Past Films

Parents

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.”

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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

Blood Diner

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

Tucson Comic-Con Screening

Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast with Film Screening

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

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.

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.

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.

REPO MAN

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

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.

The Devil’s Rain

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

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.

Spotlight Event

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.

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.

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!

Dogtooth

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.

Free for members!

Novitiate

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.

Free Outdoor Screening at MOCA Tucson

The Wicker Man: Final Cut

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

Home Movie Day 2017

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

Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock

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

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.

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!

The Long Shadow

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

Free Outdoor Screening

Ghostbusters (1984)

If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? How about Ghostbusters?

Evilspeak

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.

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.

Freaked

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!

Kékszakállú

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

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.

Gook

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!

WHITE SUN

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

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

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

*SOLD OUT*

The Grease Sing-A-Long

Welcome back to Rydell High for this electrifyin’ sing-a-long sock hop, featuring free Grease Goodie Bags, a Rockin’ Rydell Costume Contest and a few boss surprises!

Hellboy

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.

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING!

The Sandlot

An awkward young boy experiences a summer filled with baseball and wild adventures that might just make him the big man in his small town.

Spettacolo

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

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.

Souvenir

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.

Mean Girls

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

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.

Falsettos

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

FREE ADMISSION!

Shaun the Sheep Movie

From Aardman Studios, creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, comes the delightfully zany stop-motion animated comedy, Shaun the Sheep Movie!

Free Outdoor Screening at the UA!

THE OFFICE BINGE WATCH

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

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D

He said he’d be back, and here he is, in a brand-new 3D conversion of the 1991 blockbuster, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, overseen by director James Cameron himself!

Obsession

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.

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.

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.

20th Anniversary

Princess Mononoke

Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty.

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!

Jane

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

sold out

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia is as close to perfect as epic cinema can get, and was made to be seen on the big screen in 70mm!

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

Creepshow

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.

Free Outdoor Screening!

My Neighbor Totoro

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

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

MANUFACTURING CONSENT

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.

Step

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

FREE OFF-SITE SCREENING!

Back to the Future

Free outdoor screening in Ajo, AZ! The ingenious time travel comedy Back to the Future  is a pitch-perfect combination of sharp satire, warm sentiment and sci-fi excitement!

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.

FREE ADMISSION!

Sing

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*

Kuso

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.

The Big Lebowski

A ridiculous case of mistaken identity embroils ultimate slacker Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski in a kidnapping case and throws him into the role of hapless detective.

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.

Baby Driver

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

FREE SCREENING

Buck

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

20th Anniversary!

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.

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

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!

Fractured

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.

Free Admission

Boyz in the Hood

The trials and tribulations of three young African American males growing up in South Central Los Angeles in the early ‘90s.

Madman

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!

Ponyo

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!

Looney Tunes on the Big Screen!

Relive the Saturday mornings of yesteryear with your favorite Warner Brothers characters at our FREE Loft Kids Fest!

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).

25th Anniversary!

Wayne’s World

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

Saint Joan

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

New Digital Restoration!

Suspiria

The long-awaited new digital restoration of Dario Argento’s gruesomely gorgeous 1977 art-horror masterpiece Suspiria is here!

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.

Columbus

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.

FREE OFF-SITE SCREENING!

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.

Leatherface

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

Menashe

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

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

HUMANITIES SEMINARS FILM SCREENING

THE MEXICAN SUITCASE

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

Chavela

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

Lucky

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!

Chavela

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

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!

Policewomen

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

Hooked

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.

Happy-Go-Lucky

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!

CORTEZ

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.

Dolores

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.

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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.

Presented by The Arizona Browncoats

Serenity in the Desert

Presented by The Arizona Browncoats, with all proceeds benefiting The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.

The Purple Rain Sing-A-Long!

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

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

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!

 

Graduation

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.

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Tim Burton burst onto the big screen in a big way with his very first feature, a richly-detailed, deeply-quirky comedic adventure of epic proportions.

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.

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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.

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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.

Columbus

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.

Ghoulies

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

50th Anniversary!

Bonnie and Clyde

The brilliant, bloody, groundbreaking crime drama Bonnie and Clyde is a taboo-shattering hit that divided critics, thrilled audiences and forever changed the way Hollywood made movies.

With MST3K’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu!

The Mads Are Back/Live Riffing Show!

Join MST3K’s stars Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they riff the hilariously awful 1953 Ed Wood, Jr. classic, Glen or Glenda!

Kickoff for National Drive Electric Week!

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Paine’s film investigates the events leading to the quiet destruction of thousands of new, radically efficient electric vehicles.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

A comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive—a need to matter.

The Rocky Horror Halloween Bash!

Look out, all you creatures of the night … Rocky Horror is coming to get you this Halloween! It’s our 39th annual Rocky Horror Halloween Bash, so help us celebrate the freakiest night of the year (even if it IS a few days early)!

35mm prints!

Friday the 13th Double Feature

Have a bloody good time at the Friday the 13th Double Feature, with back-to-back 35mm screenings of the original 1980 slasher classic, Friday the 13th and the terrifying 1981 sequel, Friday the 13th Part II!

The Holy Mountain

Jodorowsky’s most gorgeous, visually extravagant film is a grotesque, candy-colored, mind-blowing concoction that must be seen on the big screen in order to fully appreciate its hypnotically trippy splendor.

Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre is a mind-blowing fever dream of a thriller by the one-and-only Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose psychedelic “event films” El Topo and The Holy Mountain gave life to the Midnight Movies of the 1970s.

Logan Noir

Experience the critically-acclaimed superhero drama Logan in stunning black and white!

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Featuring original members of the Buena Vista Social Club as they embark on their 2016 Farewell Tour, this is a vibrant, joyful, music-filled documentary sequel that will have you dancing in the aisles!

The Lovers

A refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring three-time Academy Award-nominee Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment) and two-time Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts (The Big Short).

I, Daniel Blake

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make.

My Cousin Rachel

A dark and suspenseful romance based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin (Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz).

The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour’s highly anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed vampire western, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is a unique post-apocalyptic thriller that’s part Mad Max, part Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and all Amirpour.

Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century

He’s big. He’s bad. He’s got the feathered hair of a Bee Gee. He’s the Yeti, and he’s the butt-kicking disco star of one of the wackiest King Kong rip-offs ever made!

Brand-New Restoration!

The Zodiac Killer

Directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, the bizarre 1971 horror/crime thriller The Zodiac Killer was made with one goal in mind: to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer.

Maudie

Academy Award-nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

The Hero

The legendary Sam Elliott stars as an aging actor confronting his mortality in this moving new comedy/drama from writer/director Brett Haley.

Landline

Welcome to the Manhattan of 1995: a land without cell phones, but abundant in CD listening stations, bar smoke and family dysfunction.

The Little Hours

In the irreverent, all-star comedy The Little Hours, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages.

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story, the new film from acclaimed writer/director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) is a singular exploration of legacy, loss and the essential human longing for meaning and connection.

Link

Future Oscar-nominee Elisabeth Shue tangles with a super-intelligent, super-amorous, super-deadly orangutan named Link in this weird ‘80s thriller / worst romantic comedy ever!

In this Corner of the World

Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, this acclaimed feature recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy Prize.

Lemon

Middle-aged struggling actor Isaac is a loser, but thinks of himself as an unrecognized supreme talent in this cringe-inducing comedy of epically awkward proportions.

Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.

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Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.

Night of the Bloody Apes

A lust-crazed monkey man is looking for love in all the wrong places (including the wrestling arena) in this ultra-insane, ultra-gory late-‘60s Mexican shocker!

Okja

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

Shakma

Things get pretty hairy when an angry, super-powered baboon named Shakma unleashes a load of pure primate whoop-ass on a bunch of nerdy college students who forgot that it’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature!

Loft Film Fest Preview Event

Make the most of your 2017 Loft Film Fest experience by attending this special Preview Event that’s guaranteed to make you a Fest Expert in one easy step!

El Topo

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legendary, notorious cult hit essentially created the genre of the Midnight Movie — a spectacle so stunning and bizarre that normal hours couldn’t contain it.

Food Evolution

Food Evolution is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.

Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Raiders of the Lost Ark

See one of the greatest adventure films of all-time on the big screen, and help raise funds for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort!

The Devil’s Candy

A not-so-average family wrestles with Satan in a house from hell in this heavy metal-fueled shocker from the acclaimed director of The Loved Ones.

Free Admission! This screening will take place at The University of Arizona Poetry Center

New York International Children’s Film Festival Best of the Festival Short Films

Join us for a special night of imaginative short films!

FREE SCREENING!

Frida

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

70mm print

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Return to the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter with the magical adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, presented on the big screen in glorious 70mm!

35mm Print

Shattered Glass

See the acclaimed 2003 drama, Shattered Glass, starring Hayden Christensen and Peter Sarsgaard, followed by an onstage discussion with Arizona Daily Star editor, Jill Jorden Spitz!

The Room

A cinematic experience unlike anything you have ever seen – an electrifying, soul-searing explosion of love, passion, betrayal and lies.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Summer Camp returns to The Loft Cinema for a one-night-only screening of Russ Meyer’s outrageously campy rock musical, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, written by Roger Ebert! This is my Happening, and it freaks me out!

Free off-site screening!

Rango

Please join us for a special free outdoor presentation of Rango, in Arivaca, AZ at the Arivaca Community Center!

Free Admission!

Kubo and the Two Strings

In this epic animated adventure, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town, including Hosato, Hashi and Kameyo.

Jaws

This 4th of July, the fireworks will have teeth as you experience the greatest summer fright flick of all-time at a wet-n-wild outdoor screening that will make you glad you’re nowhere near the ocean!

Free Admission! This screening will take place at The Global Justice Center

Who is Dayani Cristal?

The startling hybrid documentary Who is Dayani Cristal? looks at the immigration issue from the most basic human vantage point.

FREE ADMISSION! THIS SCREENING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER

I Am Not Your Negro

A radical examination of race in America using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, screening at The Global Justice Center.

FREE OFF-SITE SCREENING!

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Please join us for a special free outdoor presentation of Hunt for the Wilderpeople on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation!

XX

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

Free Admission!

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE KICK-OFF PARTY AT TRAIL DUST TOWN

Celebrate the kick-off of Loft Kids Fest at Trail Dust Town with FREE Underwater Adventure themed festivities, live music, games, giveaways and more!

A United Kingdom

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

Raw

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

Song to Song

In this modern love story set against the vibrant Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

Kedi

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

Land of Mine

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

You’re Killing Me Susana

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

The Void

Officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby hospital only to discover that the patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman.

Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started it All

Documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada, who ignited the worldwide spiritual phenomenon.

Wilson

Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthropic dog lover who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and discovers a teenage daughter he has never met.

Free Outdoor Screening!

Pollock

Directed by and starring Best Actor Oscar-nominee Ed Harris, Pollock is an intense, beautifully-crafted drama about the legendary American painter.

Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria, Twilight).

Your Name

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

Cézanne and I

Cézanne and I follows the lives, careers and passionate friendship/rivalry of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and politically-engaged novelist Emile Zola.

