Past Films

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Mia and the Migoo

In this breathtaking animated adventure, a wild-haired young girl named Mia sets off to rescue her father who has been trapped in a construction site landslide at a remote tropical lake.

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the hilarious animated adventure Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a whirlwind extravaganza of edible weather!

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Ernest & Celestine

From the creators of A Town Called Panic comes this enormously-entertaining, Oscar-nominated animated film about friendship and tolerance that will appeal to kids and adults of all ages!

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Muppets from Space

The Muppets embark on a hilarious extra-terrestrial adventure in hopes of finding out about Gonzo’s past, and discover that Gonzo’s family members are aliens from a distant planet!


Featuring a screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In, along with a facilitated conversation with an expert from the film, Ashanti Branch.

Free Admission!

Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy is a touching and heartbreaking road movie about an idealistic young drifter, her faithful dog and the wide-open spaces of the Pacific Northwest.

Guns Akimbo

Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving star in this loopy, turbo-charged sci-fi action flick about a crazed “future” that could be happening right now!

Women In Horror Month Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

We’ll be hosting an onsite American Red Cross Blood Drive out in front of the theatre.

2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: LIVE ACTION SHORTS

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films!

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.

The Assistant

The Assistant follows one day in the life of Jane, a recent graduate who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul.

Color Out Of Space

After a meteorite lands on their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling an extraterrestrial organism as it infects their  bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare.

The Jesus Rolls

In this wildly raucous comedy from writer/director/star John Turturro, The Big Lebowski’s unforgettably odd criminal/bowler Jesus Quintana returns to the screen in an all-new adventure.

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Little Women

Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott.

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Weathering With You

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit, Your Name.

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The Traitor

From acclaimed writer/director Marco Bellocchio, the gripping drama The Traitor tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra.

Varda by Agnès

The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the Oscar-winning director’s own brilliant career.

Midnight Family

In Mexico City, the Ochoas run a family-owned ambulance service, one of many private paramedic outfits addressing the massive civic void left when there are just 45 municipal ambulances in a population of 9 million.


Les Misérables

In his astonishing, assured feature film debut, Ladj Ly stages an unconventional police procedural in Montfermeil, the same Parisian district where Victor Hugo set his classic novel.


Pain and Glory

In celebrated writer/director Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas plays Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline who reflects on his past as his present comes crashing down around him.

Come to Daddy

Come to Daddy is a jaw-dropping, darkly hilarious, blood-soaked barrel of fun from New Zealand writer/director Ant Timpson, producer of Turbo Kid and Greasy Strangler!

OSCAR Winner!

Little Women in 35mm

Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott.

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Invisible Life

A gorgeously photographed, emotionally bracing tropical melodrama from Karim Aïnouz, the director of Madame Satã, Invisible Life won the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

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The Song of Names

Constructed like a detective mystery on a grand scale, The Song of Names is an emotionally devastating tale of family, obligation, ambition, and friendship, driven by exquisite music.

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A rare, sensitive, and deeply observant drama, Clemency offers a penetrating character study that pulls into deep focus the various ways in which people facing impossible ethical circumstances strive to achieve some state of grace.

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Patema Inverted

From visionary director Yasuhiro Yoshiura comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. 

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Gulliver’s Travels (1939)

In this action-packed animated tale, based on Swift’s classic story, Gulliver is the sole survivor of a shipwreck on the distant land of Lilliput, whose people are no bigger than peanuts.

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Eleanor’s Secret

Eleanor’s Secret is a sumptuously-animated, rollicking adventure in which a young boy’s new found ability to read not only sets his imagination free, it also saves the day!

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

The Point

Directed and animated by Academy Award-Winner Fred Wolf with story and songs written by Grammy Award-Winner Harry Nilsson and narration by Ringo Starr, The Point is a timeless enchanting fable for the whole family!

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

When the infamous Pirate Captain is shunned once again by his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz, he sets his sights to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award!

The Loft Kids Fest At Home

A Monster in Paris

Paris, 1910. Panic sweeps the city as floodwaters rise and a monster is on the loose in this musical animated adventure set in the City of Lights, from the director of Shark Tale!


Friday the 13th

Welcome to Camp Crystal Lake, where the fun-packed summer activities include “Kill the Counselor,” “Run for Your Life” and “Try Not to Lose Your Head.”

2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: ANIMATED SHORTS

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films!


Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films!

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The Kingmaker

Centered on the unquenchable, larger-than-life character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines.

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In Fabric

A haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a department store that follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences. 

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The Lighthouse

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island.

Paradise Hills

Paradise Hills, the directorial debut of visionary fashion designer Alice Waddington, is a totally unique vision of femininity and oppression – a beguiling fantasy confection with a dark horror center. 

The Heart

The Heart is a fresh, compelling portrait of a new generation of young adults wrestling with intimacy, sexuality and great expectations.

White Snake

A prequel to one of the most enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, and the promise of eternal love.

Windows on the World

An immigrant’s son takes an epic journey from Mexico to New York City as he searches for his father, who was an undocumented worker in the World Trade Center, and has disappeared after 9/11.

Falls Around Her

In this compelling drama, legendary singer, Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal, in a heart-wrenching performance), abandons a life of fame and fortune to follow the instinctual pull that calls her home to her First Nation.

I Was at Home, But

The award-winning feature hinges on the mysterious disappearance (and reappearance) of a 13-year-old boy.

Always in Season

Narrated by Danny Glover and featuring Osei Essed’s haunting score, Always in Season is a forceful, unforgettable investigative documentary that shatters the notion that racism is a thing of the past.

Britt-Marie Was Here

Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman, this comedy/drama finds Britt-Marie reconsidering her purpose in life after she discovers her husband of 40 years has been cheating on her.

Mickey and the Bear

Filmmaker Annabelle Attanasio‘s feature debut is a riveting and poignant chamber piece that enthralls and heralds an impressive new directorial talent.


Advocate is an original, provocative film that both exposes the human fallout of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and provides hope for a peaceful resolution.

Queen of Hearts

A riveting and provocative film, Queen of Hearts is a portrait of a woman who manages to lose everything and nothing at the same time.

The Chambermaid

Pulls back the curtain on an area of labor taken for granted, and offers an empathetic look into one woman’s place within a world defined by haves and have-nots.

Words from a Bear

Words from a Bear reveals the inspiring beauty of Momaday’s work while also guiding audiences through the grave historical struggles that Native American communities have faced.

American Dharma

Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris’ unnerving new film is a probing portrait of controversial Breitbart honcho, Trump advisor, “populist” warrior and long-time cinephile, Steven K. Bannon.

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American Factory

This acclaimed doc takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans.

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Grace of My Heart

Starring Illeana Douglas, Grace of My Heart is acclaimed writer/director Allison Ander’s unabashed love letter to three decades of popular music.


Backed by an eerie synth score and stunning cinematography, director Mati Diop presents an enchanting, hallucinatory drama steeped both in timeless myth and the urgently topical stories of the current refugee crisis.

Cinemad Live Zine Show

A revelatory transmission from cinema’s outer limits at the turn of the millennium, Mike Plante’s illustrated talk will be accompanied by screenings of short films and weird underground clips that circled through Cinemad’s orbit.

International Shorts

The short films in this program are as wide-ranging emotionally as they are globally. 10 shorts from around the world make up this diverse program.

VR Experience!

Traveling While Black

Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.

Temblores (Tremors)

Following-up to his landmark Ixcanul, director Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to Guatemala City, setting his sights on an individual caught between two worlds.

Sundance Institute Indigenous Shorts Program

In honor of Native American Heritage Month in November, the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program present a program of acclaimed Indigenous short films. 

Give Me Liberty

Vic, a hapless young Russian American, is a medical transport driver whose day goes from hectic to off-the-rails over the course of this breathlessly freewheeling portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.

Presented by Level Forward and Refinery29

Shatterbox Short Films

 A series that gives women storytellers a platform to create short films that redefine identity, imagination, and continue to advance the shift for equity in narrative product and process.


Milko Lazarov’s intimate yet epic film weaves heart-wrenching dialogues, classical music, and elegant direction, reinforced by cinematographer Kaloyan Bozhilov’s exquisite work, into a mesmerizing, must-see film.

Free Admission!

The Muppet Movie

You’ll find the Rainbow Connection at Himmel Park as The Loft Film Fest celebrates the 40th anniversary of Jim Henson’s beloved family classic with a free outdoor Solar Cinema screening of The Muppet Movie! 

35mm Print | Special Guest

Point Blank

See the classic 1967 thriller, Point Blank, starring Lee Marvin, on the big screen in 35mm, selected by noted film critic and political commentator, John Powers, critic at large for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. 

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Parasite (Preview Screening)

Bong Joon-Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

With Special Guests

The Condor & The Eagle

Four Indigenous leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”

New 4K Restoration | Special Guest

Highway Patrolman

Inspired by the experiences of former Mexican lawman, this crime drama follows a rookie member of Mexico’s national highway patrol, who struggles to keep on the straight and narrow in a department rife with corruption.

With Special Guest

Phantasm: Remastered

Don Coscarelli’s 1979 classic deftly mixes gothic horror, sci-fi, surrealism and a killer prog rock score into an adolescent fever dream that horror fans have never stopped worshipping.

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Chronicles the origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, when “tradition” was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.

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A complex, emotionally shattering tale about what it means to be human, Depraved brings Mary Shelley’s immortal fable fully into the 21st century.

Corporate Animals

In this wicked workplace comedy featuring light cannibalism, a business retreat intended to boost staff morale goes horribly and hilariously wrong, leading to some highly unprofessional behavior.

free outdoor screening in Patagonia, AZ

The Guardians

A visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between human and nature, The Guardians elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with an indigenous community in Mexico.

Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

Part of Agave Heritage Festival 2019, this expressive documentary explores the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirit in the world, Tequila and Mezcal.

Alive Inside

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.

The Final Alliance

Combine David Hasselhoff, a biker gang, and a well-trained puma and what do you get? The Final Alliance!


Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock

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

Methods of Addressing Substance Abuse

The Haven is proud to present an event FREE to the public and to professionals who are interested in learning more about a new, transformational approach to rewiring the brain and releasing trauma.

Night of the Kickfighters

When a millionaire has his daughter kidnapped by terrorists who want to trade her in for his new laser weapon, he has no choice but to call a bargain basement James Bond and “kickfighting” enthusiast!


The Unafraid

Three High School seniors are eager to go to college. However, their home state of Georgia bans them from attending the top five public universities, and deems them ineligible for in-state tuition at public colleges due to their status as DACA recipients.

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Ruben Brandt, Collector

Fizzing with originality and nonstop cinema and art in-jokes, with terrific visual design, Ruben Brandt, Collector is a fantasy opus mixing thriller, film noir and heist action-adventure.

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Everybody Knows

From Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman, A Separation) comes a gripping thriller about the fissures and fault lines that can tear a family apart.

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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Don’t miss this special one-night-only musical celebration of the legendary Joni Mitchell, featuring performances by James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos and more!


Keeping Tabs on a Mad World

A Correspondent’s Guide to Global News That Matters. This news-literacy course will help you make sense of a world that is fast overheating, figuratively and literally.

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Wrinkles the Clown

With incredible access to the mastermind behind the mask, Wrinkles the Clown is a cryptic and playful exploration of myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age.

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Teaching In Arizona

A Tucson Values Teachers documentary short film, follows three Tucson educators to deliver an intimate portrait of what it’s really like to be a teacher today.

World Premiere!

Three Nights in Hell

After the murder of their brother, three sisters cut a swath of death and destruction in a vendetta against a drug lord while two detectives race against the clock to stop the steadily growing pile of bodies.

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

With performance footage and appearances by friends & collaborators, this film celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved, made generations of fans fall in love with her.

End of the Century

In his alluring debut feature, writer/director Lucio Castro offers both a sun-soaked European travelogue and an epic, decades-spanning romance.

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Unfolding over the course of a late summer’s day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, Frankie follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch (Isabelle Huppert).

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Director Barry Jenkins’s carefully wrought adaptation of James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel – a timeless and searing love story set in Harlem in the early 1970s.

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Jimmie dreams of reclaiming the home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend, he searches for belonging in a changing city that’s left them behind.

Free Preview Screening

Victoria, Season 3: Episode 1

Arizona Public Media celebrates the return of the acclaimed PBS Masterpiece series, Victoria, with a special sneak preview of the Season 3 premiere episode!


The latest beautifully heartrending drama from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows) follows a poor family committing petty crimes to survive.

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From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, Pavarotti is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people.

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Maiden is the true story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989.


Monos, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace transcends the decades that have passed since its unreleased 1972 filming, transporting viewers into the pews of that church in South Central Los Angeles, where The Queen of Soul brought down the house.

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Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix stars in the title role of Todd Phillips’ Joker, alongside Oscar-winner Robert De Niro.

