Past Films

Free Preview Screening

Victoria, Season 3: Episode 1

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


Tucson Storytellers Project

Join us as we celebrate the holiday stories that unite our families and communities at this live night of storytelling!

Angel’s Revenge

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

Free Admission!

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

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

King Lear starring Ian McKellen

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

Thunder Run

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

Truck Stop Women

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Phoenix, AZ!

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

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

2019: After the Fall of New York

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

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

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

Burial Ground

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

The Raiders of Atlantis

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

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

Celluloid Desert: Tucson in Cinema History

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

Hide and Go Shriek

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Douglas, AZ!

Back to the Future

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Bisbee, AZ!

Janis: Little Girl Blue

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

Free Outdoor Screening!

3:10 TO YUMA (1957)

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

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

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


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!

Chopping Mall

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

Killer Party

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

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Pulp Fiction

The Loft Cinema & Welcome Diner team up to present a Dinner and a Movie Night, featuring a screening of Pulp Fiction, paired with a movie-themed meal that pays homage to Tarantino’s diner-obsessed film!

Welcome to Spring Break aka Nightmare Beach

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

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The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long!

Step-right-up and sing-a-long to the Greatest Show on Earth at The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long!, featuring a special version of the hit musical with onscreen lyrics!

Pledge Night

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Maria by Callas

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


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

The House on Sorority Row

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

Presented by Backyard Healthcare Project with Rupa Ayurveda

The Doctor from India

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


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

The Time Travelers

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

Free Admission!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Why wait for December to celebrate the holidays? It’s Christmas in July when The Loft Cinema presents a super summer screening of the holiday classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas!


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

Yor: The Hunter from the Future

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

The Seagull

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

Shorts Showcase

Dive into this exciting collection of 8 short films and discover a unique world of stories, voices and emotions that only shorts can offer!

Director Penelope Spheeris in person


Director Penelope Spheeris’s gonzo 1987 western offers up an oddball dose of urban angst in the Wild West when three NYC punk rockers take a road trip to California and cross paths in the desert with a gang of psychotic rednecks!

The Crater Lake Monster

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

Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D

Presented in the original 3D format, the terror will be splashing right off the screen and into your lap, so watch out!

Decriminalizing Mental Illness Film Screening

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

Island Claws

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

Free Admission!

The Peanuts Movie

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang hit the big screen in an all-new animated adventure filled with laughs, fun and heart!

Animated Shorts

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


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

New 50th Anniversary Restoration!

Yellow Submarine

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

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

Presented by the Full Draw Film Tour

Full Draw Film Tour 2018

Bowhunting adventure on the “Big Screen!” Full Draw breaks the boundaries of hunting films and will truly inspire all who share the passion and pursuit of bowhunting and outdoor films.

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

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


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

Closed Captions & Audio Description


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

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Christmas Island’s famous migrating crabs, lost souls caught in limbo and political detainees intersect in lyrical, highly cinematic fashion in this award-winning documentary.


Pope Francis – A Man of His Word

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

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Ghost Stories

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

Preview Party


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

Julius Caesar

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Chasing The Dragon

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

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Three Identical Strangers

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

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

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

Free Admission!


The adventures of Madeline, a spunky flame-haired orphan, are lovingly adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic children’s books in this fun comedy starring Oscar-winner Frances McDormand.

The Babadook

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Sorry to Bother You

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Phoenix, AZ!

Faces Places

Agnès Varda, one of the leading filmmakers of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR team up for this enchanting documentary/road movie.


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


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

Treasure of the Four Crowns

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

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

Taste Bud Memories

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


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

The Wild Boys

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

The Last Dragon

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

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Tea with the Dames

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

Skid Row Marathon

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

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Kusama – Infinity

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


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

New 40th Anniversary Digital Restoration!


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

The Deadly Spawn

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

The Alien Factor

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

Presented by The Arizona Daily Star

Fitz at The Loft!

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

Keep The Change Sensory Friendly Screenings

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

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Lean on Pete

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

3rd Annual Psychout!

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


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

With panel discussion before the film!

The Cleaners

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

Teenagers from Outer Space

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

Mind Game

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


You Were Never Really Here

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

Wild Nights with Emily

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

Free Admission! (CC & AD)


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

Let the Sunshine In

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

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

The Rider

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

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

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

Buy Me A Gun

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


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


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

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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

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

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


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

Birds of Passage

Director Ciro Guerra delivers an unexpected take on the cartel genre, depicting the true-to-life rise and fall of rival Wayuu clans in Northern Colombia.