Dunkirk

Don’t miss Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated action epic, Dunkirk!

Presented by Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

Blood Road

A powerful new documentary following ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch on her journey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to find the final resting place of her father.

Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.

New Digital Restoration

Stalker

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape.

Tucson Birthday Month Screening in 35mm

Can’t Buy Me Love

Celebrate Tucson’s birthday month with a special 35mm screening of the totally awesome ‘80s comedy Can’t Buy Me Love, filmed right here in Tucson!

Their Finest

A charming comedy set in England’s film industry during World War II.  Catrin (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films.

Colossal

In the wildly original, audacious and darkly comic sci-fi film Colossal, Gloria (Anne Hathaway) loses her job and is kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment.

Kingdom of Spiders

Two-fisted macho man William Shatner battles eight-legged invaders trying to spin a web of terror over a small Arizona town in the ultimate man vs. spider B-movie showdown!

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

The definitive documentary about jazz legend John Coltrane, an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.

Slugs

Good old-fashioned toxic waste in the water supply creates an army of gut-munching, slime-spewing mutant slugs (with teeth!), and they’re not gonna stay down in the sewers any longer!

Squirm

A freak rainstorm and a few downed power lines cause millions of slithering, carnivorous worms to rise from the dirt, ready to chow down and worm their way into the hearts – literally!

Book release show!

Best of FST! Female StoryTellers Anthology Volume 1 Release Show

Join FST! Female Storytellers to celebrate the release of their first book!

Ticks

A bunch of troubled city kids are shipped off to the woods to get down with nature, only to run smack dab into the middle of mutant tick party!

Presented by The University of Arizona Poetry Center

A Late Style of Fire

Director Michele Poulos’ feature documentary on the life of poet Larry Levis.

Frogs

Things go “environ-mental” when a crotchety millionaire hosts a party and thousands of vindictive frogs whip every  bug and slimy creature into a toxic frenzy!

With director Michael Almereyda in person!

Escapes

Meet acclaimed filmmaker Michael Almereyda at a Q&A following this special screening of his new documentary, Escapes, about actor and Blade Runner screenwriter/producer Hampton Fancher!

Beyond the Gates

Following their father’s mysterious disappearance, two estranged brothers (Chase Williamson and Graham Skipper) reunite to liquidate his business, a video store specializing in horror movies.

The Love Witch

A devilishly clever tribute to the Technicolor melodramas and sexploitation horror flicks of the ‘60s and early ‘70s, writer/director Anna Biller’s tale of a murderous, love-starved , spell-casting witch is wicked feminist fun.

The Handmaiden

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance and Thirst, comes a ravishing new crime thriller filled with kinky twists and devilish surprises.

Loving

In Loving, writer/director Jeff Nichols celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple who fought for nine years for the right to live as a family in their hometown.

Things to Come

The new film from acclaimed director Mia Hansen-Løve answers the question: What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once?

Evolution

This eerily seductive mind-bender is a dark, dreamlike descent into the depths of the unknown from Lucile Hadžihalilović, the acclaimed director of Innocence.

Fire at Sea

Gianfranco Rosi’s beautifully-crafted documentary observes Europe’s migrant crisis from the vantage point of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The director of Troll Hunter returns with his first English language film, a shocking gothic horror thriller starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsh as father and son coroners caught up in a terrifying mystery.

Harry Benson: Shoot First

Shoot First charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles after being assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the U.S. in 1964.

The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament is a bold, brash, blasphemous comedy that begins with one simple conceit: God exists!

Seasons

Seasons, with its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world.

Aquarius

Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman) delivers a mesmerizing performance as Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, who loves – and refuses to leave – her beachfront apartment in the grand old Aquarius building.

Jackie

Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Oscar-nominee Natalie Portman).

Elle

Michèle (Isabelle Huppert, in an unforgettable, Academy Award nominated performance) is a rich and powerful woman forced to face her own powerlessness when she is attacked in her home, changing her life forever.

Toni Erdmann

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

Julieta

Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar adapts three short stories by renowned Canadian author Alice Munro for this time-tripping tale about the tangled relationship between a Madrid teacher and her beloved daughter.

The Salesman

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

The Red Turtle

This haunting and magical tale, presented by Studio Ghibli, is a simple fable of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island, and his efforts to survive, wrestling with nature.

Boxing Helena

A  hilariously misguided erotic thriller from writer/director Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David Lynch) featuring Sherilyn Fenn, aka Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks!

 

Catfight

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

Moonlight

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

The Lure

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

Neruda

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

THIS FILM WILL BE SHOWN AT THE JCC

Spaceballs

The “Schwartz” will definitely be with you in this epic, uproarious space spoof to end all space spoofs, written and directed by the one-and-only Mel Brooks!

35mm print!

Bamboozled

As relevant and urgent today as when the film was originally released in 2000, Bamboozled is a brave and shockingly funny satire taking vicious aim at a range of issues facing the black community.

My Life as a Zucchini

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

THIS FILM WILL BE SHOWN AT THE JCC

High Anxiety

Mel Brooks takes on the Master of Suspense in the gloriously goofy psycho comedy High Anxiety, running rampant through a treasure trove of classic Hitchcock thrillers, including Vertigo, The Birds and Spellbound, to name just a few!

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Nine & Ten

Episodes Nine and Ten of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee’s incendiary, groundbreaking look at race relations in America is a colorful, exuberant and finally devastating modern masterpiece.

Kings of the Road

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

New Digital Restoration!

The American Friend

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

Wings of Desire

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

Buena Vista Social Club

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

New Digital Restoration!

Paris, Texas

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

free admission

The Master

Don’t miss Paul Thomas Anderson’s stunning, Oscar-nominated drama The Master on the big screen in glorious 70mm!

THIS FILM WILL BE SHOWN AT THE JCC

Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’ hilariously “abby-normal” homage to 1930s monster movies is one of the strangest, funniest, most brilliantly conceived comedies to escape from Hollywood.

The Killing Fields

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

Lost in Translation

With her dreamy, seductive cinematic valentine Lost in Translation, writer/director Sofia Coppola became the third woman in history to be nominated for the Best Director Academy Award.

THIS FILM WILL BE SHOWN AT THE JCC

Blazing Saddles

Brooks’ hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, race relations and common decency, co-written by Richard Pryor, features the first black sheriff of an all-white frontier town scheduled for demolition by the railroad.

Marie Antoinette

Inspired by the thorough (and thoroughly engrossing) biography by Antonia Fraser, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette takes a luscious look at the misunderstood Queen of France.

The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola’s disturbingly funny pop culture comedy The Bling Ring, based on true events, expertly captures a moment when the lines separating anonymity, fame and notoriety are finer, and more ludicrous, than ever.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Documentary

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films on the big screen before the 89th Annual Academy Awards! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft!

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action

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

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animated

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

Malcolm X

Denzel Washington gives an electrifying, Oscar-nominated performance as the iconic civil rights leader in Spike Lee’s sweeping, passionate biopic.

Jungle Fever

Spike Lee forcefully explores the topic of interracial relationships with his signature provocateur style in this moving, award-winning drama.

The Death of Louis XIV

Back from a hunting trip, Louis XIV – magisterially interpreted by French New Wave icon and honorary Palme d’Or recipient, Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses) – feels pain in his leg.

Shin Godzilla

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

New 30th Anniversary Restoration!

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

One of the most harrowing American horror films of all-time returns to cinemas in a stunning new restoration that’s sure to send shivers of mortal dread through a whole new generation of filmgoers.

Under the Shadow

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

In a Valley of Violence

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

American Honey

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

Harry and Snowman

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

Miss Hokusai

From award-winning director Keiichi Hara and Japanese animation powerhouse Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) comes the remarkable story of a blossoming young artist, daughter of Katsushika Hokusai.

The Dressmaker

In the quirky dark comedy The Dressmaker, a beautiful and talented dressmaker (Oscar-winner Kate Winslet) returns to her small Australian hometown to seek revenge on the locals who did her wrong.

Gimme Danger

Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s cinematic offering to the punk gods of Ann Arbor traces the always raucous and frequently calamitous history of The Stooges from inception to the present.

A Man Called Ove

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

Certain Women

Kelly Reichardt directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest.

New 25th Anniversary Restoration!

Howards End

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

Ixcanul

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

Antibirth

Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny, “Big Love”) spend their days adrift in a druggy, junk food-fueled haze.

The Greasy Strangler

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

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

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

Yoga Hosers

15-year-olds Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smartphones, their yoga classes and their fledgling rock band, but they hate their after school job at a Manitoban convenience store.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

That highly glamorous, hilariously self-indulgent duo, Edina and Patsy, are on the run and looking fabulous in the glitzy, gloriously over-the-top big screen version of the hit British TV series.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

An in-depth look at the life and work of avant-garde musician Frank Zappa, whose music never became “popular,” but who had an enthusiastic worldwide following.

New Restoration!

Multiple Maniacs

Restored!  Reviled!  Revolting! John Waters’ gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature comes to theaters at long last.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

A diverse group of musicians, artists and storytellers explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

Life, Animated

The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate – by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.

Our Little Sister

Acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest subtle and moving exploration of family ties centers on three twenty-something sisters who live together in their grandmother’s house.

Miss Sharon Jones!

Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Shut Up and Sing) shines a powerful spotlight on the legendary, Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo Sharon Jones during the most tumultuous year of her life.

Phantom Boy

A stylishly animated noir caper from the Academy Award-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris.

Captain Fantastic

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

The Innocents

Based on an incredible true story, the latest film from acclaimed director Anne Fontaine is set in Poland at the end of World War II, where a young doctor discovers an order of Benedictine nuns facing an unprecedented crisis of faith.

Little Men

Acclaimed filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love is Strange, Forty Shades of Blue) returns to the big screen with this moving family drama brimming with his trademark humanism and insight.

Morris from America

A heartwarming coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin about a 13-year-old budding hip-hop star who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson, “The Office”), to Heidelberg, Germany.

 

Indignation

Based on Philip Roth’s acclaimed novel, this haunting drama takes place in 1951, as a brilliant working class Jewish boy from New Jersey travels on scholarship to a small college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War.

The Intervention

A sharp-witted ensemble of thirty-something couples takes a beautiful lakefront vacation, but the relaxing weekend filled with hidden agendas soon boils over into comedic chaos.

Don’t Think Twice

From acclaimed actor/director Mike Birbiglia and the creators of This American Life comes this funny and authentic look at the wild world of New York improv comedy.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reacher.

Complete Unknown

Alice (Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener) has disappeared for 15 years.  But this bridge-burning approach to life leaves embers in its wake when she is recognized at a birthday party, and a fire reignites.

Demon

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

Mia Madre

A revisiting of the themes of life, cinema, family ties and guilt that drive much of his work, celebrated filmmaker Nanni Moretti’s (We Have a Pope) latest comedy/drama is a major return to form for the Italian director.

Train to Busan

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

White Girl

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

Cinema Paradiso: The Theatrical Cut

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

A Tale of Love and Darkness

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

Phantasm: Remastered

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

A Town Called Panic: The Specials

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

Author: The JT Leroy Story

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

Max Rose

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

Men & Chicken

A darkly hilarious slapstick comedy about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father’s videotaped will.