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The House That Jack Built

Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier (Antichrist; Melancholia) returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet.

The Field Guide to Evil

A devilish new collection of short but terrifying tales from around the globe, featuring nine of the most talented genre filmmakers reinventing a classic folktale from their homeland.

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The Wife

The Wife interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals and mutual love.

Space Mutiny

Rogue starship pilot Dave Ryder (played by Yor: Hunter from the Future himself, Reb Brown) does his best to try and stop a mutiny … in space.

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Capernaum (“Chaos”) is a gripping new drama about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits.

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The Irishman

An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century.

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Cold War

Academy Award–winning director Paweł Pawlikowski follows up his box-office sensation Ida with this bittersweet, exquisitely crafted tale of an impossible love.


Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, the latest from Nadav Lapid (The Kindergarten Teacher) features a dynamic lead performance from newcomer Tom Mercier, whose feral intensity practically bursts out of the frame.

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Marriage Story

Marriage Story is Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

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With a jaw-dropping performance from Renée Zellweger at its pulsing, neurotic heart, the film is funny, warm and satisfyingly self-aware.


Zhang Yimou (Hero; House of Flying Daggers) pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated.

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The White Crow

The White Crow tells the gripping true story of legendary Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev’s dramatic defection to the West.  

One Cut of the Dead

A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin’ichirô Ueda’s feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy.

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The Aftermath

Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city.

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From celebrated director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night.

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission comes to theatres across the U.S. and Canada. The action-packed movie is based on the popular anime series, which reboots the popular manga originally created by Yoshihiro Togashi!

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The new film from writer/director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox), tells the tale of a struggling Mumbai street photographer who, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée during a family visit.


The semi-autobiographical Roma is Cuarón’s most personal film to date – an immersive, technically masterful, compassionate work that, though set in the 1970s, speaks directly to contemporary Mexican society.

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Ode to Joy

Based on a true story originally featured on This American Life, Ode to Joy is a hilarious and touching look at what happens when we stop being afraid and let ourselves truly live.

Let My People Go

Captures the relentless spirit of the broad coalition of South Dakotans that took on the firmly entrenched and well-financed predatory lending industry – and won.

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The Two Popes

From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) comes this highly-acclaimed new drama starring Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.

The Guilty

When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as a dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a phone call from a kidnapped woman who abruptly disconnects.

63 UP

Legendary filmmaker Michael Apted (Coal Miner’s Daughter) returns with the latest installment of his groundbreaking documentary series, unmatched in the history of cinema for its astonishing and revelatory longevity.

This One’s for the Ladies

Every Thursday night, hundreds of women gather for a potluck celebration and the chance to throw singles at the hottest dancers in New Jersey, The Nasty Boyz

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A Hidden Life

Based on real events, from visionary writer/director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life; The Thin Red Line), A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Hail Satan?

What is the Satanic Temple? Is it religion? A cult? Performance art? Hail Satan? explores the Temple’s fight for equality, its focus on community, and its devilish sense of humor.

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The Wind

Masterfully blending haunting visuals with pulse-pounding sound design, director Emma Tammi’s frightening foray into dread-soaked frontier horror evokes a godforsaken world in which the forces of nature come alive with quivering menace.

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Donnie Yen reprises his role as the legendary Wing Chun master in the grand finale of the revolutionary martial arts series.

Master Z: IP Man Legacy

Legendary action director Yuen Woo-Ping (Drunken Master) draws on a stellar cast (Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, & Tony Jaa) to create a hard-hitting martial arts blast worthy of its place in the celebrated IP Man universe.

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The Souvenir

At once enrapturing and mysteriously unsettling—and featuring a profoundly layered breakout performance by Honor Swinton Byrne—The Souvenir is an essential and enduring film from one of our most distinctive and exciting filmmakers.

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Wild Nights with Emily

In this laugh-out-loud, emotionally-engaging period piece that’s part sketch comedy, part historical burlesque, Molly Shannon transforms into Emily Dickinson.

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Gloria Bell

From director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman; Disobedience) comes a romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.

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Lords of Chaos

Based on an astonishingly true story, Lords of Chaos recounts the exploits of the Norwegian black metal movement’s most notorious band: Mayhem.

First Love

Celebrated auteur Takashi Miike (Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer, Audition) returns with one of his most fun, action-packed films, marked by high-energy mayhem and breakneck pacing.

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Them That Follow

Pastor Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins) presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God.

Tigers Are Not Afraid

A town held hostage to a brutal drug war is the setting for a sublimely creepy del Toro-esque fairytale of real life horrors about a young girl whose supernatural intuition leads her to form an alliance with a gang of orphaned boys.

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Red Joan

Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest.

Apocalypse Now Final Cut

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Oscar-winning epic, Apocalypse Now is returning to the big screen in a never-before-seen “Final Cut” restored with breathtaking realism by director Frances Ford Coppola.

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Apollo 11

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission.

Nightmare Cinema

In this horror anthology featuring five ghoulish tales of terror from some of the horror genre’s best, five strangers are drawn to an abandoned movie theater and forced to watch their deepest and darkest fears play out before them.

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The Fall of the American Empire

This provocative crime caper, from Academy Award-winning writer/director Denys Arcand, takes a witty yet touching look at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

Applying state-of-the-art restoration and colorization technologies to century-old footage, Peter Jackson has created an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic cinematic experience.


Bathtubs Over Broadway

A fascinating and hilarious homage to Steve Young’s unique obsession, Bathtubs Over Broadway opens up a seat alongside Young as he takes the audience into a previously unknown world of corporate song and dance!


This striking new documentary traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, who transcended fame in the dance world to become a pop culture icon of his time.

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At Eternity’s Gate

At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a man who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.

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Merce Cunningham is profiled in this 3D documentary – an explosion of music, dance and never-before-seen archive material woven together to create an experiential tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.


Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, The Clouds of Sils Maria) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies and literature.

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Her Smell

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) gives a blistering, tour-de-force performance in this searing portrait of a self-destructive rock star.

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From László Nemes, the Academy Award-winning writer/director of Son of Saul, comes the sumptuous new drama, Sunset.

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Charlie Says

Boundary-pushing filmmaker Mary Harron (American Psycho; I Shot Andy Warhol) and screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho; Go Fish) present a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Wings of Desire

Angels listen in on the innermost thoughts of mortals in Wim Wenders’s lovely, lyrical Wings of Desire, a soaring high-point of the director’s cinema and a moving, melancholic elegy to a divided Berlin.

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High Life

High Life is a provocative, dazzling and haunting science fiction drama from acclaimed French filmmaker Claire Denis (White Material, Beau Travail), making her English-language debut.


Transit, evoking shades of Hitchcock and Casablanca, is an unlikely, wrenching love story as much as a sly, unsettling thriller about ghosts, memory, and historical trauma.

National Theatre Live


See Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hilarious one-woman show that inspired the multiple Emmy Award-winning TV series, Fleabag, captured live on stage in London’s West End and shown on the big screen!

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Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Matt Tyrnauer’s Where’s My Roy Cohn? lays out who Roy Cohn was and how his lessons to his apprentice Donald Trump have shaped contemporary American politics.

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Three friends get the chance to live the college dream when they’re invited to join an elite fraternity – but first they’ll have to survive the hazing from hell!

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The Wedding Guest

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom (The Trip) is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India.

Knife + Heart

The wildly wicked Giallo-style thriller Knife + Heart is an ultra-stylish, blood-soaked cinematic adrenaline shot set in the world of gay porn in disco-era Paris

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Wild Rose

Jessie Buckley (Beast) delivers a star-making performance as Rose-Lynn, a would-be country singer who dreams of leaving her rough life in Glasgow, Scotland for the bright lights of Nashville.

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché 

An astounding documentary about the first female filmmaker, who achieved heights of fame and financial success before she was shut out from the very industry she helped create.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

David Crosby: Remember My Name

An honest portrait of David Crosby, framed around a multi-day interview with the controversial legend about his career & troubled personal life.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

The Mustang

Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl) gives an intense powerhouse performance as a troubled man prone to violence, struggling to overcome his past, who finds hope in an unexpected direction.


In this audacious, psychotropic and mesmerizing horror film, the standard formulas for demonic possession tales are turned upside down and transformed into something new and deeply frightening.

Limited Engagement!

Roma in 70mm

For a limited time only, experience Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning Roma on glorious 70mm film, exclusively in Tucson at The Loft Cinema!

Tel Aviv On Fire

Writer/director Sameh Zoabi’s award-winning satire follows Salam, a winsome slacker, as he fails upwards at his job on a sudsy Palestinian TV soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire,” popular with both Israelis and Palestinians.

In the Aisles

A bittersweet glimpse into the connections of a motley group of workers, it quietly celebrates the beauty in the day-to-day and the collective pride we take in our jobs with dark humor and bittersweet nuance.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with this noir-tinged stunner about a lost soul (Jue Huang) on a quest to find a missing woman from his past (Wei Tang, Lust, Caution).

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga and the Student’s Journey

Iyengar Yoga is well respected and practiced worldwide, but because its founder B. K. S. Iyengar is famously reclusive, little is known about the man who invented this powerful practice… until now!

Birds of Passage

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history.

Ash is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White, the latest from acclaimed Chinese director Zhangke Jia (A Touch of Sin), is an epic saga of a woman whose knack for crime carries her through a rapidly changing China over the course of two decades.


This super-lit-mega-action-rescue-human-drama from beloved anime studio TRIGGER (creators of the hit series KILL la KILL) brings their stunning visual stylings to their first feature film.

The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

The hot ‘n hairy Howling hijinks continue in this bizarre sequel that sends Reb Brown and horror legend Christopher Lee on a trip to Transylvania to track down a vicious werewolf queen!

Never Look Away

The latest work from acclaimed filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is a sweeping romantic historical drama following thirty years in the life of a great artist – loosely based on Gerhard Richter.

The Heiresses

The feature film debut of director Marcello Martinessi (who describes the film as “a coming-of-age film for a 60-year-old woman”), The Heiresses was selected as Paraguay’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.


Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony

The inspirational stories of lives transformed by Beethoven’s message in his celebrated Ninth Symphony.

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.

Closed Captions & Audio Description


In her feature directing debut, actress Olivia Wilde offers a lively, uproarious and distinctly fresh take on the teen comedy that balances hilarity with genuine heart.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

The Farewell

In this funny, uplifting tale, Billi (Awkwafina) returns home to find that, although the family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.

Fight Club

Based on the cult novel by Chuck Palahniuk and directed by David Fincher, Fight Club is a shocking, hilarious and thought-provoking kick in the head.

Closed Captions

Woman at War

A woman with a mission to save the planet gets in over her head when she takes on big industry and the unscrupulous politicians out to ruin her beloved natural landscape.

Closed Captions

Knives and Skin

Surreal forces lurk behind the fluorescent facade of an unassuming Midwestern town in writer/director Jennifer Reeder’s hyper-stylized Knives and Skin.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

American Woman

Following the disappearance of her teenage daughter, a woman must raise her infant grandson and find some answers, in this gripping, decade-spanning drama starring Sienna Miller.

Closed Captions

Ask Dr. Ruth

The crowd-pleasing documentary Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist.

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action Shorts

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen!

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Get Out

Writer/director Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning Get Out is a zeitgeist-zapping horror/comedy/thriller, as frighteningly unnerving as it is uncomfortably satirical.

Q&A with filmmakers

Something Like Home

Documentary film on the impact of language and education on the lives of four Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan.

Free For Members! (CC&AD)

Bathtubs Over Broadway

A fascinating and hilarious homage to Steve Young’s unique obsession, Bathtubs Over Broadway opens up a seat alongside Young as he takes the audience into a previously unknown world of corporate song and dance!

Women in Horror Month Screening & Blood Drive!


Prepare yourself for this special screening of the horror thriller Raw, presented in honor of Women in Horror Month’s 10th anniversary!


The Lavender Scare

Narrated by Glenn Close, The Lavender Scare documents the vicious “witch hunt” begun in the ’50’s (and lasting for decades) to purge the federal government of workers suspected of being homosexual.

But I’m A Cheerleader

A candy-colored comedy that uses a healthy dose of John Waters-style camp to skewer everything from gender roles and sexuality to the religious right and gay conversion therapy.


David Lynch’s infamous, psychedelic sci-fi tale of space, spice and sand worms. Based on Frank Herbert’s cult novel, and produced by the legendary Dino De Laurentis.

Digital Screenings (CC&AD)

The Aeronauts

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history.

Free outdoor screening in Himmel Park!


Based on the classic children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is a modern day fairytale that mixes hilarious humor, magical hijinks and whole lot of kid power!

