, October 4
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The Reel Rock Film Tour 2016

A nationally touring festival featuring all-new films jam-packed with extreme climbing action, exciting prize raffles and more!

Wednesday, Oct. 5
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Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: One & Two

Episodes One and Two of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Thursday, Oct. 6
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First Friday Shorts

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

friday, oct. 7
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Blazing Saddles

See the great Gene Wilder take on the Old West in Mel Brooks’ hilarious comedy classic, Blazing Saddles!

Friday, Oct. 7 & Saturday, Oct. 8
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Long Way North

Artfully combining action, arctic exploration and female empowerment, this gorgeously-drawn animated adventure from France tells the story of a young aristocrat, Sasha, growing up in Saint Petersburg in the late 19th century.

Starts October 7
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Phantasm: Ravager

The fifth and final film in the classic Phantasm  series brings this beloved sci-fi/horror franchise to an epic end, as our intrepid everyman hero Reggie battles the sinister Tall Man one last time!

Starts October 7
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New 25th Anniversary Restoration!

Howards End

One of Merchant Ivory’s undisputed masterpieces, this Oscar-winning adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel is a powerful, absorbing saga of class relations and changing times in Edwardian England.

Starts October 7
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Free Admission!

Hotel Transylvania

It’s a comical monster mash when a gaggle of creepy creatures gather together for a weekend of spooky partying at Hotel Transylvania!

Saturday, Oct. 8
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Presented by the Southern Arizona Psychological Association

The Bristlecone Project: Men Overcoming Sexual Abuse

A powerful documentary featuring many courageous male survivors who have broken their silence.

Saturday, Oct. 8
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World Theatrical Premiere!

Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive is a short film inspired by the true story of a feisty young man with Down syndrome determined to convince his scatterbrained brother to teach him how to drive!

Sunday, Oct. 9
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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Gary Numan quickly found himself to be one of the world’s best-selling artists, but the Asperger’s that helped forge his tunnel-like ambition also brought problems

Sunday, October 9
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Drawing Political Lines: The Great Cartoon Debate of 2016

An entertaining event pitting two editorial cartoonists from different ends of the political spectrum against each other in a live debate.

Monday, Oct. 10
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Slumber Party Massacre II

“Thrills, Chills and Guitar Drills!”  A supernatural rockabilly driller killer terrorizes an all-female high school rock band at their totally bitchin’ slumber party.

Monday, Oct. 10
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Hecho en Mexico

Hécho en Mexico weaves together a beautiful, colorful and rhythmic cinematic tapestry composed of original songs, conversations, reflections, wisdom and humor.

Tuesday, Oct. 11
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Shin Godzilla

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen – Godzilla – back in Tokyo for an all-new, city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Tuesday, Oct. 18
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Presented by Pima County Public Library LGBT Services Committee

Reel in the Closet

Reel in the Closet is a feature-length documentary that transports us into LGBT life of the past through rare home movies of the people who lived it.

Weds., Oct. 12
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Little Sister

See the acclaimed new comedy/drama Little Sister before its national theatrical release at this special New York Film Critics Series preview screening featuring a captured-live post-film discussion!

Weds., Oct. 12
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Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Three & Four

Episodes Three and Four of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Thursday, Oct. 13
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30th Anniversary!

Stand By Me

One of the most classic and quotable coming-of-age films ever made, Rob Reiner’s adaptation of Stephen King’s short story The Body is at once hilarious and heartbreaking.

Friday, Oct. 14 - Sunday, Oct. 16
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Harry and Snowman

Harry and Snowman tells the remarkable true story of a poor Dutch immigrant and the broken down horse who beat all the odds to become world-famous champions on the show jumping circuit.

Starts October 14
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The Greasy Strangler

A  masterpiece of bad taste, this grotesquely hilarious exercise in juvenile depravity and cheesy gore follows the adventures of a pair of disco tour guides whose town is terrorized by a slimy maniac covered in grease.

Starts October 14
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 38 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, Oct. 15
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70mm Print!

Sleeping Beauty

Experience the enchantment of Walt Disney’s 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty on the big screen with this rare opportunity to see it projected in glorious 70mm!

Saturday, Oct. 15 & Sunday, Oct. 16
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Home Movie Day 2016

Dust off your vintage home movie reels and bring them to The Loft Cinema for Tucson’s 5th annual Home Movie Day, featuring preservation experts and screenings of fabulous local home movies.

Saturday, Oct. 15
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Juliet of the Spirits

Fellini the Fantasist shifts into stylistic overdrive in the eye-popping Juliet of the Spirits, the maestro’s follow-up to , and his first feature in color.