Long Way North

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

Phantasm: Ravager

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

The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer is an action-packed, retro-styled throwback to the pulp serials of the 1930s – a simpler time when the bad guys sported villainous mustaches and the good guys flew through the sky with cool rocket packs!

April and the Extraordinary World

A riveting and dazzling sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe from the producers of Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi.

Miles Ahead

Inspired by events in the life of Miles Davis, this is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses.

Neon Bull

A rodeo movie unlike any other, Gabriel Mascaro’s Venice and Toronto prize-winning Neon Bull tracks handsome cowboy Iremar (Juliano Cazarré) as he travels around to work at vaquejada rodeo.

The Invitation

The tension is palpable in this taut psychological thriller when Will shows up to his ex-wife Eden and new husband, David’s dinner party.

Francofonia

A fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich and their compulsory collaboration at the Louvre Museum under the Nazi Occupation.

Dough

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

High-Rise

High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class.

Everybody Wants Some!!

From writer/director Richard Linklater (Boyhood), comes a new “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused set in the world of 80s college life.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in the inspiring drama The Man Who Knew Infinity, based on the true story of a friendship that forever changed mathematics.

The Meddler

The hilarious and moving dramedy The Meddler is a charming ode to the complicated, often comical, state of being known as “motherhood.”

Gurukulam

In vivid and sensuous detail, Gurukulam follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India.

Love & Friendship

Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the comical machinations of a beautiful widow who takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate.

Dark Horse

This thrilling, inspirational documentary tells the story of a group of working-class friends in a small Welsh mining town who pool their modest resources and take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ by breeding themselves a racehorse.

The Idol

The incredible true story of Palestine’s first pop celebrity, Mohammed Assaf, and his stellar rise to fame following his stirring victory in the 201 season of “Arab Idol.”

Dheepan

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Dheepan is a gripping immigrant drama from acclaimed filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet).

Genius

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins (Colin Firth), literary editor at Scribner’s Sons, is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy  Pearce).

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

This is the true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made, an epic adventure story to rival any Hollywood blockbuster.

Weiner

Sexts, lies and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds.

Last Cab to Darwin

Rex (Michael Caton, The Castle) is a stubborn seventy-year-old taxi driver who has never traveled anywhere outside his dusty outback hometown of Broken Hill, New South Wales.

Maximum Overdrive

A passing comet causes all the machines on Earth to turn against their makers in a full throttle, hot mess orgy of grinding metal and blaring AC/DC music from director/writer Stephen King!

The Wailing

The latest from South Korean genre master Na Hong-jin (The Chaser, The Yellow Sea) is a mesmerizing, boundary-pushing horror-thriller unlike any in recent memory.

The Lobster

Colin Farrell stars in this deliciously dark comedy about a curious hotel where the residents are charged with finding a new mate within 45 days – under penalty of being turned into an animal should they fail.

Tickled

A mysterious online “tickling video” leads a reporter on an increasingly strange and dangerous hunt for the truth in the jaw-dropping documentary, Tickled.

The Fits

Filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer’s visually striking debut feature is a delightfully enigmatic coming-of-age story about a young girl’s transition out of childhood and the anxiety around growing up.

Uninvited

When a poisonous mutant cat stows away on board a yacht headed for the Cayman Islands and proceeds to spread carnage and kitty litter over everyone on board, it leads to some of the most hilariously awful bad movie hijinks you’ve ever seen!

The Dark Crystal

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

They’re Watching

When an American home improvement TV show visits a remote Eastern European village in Moldova, the young crew thinks the lack of mocha lattés and free wifi will be the worst of their problems.

As You Like It

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years!

Zoltan: Hound of Dracula

While any old dog can bite, it takes a very special breed to bite and suck, and such is the case with the bloodthirsty vampire pooch at the center of this infamously awful ‘70s horror flick that somehow turns Benji into Bela Lugosi!

Strays

When a dopey city family moves into an old country house, they’ve got to battle it out with the house’s other tenants – a horde of meowing, murderous  kitty cats who want the house all to themselves!

Baskin

What should be a routine night on patrol becomes a journey into Hell for a squad of unsuspecting cops in this ferociously terrifying, tour-de-force horror thriller from Turkish director Can Evrenol.

Free Admission!

The Mighty Ducks

Walt Disney’s The Mighty Ducks is a funny, feel-good, slap shot comedy that definitely scores a goal!

The Boy and the Beast

In this fantastic animated adventure from award-winning writer/director Mamoru Hosoda, a young boy discovers a secret world of beastly warriors in the back alleys of contemporary Tokyo.

Embrace of the Serpent

Tracking two parallel odysseys through the Amazon three decades apart, this visionary adventure epic offers a heart-rending depiction of colonialism laying waste to indigenous culture.

Paprika

Based on a novel by Japanese science fiction writer Yashutaka Tsutsui, Paprika explores the space where dreams and reality collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape.

Requiem for the American Dream

The definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

Creative Control

Creative Control is a smart, stylish sci-fi comedy that redefines meaningful human interaction in the 21st century.  The setting is New York, five minutes in the future.

Marguerite

Wealthy would-be opera diva Marguerite Dumont loves to sing passionately for an avid crowd of friends and devotees. The only problem is, despite her vast resources, she is completely lacking in talent.

Chimes at Midnight

The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s later film career, Chimes at Midnight at last returns to the big screen in a beautifully restored new edition, after being unavailable for decades.

The Witch

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

Knight of Cups

Terrence Malick’s visually dazzling, philosophically daring Knight of Cups follows writer Rick (Christian Bale) on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self.

Man’s Best Friend

If you ever wished that someone would cross Cujo and Old Yeller with The Terminator and throw in one of the stars of The Breakfast Club for extra seasoning, look no further, because Man’s Best Friend is on the prowl!

Remember

Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer is a retiree who flees his nursing home to complete a secret mission of revenge some seventy years in the making — so long as he can remember his goal.

Hello, My Name is Doris

Hello, My Name Is Doris, starring two-time Oscar winner Sally Field, is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-comedy which proves that it’s never too late to grow up.

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Downton Abbey: The Series Finale

Arizona Public Media invites you to a special sneak preview of the series finale of Downtown Abbey, featuring opening commentary by Jerrold E. Hogle Ph.D.

Krisha

Gripping from start to finish, Trey Edward Shults’ award-winning debut feature plunges viewers deep into the disoriented world of its title character, Krisha, a troubled woman who begins to unravel while trying to reconnect with her family.

Hardcore Henry

One of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in years, Hardcore Henry is also the world’s first action film to be completely shot from the hero’s perspective.

Born to be Blue

Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve and style to burn.

My Golden Days

An epic yet intimate portrait of youth in all its terrifying beauty, starring Mathieu Amalric as Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist who reflects on his life as he prepares to leave Tajikistan.

City of Gold

Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.

Wiener-Dog

In Wiener-Dog, celebrated filmmaker Todd Solondz continues his career-long journey into the depths of human dysfunction, casting new light on the grotesque suburban landscape through the eyes of man’s best friend.

nominated for 6 academy awards

Carol

Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees Cate Blanchett  and Rooney Mara are mesmerizing as two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves feeling a forbidden attraction in 1950s Manhattan.

Ip Man 3

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen (Hero) ignites the screen in a return to his iconic role of Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee.

I Knew Her Well

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne presents a brand-new restoration of Antonio Pietrangeli’s little-know 1965 Italian masterpiece, I Knew Her Well, never before released in the US!

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Son of Saul

Winner of four prizes at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, including the Grand Prix, Son of Saul doesn’t tell the story of the Holocaust, but of one man caught in a dreadful situation.

The Wave

In this pulse-pounding, fearsomely vivid thriller, a tenacious geologist tries to prevent a cataclysm when a mountain overlooking a popular Norwegian tourist destination begins to collapse into the ocean.

Rabin: The Last Day

Celebrated filmmaker Amos Gitai (Kippur) delves into the prelude and aftermath of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yithak Rabin in this gripping and inventive docu-drama.

Academy Award for Best Actress

Room

Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, Room is a remarkable and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child.

oscar nomination for best actress

45 Years

Best Actress Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling (Under the Sand) and Tom Courtenay (Dr. Zhivago) star as Kate and Geoff Mercer, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary.

Embrace of the Serpent

Tracking two parallel odysseys through the Amazon three decades apart, this visionary adventure epic offers a heart-rending depiction of colonialism laying waste to indigenous culture.

Nick Cave: One More Time With Feeling

Andrew Dominik’s Nick Cave: One More Time with Feeling is a remarkable black-and-white documentary detailing the creation of the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree.

Arabian Nights: Volume Three, The Enchanted One

The concluding volume of Miguel Gomes’ majestic, mutating modern-day folk tale finally sees our intrepid narrator, the winsome Scheherazade, emerge in resplendent physical form.

Johnny Guitar      

Joan Crawford saddles up and rides the range as a tough-talking, gun-toting saloon owner in director Nicholas Ray’s deliciously offbeat Western Melodrama extravaganza, Johnny Guitar!  

An Autumn Afternoon

The last film by Yasujirô Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization.

Galaxy Quest

A team of intrepid adventurers travels through the outer reaches of space, each week finding excitement and adventure on Galaxy Quest!

Extraordinary Tales

Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories are brought to vivid life in this visually stunning, heart-pounding animated anthology.

Raising Arizona

The Coen Brothers hit the comedy jackpot with their second film, a certifiably bonkers live action cartoon about crime, redemption and questionable family planning.

"Pay What You Want" Preview Screening!

The Invitation

The tension is palpable in this taut psychological thriller when Will shows up to his ex-wife Eden and new husband, David’s dinner party.

Mo’ Better Blues

Spike Lee’s knockout ode to music, love and blazing artistry showcases a magnetic performance from Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington.

​Tucson Juneteenth Festival Spoken Word Celebration

A night of live spoken word entertainment featuring talented artists from the Tucson community.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise at this special big screen presentation of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan!

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse are high school sweethearts who married young. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple. But now, at the age of thirty, they find themselves at a crossroads.

Night and the City

One of the most baroque and bleak of all film noirs, stars iconic tough guy Richard Widmark (Panic in the Streets) and Laura beauty Gene Tierney, under the hard-edged direction of Oscar-nominated Jules Dassin.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum held an exhibition of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. In preparation a team of art historians attempts to unravel the secrets of his art.

Pickup on South Street

This luridly gripping thriller is a leading exemplar of pulp-fiction maestro Sam Fuller’s brutally kinetic cinema.

The Killers

One of noir’s essential works, The Killers elaborates on an existential Ernest Hemingway short story about a man who offers no resistance when hired killers come to gun him down.

Equinox Flower

Ozu’s gorgeously detailed first color film, a comedy about an old-fashioned father and his newfangled daughter.

Late Spring

Late Spring tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter, who is reluctant to leave home.

35mm print!

The Last Metro

Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu star in one of Francois Truffaut’s most commercially successful films, a romantic and suspenseful drama focusing on a Parisian theatre troupe during the German occupation

35mm Print!