Omega Cop

What exactly IS an Omega Cop? According to this brain-fried post-apocalyptic action flick, he’s the last (and thus, the best) cop alive – a cop who drives a Jeep, lives in a baseball dugout, and takes orders from a profusely sweating Adam West!

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Ricky (Julian Dennison), a defiant young city kid, gets one last chance when he’s placed in a foster home in the New Zealand countryside.

Naqoyqatsi (Life as War)

Godfrey Reggio takes on the digital revolution in the final chapter of his Qatsi Trilogy, sculpting a frenetic portrait of an era in which the cacophony of “communication” has rendered humankind post-language.

Outdoor Screening at Old Tucson


Get ready for a cinematic showdown at this special outdoor screening of the 1993 Shot at Old Tucson classic, Tombstone, shown on the actual “North End” movie set where the film was made!

New Digital Restoration!

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder, based on an infamous real-life serial murder case that rocked the Korean peninsula in 1986, is the second feature from acclaimed filmmaker Bong Joon-ho.

Furious 7

Director James Wan (The Conjuring; Aquaman) jumps in the driver’s seat for this high-octane seventh installment of the unstoppable mega-franchise built on speed!

Free Admission!

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Just when you thought they couldn’t get any cooler … your favorite prehistoric pals from Ice Age are getting themselves involved in a ginormous animated adventure for the ages!

30th Anniversary! 35mm print!

When Harry Met Sally…

This Valentine’s Day, we’ll ALL have what she’s having as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest romantic comedies of all-time!


It’s saggy, baggy monster movie mayhem when a colony of goofy-looking Sasquatches in ill-fitting creature suits kidnap some bikini-clad women!

An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs: How Rednecks Saved Hollywood!

Spend a hilarious evening with Joe Bob Briggs as he reviews the history of rednecks in America as told through classic movies!


2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated Shorts

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen!

Free Admission!

The Prince of Egypt

Featuring stunning animation and Oscar-winning songs sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, The Prince of Egypt is a classic tale for all audiences.

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary Shorts

Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films on the big screen!

Free Admission! (CC&AD)

Paddington 2

This much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington the Bear happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

No Man’s Land Film Festival

Get inspired by adventure! No Man’s Land Film Festival celebrates the grit, spirit, and unique experience of women adventurers.

Revenge of the Cheerleaders

The cheerleading squad at Aloha High is out for revenge … or something …and David Hasselhoff and the rest of America’s stoned teenagers will never be the same!

Roller Boogie

Can a fun-loving classical flautist and a roller-skating dude in short-shorts find true love in the California sun while boogying on skates to non-stop ‘70s disco tunes? One guess!

Chained Heat

Linda Blair ends up in the slammer and finds out that life behind bars is no picnic in the park thanks to all the sadistic socializing that happens when you’re part of Chained Heat!

Savage Streets

When a gang of punks mess with her sister, Linda Blair fights back the only way she knows how – with a leather bodysuit and crossbow – leading to a perfect storm of Death Wish-in-stiletto-heels ‘80s vigilante action!

Free Admission!


Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Babe is a charming, funny and inspirational ode to dreamers of any species!

A benefit screening for Ballet Tucson!

I Am a Dancer

Ballet Tucson presents Rudolph Nureyev’s film I Am a Dancer. This film is a must see for dancers or fans of classical dance.

School of Rock

Jack Black turns it up to “11” as a substitute teacher out to let his kids rock in this hilarious musical comedy from Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater.

Presented by Lesbian Looks

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

The first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun.


With her first and only feature film—a drama she wrote, directed, and starred in—Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema, bringing to life a kind of character seldom seen on-screen.

Free For Members!

Ash is Purest White

Ash Is Purest White, the latest from acclaimed Chinese director Zhangke Jia (A Touch of Sin), is an epic saga of a woman whose knack for crime carries her through a rapidly changing China over the course of two decades.

Astrofilm Extravaganza: Making Sense of Our Connection to the Universe

Science and art unite in this thought-provoking, family-friendly event featuring astronomy documentaries and live performance.

The Post

See Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated drama, The Post, followed by an onstage discussion with First Amendment lawyer George Freeman, former Assistant General Counsel for The New York Times and current head of the Media Law Resource Center.



Maria en tierra de nadie

Marcela Zamora’s film Maria en la tierra de nadie (Maria in Nobody’s Land), a documentary film that follows a group of three Central American women who travel through Mexico to the United States border.

Zombie Nightmare

A buff dude is killed in a hit-and-run by a gang of dumb teenagers, only to be resurrected by a wild-eyed voodoo priestess as a buff, baseball bat-wielding zombie out for revenge!


The outer reaches of Roeg’s cinematic cosmos are arrived at in Insignificance, the director’s deliriously metaphysical screen adaptation of Terry Johnson’s satirical play.

One Dark Night

A trio of girls is forced to spend the night in a mausoleum as part of an initiation rite for a high school gang called “The Sisters,” and wouldn’t you know it, one of the mausoleum’s residents – a prune-faced, telekinetic cult leader named Raymar – has just woken up!

Witnesses to Democracy: The Journey of a Mother and a Photographer

The story of three people brought together by the killing of the student who’s death propelled the South Korean Democracy Movement.

Director’s Cut

The Man Who Fell to Earth

This beautiful anniversary restoration contains Roeg’s full uncut version of the film, bringing this sci-fi masterpiece back to its original glory as “the most intellectually provocative genre film of the ‘70s.

35mm print!


Featuring gorgeous cinematography by Roeg himself, his first solo directing credit is one of cinema’s most original coming-of-age movies, as well as a haunting portrait of cross-cultural experience and sexual awakening.

35mm Print!


Made at the height of the Psychedelic Sixties, Roeg’s extraordinary directorial debut is a wild, hallucinatory psychological melodrama that ranks among the most complex and compelling visual mosaics of the decade.

To Sleep With Anger

A slow-burning masterwork of the early 1990s, this third feature by acclaimed filmmaker Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) is a singular piece of American mythmaking.


Celestial pop stars collide in an explosion of glitter, glamour and glitz when Cher and Christina Aguilera team up and belt it out in the camp musical extravaganza, Burlesque!

Encore Screenings!

Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality

This new documentary takes viewers on an eye-opening journey through the life and work of the great Salvador Dalí.

Dykes, Camera, Action!

Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness.

35mm Print!

Practical Magic

Oscar-winners Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play a pair of witch sisters out to put a spell on you in the wicked dark comedy, Practical Magic!

Free For Members! (CC & AD)

The Wedding Guest

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom (The Trip) is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India.

What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do In The Shadows chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead.

Who Will Write Our History?

A 90-minute documentary film about Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto

Strike Commando

It’s time for non-stop muscles, machine guns and bad movie mayhem in this insanely violent, ridiculously over-the-top Rambo rip-off starring Reb Brown and a bunch of dead people.


Reb Brown plus Lou Ferrigno, plus a ridiculous script, divided by illegal cage fighting, multiplied by teary eyes and bloody knuckles, equals fun for the whole family!

Lunafest 2019

Films, feminism, and fun—it’s a winning combination! JOIN US for WOSAC’s 14th Annual LUNAFEST!

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A special screening of the Oscar-winning 2004 comedy/drama, ft. a live introduction by Stuart Hameroff, MD, Director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Consciousness Studies.

The Paper Chase

Based on the bestselling novel by John Jay Osborn, Jr., The Paper Chase is a smart, funny, literate drama about the trials and tribulations of law school.

Tucson Premiere!

You Racist, Sexist Bigot

This film shares a rainbow of amazing humans in order to tear down the walls that prevent us from seeing that we are far more similar than we are different and that it is the differences which give us our own unique beauty.

Arizona Beer Week Screening!

The World’s End

Celebrate Arizona Beer Week with a refreshing, full-bodied screening of the “pub-tastic” Edgar Wright sci-fi comedy, The World’s End!

The Heiresses

The feature film debut of director Marcello Martinessi (who describes the film as “a coming-of-age film for a 60-year-old woman”), The Heiresses was selected as Paraguay’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

35mm Print!

Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman

Don’t miss this special family-friendly Essential Cinema screening of Buster Keaton’s classic 1928 silent comedy, The Cameraman, presented on 35mm!

A murder mystery set in Budapest, 1936. A beautiful young girl is found dead and no one wants to investigate – except Gordon, a crime reporter who has a gut feeling that things are not what they seem.


Set during the summer of 1984 in a rural Maori community on the coast of New Zealand, Waititi’s charming and heartfelt Boy follows the adventures of eleven-year-old pop culture fanatic.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Thor: Ragnarok

Waititi’s goofy, high-energy action flick, heavily-influenced by comic book legend Jack Kirby, is a rocking and rolling adventure across the universe, filled with fun and excitement!

Presented by Lesbian Looks

The Rest I Make Up

The Lesbian Looks film series concludes its 25th anniversary season with The Rest I Make Up, an intimate portrait of Cuban-born playwright Irene Fornes. With filmmaker Michelle Memran in person!

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.

Free Outdoor Screening in Himmel Park!

A League of their Own

Celebrate the career of the late filmmaker Penny Marshall at this special outdoor screening of the 1992 comedy, A League of their Own! And remember, there’s no crying in baseball!

Magic Hour

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

25th Anniversary

Pulp Fiction

Bring out The Gimp and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning masterpiece, Pulp Fiction! It’s tastier than a Royale with Cheese.

Free MLK Day Screenings! (CC&AD)

Black Panther

Take a trip to Wakanda (by way of The Loft Cinema) and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with all-day free screenings of the blockbuster action film, Black Panther!

A New Society

The crisis of democracy and capitalism has generated a decline of hope for a just society. Yet, social scientists have never been so well equipped to provide an answer, thanks to developments in economics, sociology, legal theory & philosophy.

The Bad News Bears (1976)

Oscar-winning Walter Matthau (The Odd Couple) is Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic former minor league baseball player tasked with coaching the worst little league team in all of Southern California, The Bears.

60th Anniversary / Outdoor Screening at Old Tucson!

Rio Bravo

See how the west was won at this special 60th anniversary outdoor screening of the 1959 Shot at Old Tucson classic, Rio Bravo, shown on The Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable screen near the adobe ruins used in the film!

The Aeronauts in 70mm

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history.

Legally Blonde

In this knockout comedy with a heart of gold (and hair to match!), Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is a California blonde with couture clothes, fabulous friends and the hottest boyfriend on campus.

The Blue Angel

A scandalous revelation to 1930s audiences, challenging the limits of screen sexuality and launching Dietrich into the stratosphere of superstardom. 

Princess Mononoke

Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke,  from the legendary Studio Ghibli, is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty.


In her Oscar-nominated performance, Dietrich made her debut before American audiences and unveiled the enthralling persona that would define her collaboration with director Josef von Sternberg.

Brand-New Digital Restoration!

Shanghai Express

An intoxicating mix of adventure, romance, and pre-Code salaciousness, Shanghai Express marks the commercial peak of an iconic collaboration.

The Scarlet Empress

A lavish spectacle in which von Sternberg’s visual genius reaches new heights of extravagance, The Scarlet Empress is a portrait of a woman capable of bringing legions to heel.

Angel’s Revenge

A squadron of semi-trained female avengers in form-fitting jumpsuits and feathered hair battle a syndicate of ruthless drug pushers in this enjoyably idiotic action flick!

Free Admission!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis’ timeless and beloved story comes to the big screen in this magically spectacular adventure from Walt Disney Pictures!

Administrative Professionals’ Day Screening!

9 to 5

Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, pour yourself a cup of ambition and celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day with Dolly, Lily and Jane in the office comedy classic, 9 to 5!

King Lear starring Ian McKellen

See Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear as Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s shocking play.

Thunder Run

A geriatric truck driver and his grandson somehow end up transporting a shipment of plutonium through the Arizona desert in a tricked-out, flame-throwing 18-wheeler targeted for hijacking by a team of vicious international terrorists!

Truck Stop Women

A tough-trucking mother/daughter duo run a successful brothel out of their truck stop and are forced to fight for their right to promote crime and debauchery when the Mob tries to take over!

Free Outdoor Screening in Phoenix, AZ!

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.

2019: After the Fall of New York

In the far-flung future of 2019, nuclear war has rendered the entire human race sterile, so it’s up to a Bon Jovi-esque mercenary to infiltrate the deadly ruins of NYC to rescue the last fertile woman on Earth!

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide.

Burial Ground

A cursed country estate filled with horny, jet-setting socialites is besieged by flesh-ripping, gut-munching zombies unleashed by a nutty professor in this jaw-dropping Italian horror flick filled with sex, gore and depravity!

The Raiders of Atlantis

An ultra-gory, disco-themed, mystical, post-apocalyptic sci-fi, action, jungle, horror adventure like no other, The Raiders of Atlantis is hilariously chaotic Italian sleaze cinema done right!

Presented by The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Celluloid Desert: Tucson in Cinema History

This course will look at some of the many iterations of film in Tucson, including silent films; westerns, melodramas, and more.

