Films
Special Events

A Tribute to Isao Takahata

Grave of the Fireflies

Celebrate the late, great Studio Ghibli co-founder and filmmaker, Isao Takahata, at this special 30th anniversary screening of his beloved anime masterpiece, Grave of the Fireflies.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24
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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Final Portrait

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush, Shakespeare in Love), to sit for a portrait.

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Keep the Change

A New York City romantic comedy, Keep the Change is the unlikely love story of two people who meet in a support group.

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Closed Captions

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).

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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.

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Closed Captions

Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy

Riedelsheimer’s second documentary on British artist Andy Goldsworthy takes viewers on a journey into the hillsides, wild terrains and outdoor spaces that inspire Goldsworthy’s creative spirit.

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Mind Game

Buckle up and prepare for an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride in this trippy animated adventure from Masaaki Yuasa (Kick-Heart) and Kôji Morimoto (animator on Akira and Kiki’s Delivery Service).

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Keep The Change Sensory Friendly Screenings

A New York City romantic comedy, Keep the Change is the unlikely love story of two people who meet in a support group.

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Cult Classics

The Witch

Age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are brought together to tell the intimate story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 & SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Closed Captions

Lean on Pete

A deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.

STARTS APRIL 27

Sweet Country

Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in the harsh outback of the Northern Territory, in this inspired-by-true-events period drama from acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton.

STARTS APRIL 27
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening at Las Milpitas Community Farm!

The Hand That Feeds

Sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Loft Member Screenings

Free For Members!

Sweet Country

Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in the harsh outback of the Northern Territory, in this inspired-by-true-events period drama from acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening at Mission San Xavier del Bac!

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.

Sat., April 28
Loft Staff Selects

The Long Goodbye

Set in sunny early-‘70s California, the film stars Elliott Gould as a smart-aleck, slightly inept Philip Marlowe, a detective seemingly more concerned about feeding a cat than solving a case.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Mondo Mondays

The Deadly Spawn

Hordes of giant alien worms with big nasty teeth travel to Earth and begin chowing down on the residents of a small New Jersey town until four teenagers and a monster movie-loving kid try to figure out a way to stop them!

Monday, April 30
Special Events

The Agave Heritage Festival Film Screenings

Enjoy wine tasting and food sampling on the patio, followed by two documentaries focused on the significance of the agave plant to our region and culture.

TUESDAY, MAY 1
The Samurai Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune

35MM PRINT!

Yojimbo

To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage, and an avalanche of ever-increasing chaos ensues.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Outdoor Screening at the UA

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

See the latest action-packed episode in the Star Wars saga, screened under the stars on The Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable solar cinema screen!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Community Rentals

Presented by the University of Arizona School of Art

Before Hours

A compilation of video artworks produced in 2018 from one musician and eleven emerging visual artists of the Graduate Video Art course from the School of Art at the University of Arizona.

THURSDAY, MAY 3
Community Rentals

Presented by Arizona Queer Archives

Jay

“Jay” is a documentary about spirituality, reality, perception and, ultimately, perseverance and hope. A glimpse into the extraordinary and complex life of an abstract Tucson artist with an even more abstract past.

Thursday, May 3
Cult Classics

The Last Dragon

Is The Last Dragon the greatest kung fu/action/romance/musical produced by Motown founder Berry Gordy and starring karate champ Taimak and sexy ‘80s pop singer Vanity ever made? In a word: “Sho’nuff!”

Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5
First Friday Shorts

First Friday Shorts: The Golden Gong Year-End Showdown!

All your favorite filmmakers from Year #13 will be on hand as we pit them against one another in a cinematic smackdown.

friday, may 4

CLOSED CAPTIONS & AUDIO DESCRIPTION

You Were Never Really Here

Filmmaker Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) returns to the big screen with this intense thriller about an unhinged avenger (Joaquin Phoenix) searching for a missing girl and losing himself in the process.

STARTS MAY 4

The Rider

This enthralling, gorgeously-filmed portrait of America’s cowboy culture provides an archetypal story of a man redefining his hopes and ambitions in the modern West.

STARTS MAY 4
Loft Solar Cinema

Free Poolside Screening!

Jaws

Start the summer season with a SCREAM at this scary poolside screening of the shark-tastic terror classic, Jaws!

SATURDAY, MAY 5
Community Rentals

Presented by the Southwest Folklife Alliance Inc. & Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Taste Bud Memories

“Taste Bud Memories” is a documentary film focusing on local food and refugees in Tucson, AZ.

Sunday, May 6
Mondo Mondays

Treasure of the Four Crowns

In this hilariously cheapo Italian Raiders knock-off, a middle-aged soldier of fortune named J.T. Striker is hired to assemble a crack team of thieves to steal the titular treasure, which actually turns out to be three crowns…

Monday, May 7
Special Events

Ramen Heads

Osamu Tomita takes audiences deep into his world by revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, along with his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients.

TUESDAY, MAY 8
The Films of Claire Denis

35MM PRINT!

Chocolat

Denis made her feature film debut with this intimate and evocative semi-autobiographical feature, based on her childhood as a French colonial in West Africa.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
Community Rentals

Presented by The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television!

Magic Hour

A free screening of short fiction films made by students in the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film and Television!

Thursday, May 10
Cult Classics

The Babadook

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

FRIDAY, MAY 11 & SATURDAY, MAY 12

RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.”