Repulsion

Roman Polanski’s chilling psychological suspense thriller starring Catherine Deneuve as a young woman spiraling into madness.

35mm Print!

Belle de Jour

In this boundary-pushing classic from legendary filmmaker Luis Buñuel, Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior, in one of the actress’s most iconic roles.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

An angelic young Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling, one-of-a-kind musical heart-tugger from French New Wave director Jacques Demy.

Mystery Train

Aloof teenage Japanese tourists, a frazzled Italian widow, and a disgruntled British immigrant all converge in the city of dreams – which, in the case of Jim Jarumusch’s Mystery Train, happens to be Memphis.

Tucson Lunafest 2016

Annual nationally-touring film festival featuring the best short films made by, for and about women from around the world!

Nosferatu with live music score by The Invincible Czars

Don’t miss this special screening featuring an original live score by the highly-acclaimed Austin music ensemble, The Invincible Czars!

The Confirmation

See the new comedy The Confirmation before its national theatrical release at this special New York Film Critics Series preview screening.

Harvey

Celebrate Easter with Jimmy Stewart and his pal Harvey in the heartwarming comedy classic that’s guaranteed to have you hopping down the bunny trail! Free Easter candy while supplies last!

The Wild Bunch / 70mm print!

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the “traditional” American West is disappearing around them.

35mm print!

Gold Diggers of 1933

Billed by Warner Brothers as “The Show of a Thousand Wonders!,” the smash hit Gold Diggers of 1933 is one of the most iconic showbiz musicals of the 1930s, fueled by that unforgettable Busby Berkeley magic!

35mm print!

Footlight Parade

In Footlight Parade, James Cagney stars as a Broadway producer on his way out due to the Depression-era public’s preference for talking pictures over stage musicals.

35mm print!

42nd Street

The film that inaugurated Busby Berkeley’s sensationally successful career with Warner Brothers and established him as one the major figures in Hollywood musicals.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: One & Two

Episodes One and Two of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Three & Four

Episodes Three and Four of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Five & Six

Episodes Five and Six of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Dekalog: Seven & Eight

Episodes Seven and Eight of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s masterwork.

Theory of Obscurity: A Film about The Residents

Director Don Hardy tells the colorful, stranger-than-fiction story of multimedia collective known as The Residents.

Birth Happens: An International Look at Birth

Three unique documentaries take a look at what it means to be born in different parts of the world.

Stroszek

Herzog’s fascination with strange characters adrift in strange environments takes a turn toward the humorously absurd in this comically deadpan, decidedly oddball road trip adventure.

Fitzcarraldo

One of cinema’s grandest and most jaw-dropping epic adventures, Herzog’s stunning tale of obsession, madness and opera houses blurs the lines between fiction and reality to unleash a spectacle unlike any other.

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Herzog’s long-term fascination with misfits living outside the boundaries of “normal” society achieved full flower with this strange, haunting and uniquely moving drama inspired by a true story.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Once seen, never forgotten, this hallucinatory epic of unhinged Spanish conquistadors lost in the Amazon is the definitive Werner Herzog expedition to the edge.

35mm Print!

Stranger than Paradise

A self-described “neo-realistic black comedy in the style of an imaginary Eastern European director obsessed with Ozu and The Honeymooners.”

35mm Print!

Down by Law

Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakthrough film Stranger than Paradise with this pitch-perfect Louisiana-set comic odyssey that re-teamed him with Stranger star John Lurie.

35mm Print!

Night on Earth

Five cities.  Five taxicabs.  A multitude of strangers in the night.  A hilarious quintet of taxi-based tales of urban displacement and existential angst , spanning time zones, continents and languages.

35mm Print!

Dead Man

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

35mm Print!

Con-Air

Buckle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride when a buffed up Nicolas Cage takes to the skies and kicks some serious butt in the all-star, mega-massive action flick, Con-Air!

35mm Print!

Face/Off

Nicolas Cage and John Travolta “face off” (both literally and figuratively) in one of the most brilliantly absurd and thrillingly over-the-top action extravaganzas ever made.

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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!

Sudden Fear

Film Noir meets High Melodrama when Joan Crawford falls in love with the sinister Jack Palance and experiences a nasty case of Sudden Fear!

Queen Bee

The ads for Queen Bee screamed “She’s so excitingly good … when she’s so wonderfully bad,” and there has perhaps never been more truth in the history of movie advertising.

 

Branded to Kill

A delirious fever dream of a film noir, Seijun Suzuki’s fractured thriller Branded to Kill is an anarchic send-up of B-movie clichés that transforms a standard crime drama into something outrageously bizarre and unexpectedly poetic.

The Humanoid

An evil emperor joins forces with an insane scientist and a voluptuous villainess to conquer the universe…

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA GRADUATE VIDEO SHOW 2015

A celebration of the multiple uses of video art formats including mise-en-scène, the long shot, performance, collage and montage.

Dark Side of the Full Moon

Dark Side of the Full Moon delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S.

Space Mutiny

“Space Mutiny is a film so completely and absolutely awful that it leaves one breathless.”

An American in Paris

Join Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly’s widow, for this very special screening of the Oscar-winning 1951 musical, An American in Paris, starring the one-and-only Gene Kelly!

Dante’s Peak

Join University of Arizona Geoscientist George Davis as he explains the volcanic rockin’ and rollin’ goin’ on in the thrilling disaster epic, Dante’s Peak!

The Resurrection of Jake the Snake

A powerfully moving documentary chronicling one man’s fall from the heights of fame and his inspiring journey back.

Robo Vampire

A narcotics agent is resurrected as a crime-fighting robot and is forced to battle drug smugglers, gorilla-faced hopping vampires, a sexy ghost and all rules of logic in this utterly insane whatchamacallit from Hong Kong.

Eliminators

A time-traveling, revenge-seeking half man/half robot tracks down a mad dictator hiding out in the jungle

Robot Monster

The hilarious sci-fi anti-classic that gives bad movies a good name.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

A hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure about a clever, quick and exceptionally well-dressed fox with a hunger for adventure.

Cherry 2000

Melanie Griffith stars in this mega-cheesy, post-apocalyptic action flick that’s every bit as enjoyably ludicrous as it sounds.

R.O.T.O.R.

A crazed cyborg motorcycle cop with a bad attitude and a bushy mustache is on the loose in Texas and only a handful of terrible actors without a script can hope to stop him.

Free Outdoor Screening at Trail Dust Town!

The Addams Family

Celebrate Halloween with a free outdoor screening of the creepy and kooky, mysterious and ooky 1991 comedy The Addams Family at Trail Dust Town!

Free Flight Film Festival

Ever dream that you can fly? Join local hang glider and paraglider pilots for this dazzling collection of short films showcasing free flight at its best.

BRAND: A Second Coming

Russell Brand transforms from addict, self-proclaimed narcissist and Hollywood star to his current, and unexpected, role as political disruptor and newfound hero to the underserved.

Yakuza Apocalypse

To wild to be described and too fun to be missed, Yakuza Apocalypse is Takashi Miike at his triumphantly unhinged best.

Goodnight Mommy

Arthouse elegance and grindhouse gruesomeness collide in this twisted, nerve-wracking psychological horror film.

Coming Home

A massive hit in mainland China, the enthralling and emotional historical drama Coming Home is the latest film from director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers).

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Comedy got a sharper edge when a newly minted magazine stuck its middle finger up at the establishment.

The Second Mother

The Second Mother is a winning look at class, social status and the meaning of family. Brazil’s official selection for this year’s Best Foreign Language Academy Award!

Blood Feast

Hershell Gordon Lewis’ infamous splatter flick/unintentional comedy will have you gagging and laughing at the same time.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

A vibrant, human, living and breathing chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture.

Tucson Premiere!

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Peter Greenaway’s film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of his career.

Meet the Patels

A laugh-out-loud, real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams … and his parents.

Arizona Premiere!

Horse Money

A visionary masterwork from the renowned director of Colossal Youth, Pedro Costa’s Horse Money is a piercingly beautiful work of modern cinema.

Like Water for Chocolate

See the award-winning, crowd-pleasing romantic drama Like Water for Chocolate on the big screen, featuring a post-film Q&A with director Alfonso Arau!

18+ Only!

Love 3D

French provocateur Gaspar Noé (IrreversibleEnter the Void) continues to push the envelope with this 3D melodrama full of references to his cinematic influences.

Unbranded

Unbranded is a soaring tale of resilience and adventure that will make you laugh, cry and develop a newfound understanding of these emblematic Western creatures.

Tucson Premiere!

Finders Keepers

The so-weird-it-must-be-true story of two men, a severed leg found in a grill, and the media firestorm that ensued and changed their lives forever.

Director & Star in person!

Right Footed

Born without arms as the result of a severe birth defect, Jessica Cox never allowed herself to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams.

3D Rarities

To commemorate the 3D Centennial, the 3D Film Archive presents 3D Rarities, an eye-popping collection of brilliantly-restored 3D films.

Late Night Shorts

Short films worth staying up late for! Films include performances by Dominque Pinon (City of Lost Children) and Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre, Bikini Kill)!

The Hallow

The Hallow cleverly toys with horror conventions while unleashing some of the most nightmarishly terrifying creatures in years.

Bone Tomahawk

Kurt Russell stars in this thrilling, character-driven Horror/Western about a group of men who set out to rescue a local woman and a young deputy who have fallen prey to a tribe of savage cannibals!

Arizona Premiere!

Beaver Trilogy Part IV

Brad Besser dives deep into the mystique of this cult classic, unraveling the mystery of Trent Harris’s original inspiration.

10th Anniversary Screening / 35mm print!

Brokeback Mountain

Special 10th Anniversary screening of the groundbreaking classic featuring an introduction by the film’s Oscar-winning screenwriters/producers Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana!

Tucson Premiere!

Entertainment

In this hallucinatory fugue, Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger) stars as The Comedian, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation.

Narrative Shorts #2

One of two programs featuring a diverse selection of incredible short films from around the world.

The Crush

A pre-Clueless Alicia Silverstone goes completely, totally … “whatever” as a psychotic teenybopper with a major Fatal Attraction for dim-witted older man Cary Elwes.

free admission!

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

A delightful claymation comedy/adventure filled with fun, scares and endless imagination.

The Final Girls

Filled with clever scares, abundant ‘80s cheesiness and laugh-out-loud goofiness, The Final Girls is a hilarious horror comedy and an affectionate ode to the slasher movies of yore.

Coraline

Coraline is a delightfully twisted, visually stunning stop-motion animated adventure from Henry Selick, the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Lee Marvin Maverick Award Screening!

Call Me Lucky

The incredible story of comedian Barry Crimmins’s transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice. With director Bobcat Goldthwait in person!

Dangerous Men

A  pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, brain-devouring onslaught of ‘80s thunder, ‘90s lighting, and pure filmmaking confusion from another time and/or dimension.

Arizona Premiere!

Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks is a fantastical, wild, candy-coated film, as endlessly inventive and charming as its main characters, the kids of the Coati Gang.

U.S. Premiere! Director in Person!