Hide and Go Shriek

A group of dazed and confused teens spend the night “getting it on” in a local department store after hours, but little do they know their night of retail raunch is about to be put out of business by a blood-thirsty maniac!

Free Outdoor Screening in Bisbee, AZ!

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27.

Free Outdoor Screening!

3:10 TO YUMA (1957)

See the classic 1957 western, 3:10 to Yuma, screened outdoors at the historic Empire Ranch in Sonoita, AZ, where much of the film was shot (in addition to other Arizona locations)!

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

A gang of sorority girls breaks into a shopping mall bowling alley as part of an initiation prank, only to find themselves bowled over by a sadistic little rubber demon named The Imp!

Chopping Mall

A bunch of teens learn what “shop till you drop” means when their after-hours party at the local shopping mall is crashed by murderously malfunctioning robots who have been programmed to drill, kill and spill!

Killer Party

Sorority girls just want to have fun, except when they’re attending a dance party at a haunted frat house and battling for their lives against a dead frat boy who’s looking to possess the living to do his evil bidding!

Welcome to Spring Break aka Nightmare Beach

Two college bro’s head to Miami for Spring Break, hoping to soak up some hot sun and cold booze, only to find that a motorcycle-riding maniac is electrocuting anyone in a bikini!


Scandinavian mythology makes for a visceral fantastical drama on the mystery of identity in this adaptation of a story by Let the Right One In writer John Ajvide Lindqvist.

Pledge Night

A gaggle of obnoxious frat boys spend Hell Night facing off against a melty-faced supernatural killer named Acid Sid in this extremely trashy trainwreck of a horror flick!

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Maria by Callas

Forty years after her death, the most famous opera singer ever tells her own story – completely in her own words.


Expanded from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Burning begins by tracing a romantic triangle of sorts: an aspiring writer, becomes involved with a woman he knew from childhood, who is about to embark on a trip to Africa.

The House on Sorority Row

The fun-loving girls of Theta Pi sorority are throwing one last blow-out bash before graduation, but they’re about to learn that a college diploma means nothing if you’re six feet under!

Presented by Backyard Healthcare Project with Rupa Ayurveda

The Doctor from India

A meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic pioneer who brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda to the west in the late 70s.

Closed Captions & Audio Descriptions

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the biographer and forger whose tale of deception speaks volumes about our obsessions with celebrity and authenticity.


An evil, ponytailed warlock flees from 17th century Boston to late 20th century Los Angeles with an obsessed witch-hunter in hot pursuit, and only a valley girl stands between them and total B-movie Armageddon!

The Time Travelers

A group of scientists step through a time portal and are flung 107 years into the future, where they encounter atomic war, underground cities, and weird mutants!

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!


A hard-boiled detective from the future chases his nemesis back in time to ‘80s L.A., where the battle to stop a zombie mystic from changing history!

Yor: The Hunter from the Future

Yor, a smug, loincloth-clad caveman, romps through a hilarious series of silly prehistoric mishaps before eventually stumbling head-first into a WTF? Star Wars rip-off.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

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).

The Crater Lake Monster

The Loch Ness Monster’s socially awkward cousin, a giant, stop-motion animated dino-creature, is unleashed from the bottom of Crater Lake thanks to a crashing meteorite!

Decriminalizing Mental Illness Film Screening

Pima County, in collaboration with local sponsors, hosts a film screening related to the issues faced by individuals with mental health challenges in the criminal justice system.

Island Claws

A seaside Florida community gets a nasty case of the crabs, and all the killer crustacean chaos is going to get hotter than a tub of melted butter!

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!

A Benefit for The Loft Cinema’s Marquee Restoration

Woodstock – The Director’s Cut

Help us Light Up The Loft and raise funds to restore our iconic marquee back to its original glory while celebrating 50 years of Peace and Music!

Animated Shorts

Don’t miss this eye-popping program of 12 animated short films, offering up an entire universe of styles and techniques that will take you into the future of animation … and beyond!



A floppy-armed Octaman rises from the depths and throws a tentacle temper tantrum as he tries to get any one of his eight claws on the stupid humans who are trying to turn him into a fried octa-appetizer!

New 50th Anniversary Restoration!

Yellow Submarine

A classic of psychedelic pop culture, a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages, filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play and of course, glorious Beatles music.

Closed Captions


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.”

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!


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!

Closed Captions & Audio Description


An endearing comedy/drama, Boundaries shows how the most dysfunctional families can find new ways to heal, even if they’re all traveling in opposite directions.


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.

Closed Captions

Ghost Stories

Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams, in this chilling homage to the classic British horror anthologies of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Preview Party


Join local Tucsonans for a Preview Party of Slobby’s World, a new reality show for viewers who love everything cool from the 80s and 90s.

Chasing The Dragon

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

Closed Captions

Three Identical Strangers

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.

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!

Free Admission!


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.

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.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “power-calling” that leads to material glory.

Free Outdoor Screening in Phoenix, AZ!

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.


A landmark of feminist cinema and the most daring film of the Czech New Wave movement, Vera Chytilova’s masterpiece Daisies is a surreal trip into a “spoiled” world.


Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa star in this new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, which remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

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…

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.


Inspired by true events, and shot on never-before-filmed locations in Mexico, Museo is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don’t know what you have until you lose it.

The Wild Boys

In this hypnotically nightmarish adventure, five well-bred teenage boys (played by women), are enamored by the arts, but drawn to crime.

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!”

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Tea with the Dames

Tea with the Dames is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of England’s most iconic actresses: Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Eileen Atkins.

Skid Row Marathon

In this gripping and uplifting documentary, winner of 21 film festival awards, a criminal court judge starts a long-distance running club out of the Midnight Mission on L.A.’s notorious Skid Row.

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Kusama – Infinity

This fascinating portrait of Yayoi Kusama, now the top-selling female artist in the world, traces her turbulent quest from humble beginnings, overcoming countless obstacles, to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage.


When the world’s leading soccer star loses his touch and ends his career in disgrace, he goes on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis and genetic modification.

New 40th Anniversary Digital Restoration!


Celebrate 40 years of terror with a newly restored and remastered edition of John Carpenter’s groundbreaking 1978 classic, Halloween! See it on the big screen for the fright of your life!

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!

The Alien Factor

When a spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth, things go from bad to worse as the freaky specimens escape and start mutilating the local rednecks in an all-out alien orgy of terror!

Presented by The Arizona Daily Star

Fitz at The Loft!

Join acclaimed Arizona Daily Star Editorial Cartoonist David Fitzsimmons for a live taping of The Point Being, The Star’s opinion page podcast!

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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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.

3rd Annual Psychout!

Psychout! is a showcase of neo-psychedelic bands with homemade imagery created specifically for the event that is projected onto the screen while they’re playing.


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.

With panel discussion before the film!

The Cleaners

A documentary short that follows three immigrant workers who clean for a department store in Tucson. After being paid less than the minimum wage, the women decide to demand their right to fair pay.

Teenagers from Outer Space

An overly-sensitive teen from another world visits our planet and falls in love with a totally boss Earth girl, and the two of them join forces to stop the boy’s evil alien comrades from feeding Earthlings as food for their giant pet space lobsters!

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).


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.

Free Admission! (CC & AD)


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

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.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Using a phone booth time machine, Bill and Ted kidnap a team of historical luminaries to help deliver a most excellent grade on their final and save the world!

Closed Captions & Audio Description

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.

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!

Buy Me A Gun

Mad Max: Fury Road meets The Florida Project in director Julio Hernández Cordón’s stunning dystopian coming-of-age tale.


Lucrecia Martel (La Ciénaga) ventures into the realm of historical fiction and makes the genre entirely her own in this stunning and hypnotic adaptation of Antonio di Benedetto’s 1956 classic of Argentinean literature.


From indie director Joel Potrykus (Buzzard), Relaxer is a skuzzy ‘90s nostalgia flashback that’s both absurdly funny and grossly disturbing in its portrayal of the cultural detritus of the turn of the millennium.

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.

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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

An intimate view of Basquiat’s pre-fame life and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the celebrated artist he became.


Narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain is a dazzling cinematic and musical experience; an odyssey through the Earth’s most awesome landscapes, showcasing their spellbinding force, and power to shape our lives and dreams.


A nutty family drama of epic proportions, somehow combining a not-exactly-heartwarming story of a father/son reunion with a bunch of bats**t crazy alien-fueled shenanigans!

Ghostbox Cowboy

Befuddled Texan Jimmy Van Horn arrives in China brimming with optimism, only to realize that acquiring a share of the country’s rapidly growing riches is not as easy as it appeared.

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.

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First Reformed

From celebrated filmmaker Paul Schrader comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political and planetary.

Distant Constellation

Venture into a Turkish retirement home, where the mischievous, wistful, and life-hardened residents live out an almost absurdly cyclical existence, a place where time seems to hang still.

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Hearts Beat Loud

In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father (Nick Offerman) and daughter (Kiersey Clemons) become an unlikely songwriting duo the summer before she leaves for college.


Liyana, a brave young Swazi heroine, undertakes an epic adventure to rescue her stolen brothers, outsmarting many a dangerous animal and even more dangerous humans along the way.

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Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson, Good Time), a dapper, well-to-do pioneer, is undertaking a journey across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska, Crimson Peak).

Not of this Earth

In this deliciously campy remake of the 1957 Roger Corman classic, a sickly, sunglasses-wearing space vampire visits Earth to find human blood for the inhabitants of his dying planet!

Closed Captions & Audio Description


The new documentary Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.

The Waldheim Waltz

A timely work of activist filmmaking—one whose questions about collective complicity, memory, and historical responsibility are as important to ask today as they were more than 30 years ago.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

A humanist exploration of the community of Hale County, Alabama, where working-class families work, dream, celebrate and struggle together.

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.


In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah finds solace from the recent death of her father-and from her strained relationship with her mother – by dabbling in the dark arts.

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!

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On a remote moon, a teenage girl and her father search for elusive alien gems. But they aren’t the only ones roaming the moon’s toxic forest in this gripping sci-fi western about survival and wanting to get home.


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.


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

3 Faces

Acclaimed director Jafar Panahi’s fourth outing since the Iranian government sentenced him to a 20-year filmmaking ban has Panahi and actress Behnaz Jafari playing themselves in a road movie of sorts.

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

With Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, Indonesian director Mouly Surya has created a dark, wickedly funny, feminist western.

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!

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!

Killing Jesus

In this youthful revenge saga based on true events, an idealistic Colombian student witnesses her father’s murder and is aghast at the ineptitude and apathy of the local police force.

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.

¡Las Sandinistas!

Reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution.

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue, the groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika), returns to theatres for its 20 anniversary in a brand-new digital transfer.

Too Late to Die Young

The year 1990 was when Chile transitioned to democracy, but all of that seems a world away for 16-year-old Sofía, who lives far off the grid.

Chained for Life

In this original and deeply felt creation, Jess Wexler plays Mabel, a movie star “slumming it” in an outré art-horror film inspired by Tod Browning’s Freaks and being shot in a semi-abandoned hospital.

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!

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In this disquieting drama punctuated with flashes of squirm-inducing comedy, a young man spirals out of control when he realizes he’s the only black person attending a weekend birthday party in a secluded cabin.

Special Guests in Person!

Cinematic Labyrinths

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

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.

Prototype in 3D

Blake Williams’ experimental 3D film immerses us in the aftermath in the deadliest natural disaster in US history, at every minute represented by remarkable and mysterious sights.

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Apollo 13

Featuring a pre-show Q&A with Astronaut Fred Haise, Apollo 13 Flight Directors and Controllers Gerry Griffin and Jerry Bostick, and the man who saved the Apollo 13 crew from asphyxiating by building the “scrubber,” Sy Liebergot!

House of Sweat and Tears

Director Sonia Escolano’s mesmerizing exploration of religion, faith, and belief marries the aesthetics of European art cinema with the language of horror films.

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!


Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who) plays Robert Mapplethorpe in this compelling biopic about arguably one of the most controversial photographers in American history.

Blue My Mind

A mysterious young woman dives headfirst into the hell that is high school, all while undergoing a radical and uncontrollable transformation of her own.

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!

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.

Becoming Astrid

This compelling biopic chronicles a character-defining period in the young life of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the much-beloved author of the classic children’s book, Pippi Longstocking.

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!

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.


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


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.

Body Melt

The residents of Pebbles Court are just dying to get healthy in this gloriously gruesome Ozploitation splatter flick about a mysterious diet pill that melts the pounds away – literally!

Free Admission!

Cool Runnings

The hilarious and inspiring comedy Cool Runnings is based on a true story about the unlikely formation of a Jamaican bobsled team who dream of competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics.