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

Ghostbox Cowboy

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

Free Talk by Dr. Mark Pirtle

Dr. Pirtle will teach you how to shift into a higher perspective. When you do, your perspective on life will instantly improve.


“Fun, fierce and frivolous African art.” This is how director Wanuri Kahiu defines AFROBUBBLEGUM, her vision for the future of filmmaking on the African continent, which Rafiki, embodies perfectly.

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.

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First Reformed

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

Distant Constellation

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

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Hearts Beat Loud

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


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

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

Not of this Earth

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description


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

The Waldheim Waltz

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

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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

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.

The Shining

“Heeeeere’s Johnny!” Jack Nicholson suffers from one helluva case of writer’s block in Stanley Kubrick’s eccentric adaption of Stephen King’s metaphysical horror novel

Generation Silent

A documentary film featuring six LGBT older adults as they deal with surviving in a care system that is hostile to their lifestyles.


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

35mm Print!

Valley Girl

She’s cool. He’s hot. She’s from the Valley. He’s not. And thus begins this, like, totally awesome ‘80s comedy of star-crossed teen romance starring a punked-out Nicolas Cage in his first major movie role!

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


When Jersey boy Jeffrey Franken’s fiancée is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-controlled lawnmower, he uses his dubious medical knowledge to try to bring her back to life.

Woman at War

A charming DIY eco-terrorist gets in over her head when she takes on big industry and the unscrupulous politicians out to ruin her beloved natural landscape.

Warrior Women

Through the figure of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, this inspiring documentary traces the untold story of countless Native American women.


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

3 Faces

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

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

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

Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

An American astronaut (and android) named Frank becomes a hideous burnt-face monster thanks to some gratuitous outer space laser-blasting by Martians who want to invade Earth!

Presented by Lesbian Looks and Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Lives: Visible and Leftovers

Legendary director Michelle Citron will be in person to present her newest films!

Killing Jesus

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

Free Admission!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

¡Las Sandinistas!

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

The Warriors

“Warriors … come out and play-eee-ayyy!”  In action master Walter Hill’s super-stylized exploitation classic, preposterously-themed street gangs rule the crime-infested streets of New York City.

Perfect Blue

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

Too Late to Die Young

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

Chained for Life

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

Dracula vs. Frankenstein

Place your bets on the goofy ‘70s porn star-looking bloodsucker or the lumpy mashed potato-faced Frankenweenie … either way, the only winners here will be those viewers with a taste for hilariously awful horror trash!

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

Special Guests in Person!

Cinematic Labyrinths

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

Free Outdoor Screening!

Rio Bravo

Filmed on location at legendary Old Tucson Studios, the thrilling 1959 Western Rio Bravo stands tall as one of the all-time greats of the genre.

The Restored Director’s Edition

Ichi the Killer

Takashi Miike’s ultra-violent cult film has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in an all-new, all-stunning digital restoration approved by Miike himself.

Prototype in 3D

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

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Apollo 13

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


Adapted from Anna Seghers’ WWII-set novel, the tricky noir thriller Transit transposes the plot to an indistinct era that resembles the present-day.

House of Sweat and Tears

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

Frankenstein’s Daughter

A bewildering and highly entertaining non-classic that thoroughly trashes the Frankenstein legend, from the director of She-Demons and Missile to the Moon!

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

The classic sci-fi/noir thriller in a definitive Final Cut that gave director Ridley Scott full artistic control to include extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects.


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

Blue My Mind

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

Blade II

In this blood-soaked, adrenaline-pumping action/horror fun machine sequel, Wesley Snipes returns to kick a whole lot of vampire butt as ultra-cool Marvel superhero Blade!

Inventing Tomorrow

Meet teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats.

Free for Members!

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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

Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary

Himmel Park goes Jurassic as The Loft Film Fest celebrates the 25th anniversary of Spielberg’s original dino-adventure with a free outdoor screening of Jurassic Park in the park! “Hold onto your butts!”

Becoming Astrid

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

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Animated Shorts

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast!

Death Spa

A hip and happening L.A. health club is the hottest place to work out, hook up and hang out until it’s possessed by the evil satanic spirit of the owner’s dead wife!

Free Community Forum

Guns in America: Where Do You Go from Here?

Photojournalist Jamie Hunter toured the U.S., documenting all sides of the gun control issue. Following Hunter’s presentation, we will conduct a community forum.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action Shorts

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast!

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Rarely has Miyazaki’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young witch finding her way in the world.