Hand Gestures (Il Gesto Delle Mani)

Director Francesco Clerici has made a fine-tuned, carefully-observed study of a glorious thing to watch: artisans practicing their craft on film.

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Taxi is another modern classic from master director Jafar Panahi.

Victoria

Victoria, a stunning romantic thriller shot in one continuous take, is a groundbreaking achievement offering intoxicating doses of passion, adrenaline and sheer cinematic bravura.

The Assassin

An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in 7th century China in this visually ravishing martial arts epic by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien.

Spider Baby

A demented clan of depraved degenerates get their kicks from murder, cannibalism and other wholesome activities in this hilariously bonkers ode to wacko family values.

Free Outdoor Screening!

Psycho

Experience the terror of Hitchcock’s classic shocker under the stars on our state-of-the-art outdoor screen!

Steve Jobs

In this entertainingly provocative and bracingly untraditional biopic, we get a dazzlingly-executed, cross-hatched portrait of a complex and contradictory man.

Presented by NAMI Southern Arizona

No Kidding, Me 2!

This empowering documentary sheds light on what nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation.

Arizona Premiere!

Nasty Baby

Nasty Baby is an occasionally hilarious, constantly morphing critique of the blithe self-absorption of modern bohemia starring Kristen Wiig and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe.

The Last Starfighter

In this totally awesome ‘80s outer space adventure, a video game-loving nerd is called upon to save the galaxy by using all of his gaming skills and turning himself into The Last Starfighter!

Stonewall

Director Roland Emmerich’s passionate drama tells the incredible true story of the 1969 Stonewall riots that started America’s modern LGBT rights movement.

Rosenwald

Rosenwald, the new film from award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner (Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg) tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Julius Rosenwald.

Arizona Premiere!

Applesauce

Onur Tukel (Summer of Blood) serves up a blend of dark comedy with a dash of noir, horror, and relationship drama in this story of a man who better pull his life together ASAP.

Freeheld

Freeheld tells the true love story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) and their fight for justice.

Arizona Premiere!

In Transit

Albert Maysles’ final film captures a journey through the hearts and minds of passengers aboard The Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train route.

Rita Moreno Reception

Meet the legendary Rita Moreno at an intimate reception just before our gala screening of West Side Story.

With international film star Kalpana Pandit in person!

Jo Jo Laali: A Heartbreaking Lullaby

A special U.S. premiere of the short film Jo Jo Laali. All proceeds benefit the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation!

Kickboxer

Some major Van Dammage is on the menu when the “Muscles from Brussels” seeks revenge on an evil Thai kickboxer in this crazed action avalanche of busted heads, skimpy loincloths and utterly ridiculous leg splits.

Don Verdean

From Jared Hess, director of Napoleon Dynamite, comes this hilariously biting satire that explores the fine line between faith and fabrication.

The World of Kanako

The World of Kanako is an astonishing tour de force of mystery, beauty and boundary-pushing violence.

Arizona Premiere!

Chuck Norris vs Communism

A documentary about the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

Southwest Premiere! Director in Person!

Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star

Welcome to the inspiring, imaginative, and often handmade world of Ultra-DIY filmmaker Richard ‘R.G.’ Miller.

35mm Print!

City of Lost Children

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro take a walk on the weird side with this fantastical dark fairy tale for adults.

Co-Presented by the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

Offers a rare look into Peggy Guggenheim’s world.

Arizona Premiere! 18+ Only!

In the Basement

Using his familiar tableaux style, Ulrich Seidl’s stunning, hilarious, and outrageous new documentary explores the underground of the Austrian soul.

Arizona Premiere!

The Forbidden Room

Guy Maddin’s rampant, anarchic film, co-directed by Evan Johnson, resembles an apparently chaotic, yet always significant eroto-claustrophobic nightmare.

Free with Special Guests in person!

Dreamcatcher

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Dreamcatcher is an inspiring look at one woman’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of women in need.

Jules and Jim

Fall in love all over again with Francois Truffaut’s French New Wave classic at this special under the stars screening!

Hercules in New York

The brain-melting bad movie extravaganza that first unleashed a confused (and dubbed!) Arnold Schwarzenegger on unsuspecting moviegoers.

Western U.S. Premiere! Director in person!

Florence, Arizona

Florence, Arizona weaves together the stories of four key residents of Florence, whose lives have all been shadowed in some way by the surrounding prison industrial complex.

Chi-Raq

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

Bring It On

Get your spirit sticks ready for the cheer-tastic comedy that proved to the world cheerleaders are never afraid to Bring It On!

Native Eyes Film Showcase

The Daughter of Dawn

This recently rediscovered 1920 film was shot in Oklahoma entirely with members of the Comanche and Kiowa Tribes.

Narrative Shorts #1

One of two programs featuring a diverse selection of incredible short films from around the world.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

Tucson Premiere!

The New Girlfriend

Francois Ozon’s humorous psychological thriller starring rising French actress Anaïs Demoustier and Romain Duris.

Arizona Premiere!

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play

Bounce explores the little-known origins of our favorite sports.

Silent Rage

Chuck Norris uses his amazing mustache and martial arts skills to battle an indestructible, genetically-engineered ax murderer.

Arizona Premiere!

Paulette

A crowd-pleasing comedy, Paulette tells the story of an older woman living in the projects on the outskirts of Paris who decides to start selling cannabis to make ends meet.

No Poster

Presented by Startup Tucson!

Startup Shark Tank

Startup Weekend is a weekend long startup competition that culminates with Startup Shark Tank, an event similar to the popular television show.

Free Admission!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Cowabunga, dude! The world’s most beloved sewer-dwelling, kung fu-fighting reptiles are on the loose and hungry for pizza!

Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer is a laugh-filled comedy classic that’s truly hot … and wet … and American.

Hell Comes to Frogtown

This just might be the best movie ever made featuring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, giant mutant frogs and radioactive nookie.

Turbo Kid

Turbo Kid is a raucous retro-futuristic action comedy that pays homage to ’80s genre movies while adding it’s own flair with inventive and exuberant violence and gore.

Jimmy’s Hall

A heartfelt drama based on a true story, Jimmy’s Hall is the latest film from internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Ken Loach.

Beach Blanket Bingo

A gloriously goofy ode to bikinis, bouffants and Beach Party madness starring the King and Queen of ‘60s teen movies, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello!

Ghost World

Two socially maladjusted teenage girls spend their summer after high school graduation learning about love, loneliness and 78 rpm records.

Alleluia

This smart and gory shocker breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a chilling tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion.

Blood Beach

Sun-worshipping beach-goers are being mutilated by an unseen creature with an obvious taste for Coppertone and cheap wine coolers in this highly-implausible, highly-WTF? horror flick.

35mm Print!

Donnie Darko (Original Version)

Richard Kelly’s strangely hypnotic and defiantly uncategorizable cult classic.

Surf II

A crazed nerd seeks revenge on a group of popular surfer dudes by turning them into garbage-eating punk rock zombies.

Great White

A 35 foot plastic shark with a taste for inept drama terrorizes innocent swimmers at a coastal resort in this hilariously trashy, infamously awful Jaws retread.

The Lego Brickumentary – Sensory-friendly Screening

Sensory-friendly screenings provide a more comfortable movie viewing experience for people on the autism spectrum.

free admission!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood and a brainy weathergirl attempt to discover why the rain has stopped, and food is falling in its place.

Dr. Giggles

Health care becomes a real scream when a nut-job M.D. (Medical Deviant) with a murderous bedside manner starts making house calls.

free admission!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cancelled due to rain. Screens tomorrow at 10am at The Loft for free.

The Horror of Party Beach

All the local teens are surfing and screaming when a bunch of radioactive fish monsters hit the beach in this cheezy bad movie classic set to a totally boss surf rock beat!

 

Clue

Clue proves that turning a board game into a film isn’t necessarily a terrible idea, provided it’s done with this much style.

At the Earth’s Core

Murderous monsters, scantily clad prehistoric playmates and telepathic pterodactyls reign supreme in this very rubbery and wonderfully kooky adaptation of an Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy novel.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

A flamboyant comedy guaranteed to change the way you think, the way you feel, and most importantly… the way you dress.

Carnosaur 2

A gory, Roger Corman-produced monster mash which manages to simultaneously rip-off both Jurassic Park and Aliens.

The Land Unknown

An Antarctic expedition comprised of three square-jawed he-men and one sexy female journalist stumbles across a lost colony of prehistoric beasties and carnivorous plants.

free admission!

The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long!

A totally “gonzo” interactive screening of the one-and-only original Muppet Movie, featuring onscreen lyrics to all the film’s classic songs!

Planet of Dinosaurs

A spaceship full of ‘70s swingers crash lands on a mysterious planet inhabited by cranky stop-motion dinosaurs.

The Team America: World Police Sing-A-Long & Curse-A-Thon

Join your fellow fun-loving Americans as we put the “F” back in freedom!

Mac and Me

An ugly Mysterious Alien Creature crash lands on Earth, where it befriends a lonely boy in a wheelchair and develops an unhealthy obsession with McDonald’s.

Creature

It’s been sleeping peacefully on a moon of Saturn for 2,000 centuries … until now!

Queen of Outer Space

Mankind’s first fantastic flight to Venus – the female planet!

Local Film Premiere!

Blessed Encounters

Join us for a special screening of the new local production, with director Alberto C. Ojeda and other special guests in person!

Kung Fu Panda

A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the land.

Bridesmaids

A maid of honor’s life unravels as she leads her best friend and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony.

The Hard Problem

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play, The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Battle Beyond the Stars

Roger Corman takes on Star Wars in this immensely fun, laser-happy rip-off set in a galaxy not all that far, far away.

Doomsdays

A pre-apocalyptic comedy that follows the misadventures of a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills.

Félix and Meira

Félix and Meira is a touching story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another.

Charlie’s Country

Director Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes) and David Gulpilil (Walkabout) return to the screen in this moving drama about an aged Aborigine who journeys into the Outback to live in the traditional ways of his ancestors.

Flesh Gordon

The Space Age Sex Spoof that is out of this world!

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

From master Swedish director Roy Andersson comes this utterly unique existential comedy, winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.

Batman

In 1989, director Tim Burton gave birth to what would become the modern superhero genre with his blockbusters smash, Batman.

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

The Ramones star in one of the all-time greatest teen-sploitation rock ‘n’ roll flicks ever made!

We Are Still Here

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years – and demands a sacrifice.

A View from the Bridge

A stellar cast brings to life the Young Vic’s production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

Explores the many issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called ‘Permaculture’.

The Overnight

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.

Angel

High school honor student by day, Hollywood hooker by night.

Not Your Usual Bedtime Story

Join us for the debut of Not Your Usual Bedtime Story, a short film exploring teen sexual health, created by and for youth.

Saint Laurent

This dazzlingly stylish biopic looks at Yves Saint Laurent’s life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Taxi Driver

“All the animals come out at night” – and one of them is a NY cabbie about to snap in Martin Scorsese’s savage psychological horror classic.

The Wolfpack

Locked away from society, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch and spend their childhood re-enacting their favorites using elaborate homemade props and costumes.

free admission!