Star-crossed teens and sparkly vampires fuel this action-packed, modern-day love story, the first film in the popular Twilight franchise.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

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.

Bending The Arc

A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work thirty years ago in a Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Crime + Punishment

Over five years of access allowed filmmaker Stephen Maing to document the efforts of a small group of New York City police officers who decided to sue the department over racially discriminatory policing practices.

Director Penelope Spheeris in person

Wayne’s World

It’s party time, excellent, with director Penelope Spheeris’ hilariously goofy pop culture comedy that still ranks as the best and highest-grossing Saturday Night Live spin-off in history.

Killer Workout

An exercise-hating maniac is terrorizing the big-haired, spandex-clad members of Rhonda’s Gym and it’s really getting their blood pumping – all over the exercise equipment!


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.

25th Anniversary!

Groundhog Day

Bill Murray is at his wisecracking best in this hilarious high concept comedy about a self-absorbed TV weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery

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Eighth Grade

The everyday humiliations and triumphs of a modern-day thirteen-year-old making her way through the last week of her thus far disastrous eighth grade.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Fundraising Screening to Support MOCA Tucson!

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

A documentary concerning Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 and viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez, the dominant fashion illustrator of the time.

Presented by Ben's Bells!

Social Justice Parenting with Mako Fitts Ward

Mako Fitts Ward will discuss her journey into motherhood and the challenges of applying ethics of justice, kindness, equality and integrity into parenting.

American Animals

American Animals is an unbelievable but true story of four college students who are determined to transcend their boring middle class existence.

Before We Vanish

Acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) reinvents the alien invasion movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery.

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

Can the American Ninja find romance, pull out his magic ninja tricks AND stop the Lion’s army of kung-fu freaks from taking over the world?

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.

Brand New Digital Restoration

The Virgin Spring

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden.

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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.

The Day Time Ended

A family moves from the big city into a futuristic solar home, only to find that their peaceful, rural utopian lifestyle comes equipped with a stupid cosmic time vortex that constantly spits out obnoxious monsters!

Deconstructing The Birth of The Beatles

Scott Freiman explores the path that brought four teenagers to superstardom as The Beatles and the many characters who helped them along their journey.

Mean Girls

Lindsay Lohan stars as Cady, an innocent, formerly home-schooled girl who gets dropped into the sneaky, vicious world of “The Plastics”!

Mothers of Bedford

The story of five women, mapping the experience of motherhood through the lens of mass incarceration.


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.

Mystery Men

In this hilariously oddball all-star comedy, based on Dark Horse’s “Flaming Carrot Comics,” the strangest superhero group in history is assembled to strike down evil with the mighty sword of teamwork and the hammer of not bickering!

9 Deaths of the Ninja

Martial arts superstar Sho Kosugi (a lollipop-loving U.S. secret agent/ninja) takes his dimwit sidekick Steve and tough commando Jennifer to the Philippines to rescue kidnapped American tourists!

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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).

Double Lover

Celebrated writer/director François Ozon (Swimming Pool) makes a kinky return to the thriller genre with Double Lover – an intense exploration of a woman venturing into dangerous romance.

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.

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.

Bisbee ’17

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.


In this gorgeously bizarre tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness who possesses all that he longs for.

Conan the Barbarian

Arnold Schwarzenegger crushes bones, bashes brains and saves humanity from ultimate destruction in the original 1982 heavy-metal action classic, Conan the Barbarian!



In this charming romantic drama, a whole new world opens up for suburban housewife Agnes when she discovers an unexpected talent for solving jigsaw puzzles, unlocking passions she had never before imagined.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Suspiria (2018)

With this eagerly-awaited re-imagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic, Oscar-nominated Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) unleashes an audacious, frightening, gorgeously-designed fantasia of visceral arthouse horror.

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.

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.


The Tekkonkinkreet dream team reunite to bring to life this dark and stunningly animated sci-fi vision mixing anime, film noir and Lucha Libre in an orgy of video game-inspired mayhem.

Dial Code Santa Claus

The holidays will never be the same thanks to the outrageous, long-unavailable “Home Alone meets ‘80s slasher flick” Christmas-time slayride, Dial Code Santa Claus!


The Party

In the wicked dark comedy The Party, the latest film from acclaimed director Sally Potter (Orlando)a celebratory gathering of friends goes violently wrong in a very short space of time.

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Blaze, the new film from director/co-writer Ethan Hawke, is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.

Summer of 84

Every serial killer is somebody’s neighbor, and that’s the irresistibly creepy hook of this scary/funny throwback thriller steeped in the nostalgic vibes of such ’80s classics as The ‘Burbs and The Monster Squad.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

When a small town teenager is caught with another girl in the back seat of a car, she is shipped off to a middle-of-nowhere treatment center to undergo conversion therapy for “teens struggling with same-sex attraction.”

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Skate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a compelling story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

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.

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.

The Eyeslicer Halloween Special!

Taking viewers on a chaotic journey through the liminal space of the Halloween season, The Eyeslicer Halloween Special is like an acid trip down the Halloween aisle at Party City.

The Cakemaker

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

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Love, Gilda

Love, Gilda opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.



The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Vox Lux

The provocative musical drama Vox Lux follows the meteoric rise of Celeste (Natalie Portman) from the ashes of a major national tragedy to global pop superstardom.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

The Children Act

Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy.

The Great Buster: A Celebration

The Great Buster, from Oscar-winning director Peter Bogdanovich, celebrates the life, career and unmatched comedic genius of one of Buster Keaton.

En el Séptimo Día

En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day), the new feature from acclaimed director Jim McKay (Girls Town), follows a group of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.


Shot in elegant black-and-white with an eye for exquisite composition and a minimal evocative score, 1945 is a subtle and nuanced study in the collective guilt and enduring anti-Semitism of postwar Hungary.

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Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen creates an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured artistic visionary.

Let The Corpses Tan

Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the velvet and shadows of their giallo-worshiping first films for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in this glorious homage to 1970s Italian crime films.

Heavy Trip

In this offbeat comedy from Finland, 25-year-old musician Turo is stuck in a rut in his small village. The only source of enjoyment in his life is being the lead vocalist for his amateur heavy metal band.

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game) comes The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, a wildly inventive and visually dazzling animated comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

This is the story of Scotty Bowers, an ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after WWII and became confidante, aide de camp & lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest stars.

Free For Members!

Three Identical Strangers

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.

Speed Racer

Based on the classic 1960s anime, Speed Racer is a hyperkinetic, ultra-stylized live-action cartoon come to rip-roaring life, courtesy of The Wachowskis, creators of The Matrix!

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Five Fingers for Marseilles fuses western influences—from classic John Ford to “spaghetti” to revisionist eras—into a contemporary South African crime drama with a local flavor.

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The World Before Your Feet

There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City, and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all – every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge.

I Am Not a Witch

A darkly comic fable set in contemporary Zambia, Rungano Nyoni’s acclaimed debut feature is a bold satire of the often contradictory nature of traditional beliefs and modern culture.


From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars; Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes Mirai, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations.

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Monsters and Men

When a father witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in writer/director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s award-winning portrait of race, family and consequence.

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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.


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.

Studio 54

Studio 54 transports viewers back in time into the legendarily decadent night spot where celebrities, socialites, and the beautiful danced, drank, got high, hooked up, and, most importantly, got seen … until it all came crashing down.

23 Bruises: The Lisa King Story

Emerge is celebrating our 10-year “Emergerversary” and we’re holding an event to thank the community for supporting our work in ending domestic abuse in Pima County.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Celebrate Star Trek Day weekend with Cult Classics screenings of one of the USS Enterprise crew’s greatest big screen adventures – a film so epic, it’s guaranteed to make you scream KHAAAAAANN!


Cries and Whispers

This existential wail of a drama from Bergman concerns two sisters keeping vigil for a third, who is dying of cancer and can find solace only in the arms of a beatific servant.

Digital Restoration!

Suspiria (1977)

Before the remake hits theatres, see Dario Argento’s original 1977 art-horror masterpiece on the big screen, in a newly-restored version that will have you shrieking like a Goblin!

Presented by Reveille Men's Chorus

Sister Act Sing-a-Long

Come join Reveille, Southern Arizona’s largest LGBT tenor-bass chorus, to be a part of the “holiest” sing-a-long chorus The Loft Cinema has heard!


Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, 93Queen follows a group of Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

Troll 2

Goblins and witches and popcorn, oh my! It’s the Crown Jewel of Crap Cinema, the one-and-only Troll 2!

Closed Captions

Joan Jett: Bad Reputation

Don’t miss this rocking one-night-only event, featuring the new documentary, Bad Reputation, and an exclusive, brand-new solo performance by Joan Jett that can only be seen in theatres!

Naked Lunch

A part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict plunges into the nightmarish Interzone, a netherworld of sinister cabals, giant talking bugs and sex-crazed monsters called Mugwumps.

Breaker! Breaker!

Real American Hero Chuck Norris stars as a sensitive Southern California martial arts trucker out to save his little brother from the clutches of a gang of evil rednecks who lure wayward truckers into their town in order to do them bodily harm!


When the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck) becomes the new chief of staff, the detached Constance plummets into a whirlwind of tangled identities and feverish psychoanalysis, where the greatest risk is to fall in love.

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In this intoxicating L.A.-set neo-noir, a shocking crime tests the complex and dangerous relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Lola Kirke, Gone Girl), and her self-absorbed Hollywood starlet boss (Zoë Kravitz, Mad Max: Fury Road).


Directed by the National Theatre’s Artistic Director Rufus Norris, this brutal and visually stunning production features theatre legends Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff as Macbeth & Lady Macbeth.

35mm Print!

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite, everyone’s favorite Idaho-based coming-of-age comedy, has only gotten better – and funnier – with time. In fact, it’s still pretty flippin’ sweet.


We’re celebrating over 40 years of live “shadow cast” performances of Rocky Horror by bringing back cast members who have performed along to the film as far back as 1979!

3100: Run and Become

What if the simple act of running could lead to profound enlightenment? Join an unassuming Finnish paperboy as he attempts to complete the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler.

One Night Only!


Öngtupqa is equal parts art film, cultural anthropology study, music video, native ceremony, and one-on-one with a Hopi elder talking about one of the natural wonders of the world.

W/ Director Kirby Dick in Person!

The Bleeding Edge

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit –driven incentives that put patients at risk daily.

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.

The Barbarians

A pair of greased-up, wise-cracking twin lunkheads in loincloths seek revenge on the evil wizard who enslaved them as children, battling hordes of confused extras, giant rubber dragons and a script sent from bad movie heaven!

Rats: The Night of Terror

A gang of punked-out, post-apocalyptic bikers battle hordes of super-smart mutant rodents with a ravenous appetite for human flesh in this laughably awful, seriously unhinged Italian shocker!

We The Animals

We the Animals is a touching, lyrical and intimate portrait of blue-collar family life, and of three boys who tear through their childhood in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love.

Candidate Forum

The issue of access to justice and gender based violence is a topic that is in the news on a regular basis. Join us on Monday, October 8th for a candidate forum in which we explore the many facets of the issue.


In this bizarre, bottom-of-the-bad-movie-barrel Gremlins//Ghoulies/Critters rip-off, a rookie security guard opens a sealed film vault and unwittingly unleashes a pack of unconvincingly terrifying creatures called “hobgoblins”!

The Ranger

Horror producer Jenn Wexler makes her directorial debut with this bloody, manic, punk-rock take on the ‘80s slasher flick that may just scare you out of the woods for good!

Closed Captions & Audio Description


With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, Wildlife (Paul Dano’s filmmaking debut) commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage.

Brand-New Digital Restoration!

John Carpenter’s The Fog

This atmospheric fright classic, is a spine-tingling ghost story filled with evil secrets, undead pirates, and lots and lots of billowing, brutalizing fog banks!

Step Brothers

Calling all best buds, dueling siblings and casual frenemies – the Step Brothers are here to show you the true meaning of “family.”

SOLD OUT - Presented by Tucson Baha'is

Bahá’í Film Festival

Join us for a special screening of two documentary films focused on the Bahá’í Faith.

Madeline’s Madeline

Madeline is a teenage girl who joins an experimental improv theater group, where she soon begins to shine. However, things get carried away, and the lines between performance and reality begin to blur.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

The Seventh Seal

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Wild Strawberries

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death.

Free for Members!

We The Animals

We the Animals is a touching, lyrical and intimate portrait of blue-collar family life, and of three boys who tear through their childhood in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Through a Glass Darkly

While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means.

Brand New Digital Restoration!


In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous nurse caring for her on a remote island.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Scenes from a Marriage / Theatrical Cut

Chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne and Johan through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Fanny & Alexander / Theatrical Cut

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

Tokyo Godfathers

This heartfelt, oddball holiday adventure from celebrated anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika; Perfect Blue) is a one-of-a-kind Christmas tale filled with laughs, action and gorgeous animation.