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

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Documentary Shorts

Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast!


Boundary-pushing adult animator Ralph Bakshi’s (Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic) first foray into fantasy is, in true Bakshi style, a dark, strange, psychedelic wonder.

The Insult

A dispute between two men – one a Lebanese Christian, one a Palestinian refugee – on the streets of Beirut escalates into a national sensation as they face off in court.

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No Man’s Land Film Festival

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

Body Melt

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

Free Admission!

Cool Runnings

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


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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Phantom Thread

Paul Thomas Anderson reunites with Daniel Day-Lewis to paint a stylish and illuminating portrait of an artist on a creative journey, as well as of the fascinating women who keep his world running.

Bending The Arc

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

Crime + Punishment

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

Director Penelope Spheeris in person

Wayne’s World

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

Killer Workout

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


The Shape of Water

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, circa 1962.

25th Anniversary!

Groundhog Day

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Beautiful Boy

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

40th Anniversary/35mm print!

Killer of Sheep

Completed in 1977 but difficult to see for decades due to soundtrack licensing issues, Burnett’s landmark UCLA thesis film is a haunting, almost documentary-like chronicle of 1970s black life in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood.

35mm Print!

Smoke Signals with Chris Eyre in person

Chris Eyre’s award-winning 1998 Sundance hit Smoke Signals is a funny, touching and honest look at what it is to be Indian in America.

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Eighth Grade

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

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

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

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!

Fundraising Screening to Support MOCA Tucson!

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

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

The Craft

A coven of teen witches transforms their high school into a little shop of horrors in the magically delicious comedy/thriller The Craft.

Presented by Ben's Bells!

Social Justice Parenting with Mako Fitts Ward

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

American Animals

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


The highly-influential cult classic Akira is a twisted dystopian parable of violence and rock-n-roll, Japanese style, based on the comic book by Katsuhiro Otomo.

Before We Vanish

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

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

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

Keep the Change

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

Brand New Digital Restoration

The Virgin Spring

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

Fantastic Planet

French director and animator René Laloux’s landmark sci-fi adventure is a mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind psychedelic masterpiece based on the book Om en Serie by Stefan Wul.

Closed Captions

Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy

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

The Day Time Ended

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

Deconstructing The Birth of The Beatles

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

Mean Girls

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

Mothers of Bedford

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


Call Me By Your Name

A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, adapted from Andre Aciman’s acclaimed novel by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, James Ivory.

Mystery Men

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

9 Deaths of the Ninja

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

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The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop).

Double Lover

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

In Between (Bar Bahar)

In the award-winning, taboo-breaking drama In Betweenthree independent minded Palestinian women share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr.

Bisbee ’17

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


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

Conan the Barbarian

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



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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Suspiria (2018)

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

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

A dazzling new animated adventure about a young girl named Mary who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson invites you to book a room in The Grand Budapest Hotel, a hilariously offbeat, meticulously-designed screwball tragi-comedy set in Europe between the World Wars.


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


The Party

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

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

Summer of 84

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

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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

Closed Captions

Skate Kitchen

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

A Fantastic Woman

In A Fantastic Woman, Daniela Vega delivers a powerhouse performance as a transgender nightclub singer, Marina, in love with Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a successful businessman 20 years her senior.

Sweet Country

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

The Eyeslicer Halloween Special!

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

The Cakemaker

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

Closed Captions

Love, Gilda

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



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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

The Children Act

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


Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller  (Nicholas Cage, in a full-throttle, adrenaline-inducing performance) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough, Oblivion).

En el Séptimo Día

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


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

Closed Captions & Audio Description


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

Big Trouble in Little China

John Carpenter’s kooky, supernatural kung-fu fantasy comedy action flick is an uproariously rampaging adventure in the grand tradition of 1930s cliffhanger serials!

Let The Corpses Tan

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

Heavy Trip

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

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

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

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

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

Free For Members!

Three Identical Strangers

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

Speed Racer

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

35mm Print!

The Goonies

The Goonies is a rip-roaring, rollercoaster ride of movie that delivers the fun no matter how many times you’ve seen it.

Five Fingers for Marseilles

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

I Am Not a Witch

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

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Monsters and Men

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

Audio Description


The reported death of an upper-class Israeli couple’s soldier son sparks a series of tragicomically absurd events, in the bold new film from award-winning filmmaker Samuel Maoz.


Zhenya (Maryana Spivak), a beauty salon owner, and Boris (Aleksey Rozin), a middle-management office worker, are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations.