Y Tu Mamá También

Alfonso Cuarón directed this arthouse smash hit about a pair of randy buddies on a road trip – a film that helped spark the Mexican Cinema Renaissance of the new millennium.

The Audience

Captured live on stage in London’s West End in 2013, The Audience, starring 2015 Tony Award-winner Helen Mirren, returns to cinemas by popular demand!

Aloft

Artful and enigmatic, this first English language feature from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) brings a ravishing dream to the screen.

Graduation Day

A group of sexy and stupid high school seniors on the verge of graduation are literally losing their heads.

The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long!

Free outdoor interactive screening at Trail Dust Town!

PlantPure Nation

The new film from the producer and writer of the hit documentary Forks Over Knives, PlantPure Nation answers the question people ask when informed of the greatest health truth ever: “Why haven’t I heard this before?”

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain.

A Little Chaos

Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet plays a revolutionary landscape designer commissioned to construct King Louis XIV’s garden at Versailles in actor/director Alan Rickman’s sumptuous historical drama, A Little Chaos.

A LEGO Brickumentary

A LEGO Brickumentary takes us on a journey through the LEGO universe like we’ve never seen before.

Amy

Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse — in her own words.

The Jerk

Steve Martin stars in this hilarious, gag-filled comedy classic, a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale about one optimistic imbecile’s journey through the American Dream.

Batkid Begins

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish, and an unprecedented phenomenon is born.

Cop Car

A small town sheriff (Kevin Bacon) sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.

FILE>EXPORT / COMMAND Z

FILE>EXPORT / COMMAND Z is a collection of video art created by nine artists enrolled at the University of Arizona School of Art.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon.

Cartel Land

Cartel Land is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Gemma Bovery

This clever adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel Gemma Bovery is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary and a heady celebration of French provincial life.

Dark Places

Dark Places is an ingeniously twisted thriller based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).

Z for Zachariah

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

The Stanford Prison Experiment

An intense, visceral and eye-opening drama about the dangers of power that plays to both chilling and exhilarating effect.

Jellyfish Eyes

The directorial debut from acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes is a must-see for film lovers of all ages.

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes, starring two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellan, is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective.

High School Hellcats

Hold on to your bullet bras when the new girl in town runs afoul of the meanest, nastiest, and all-around trashiest girl gang to ever terrorize a gym class.

The Deafhood Monologues

The Deafhood Monologues is an episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language.

Irrational Man

Woody Allen’s Irrational Man is dark comedy about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Mad Max

The future is now, and it ain’t pretty in this nihilistic road-rage sci-fi action flick that turned the world on to the pleasures of life after the apocalypse.

Tangerine

A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., Tangerine is a charmingly offbeat comedy/drama that defies expectation at every turn to deliver a true cinematic jolt.

Featuring a Skype with director Andy Abrahams Wilson!

Under Our Skin 2: Emergence

The stirring sequel to the original shocking Lyme disease expose!

Step Up, Speak Out, End Bullying: PSA Showcase and Awards Event

A free community event highlighting student-produced, 30-second public service announcements based on the theme “Creating a Safe Space for All.”

Costume contest before the film

The Breakfast Club

Join the Brat Pack for this 30th Anniversary celebration of The Breakfast Club!

Planet of the Apes

It’s Charlton Heston vs. the Damn Dirty Apes in the original sci-fi classic that had the whole planet going bananas!

Spring

A beautiful, fluid genre-bender, Spring is an unforgettable romance of mythical, malevolent proportions.

Bug Buster

A small town faces the ultimate horror when it’s invaded not only by killer cockroaches, but by Randy Quaid as well, in this towering pile of ‘90s monster movie crud.

Presented by The Sierra Club

Green Fire

Green Fire is the first feature documentary about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold’s life and contemporary legacy.

Best of Enemies

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr.

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and celebrated novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel).

Cooties

The delightfully gross horror/comedy Cooties focuses on the virulent underbelly of grade school. Except this time, the bug that’s going around is transforming the student body into deranged, cannibalistic mutants.

Listen to Me Marlon

Listen to Me Marlon constructs a powerfully absorbing, emotionally potent portrait of an unforgettable man and an often misunderstood artist.

Mistress America

A lonely college freshman’s life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.

Baffled!

Leonard Nimoy is a race car driver possessed with psychic powers who battles crime with the help of his sexy lady sidekick in this uber-wacky ‘70s TV movie.

Nuclear Weapons in Today’s World

Physicians for Social Responsibility present a free screening, followed by a presentation and panel discussion on this important topic.

The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran’s timeless and best-selling masterpiece, The Prophet, has been given enchanting new form in this breathtaking animated adventure from the director of The Lion King and producer Salma Hayek.

free admission!

The Neverending Story

This beloved ‘80s fantasy film is a grand adventure set in a magical world where the greatest power is imagination.

Phoenix

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold.

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

Award-winning filmmaker Kahlil Joseph follows Arcade Fire as they complete their chart-topping 2013 album, Reflektor, and embark on the North American leg of their new world tour.

Queen of Earth

Elisabeth Moss delivers a fearless performance in this tour-de-force portrait of psychological breakdown.

Meru

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Grandma

Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up needing help.

Sleeping With Other People

Driven by the fizzy onscreen chemistry between Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, Sleeping With Other People is a hilarious and nuanced look at contemporary relationships.

Scream

Aided by Kevin Williamson’s meta-clever screenplay, Scream sees Master of Horror Craven reinvent the tired teens-in-peril genre.

Unravel the Clues for Optimal Health with Michael Greger, MD

Join Healthy You Network in its fundraiser to support Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org!

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Based on the wildly popular 1998 TV series, the big-screen adventure Cowboy Bebop: The Movie pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever.

Free Admission!

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells is an enchanting, Oscar-nominated animated masterpiece from the producers of The Triplets of Belleville and Song of the Sea!

Learning at The Loft with Richard Hanson!

With a Song in My Heart: Jewish Songwriters and American Songs

A series of lectures with Richard Hanson.

With director Adam Smith in person!

The Land of Many Palaces

A new documentary about modern rural China, and the thousands of farmers that are being relocated into a new city under a government plan to modernize the region.

Big Bad Mama

It’s Bonnie and Clyde with more bullets, more blood and more bursting bras!

Free Admission!

Carmen Jones

Considered a cinematic landmark as one of the first all-black, big-budget Hollywood studio films, Carmen Jones is a flamboyant musical unlike any other.

A Little Princess

A privileged, free-spirited young girl tries to adapt to life in a strict boarding school in this charming, critically-acclaimed children’s fantasy from director Alfonso Cuarón.

Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde

A screaming demon rages inside, turning him into Mr. Hyde… don’t give him no sass or he’ll kick your ass!

Remote Control

Something very weird is happening to the home video junkies who dare to rent a mysterious new VHS release, and before you know it they’re all having a Blockbuster Night … from hell!

It Follows

Something wicked this way comes. But what exactly is it?

Seymour: An Introduction

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music and help others develop their own gifts.

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Rinko Kikuchi stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life.

The Nightmare

In this unique documentary-horror film, we experience the terror that a surprisingly large number of people suffer when they find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds every night.

Lambert & Stamp

Lambert & Stamp is a wonderfully alive, behind-the-music chronicle that rescues two genuine mavericks from the footnotes of rock ‘n’ roll history.

While We’re Young

This sparkling new dramatic comedy from Noah Baumbach is a funny and open-hearted portrait of urban sophisticates and the pitfalls of straddling the generation gap.

Hellhole

What happens when a bubble-brained blonde is pursued by a frizzy-haired killer and trapped in a wacky Asylum for Women? Find out in the greasy trash-fest, Hellhole!

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

The final chapter in the shocking Human Centipede saga takes one of the most notorious movie franchises in history to new heights (or depths) of gross-out depravity!

5 Flights Up

Oscar-winners Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a couple whose attempts at relocation send them on an urban odyssey – and help them redefine the meaning of home.

Welcome to Me

What happens when a young woman with borderline personality disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own off-the-wall talk show!

Roar

Roar is the kind of deliriously gonzo moviemaking that will never be seen again. Miss this one at your own peril!

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter is an exploration into the pursuit of excitement, passion and life in the two-wheeled world of motorcycle riding.

Dior and I

Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng follows up his previous fashion films, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor, with another masterful exploration of a towering fashion institution.

Lost River

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger.

Maggie

Maggie is a moving and visually stunning film that takes a quietly observant yet thrilling approach to the zombie genre.

An Honest Liar

An Honest Liar is a fascinating and revelatory documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi.

Clouds of Sils Maria

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this scintillating showbiz drama from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas!

Tangerines

Set against a beautiful landscape defiled by war, this poetic and heartfelt film (the first Estonian production to garner an Academy Award nomination) makes an eloquent statement for peace.

Good Kill

A troubled Air Force officer (Oscar-nominee Ethan Hawke) in charge of directing drone strikes enters a moral minefield as the rationale for targeting purported terrorists becomes ever more murky.

Slow West

Michael Fassbender stars in this offbeat Western that twists genre conventions into riveting and sometimes shockingly hilarious new shapes.

National Theatre Live

John

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

Tucson International Jewish Film Festival

Little White Lie

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz pulls back the curtain on matters of race and family secrets in her deeply personal and fascinating documentary. Featuring a post-film Q&A with director Lacey Schwartz.

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt explores the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are bought and paid for by corporations, think tanks and other special interests.

The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, this loveably oddball Swedish comedy abounds with irreverent charm.

Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World

Belinda Sallin’s definitive documentary is both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger’s oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees.

Backcountry

Based on a terrifying true story, the gripping thriller Backcountry follows an urban couple who go on a romantic camping in the Canadian wilderness, only to find that the unimaginable beauty of nature sits alongside their most primal fears.

White God

An imaginative and strikingly visceral tale of an abandoned mutt’s descent from man’s best friend to rebellious threat.

5 to 7

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Bérénice Marlohe).

Results

Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.

Reality

Jon Heder and Eric Wareheim star in this head-spinning Hollywood satire from the director of the “killer tire” comedy, Rubber!

Iris

One of the final films from  Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens) pairs the celebrated filmmaker with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

The Hunting Ground

From acclaimed writer/director Kirby Dick comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.

3 Hearts

Co-starring screen legend Catherine Deneuve and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Benoit Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen), 3 Hearts is a cleverly constructed romantic drama with a delicious French twist.

Sunshine Superman

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular – and dangerous – feats of foot-launched human flight.

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country.

free admission!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Based on the best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling, this first installment in the beloved Harry Potter franchise is a fun-filled fantasy adventure.

The Search for General Tso

This mouthwateringly entertaining documentary travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery.

In the Name of My Daughter

Acclaimed French director André Téchiné brings a gripping real-life thriller to the screen in this penetrating psychological drama.

Live from New York!

Live From New York! explores Saturday Night Live’s early years as a groundbreaking, late-night comedy and music experiment and follows its evolution into a cherished comedy institution.

The King and the Mockingbird

This long lost and newly restored animated French classic is back on the big screen in a dazzling new digital restoration.