The Iron Giant

Something humongous is among us in this thrilling and captivating animated adventure that’s part metal, part magic and all heart.

Shaun of the Dead

The cracked British comedy team of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright hit the rotting corpse on the head with this gross, hilarious and spot-on comedic update of the zombie genre.

Free Outdoor Screening on the UA Mall!

Avengers: Infinity War

Get ready to save the world, Marvel-style, at this outdoor screening of the super-sized blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War, on the UA mall, projected on the Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable!

Free For Members!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

When a small town teenager is caught with another girl in the back seat of a car, she is shipped off to a middle-of-nowhere treatment center to undergo conversion therapy for “teens struggling with same-sex attraction.”


Real-life ‘80s Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas goes for the gold in Gymkata, playing an ‘80s Olympic gymnast who is sent by the U.S. government to compete in a deadly karate tournament in the fictional country of Parmistan!

Free Outdoor Screening!


To celebrate the kick-off of this year’s Loft Kids Fest, we’re taking over Himmel Park with free festivities, live music, games and an outdoor screening of the 2017 animated comedy, TROLLS!

New Digital Restoration!

Man with a Movie Camera

In this entertaining and provocative slice of silent cinema, Vertov’s ultimate concern is the relation between film and reality – and the revolutionary power of the former to transform the latter.

Free Admission!


When Oh lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.

American Psycho

Writer/director Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol) offers up a bloody, brutal and razor sharp dissection of the dark side of The American Dream, shot through with wickedly black humor that provokes laughs as well as gasps.

Free Admission!

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How to Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless!

The S Word

The S Word, a feature-length documentary, tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time by telling the stories of suicide attempt survivors, along with the families and loved ones of those who have died by suicide.

Don’t Look Now

Roeg’s atmospheric adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier’s story is a haunting mediation on grief, love and loss, told through a lens of supernatural terror that makes this one of the most effective horror films of all-time.

Free Admission!

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

This film takes classic fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Cinderella, then mixes them together and serves them up with a mischievous twist.

Free Admission!

The Last Unicorn

Based on the classic novel by Peter S. Beagle, the animated fantasy The Last Unicorn spins the tale of a lone unicorn and her search for others like herself.

Free Admission!

Spirited Away

Miyazaki’s stunning masterpiece, Spirited Away, was the biggest box office hit of all-time in Japan, as well as a film that redefined the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.

In the Intense Now

Archival footage, newsreel clips and home movies from the 1960s showcase uprisings in Paris, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and the Cultural Revolution in China.

Free Admission!

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a thrilling live-action re-telling of the studio’s 1991 animated classic, staying true to the original story and music while updating the score with several new songs.

Something in the Air

Olivier Assayas’ Something in the Air is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film set just after the events of May 1968 in France.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

A coming-of-age story with a twist, the musical celebrates acceptance and diversity, and how good life is when everyone is the best they can be.

All the President’s Men

See the classic Oscar-winning political drama followed by an onstage discussion about the film, reporting and democracy with Arizona Daily Star journalist Tim Steller & Tucson Weekly editor Jim Nintzel!

With Greg Sestero in person!

The Entire Bloody Friendship: Best F(r)iends Volumes 1 & 2 Double Feature

Don’t miss the most twisted double feature of the year when Greg Sestero returns to The Loft Cinema!

35mm Print!

Near Dark

One of Bigelow’s earliest films, Near Dark is an eerily stylish, frequently brutal and hypnotically-scored deconstruction of the classic vampire tale that still holds up today as one of the finest examples of ’80s horror.

Free Admission!


A ghoulishly grand comedy/thriller from the makers of Coraline, it’s wicked fun for the whole family, served up with eye-popping stop-motion animation.

Free Admission!

Kirikou and the Sorceress

A fanciful, award-winning animated feature from French writer/director Michel Ocelot (Azur and Asmar: The Prince’s Quest) based on a popular folk tale from West Africa.

35mm Print!

Return to Oz

Legendary film editor and sound designer Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II) directs this delightfully bizarre sequel to the 1939 Hollywood classic, The Wizard of Oz, spinning a tale of the dark aftermath of Dorothy’s journey to the magical land.

Burt Reynolds Tribute!

Smokey and the Bandit

We’re Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’ as we pay tribute to movie legend and cultural icon Burt Reynolds with a special big screen presentation of his classic 1977 action/comedy, Smokey and the Bandit!

Sing and Quote-A-Long Edition

The Labyrinth New Year’s Eve Party and Masquerade Ball!

Prepare to dance magic dance as we ring in the New Year and celebrate the great David Bowie with a late-night screening of this ‘80s classic!

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Bisbee ’17 Opening Night Screening

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Shot on location at Empire Ranch and other areas throughout Arizona, this Oscar-nominated hit features Western icon Eastwood as Josey Wales, a Missouri farmer who seeks revenge for the murder of his family.

An Evening with Michael Twitty

James Beard Award Winner Michael Twitty will speak about gastronomy, the social justice reality of food, and his memoir The Cooking Gene.

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.

The Trial

The Trial offers a behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female President.

Deconstructing The Beatles 1963: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Traces The Beatles’ remarkable story through the pivotal year of 1963, as they create their first hit singles and albums

Tucson Salvage

Forged by adversity and united by humanity, this documentary allow us to witness those we might never approach and hear them tell their stories. Joined by musical guest Lawrence Zubia, this Tucson launch party promises to be unforgettable.



To Boldly Think: The Philosophical Conundrums of Star Trek

In this course, we will wrangle with a range of philosophical questions prompted by both classic and recent stories from Star Trek.

Presented by the Center for Biological Diversity and Population Connection

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

An award-winning film featuring experts exploring how population growth intersects with gender equity, religion, reproductive health, economic inequality and the environment.

The Winning Score: The Special Magic of Music for Film

Join former Tucson Symphony Orchestra Music Director Bob Bernhardt for a chronological overview of music for film from the 1930s to present day.

Children of Men

Adapted from a 1992 P.D. James novel of the same name, Children of Men is set in a dystopian future Britain on the brink of bleak demise.

Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides

A vision of the natural world molded by currents, driftwood, ice, mud, leaves, and stones, and modified with human hands.

Closed Captions

The Gospel According to André

Kate Novack’s portrait takes viewers on a journey from André’s roots growing up in the Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers & fashion curators of our times.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

Andrei Rublev

Threading together several self-contained episodes, Tarkovsky traces the renowned icon painter Andrei Rublev through the harsh realities of fifteenth-century Russian life, vividly conjuring the dark and otherworldly atmosphere of the age.

35mm Print!

Baby Driver

In this utterly original musical disguised as a stylish, action-packed crime drama, a talented young getaway driver called Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.

The Found Footage Festival: Cherished Gems

The Found Footage guys are coming back to Tucson to unleash their CHERISHED GEMS show, a crazed classics collection featuring their all-time favorite VHS finds from across America!

Hot Fuzz

In their hilarious follow-up to Shaun of the Dead, Edgar Wright and co-writer Simon Pegg set their sights on the Hollywood Buddy Cop Blockbusters and life in an eccentric English village.

European Art Cinema Day 2018!

Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la bête)

Cocteau’s folktale strives, through use of poetic imagery and a minimum of astonishing special effects, to achieve what the filmmaker called a “realism of the unreal.”

Free Admission!


Filmmaker Susan Seidelman established her distinctive vision of New York City with this crackling debut feature, the lo-fi original for her vibrant portraits of women reinventing themselves.

The Halloween & Poltergeist Double Feature Terror-Thon!

Spend the scariest night of the year at The Loft Cinema as we unleash a spine-tingling twofer of terror!

Hispanic Heritage Month Screening!

La Bamba

Get ready to rock and roll at this special Hispanic Heritage Month screening of La Bamba, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as legendary Chicano Rock superstar Ritchie Valens!

Aretha Franklin Tribute!

The Blues Brothers

Celebrate The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at a special screening of the hilarious 1980 musical comedy, The Blues Brothers, and get into a soulful groove with a collection of vintage Aretha music videos before the movie!

Brand-new digital restoration!

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

Agnès Varda’s unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood.

Dark Money

Told through the lives of real people, the political thriller Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of a flood of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.


Gravity, winner of the 2014 Best Director Academy Award for Alfonso Cuarón, is a visually stunning, breathtaking outer space thriller mixing blockbuster action with gripping humanity.

35mm Print!

For a Few Dollars More

The second film in the “Man With No Name” trilogy, Eastwood’s mysterious loner reluctantly joins forces with rival bounty hunter Lee Van Cleef in an effort to capture drug-addled bandit Gian Maria Volonté.


Celebrate the work of filmmaker and composer Jessica Grace Wing at a special 10th anniversary screening of her acclaimed stage musical/pop opera, captured live by Arizona Onstage Productions!

Outlaw of Gor

In this god-awful, yet strangely compelling, sequel to the sci-fi train wreck Gor, a dumb blonde college professor is whisked away to a magical planet of swords, sorcery and Jack Palance, where he must learn to love, fight and save the day!

New Digital Restoration


Directed by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill) and featuring a superbly haunting soundtrack by Riz Ortolani (Day of Anger), Requiescant – Latin for “Rest in Peace” – ranks among the finest, most overtly allegorical of the non-Zapata Spaghetti Westerns.

New Digital Restoration

Django, Kill!

Director Giulio Questi (Death Laid an Egg) and co-writer/editor Franco Arcalli (co-writer of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America) shocked the world with this gothic, hallucinatory tale of greed, corruption, perversion and beyond!

New 50th Anniversary Digital Restoration

The Great Silence

For the first-time ever, the legendary 1968 Spaghetti Western The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) comes to North American theaters in a newly-restored 50th anniversary edition!

Kinky Boots

The Loft Cinema along with local non-profit organization, The Colby Olsen Foundation invites you to join them for an evening of enchantment, as they partner to screen the film version of Kinky Boots (2005).

Free For Members!

Kusama – Infinity

This fascinating portrait of Yayoi Kusama, now the top-selling female artist in the world, traces her turbulent quest from humble beginnings, overcoming countless obstacles, to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage.

Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth.


Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.

Presented by Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

North of Nightfall

Hidden among the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore.

10 Things I Hate About You

This classic teen comedy that launched the careers of Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles offers up a million things to love while putting a ‘90s spin on the work of William Shakespeare.

Closed Captions

Eating Animals

Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.

Deconstructing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour

Don’t miss this latest installment in the Deconstructing The Beatles series of captured-live events!

Tucson Modernism Week Screening

North by Northwest

One of the most enjoyable Hollywood movies of the 1950s, North by Northwest is Hitchcock at his most effervescent, in a romantic comedy/thriller that features one of the definitive Cary Grant performances.


Shaft (1971)

Richard Roundtree is John Shaft, a leather-clad NYC private eye in this groundbreaking cinematic ode to a new kind of urban hero, a box-office smash and the first major Hollywood studio film to feature a black crime fighter character in the leading role

Free For Members! (Closed Captions)

The World Before Your Feet

There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City, and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all – every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge.

Free For Members!

Studio 54

Studio 54 transports viewers back in time into the legendarily decadent night spot where celebrities, socialites, and the beautiful danced, drank, got high, hooked up, and, most importantly, got seen … until it all came crashing down.

Free Admission!

Whale Rider

This crowd-pleasing, Oscar-nominated family film from New Zealand is a magical and deeply moving story of one young girl’s struggle to fulfill her destiny.

The Broadway Musical

An American in Paris

This Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the City of Light.

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.

Female Trouble

Glamour has never been more grotesque than in John Waters’ hilarious trash epic Female Trouble, which injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence.

Santa’s Slay

WWE star Bill Goldberg kills it as the “real” Santa, the one who is actually Satan’s deadly son. Playing like Bad Santa with more blood, breasts and exploding children, Santa’s Slay just might be your new favorite Christmas movie!

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.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Christmas Evil

A sadistic holiday treat in which Taxi Driver finally meets It’s a Wonderful Life, and all the world rejoices!

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Reel Rock 12

Reel Rock 12 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration.

Shriek of the Mutilated

A gang of groovy ‘70s college kids head out to a secluded island in the dead of winter to help their weirdo professor catch a killer Yeti.

Free Outdoor Screening!

Home Alone

Don’t miss this fun, festive and FREE outdoor screening of the holiday classic, Home Alone, featuring tasty hot chocolate and cookies, holiday snowflake crafting and a movie-themed photo booth!

Free Outdoor Screening!


Don’t miss this fun, festive and FREE outdoor screening of the hilarious holiday classic, Elf, at Children’s Museum Tucson! Featuring tasty hot chocolate and cookies, holiday-themed activities and a movie-themed photo booth!

Edward Scissorhands

Tim Burton crafted this delicate and beloved modern day fairytale about an artificial man, soulfully played by frequent Burton star Johnny Depp, in the film that launched his career.