STARTS MAY 11

Revenge

Soaking the revenge thriller in a strikingly hypnotic style, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s intense feature debut blasts apart genre conventions with a fiery feminist take on power and violence.

STARTS MAY 11
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
Special Events

Mother's Day Screening!

Hairspray Sing-A-Long!

Shake, shimmy and sing this Mother’s Day at the Hairspray Sing-A-Long!, a ‘60s-style shindig featuring a special screening of the smash hit movie musical with onscreen lyrics so you can sing-a-long!

SUNDAY, MAY 13
Special Events

Mother's Day Screening

Serial Mom

Mother knows best, especially when it comes to murder, in writer/director John Waters’ outrageously twisted comedy Serial Mom!

Sunday, May 13
Community Rentals

Chasing The Dragon

Stark first-person accounts told by individuals who have abused opioids or whose children have abused opioids, with tragic consequences.

MONDAY, MAY 14
Mondo Mondays

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak

If you’ve been waiting for a softcore parody of Raiders based on an adult comic strip, and featuring ‘80s Whitesnake vixen Tawny Kitaen, it’s your lucky day!

Monday, May 14
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
The Films of Claire Denis

35MM PRINT!

Trouble Every Day

An erotically outré shocker that scandalized arthouses around the world. Vincent Gallo and Béatrice Dalle star as unfortunates who are afflicted with a condition that turns sexual hunger into hunger for flesh.

Wed., May 16
Community Rentals

Co-Presented by The Loft Cinema, and Young Voters of Pima County

Get Out (AND VOTE)

Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.

Thursday, May 17
Cult Classics

Back to the Future

Gotta get back in time! The ingenious time travel comedy Back to the Future is a pitch-perfect combination of sharp satire, warm sentiment and sci-fi excitement.

Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word

The new documentary from Oscar-nominated Wim Wenders is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him.

STARTS MAY 18
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

saturday, may 19
Special Events

DOGGIE SHORTS: A FURRY FILM FESTIVAL ENCORE SCREENING

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

Saturday, May 19
Loft Staff Selects

This is Spinal Tap Sing-A-Long!

Get ready to smell the glove and turn it up to “11” at this special Sing-A-Long screening of the funniest rock ‘n’ roll movie of all-time!

SUNDAY, MAY 20
Mondo Mondays

Firewalker

Professional butt-kicker Chuck Norris and Oscar-winner Lou Gossett Jr. team up to cinematically embarrass themselves as they trot around the globe searching for a hidden Mayan treasure – a treasure protected by the Bad Movie Gods at Cannon Films!

Monday, May 21
Community Rentals

The Future of Film in Arizona

Learn what you can do to nurture, promote, and support the Future of Film in Arizona from a host of expert panelists!

MONDAY, MAY 21
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
The Films of Claire Denis

35MM PRINT!

35 Shots of Rum

Denis’ deeply emotional yet light-of-touch drama, 35 Shots of Rum, follows a small circle of Parisians in a roundelay of relationships that touches on almost every kind of love there is.

Wed., May 23
Loft Member Screenings

Free for Members!

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with personal footage, all brimming with Jones’s fierce aesthetic.

FRIDAY, MAY 25
Cult Classics

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, MAY 25 - MONDAY, MAY 28

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with personal footage, all brimming with Jones’s fierce aesthetic.

STARTS MAY 25

Let the Sunshine In

Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in this deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis.

STARTS MAY 25
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.

SATURDAY, MAY 26
Mondo Mondays

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

A female Indiana Jones tracks down the fabled cannibal Piranha Women, who devour men with guacamole, in this goofy Raiders spoof!

Monday, May 28
Special Events

35mm Print!

May Fools

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic May 1968 student revolts in Paris with a special 35mm screening of legendary French filmmaker Louis Malle’s classic, May Fools.

Tuesday, May 29
The Films of Claire Denis

35MM PRINT!

White Material

Twenty-two years after Chocolat, Denis returns to Africa and collaborates with Oscar-nominated actress Isabelle Huppert (Elle), to craft a visceral and very personal rumination on a society hurtling into chaos.

Thursday, May 31
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, June 1

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

From the dual imaginations of Neil Gaiman & glam-rock auteur John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) comes an electrifying and singular sci-fi/pop extravaganza!

STARTS JUNE 1
The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama!

12 Hours of Horror!

The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama!

Pay to get in … pray to get out! Get ready, boys and ghouls, to stay up all-nite at the sickest, scariest, most scream-errific cinematic slaughterhouse you’ve ever seen!

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

The Seagull

An all-star cast, led by Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), brings Anton Chekhov’s classic play to life in this stunning adaptation directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening).

STARTS JUNE 8
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
Loft Staff Selects

35MM Print!

Streets of Fire

One of the great gonzo pleasures of the ‘80s, director Walter Hill’s (The Warriors) spectacular, retro rock ‘n’ roll-fueled pulp classic roars at you like a souped-up roadster with the radio going full blast.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10
Special Events

Filmmaker Jr. Summer Day Camp

This program teaches kids the basic techniques of video production by creating stop-motion animation short films.

JUNE 18 - 28
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

Brand-new 70mm print!

2001: A Space Odyssey

A brand-new 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, lands at The Loft Cinema in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary!

FRIDAY, JUNE 22- THURSDAY, JUNE 28
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