The Hideous Sun Demon

Good old radiation helps transform a straitlaced scientist into a hideous reptile freak whenever he’s exposed to the sun in this classically cruddy hunk of ‘50s monster junk.

Free Admission!

Even Though the Whole World is Burning

A documentary on the life and work of Poet Laureate, two-time Pulitzer winner, and environmental activist W.S. Merwin.

Flin Flon Flim Flam

InvestigativeMEDIA turns its unflinching focus on Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals Inc. and its controversial plans to construct the massive Rosemont open-pit copper mine.

Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

Bob Hoover, age 92, is considered by many to be our greatest living aviator.

The Last One

A new documentary about the birth of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, it’s impact on politics, science and media, and finally, the quest to sew the last panel into the Quilt (“The Last One”).

Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows

Explore what it means to be inspired, and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that keep us searching for more.

The Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling The Pirates of Penzance comes to the English National Opera in a highly anticipated new production from renowned filmmaker Mike Leigh.

Digging for Fire

The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.

Every Secret Thing

Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg makes her fiction film debut with this haunting, emotional adaptation of Laura Lippman’s best-selling novel of secrets, loss, and murder.

The Royal Tenenbaums

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

World AIDS Day in a New Light

The World AIDS Day Committee in Tucson and The Loft join forces to present this annual commemoration and community event.

Meet the Nomads – Liberty in North Korea

Come join us this December 3rd for an excellent talk with the LiNK Nomads. These young dynamos will inspire, empower and share the stories of the North Korean people.

Presented by Vegan Logic!

Michael Greger, MD

Michael Greger, MD will be here for a FREE presentation, his FIRST STOP after the release of his new book, How Not to Die!

Meadowland

See Meadowland before its national theatrical release featuring a captured-live post-film discussion with star Olivia Wilde and director Reed Morano!

Groundswell Rising

Transcending the genre of environmental film, Groundswell‘s passionate stories inspire and empower.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Steven Spielberg returned to the thrill-a-minute world of Indiana Jones in this action-packed prequel to his smash adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark.

[REC] 4: Apocalypse

The terrifying climax to one of the most consistently entertaining horror franchises of the past decade, [REC] 4 Apocalypse is what fans have been waiting for: the ultimate final showdown.

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s.

David Lynch Art Show

As part of The Loft Cinema’s September celebration of the films of David Lynch, we’re looking for YOUR personal take on everything Lynchian.

Disney Cartoon Milestones

Don’t miss this fabulous, fun-filled program of classic, newly-restored cartoons from the Disney Archive!

Bringing Tibet Home

A new documentary about New York-based artist Tenzing Rigdol’s endeavor to bring Tibet home for exiles, and fulfill his father’s dying with in the process.

They Live

An anti-establishment, media-paranoid classic that will open your eyes to the terrifying truth about bubblegum, billboards and little old ladies.

Special Earth Day Screening!

Planetary

Planetary is the follow-up to the award-winning short film Overview, which captivated audiences with astronauts’ stories of what it means to see the Earth from space.

James White

James White is a confident and closely observed debut that explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son.

Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco

A new documentary about legendary trail runner Micah True, who sparked a barefoot running revolution.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

An inspiring biography about legendary East Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda, the man credited with introducing yoga and meditation to the West.

Tucson Premiere!

Court

Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India.

Brick

A truly original concoction fueled by a stellar performance from the soon-to-be-major-star Gordon-Levitt, Brick is more fun than finding a fiver in a flop house!

Horror of Dracula

Celebrate the life of the late, great Christopher Lee at this special screening of the blood-curdling 1958 Hammer horror classic that put the beloved genre icon into the Dracula cape for the very first time!

Free screening, followed by panel discussion!

Blessed Fruit of the Womb

This documentary shares the journey of two indigenous women travelling throughout rural Guatemala to provide women with family planning education and access to contraceptive methods.

Burroughs: The Movie

The long-lost, recently-discovered documentary explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs.

Man and Superman

Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Ours Is The Land

Ours Is The Land is a new documentary that depicts the spiritual, cultural and physical connection of the Tohono O’odham people to the imperiled Santa Rita Mountains.

The Big City

Made after the smashing success of his acclaimed Apu Trilogy, The Big City marked the great Satyajit Ray’s first portrayal of contemporary life in his native Kolkata.

The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)

Ray’s stunning debut feature is regularly voted one of the greatest films of all time in critics’ polls.

Post-Film Discussion

Beneath the Waves Film Festival

The festival showcases marine-themed short films from all over the world that can help create discussion and activism around the vital issue of ocean conservation.

The Apu Trilogy: Aparajito (The Unvanquished)

Part two of The Apu Trilogy affirmed Ray’s place as a master of cinema.

The Apu Trilogy: Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

The extraordinary final chapter of Satyajit Ray’s celebrated Apu Trilogy brings our hero’s journey full circle.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2015

Don’t miss the 18th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world – and you help select the winner!

post-film Q&A

Empire of Dirt

Three generations of First Nations women struggle to deal with the demons of their past. Post-film Q&A with the film’s star, Cara Gee, winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2014 American Indian Film Festival!

Night of the Living Dead (1990 version)

You can’t keep a good zombie down in this pulse-pounding 1990 remake of George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic!

Strange Blood

Get ready for an evening of pure terror at the World Theatrical Premiere of the new horror thriller, Strange Blood!

Some Like it Hot

One of the funniest and most flavorful big-screen comedies of all-time paired with a fabulous free wine tasting before the movie, courtesy of Sierra Bonita Vineyards in Willcox, AZ!

Free Admission!

The Bank Dick

Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of funnyman W.C. Fields at this free screening of his hilarious comedy classic, The Bank Dick!

Jedi Junior High

It’s tough being a kid. Especially when you’re a Wookie with two left feet and a changing voice.

I Am Chris Farley

I Am Chris Farley reveals the hilarious and heartbreaking real-life story of the colorfully over-the-top performer who helped change the world of comedy.

a unique roadshow experience with special guests in person!

Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival

Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival is the second installment in a musical-horror-fantasy film series by director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich!

Seeds of Time

In Seeds of Time, agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. With Cary Fowler in person and a seed swap before the film.

Being Evel

Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana.

Batman Returns

Michael Keaton returned to play the Caped Crusader in this dark and moody sequel to Burton’s original 1989 blockbuster.

35mm Print!

Casablanca

Iconic. Unforgettable. A national treasure. And even as time goes by, Casablanca remains one of the greatest romances ever made.

The Lady from Shanghai

In this gorgeously lurid film noir, director and star Orson Welles is at his roguishly handsome best alongside the siren-like Rita Hayworth.

Ed Wood

Ed Wood is an alternately hilarious and poignant ode to outsider art and the magic of the movies.

Mars Attacks!

This subversive black comedy is Tim Burton’s winking homage to the entire genre of Cold War-era alien invasion films of the ‘50s and ‘60s, in all their compellingly kitschy glory.

The Magnificent Ambersons

Orson Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane is a poetic adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel chronicling the rise and fall of one wealthy family in turn-of-the-20th-century America.

Touch of Evil

Welles’ hallucinatory, off-kilter thriller Touch of Evil, an A-list production with a B-movie heart, is a deliriously pulpy tale of murder, corruption and other bad behavior south of the border.

Citizen Kane

Rightly considered the most electrifying debut in screen history, Citizen Kane is routinely cited as the greatest film ever made, but even more importantly, it’s a film that is as entertaining as it is important.

free admission!

A Summer’s Tale

The 1996 simple summer vacation romance from legendary French New Wave filmmaker Eric Rohmer (Claire’s Knee, Pauline at the Beach) can at last be viewed in the U.S., and we’re celebrating with a free screening!

Part of Tucson Modernism Week 2015

Playtime

In this brilliantly inventive satire of our modern day metropolis, Jacques Tati stars as his beloved screen persona, the permanently befuddled Frenchman, Monsieur Hulot.

Fantasia

See and hear Fantasia as never before in this newly remastered 75th Anniversary edition that will bring the Disney magic thundering to life on the big screen!

35mm Print!

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic is a wildly original, wonderfully odd underwater comedy/adventure with a melancholy edge.

Free Admission

Sherlock Holmes (1916)

Unwrap our holiday gift to you and yours – a free screening of the recently-discovered, newly-restored “lost” 1916 silent classic, Sherlock Holmes!

Heaven Adores You

Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Sing-A-Long!

Celebrate 40 glorious years of Rocky Horror at a very special Halloween Sing-A-Long edition with a costume contest and props to use during the movie!

Special Tucson Birthday Screening!

A Star is Born

Celebrate Tucson’s birthday month with a special screening of A Star is Born, starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, filmed here in Tucson!

pre-movie discussion

The Shootist

The Empire Ranch Foundation presents a special screening of John Wayne’s final film, featuring a discussion with the film’s screenwriter Miles Swarthout!

The Pitch Perfect Sing-A-Long!

A totally interactive, totally aca-amazing evening of entertainment where making music with your mouth isn’t simply encouraged, it’s downright mandatory!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sergio Leone’s epic Spaghetti Western thrillingly conjures up operatic excess, existential cowboy crisis and the blackest of black humor.

Dune

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.

35mm print!

Memories of Murder

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

Do I Sound Gay?

Wicked humor and surprising insight highlight this provocative documentary about (literally) finding your voice.

60th Anniversary Screening

Oklahoma!

See Oklahoma! on the only screen big enough to capture all the fun, music and romance of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s timeless classic!

35mm Print!

Wild at Heart

Lynch’s erotically-charged version of Barry Gifford’s cult novel is oversaturated with saccharine lust, rollicking in grotesquerie and surreally influenced by The Wizard of Oz.

The Frozen Sing-A-Long!

Get ready to “Let it Go” at this very special interactive sing-a-long screening of Disney’s beloved musical!

Everything is Terrible! The Legends Show

A culmination of the first seven (of 777) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT!

Bite Size

A sensitive and thought-provoking documentary on the obesity epidemic currently affecting one in three American children. Featuring a special introduction by youth health advocate Hailie Thomas.

35mm Print!

What About Bob?

In this wildly funny and highly underrated comedy Bill Murray plays Bob, an overwhelmingly neurotic and reclusive psychiatric patient who becomes obsessed with his new analyst.

The Disaster Artist with Greg Sestero plus The Room!

Greg Sestero (who plays Mark in The Room … “Oh, Hi Mark!”) will discuss his revealing, inspiring and hilarious memoir, The Disaster Artist before a screening of The Room.

Free Screening presented by The Gregory School!

Beyond Measure

Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change. Are you?

The Yes Men Are Revolting

Fans of comic documentaries can rejoice. If you’ve never heard of the Yes Men, you’re in for a treat; if you’ve followed their antics in earlier films, you’ll delight in a new barrage.

Grey Gardens

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this unforgettable look at one of the most unforgettable mother/daughter duos in movie history.

free screening! post-film Q&A with director!

Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity chronicles the reconstruction of New Orleans through the eyes of those on the frontlines.

Anastasia

Ingrid Bergman won her second Best Actress Oscar for her role as Anna/Anastasia in Anatole Litvak’s entrancing film

Drive

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Journey to Italy

Named by Martin Scorsese as one of his favorite films, Journey to Italy is a breathtaking cinematic landmark.