Sunday, Oct. 16
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Hard Rock Zombies

“You Can’t Keep a Good Band Down!” In this Grade-Z horror flick, a murdered hair metal band rises from the grave to battle an elderly Adolf Hitler!

Monday, Oct.17
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Most Likely to Succeed

Where a college diploma once meant a guaranteed job, now more than half of America’s new college graduates are unable to find employment. Featuring a post-film panel discussion with local educators.

Monday, Oct. 17
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Brand New Digital Restoration! Free Admission!

Possession

This unforgettable art film shocker from celebrated Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski stars Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill as a couple whose marriage begins to disintegrate when the wife takes a monstrous new lover.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
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Cosmos

Zulawski’s final film, a literary adaptation suffused with his trademark freneticism, transforms Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz’s novel of the same name into an ominous, surreal and manic exploration of desire.

Weds., Oct. 19
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Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Five & Six

Episodes Five and Six of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Thursday, Oct. 20
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Army of Darkness

The Three Stooges meet Jason and the Argonauts on meth amphetamines – proof positive that no one else does it quite like Sam Raimi.

Friday, Oct. 21 & Saturday, Oct. 22
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In a Valley of Violence

A lone gunman (Hawke) and his devoted collie at odds with the hostile marshal (Travolta) of a small border town in this dark-humored and bloody homage to classic Westerns from director Ti West (House of the Devil).

Starts October 21
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American Honey

In the epic and exhilarating road movie American Honey, newcomer Sasha Lane plays Star, a teenage girl from a troubled home who runs away with a travelling sales crew selling magazine subscriptions door to door.

Starts October 21
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70mm Print!

Aliens

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the action-packed, Oscar-winning sci-fi classic Aliens on the big screen in glorious 70mm!

Sunday, Oct. 23 & Tuesday, Oct. 25
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A Fundraising Benefit for One Global Village

Paths of the Soul

Acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang blurs the border between documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan pilgrims making a 1,200 mile journey to the holy capital of Tibet.

Sunday, Oct. 23
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Rocktober Blood

“He’s Back From the Dead with a Message From Hell!”  The Pat Benatar-esque lead singer of a low-rent metal band is up to her mullet in terror when a mysterious rocker starts bumping off her bandmates.

Monday, Oct. 24
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The Little Shop of Horrors Sing-A-Long!

A singing plant. A daring hero. A sweet girl. A demented dentist. It all adds up to one of the most outrageous movie musicals of all-time, celebrating its 30th anniversary!

Weds., Oct. 26
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Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Seven & Eight

Episodes Seven and Eight of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Thursday, Oct. 27
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Mulholland Drive

Recently named The Greatest Film of the 21st Century in a BBC critics’ poll, Lynch’s woozy, diabolical and notoriously WTF? thriller is a nightmarish film noir that lays bare the diseased heart of the Hollywood dream machine.

Friday, Oct. 28 & Saturday, Oct. 29
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Under the Shadow

A deliriously frightening supernatural thriller where a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the war-torn, post-revolution Tehran of the 1980s, while a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Starts October 28
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A Man Called Ove

From best-selling novel comes Ove, an ill-tempered retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave. He has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Starts October 28
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Such Good Friends

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month at a special free screening of the award-winning documentary, Such Good Friends, about Invisible Theatre’s Pastime Players!

Saturday, October 29
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The Rocky Horror Halloween Bash!

Trick or Treat with the wildest Halloween Bash this side of Transsexual, Transylvania!

Saturday, Oct. 29
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National Theatre Live

Frankenstein

This Halloween, celebrate the scariest night of the year with Benedict Cumberbatch in Danny Boyle’s smash-hit stage adaptation of Mary Shelly’s terrifying classic, Frankenstein! One night only!

Monday, Oct. 31
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Trick or Treat

“What Are You Afraid Of? It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll …”  Thanks to the magic of backward masking, a metal-loving nerd accidentally unleashes a hard-rocking demon on his high school Halloween party, and things are going to get real cheesy, real fast.

Monday, Oct. 31
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Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Nine & Ten

Episodes Nine and Ten of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Thursday, Nov. 3
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Free Admission

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. 5
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National Theatre Live

The Deep Blue Sea

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.

Tuesday, Nov. 15 & Thursday, Nov. 17
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Free Admission!

The Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland is Dorothy, a Kansas farm girl who dreams of going “over the rainbow,”  in this magically sublime adaptation of the L. Frank Baum novel that’s become one of the most beloved film classics of all time.

Saturday, Dec. 10
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National Theatre Live

The Threepenny Opera

Mack the Knife is back in town in this darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 & Thursday, Dec. 15