For one showing only, 10 undergraduate students from the School of Art at the University of Arizona present Gesticulate – a compilation of video artworks produced in 2017.


It’s The Big Chill meets Friday the 13th, with a bargain basement budget and serious case of brain freeze!

Father's Day Screening

The Royal Tenenbaums

Celebrate Father’s Day with one of the screen’s most gloriously dysfunctional dads in Wes Anderson’s hilariously oddball family drama, The Royal Tenenbaums!

Shelter Me: In Times of Need

Shelter Me: In Times of Need is the eighth episode in this inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets and the people who help them.

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.

Death Becomes Her

Eternal frenemies, Madeline Ashton (Streep) and Helen Sharp (Hawn) have always been rivals in success, love and appearance. Now, they’re in a battle to see who can keep the other one dead!

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.

70mm Print!


A landmark in computer animation, Jeff Bridges stars as hot-shot computer programmer Kevin Flynn, who becomes trapped inside the very game that he’s programming.

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.

Sólo con tu pareja

Before Cuarón helmed the international hit Y tu mamá también, he made his mark on Mexican cinema with the ribald and lightning-quick contemporary social satire Sólo con tu pareja.

The House I Live In

Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In offers a penetrating look at the profound human rights implications of America’s longest war: the war on drugs.

Free Admission


Analyzes the legacy of the thirteenth amendment, mapping the connection between the legacy of slavery and the criminalization of African Americans during U.S. prison boom.

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.

Closed Caption & Audio Description


Hailed as the world’s greatest living violinist, Itzhak Perlman is presented in a highly personal lightrevealing his appealing personality and deep passion for music.

New Digital Restoration!

Liquid Sky

Androgynous fashion models, heroin-craving UFOs, and literally killer orgasms are just a few of the daring delights that made the neon-drenched New Wave Sci-Fi flick Liquid Sky an instant cult classic upon its release in 1982.

Father's Day Screening!

The Godfather

This Father’s Day, make your dad an offer he can’t refuse – take him to see The Godfather on the big screen! Spend the afternoon with the Corleone family and enjoy this iconic, Oscar-winning masterpiece as it was meant to be seen!


Gives unique insight into the creative genius of Stanley Kubrick, as well as the man who helped him fulfill his vision, Leon Vitali, celebrating the invisible hands that shape masterpieces.

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!

Free Outdoor Screening in Bisbee, AZ!

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.


Hearts Beat Loud

In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father (Nick Offerman) and daughter (Kiersey Clemons) become an unlikely songwriting duo the summer before she leaves for college.


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.


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.


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.

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!


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

The Breadwinner

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

The Stuff

A new tasty treat is sweeping the nation – it’s “The Stuff,” and it’s delicious, nutritious and oh yeah, absolutely deadly!


In this childhood nightmare of a horror flick, Mikey’s parents seem like your typical 1950’s suburbanites, except for one thing – they just might be vicious cannibalistic murders!

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.

Presented by The American Legion

Arizona Heroes of World War 1

Arizona Heroes of World War 1 tells the stories of the soldiers and citizens from the new state of Arizona as they did their part to help win the “The War To End All Wars.”

With the director in person!

Arrangiarsi (Pizza… & the Art of Living)

From the Bay Area to Italy, Matteo Troncone searches for the meaning of life in this engaging, intimate documentary.

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.

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

A pair of nerdy party girls reinvent themselves for their 10-year high school reunion (in Tucson, AZ!) and find that some things never change.

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.

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!

Blood Diner

An absurdly gory ‘80s horror/comedy that gives the term “eating out” a whole new meaning!

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.

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.


The Hidden Fortress

Mifune stars as a brave general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory in war-torn feudal Japan.

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.

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.

Ends Thursday, Nov. 30

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ends Thursday, Nov. 30

Blade of the Immortal

The 100th film by celebrated director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) is a samurai action epic taken to spectacular (and spectacularly violent) new heights.

Ends Thursday

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.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Smiles of a Summer Night

Smiles of a Summer Night at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction.

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!


A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made.

35mm Print!

Seven Samurai

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.


Throne of Blood

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.

Earth Day Screening!


Join us for a special Earth Day screening of the new documentary, Skyglow, featuring filmmakers/authors Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan, and a post-film discussion with local scientists and experts!


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.


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.

Free Outdoor Screening at the UA!


See the magical, musical, Oscar-winning animated adventure Coco, screened under the stars on The Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable solar cinema screen!

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.

Peter Rabbit and Tales of Beatrix Potter

Celebrate the Easter holiday with this new digital restoration of the1971 live-action dance adaption of Beatrix Potter’s beloved tales, brought to magical life by members of the Royal Ballet!

Ends Thursday, January 18


Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate and poetic portrait of Jane Goodall.

A Brief History of Time

Celebrate the life and legacy of the incredible Stephen Hawking at this special presentation of the Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris’ acclaimed 1991 documentary, A Brief History of Time.

Free Admission

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.

Presented by Arizona Queer Archives


“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.

Presented by Take Back the Night Tucson

No! The Rape Documentary

A community education fundraiser benefiting Take Back the Night Tucson, a kick-off event for April Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

New Digital Restoration!

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Steven Spielberg’s thrilling, suspenseful and somehow very human speculation on the possibility of alien contact with mankind.

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.

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.



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.

Presented by DocScapes


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

Free Screening

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.

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!

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

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

A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg and The Loft ’s Executive Director Peggy Johnson will discuss the Pentagon Papers and how that event, and Ellsberg himself, have been portrayed in films.

Skype Q&A with producer Dan Janvey!

Beasts of the Southern Wild

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy exists on the brink of orphanhood.



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.

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Don’t miss this special Exhibition on Screen presentation exploring the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh!

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.

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.

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.

My Friend Dahmer

Based on the cult graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man. The monster. The high school senior.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Acclaimed filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) returns with a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humor, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror,  and riveting suspense.

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.

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.

Mansfield 66/67

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

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!

Zero Weeks

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

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.

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.


Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s to the mid-‘60s, Novitiate is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God.

Dog Years

Burt Reynolds plays an aging, former movie star who 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.

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.

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!

35mm Print!


The intoxicatingly offbeat Dogtooth spins the story of three twenty-something “kids” confined to their parents isolated, fenced-in estate, and kept under strict rule and regimen.

Ends Thursday

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.

Free for members!


Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s to the mid-‘60s, Novitiate is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God.

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.

Wonder Wheel

The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s.

Ends Thursday, January 18

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

This award-winning French drama follows a group of activists in early 1990s Paris who go to extraordinary lengths in their battle to force the French government to address the AIDS epidemic.

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.


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.

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 the Black Lives Matter movement erupting right outside its doorstep.

Free for Members!

The Breadwinner

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

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.

Let Yourself Go

An uptight psychoanalyst’s 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.

Presented by UA Russian and Slavic Studies

October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

Ten Days that Shook the World is one of Eisenstein’s best known experimental works as well as an exemplary showcase of Soviet revolutionary ideology

Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil’s Son-In-Law

Rudy Ray Moore takes a break from playing Dolemite to battle the devil and practice his own very special brand of martial arts in this jaw-dropping explosion of pure WTF magic!

The Challenge

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

Presented by Patronato San Xavier

In the Americas Patronato San Xavier Fundraiser

Enjoy an exploration of our iconic Mission San Xavier is this Season 7 episode, followed by a panel discussion led by David Yetman.

Desert Bride

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

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.

20th Anniversary Party!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary with a magical movie party featuring costumed characters, Bertie Botts, and Butter Beer!

Free Admission!

Hocus Pocus

A trio of kooky witches conjures up a cauldron of laughs and causes a whole lot of trouble on one very memorable Halloween night!

Set It Off

A gritty crime thriller combining explosive action and social commentary in a story about four women bank robbers from a housing project in L.A.

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.

Free Outdoor Screening!

Cars 3

Rev your engines for an exciting outdoor screening of Pixar’s automotive blockbuster, Cars 3, on the University of Arizona mall!

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.

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

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.

Delay, Deny, Hope You Die

A documentary about the Iraq and Afghanistan U.S. military burn pit operation scandal

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.

Satan’s Cheerleaders

A high school cheerleading squad shakes their pom poms for Satan and things are going to get pretty devilish in this campy drive-in classic that could have only escaped from the 1970s!

Presented by Indivisible Arizona and Tucson Jews for Justice

Why a Free Press is Essential to Democracy

Is the First Amendment Freedom of the Press under attack? Or is the media simply engaged in ‘fake news’ that’s finally being called out for the bias it represents?


Clint Howard’s got a home computer and a direct dial-up to Satan, and the bullies at his school are going straight to hell in this goofy-n-gory ‘80s horror flick that’s 100% Devil-approved!

Spotlight Event

The Tent Village

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

Jennifer’s Body

Director Karyn Kusama (The Invitation) teams up with screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) to unleash a genre-bending horror flick that combines violence with high camp to craft an incisive satire on female relationships

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Douglas

West Side Story

A jazzy, snazzy, high energy classic that almost leaps off the screen, West Side Story endures as one of the greatest musicals in Hollywood history.


Randy Quaid is starting his own freakshow, but he’s not just collecting freaks – he’s creating them! – in this bizarre, tasteless and totally insane ‘90s comedy featuring Mr. T and Keanu Reeves!


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

Free Outdoor Screening!

Waste Land

The Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho.


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

Dead Snow

A fun ski vacation turns disgustingly deadly for a group of oversexed medical students when they come face-to-rotting-face with a horror movie first: Nazi zombies in the snow!

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.

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.


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

Killjoy 3: Killjoy’s Revenge

Four college kids on Spring Break are trapped inside a mirror and must battle a demonic, wisecracking clown and his posse of freakshow monsters if they ever want to party again!


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.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

A coming-of-age Western for a 65 year old man.


The acclaimed Dark Horse comic book series about a creature from Hades who joins the battle against evil is brought to cinematic life by visionary director Guillermo del Toro.


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.

Woodpeckers (Carpinteros)

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


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

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.

Vampire Circus

A troupe of shape-shifting circus vampires put on a “fang-tastic” show for the unsuspecting residents of a small village, and things are about to get really batty in this sexy, bloody and sleazy ‘70s shocker!

Ismael’s Ghosts

The new film from director Arnaud Desplechin 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.

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.


Don’t miss the smash-hit, Tony-nominated musical Falsettos, captured live at the Lincoln Center Theater and presented on the big screen!

Free Outdoor Screening at the UA!


A special outdoor binge-watching event, featuring five of the best episodes of the hit TV comedy, The Office, played back-to-back!


Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino (Jude Law) and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Spotlight Event

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.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Finally, the truth about clowns is out! Beneath their smirky grins, oversized shoes and big red noses, these fun-loving jokers are actually diabolical killers from out of this world.

Documentary Shorts

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

Presented by Habitat for Humanity

Hard Hats and Heels: A Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s Women Build

LaughingStock Comedy Company is the funniest company in business today.

Three Colors: Blue

More than just a blistering study of grief; it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie (Juliette Binoche) attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer.

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!

The Quay Brothers in 35mm

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

Solo Horn Project: Sound and Images

Original short films presented with live musical accompaniment! Featuring video, animated illustration, and photography by Shiang Hwang, Christine Rogers, Robert Jaime, Carl Bowser and Jim Karrer.

Free Outdoor Screening in Dragoon

Geronimo: An American Legend

An American legend comes to breathtaking life in this explosive epic Western starring Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Wes Studi.

70mm print


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


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.

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.

Presented by

Best in Show

Christopher Guest’s hilarious mockumentary takes a behind-the-scenes look into the highly competitive and cutthroat world of competitive dog shows and the ruthless dog owners who will do (almost) anything to win.

New Digital Restoration!

The Sacrifice

Andrei Tarkovsky’s final masterpiece, The Sacrifice is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation.

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.

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.

W/ the short films Black Panthers and Uncle Yanco


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.

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.

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.


Featuring the haunting imagery for which Guillermo del Toro would soon become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally-charged horror fantasy.

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.

Pacific Rim

It’s giant robots vs. monstrous sea creatures in Guillermo del Toro’s colossal, heavy-metal sci-fi/action extravaganza that transforms the impending apocalypse into a roller coaster of exuberant fun!

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


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.

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!


The life and career of one of Mexico’s most prominent painters comes to the screen under the guiding hand of producer/star Salma Hayek and director Julie Taymor in the Oscar-winning drama, Frida.

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.

Devil in a Blue Dress

This stylish, intelligent neo-noir from acclaimed director Carl Franklin (One False Move) stars Denzel Washington as a private investigator plying his trade in South Central Los Angeles after WWII.

With Chris Lemmon in person!

The Apartment

Join TV and film star Chris Lemmon for a very special screening of the 1960 comedy classic, The Apartment, starring Jack Lemmon in one of his greatest roles!