Boulevard

Boulevard, a subtle and moving drama starting Oscar-winner Robin Williams in his final screen role, follows a longtime devoted husband and dutiful bank employee who finally begins to confront his own secrets.

Notorious

Alfred Hitchcock gave Ingrid Bergman one of her very best screen roles in this intoxicating love story doubling as a gripping espionage thriller.

Kindness is Contagious

Kindness Is Contagious is a feel-good documentary about being nice and the benefits of being nice.

Autumn Sonata

This cathartic pas de dux, beautifully shot in burnished harvest colors by the great cinematographer Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman’s most intensely personal dramatic works.

Rocky IV

This 4th of July, you’ll have the Eye of the Tiger when you proclaim your Independence and climb into the ring with Sylvester Stallone as he fights for freedom, crushes the Soviet Union and tangles with that evil slab of red muscle known as Ivan Drago.

35mm Print! Free Wine Tasting!

The Straight Story

A delightfully warm-hearted change of filmmaking pace for Lynch, The Straight Story beautifully proves that the famously avant-garde director can be just as effective when telling the story “straight.”

Director and subjects in person!

Many Bones, One Heart

Special All Souls Day screening of the documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of a beloved Tucson tradition! Director Leslie Ann Epperson, Nadia Hagen and Paul Weir will be on hand for a post-film Q&A.

Free Beer Tasting!

Inland Empire

Lynch’s last film to date is an epic, surreal and visually seductive mystery involving “a woman in trouble,” featuring a tour-de-force performance by Laura Dern that must be seen to be believed.

Part of Big Reads Connects Tucson

The Pit and the Pendulum

Enjoy Poe-themed snacks and have your picture taken beneath the deadly blade of The Loft’s very own pendulum! Wear your finest Poe-inspired costume and you could win a ghoulish Poe prize!

Sold Out!

Downton Abbey – Season 6: Episode One, 1st hour

Arizona Public Media invites you to a very special sneak preview of Downtown Abbey featuring opening commentary by Jerrold E. Hogle Ph.D.

The Water Diviner

See the new drama The Water Diviner before its national theatrical release, featuring a captured-live post-film discussion with the film’s Oscar-winning director/star Russell Crowe!

40th Anniversary Screening!

Cooley High

Promoted as the “Black American Graffiti”, Cooley High stands in a class all its own as a heartfelt and moving comedy examining black teen life in the tumultuous times of 1960s America.

director & stars in person!

Man from Reno

A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities.

The Look of Silence

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers in Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow up to his Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing.

The Internet Cat Video Festival 2015

Catch an all-new and purr-fectly hilarious collection of fabulous feline videos fresh from the internet on the big screen at The Loft!

free wine tasting / 35mm print!

Sideways

Enjoy a special screening of one of the funniest odes to finding the perfect Pinot ever made – Sideways, paired with a fabulous free wine tasting!

Richard III

In Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life.

35mm print!

Grizzly Man

University of Arizona professors Daniel Sullivan and Jeff Greenberg will discuss the psychology of Timothy Treadwell at this special Science on Screen event!

Special Mother's Day Screening!

Bringing Up Baby

Perhaps the definitive screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Era, this is a delicious movie treat that can’t be beat!

13 Ghosts

Presented in thrilling, chilling ILLUSION-O! Each patron will be supplied with a special “Ghost Viewer” to see all 13 Ghosts. You won’t believe your eyes!

Brother Outsider

This film chronicles the life and work of civil rights leader and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Bayard Rustin.

House on Haunted Hill

Presented in amazing EMERGO! The thrills will fly right off the screen and into the audience!

Homicidal

Presented with a FRIGHT BREAK! There will be a special FRIGHT BREAK during this showing of Homicidal. All those too frightened to see the end of the picture will be welcomed to the COWARD’S CORNER!

The Tingler

Presented in electrifying PERCEPTO! You too will feel every shocking sensation! Guarantee: The Tingler will break loose in the theatre while YOU are in the audience!

FREE ADMISSION!

Don’t Look Now

Don’t Look Now is an unforgettable thriller with a real throat-grabber of an ending that stands as one of the greatest finales in horror movie history.

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Join us for a special screening featuring an introduction by Joel Dvoskin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona.

FREE ADMISSION

The Tales of Hoffmann

Powell and Pressburger’s feverishly romantic film adaptation is a singularly thrilling cinematic experience – a riotous feast of music, dance and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever made.

To Kill a Mockingbird

A poignant story that has become an iconic part of American culture, telling an enduring, ever-relevant tale of racism, integrity and the fight for justice against overwhelming odds.

Deli Man

At last, the deli documentary you’ve been waiting for! The charming and undeniably mouthwatering new film explores Jewish culture and cuisine as it reflects the heart of a vital ethnic history.

Bullitt

Featuring one of Steve McQueen’s definitive screen performances, Bullitt is a tight-and-taut action classic that must be experienced on the big screen! 35mm print!

The Reel Rock Film Tour 2015

The latest installment of the Reel Rock Film Tour, a nationally-touring festival featuring all-new films jam-packed with extreme climbing action! This screening is sold out!

free admission!

Hiroshima Mon Amour

An intoxicating cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature film from legendary director Alain Resnais is one of the most influential art films of all time.

Pride

Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Pride is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy about finding hope and friendship where you least expect it.

Director Alex Cox in person!

Repo Man

Brilliantly directed by Alex Cox, Repo Man is a one-of-a-kind, blue collar, punk rock masterpiece.

free admission!

Watership Down

Faithfully recreating the darkness, violence and political insight of Richard Adams’ cultishly-adored 1972 novel, Watership Down brought a rarely seen maturity and sophistication to the animated genre.

Groundhog Day

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

Co-presented by Native Eyes Film Showcase

Water is Life

Join Native Eyes Film Showcase and The Loft for this special event featuring three films, Q&As with filmmakers and more!

Everyman

BAFTA-winner and Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays.

Presented by The New York Times

Absence of Malice

See Sydney Pollack’s acclaimed drama on the big screen, followed by a Skype Q&A with the film’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Kurt Luedtke!

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.

post-film panel discussion

Chinatown

Roman Polanski’s landmark neo-noir combined mastery of the genre’s conventions with a gritty 1970s sensibility, even more paranoid and doom-bent than that of the classic era.

Impulse

No piece of scenery is left unchewed when William Shatner flips his wig and goes on a cracked killing spree in this psychotronic horror flick!

Phantom of the Paradise

Brian De Palma’s wild and wacky musical is a glitter-dusted horror/comedy/rock opera that could have only escaped from the 1970s.

The Night Porter

One of the most controversial and hotly-debated films of the 1970s, Liliana Cavani’s acclaimed drama The Night Porter is a dark and disturbing love story dipped in decadence.

Tucson Premiere! Free Admission!

RACING EXTINCTION

A team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. From the Oscar winning filmmakers of The Cove.

Presented by The New York Times

Broadcast News

See the Oscar-nominated 1987 comedy/drama starring Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter and William Hurt followed by an onstage Q&A with Alessandra Stanley, chief television critic for The New York Times!

Presented by The New York Times

The Paper

See Ron Howard’s fast and funny 1994 comedy/drama starring Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall and Glenn Close followed by an onstage Q&A with New York Times Food Editor, Sam Sifton!

Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

An affectionate, movie-mad, Tarantino-esque ode to the yakuza films of yore, featuring an over-the-top, blood-splattered finale for the ages.

Water & Power

Twin brothers nicknamed “Water” and “Power” from the hard scrabble Eastside streets of Los Angeles rise like prince’s through the city’s political and police ranks.

The Interview

When Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapoport land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip into an assassination mission.

Free Admission!

The Muppet Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long!

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge gets a Muppet makeover as the Muppet gang romp through this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Antarctica: A Year on Ice is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round.

Airplane!

Fast, funny and packed with quotable lines, Airplane! set the bar for slapstick comedy 30,000 feet high when it crashed into theatres in the summer of 1980.

Skylight

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

Stagecoach

The Western of all Westerns! John Ford’s smash hit revolutionized the Western, establishing the genre as we know it today.

A fundraiser for AZ Dance Theatre!

First Position

A documentary about the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world’s largest ballet competitions, where lifelong dreams are at stake.

Trails of Hope and Terror

The film Trails of Hope and Terror, based on the book by the same name written by Miguel A. De La Torre, explores the plight of the undocumented Latin American immigrant from their perspectives.

Post-film Q&A

Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

Huicholes tells the urgent story of the mystical Wixarika People, the Huicholes. Post-film Q&A with director Hernán Vilchez and two of the film’s subjects.

Ninja III: The Domination

It’s the age old story: sexy aerobics instructor becomes possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja who uses her body to seek revenge on the cops who killed him.

INHERENT VICE

Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp – all Thomas Pynchon.

Pelican Dreams

The new film from the director of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill!

Elsa & Fred

Oscar-winners Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer star as late-in-life lovers who see the world anew through each other.

Attack of the Crab Monsters

The Roger Corman-directed classic is a mini-monument to the magic of extremely low-budget filmmaking!

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Paul Thomas Anderson’s multi-Oscar nominated historical drama, a visually stunning and enthralling exploration of American greed, capitalism and violence.

V/H/S: Viral

V/H/S: Viral is the third installment of the twisted found footage horror anthology franchise.

25th Anniversary!

UHF

It’s crazy. It’s zany. It’s hysterical. It’s TV according to Weird Al Yankovic, and it goes without saying that it’s 100% insane!

35mm Print!

Punch-Drunk Love

With Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson delivers a delightfully odd and bracingly original concoction – a manic depressive romantic comedy with the soaring soul of a movie musical.

Pulp: A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets

This witty, innovative documentary follows the legendary band Pulp as they prepare to say farewell after 25 years of performances.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Veteran UA Humanities Seminars instructor Richard Poss will help us see how a science-fiction movie can illuminate our lives and concerns, in commentary before the screening.

Killing American Style

Amir Shervan (Samurai Cop) unleashes a tidal wave of crap in which a gang of escaped convicts hold an innocent family hostage and a peaceful man is forced to start killing … American Style!

With filmmakers in person!

Billy Bates

From director Jennifer DeLia and producer Julie Pacino comes a fascinating portrait of a troubled artist, walking the tight rope between brilliance and madness. A special free screening with the filmmakers in person!

35mm Print!

Magnolia

Paul Thomas Anderson’s extravagant comedy/drama is a wildly audacious, multi-character study set during one action-packed day in the San Fernando Valley.

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.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Cinema’s first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp.

Force Majeure

A critical hit at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama offers a daringly provocative look at morality and marital relations.

35mm Print!

Hard Eight

Paul Thomas Anderson’s thrilling debut feature is a zig-zagging, modern-day film noir set in the neon-lit world of professional gambling.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

A touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison (Gena Rowlands), who hires an acerbic young dance instructor to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks.

post-film discussion

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.

Evil Laugh

Featuring a slew of walking wood chips posing as actors, Evil Laugh will have YOU laughing in all the right ways.