Tucson Lunafest 2018

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

An Interactive Screening hosted by Chuzapalooza!

White Christmas Sing-a-Long!

Join us for an interactive screening of the holiday classic, hosted by Chuzapalooza!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jack Nicholson stars as counterculture hero Randle Patrick McMurphy in this highly-acclaimed adaptation of Ken Kesey’s classic novel detailing one man’s battle against an oppressive establishment.


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.

70mm print

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!

Highway to Hell

A teen nerd must drive his hot rod straight into hell if he wants to save his girlfriend from becoming Satan’s bride in this dementedly demonic road trip extravaganza from the director of Drop Dead Fred!


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.

Narrative Shorts

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

Presented by Xanadu Collective

The Unholy Tarahumara and Rita of the Sky

Join us at a benefit screening of two of late Tucson filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson’s documentaries.

35th Anniversary


It’s a match made in scary movie Hell: legendary zombie guru George A. Romero, and literary horror hound Stephen King, coming together to unleash the gruesome godfather of all ‘80s horror anthologies, Creepshow!

Twelfth Night

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

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.

The Women’s Balcony

The Women’s Balcony is a highly entertaining dramatic comedy about community, old traditions and values, and the power of women to keep all of these together in the face of modern extremism.

Lost in Paris

The latest comedic confection from filmmaking duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (L’iceberg, Rhumba, The Fairy) is a hilarious screwball comedy of love, confusion and pratfalls, crafted in their signature whimsical style.

The Vagrant

Bill Paxton flips out and experiences the ultimate yuppie nightmare when a crazed vagrant invades his new home and makes his life a living hell in this literally insane black comedy horror film shot in Phoenix, AZ!

Spotlight Event/25th Anniversary Screening


This award-winning documentary showcases Chomsky’s message of how government and businesses cooperate to produce a propaganda machine to manipulate public opinion.

Born in Flames

This provocative, thrilling and still-relevant classic is a comic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution.


Deeply insightful and emotionally inspiring, Step embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.

Free Outdoor Screening on the UA Mall

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Blast off for an outdoor screening of Marvel’s hilarious sci-fi blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, on the University of Arizona mall!

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight returns and this time he’s got a whole new slew of toys for his war on crime in Christopher Nolan’s epic follow-up to Batman Begins.

Presented by Summit Hut and prAna

Uncharted Lines

This screening is SOLD OUT!

Damnation Alley

An ultra-chintzy ‘70s “epic” featuring some of the worst radioactive skyline effects ever seen in a motion picture, Damnation Alley is a fun blast of post-nuke garbage.



From the studio that brought you The Secret Life of Pets comes this toe-tapping, star-studded animated comedy about finding the music inside all of us.

The Midwife

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars (Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve) shine in this touching dramatic comedy about unlikely friendships, forgiveness and the need for change.

Free Outdoor Screening in Patagonia

DisneyNature: Wings of Life

Join us for a free screening in Patagonia of this stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Due to rain we’ll be moving this screening indoors.

*No one under 18 will be admitted*


Broadcast through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, Kuso is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare, traveling between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survivors.

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).

The Haury Conversation: Noam Chomsky

On Nov. 9, University of Arizona Professor Noam Chomsky will have a conversation with Regents’ Professor Toni Massaro about social justice and the environment.

13 Minutes

This gripping political thriller, based on the real life story of one man’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, explores the methods and motives of a German driven to take desperate action in 1939, early in the war.

Pop Aye

One day, as he wanders the city, successful Bangkok architect Thana chances upon an elephant whom he recognizes as Pop Aye, his beloved childhood friend from their rural home town, named after a favorite cartoon.

Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time

An unintentionally hilarious trainwreck of misguided intentions and massive confusion, Beastmaster 2 will hurl YOU into another bad movie dimension.



Please join us for a special free presentation of Buck in Three Points, AZ at Robles Elementary School!

The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip, heading to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter

With star Ted Neeley in person!

Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-A-Long

Prepare for a Rock Opera Extravaganza of epic proportions when The Loft Cinema presents the Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-A-Long, with star Ted Neeley in person!

Presented by Summit Hut & Vasque Footwear


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

Spotlight Event

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!

Local Film Premiere!


On his first case as a Private Investigator, Tommy Collins tracks down what is believed to be an unknown serial killer who hides his murders as accidents.


A wicked campfire legend becomes a nightmare of gushing gore, gratuituous nudity and overwrought acting when a psychotic farmer with an axe to grind goes on a B-movie summer camp rampage!

Free Admission!

Ice Age

The first film in the beloved Ice Age series is a fun and fast-paced comedy/adventure thousands of years in the making!

Free Admission!


Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother.

Twelve Monkeys

Celebrated filmmaker Terry Gilliam (Brazil) unleashes this intense, darkly comic sci-fi mind-bender about time travel, the apocalypse and Bruce Willis!

Free Admission!

Bee Movie

From creator Jerry Seinfeld comes Bee Movie, a hilarious animated comedy that will change everything you thought you knew about bees.

Free Admission!

Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee is the inspirational story of a smart eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words and dreams of competing in a national Spelling Bee.

Party Camp

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and it doesn’t get much more mindless (or terrible!) than a summer spent among the nerds, jocks, nudists and Ferris Bueller-wanna be’s at Party Camp!

Free Admission!

Disneynature: Oceans

This live-action treat from Disneynature takes viewers on a spectacular journey in to the depths of a watery wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power.

Free Admission!

Cinderella (2015)

An enchanting live-action remake of the beloved Disney animated classic from acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Iron Man).

Saint Joan

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

Cheerleader Camp

Welcome to Camp Hurrah, where bloody pom-poms are the hottest new accessory when a psycho killer begins slaughtering high school cheerleaders on the eve of the all-state finals.


When an architecture scholar falls ill during a speaking tour, his estranged son Jin (John Cho, Star Trek) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana—a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings.


An Injury to One

Please join us for a special free outdoor presentation of An Injury to One in Bisbee, AZ at the Central School Project!

Beach Rats

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie (Harris Dickson), an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends.

20th Anniversary!

Lost Highway

Lost Highway is an intricately structured explosion of expressionistic strangeness, and a key example of Lynch’s unique ability to push the boundaries of conventional storytelling.


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!


Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk named Menashe trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away.

Tales of an Immoral Couple

A pair of high school sweethearts unexpectedly meet again 25 years later, and a crazed comedy of errors erupts, threatening to engulf everyone around them!

Digital Restoration!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Celebrate the late Tobe Hooper with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in a digitally restored edition guaranteed to keep you screaming!

Meatballs Part II

This low-rent, brain-dead sequel to the 1979 hit Meatballs finds Bill Murray long gone (shocking!) as a new bunch of campers and counselors unleash a summer of shenanigans!

Walk With Me

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk With Me takes viewers deep inside a Zen Buddhist community that practices the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Southern Arizona Activist Fair

Meet representatives from vital, Southern Arizona-based social justice groups, and find out how you can help support their missions to create a better world.

Viceroy’s House

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.


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



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.


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.


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

Sleepaway Camp

Young Angela is all set for some good clean summer fun at Camp Arawak. Let’s see, there’ll be hiking, canoeing, crafting, and oh yeah … rivers of gore!

Free For Members!


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.

Maniac Cop

Written by genre master Larry Cohen (The Stuff, Q the Winged Serpent), and directed by William Lustig (Maniac), Maniac Cop will really put you away … forever!

Super Fuzz

When a Miami rookie cop develops ridiculous super powers after being exposed to a plutonium bomb, he gets to star in his own ultra-goofy, Italian-produced superhero action/comedy called Super Fuzz, along with Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine!

Free Outdoor Screening on the Border Fence in Nogales, AZ and Nogales, Sonora!

Cesar Chávez

The acclaimed biopic, Chávez, starring Michael Peña and directed by Diego Luna, screened simultaneously on the Arizona side and the Sonora side of the Border Fence in Nogales!


Lacey Bond (no relation to James) is a tough police woman who’s tired of dealing with her sexist male co-workers and who longs for more interesting assignments, and gets one when she infiltrate a gang of female criminals running amuck in the city.

Jurassic Park

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

Samurai Cop

He’s big. He’s bad. He’s got serious hair issues. He’s Samurai Cop! A consistently hilarious, bona-fide jaw-dropper of a bad movie.

Presented by The Haven


A free screening of two short documentary films, followed by a community forum with local experts.

Bruising for Besos

An intimate character study of Yoli— a charismatic and complicated Xicana lesbian making a family in the Queer and Trans People Of Color (QTPOC) suburban Los Angeles scene.


Sally Hawkins stars as Poppy, an irrepressibly free-spirited school teacher who brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to every situation she encounters.

Part of the 2017 Tucson Film Festival!


After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in Northern New Mexico.

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.


See the award-winning new documentary Dolores, and meet legendary activist and film subject Dolores Huerta in person at a post-film Q&A!

New Digital Restoration

The Seduction of Mimi

A blistering satire of Italy in the 1970s, The Seduction of Mimi takes aim at a corrupt government, compromised labor leaders and the Neanderthal sexual politics of men in power, with uproarious results.

New Digital Restoration

Love & Anarchy

Love & Anarchy plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini.

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.

Bill Cunningham New York

See the acclaimed documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, about the celebrated New York Times fashion photographer, followed by an onstage discussion with New York Times Culture and Style writer/critic, Guy Trebay.

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.


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

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!

World Premiere!

The Monkey Farm

The latest feature from Arizona-based filmmaker Ian Messenger is an exploration of what happens when human curiosity and animal rage collide!

Girlfriend from Hell

The Devil turns a high school wallflower into a voracious vixen with claws and cleavage in this ludicrous mélange of sex, Satanism and silliness featuring Dana Ashbrook, aka Bobby Briggs in Twin Peaks!


Silver Bullet

A rubbery werewolf is terrorizing Small Town, USA, and only Gary Busey, Corey Haim and a souped-up wheelchair called “Silver Bullet” can stop him! Featuring Everett McGill, aka Big Ed Hurley in Twin Peaks!



Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Graduation is the new film from acclaimed filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), a powerful study of a devoted father who faces a tormenting moral dilemma.

Galaxy of Terror

Space is the place for trashy terror when a group of neurotic astronauts blast off to a remote planet and discover an evil alien lifeforce! Featuring Grace Zabriskie, aka Sarah Palmer in Twin Peaks!


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May it Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers

Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, May it Last is an intimate and revealing look at the Grammy-nominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett.

A Quiet Passion

Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit and intellectual independence of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.

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.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, a young couple is drawn into a toxic game until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

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.

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and Hollywood blockbuster satire, told through a trippy, dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage.

Advance Screening

The Road Movie

Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s The Road Movie is a stunning compilation of absurd and frightening real-life video footage shot exclusively via dashboard cameras in Russian automobiles.

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Errol Morris’s new documentary takes a look at the life and work of photographer Elsa Dorfman.

Presented and Hosted by Tucson NOW

Equal Means Equal

Equal Means Equal offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today.

Brillo Box (3¢ Off)

Blending humorous personal narrative with Pop Art history, Brillo Box (3¢ Off) follows an Andy Warhol sculpture as it makes its way from a New York family’s living room to the contemporary global art market.

Endless Poetry

Colorfully shot by ace cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love), Endless Poetry is replete with Jodorowsky’s wonderfully imaginative, surreal and psychedelic imagery.

Birthright: A War Story

Birthright: A War Storya real-life Handmaid’s Taleexamines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2017

Don’t miss the 20th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world – and YOU help select the winner!

All the Rage: Saved by Sarno

All The Rage braids Galinsky’s universal story of pain and emotion together with the story of Dr. Sarno’s radical approach to back pain, connecting the audience to both the issues and the emotions involved.

New Digital Restoration

Swept Away

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, this bittersweet satirical allegory is Wertmüller’s most famous and controversial film, as well as her most overt styling of class warfare as a battle of the sexes.

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Jodorowsky’s Dune tells the stranger than fiction tale of the legendary filmmaker’s ill-fated adaption of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune – an unfinished epic dubbed “The Greatest Movie Never Made.”

Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two

Let’s Play Two is a thrilling concert film chronicling Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs’ historic 2016 season.

Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier

Between Earth and Sky examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil.

Presented by Ben's Bells!

Find Your Kind with Jeannette Maré

Jeannette Maré, Ben’s Bells founder and Executive Director, explores the power of intentional kindness to transform our communities in this engaging talk.


When an architecture scholar falls ill during a speaking tour, his estranged son Jin (John Cho, Star Trek) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana—a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings.


Bumbling Satanists, breakdancing frat guys and a bunch of silly rubber hand puppets! Featuring Eraserhead himself, Jack Nance, aka Peter Martell in Twin Peaks!