Studio 54

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

23 Bruises: The Lisa King Story

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

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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


Cries and Whispers

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

Digital Restoration!

Suspiria (1977)

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

Presented by Reveille Men's Chorus

Sister Act Sing-a-Long

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

Free Outdoor Screening at Old Tucson!

¡Three Amigos!

Celebrate Tucson’s birthday month by watching the hilarious 1986 made-in-Tucson comedy, ¡Three Amigos!, screened outdoors on the actual Old Tucson “Mission movie set” where the film was shot!

Trails in Motion 6

Trails in Motion is an annual international film tour for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world.

Advance Screening with Bonus Content!


Don’t miss this special advance screening of the wild new thriller Mandy, featuring an exclusive filmed conversation with director Panos Cosmatos and the one-and-only Nicolas Cage!


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

John Carpenter’s The Thing

Horror legend John Carpenter took the 1951 sci-fi classic The Thing From Another World and turned it into something darker, fiercer and altogether more disturbing.

Troll 2

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

Serenity in the Desert 2018

Enjoy a special screening of Joss Whedon’s film Serenity preceded by Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with all proceeds benefiting The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona!

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Joan Jett: Bad Reputation

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

Naked Lunch

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

Breaker! Breaker!

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


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

Closed Captions


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


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

35mm Print!

Napoleon Dynamite

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


In this cult-tastic spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950s wholesomeness, the crazed characters and crackerjack plot are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name.


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

3100: Run and Become

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

One Night Only!


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

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut

Richard Kelly’s defiantly uncategorizable cult classic obliterates the lines between teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, and horror – remaining wildly entertaining throughout.

W/ Director Kirby Dick in Person!

The Bleeding Edge

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

Stand By Me

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

The Barbarians

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

Rats: The Night of Terror

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

We The Animals

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

Candidate Forum

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


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

The Ranger

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description


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

Brand-New Digital Restoration!

John Carpenter’s The Fog

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

Step Brothers

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

SOLD OUT - Presented by Tucson Baha'is

Bahá’í Film Festival

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

Madeline’s Madeline

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

Brand New Digital Restoration!

The Seventh Seal

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

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Wild Strawberries

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

Free for Members!

We The Animals

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

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Through a Glass Darkly

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

Brand New Digital Restoration!


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

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Scenes from a Marriage / Theatrical Cut

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

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Fanny & Alexander / Theatrical Cut

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

Tokyo Godfathers

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

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cowboy Bebop in style with a special two-night-only theatrical event on the big screen!


The Iron Giant

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


The Very Merry Holiday Sing-A-Long Spectacular!

Ho, Ho, Ho y’all! Get ready to stuff your stocking, roast your chestnuts and jingle your bells once again at The Loft Cinema’s annual shiny holiday shindig!

Shaun of the Dead

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

Free Outdoor Screening on the UA Mall!

Avengers: Infinity War

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

Free For Members!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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


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

Moana Sing-A-Long!

Dive into a world of music and adventure, and see “How Far You’ll Go,” as The Loft Cinema presents a very special interactive sing-a-long screening of the fun-tastic Disney classic, Moana!

Howl’s Moving Castle

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl.

Free Outdoor Screening!


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

New Digital Restoration!

Man with a Movie Camera

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

Director's Cut! One Night Only! (CC)

The House That Jack Built

See the unrated Director’s Cut of the film that shocked audiences at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival at this limited release, one-night-only screening of Lars von Trier’s controversial new horror thriller!

Free Admission!


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

American Psycho

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

Free Admission!

How to Train Your Dragon 2

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

The S Word

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

Free Admission!

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

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

Free Admission!

The Neverending Story

This wondrous fantasy film is a grand adventure set in a magical world where the greatest power is imagination.

Free Admission!

The Last Unicorn

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

Free Admission!

Spirited Away

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

In the Intense Now

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

Free Admission!

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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

Something in the Air

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

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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

All the President’s Men

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

With Greg Sestero in person!

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

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

35mm Print!

Near Dark

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

Free Admission!


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

Free Admission!

Kirikou and the Sorceress

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

35mm Print!

Return to Oz

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

Burt Reynolds Tribute!

Smokey and the Bandit

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

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Bisbee ’17 Opening Night Screening

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

The Outlaw Josey Wales

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

An Evening with Michael Twitty

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

Free Admission!

The Jungle Book (2016)

A thrilling, live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

The Trial

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

Deconstructing The Beatles 1963: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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

Tucson Salvage

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


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Based on the comic book of the same name, Edgar Wright’s genre-smashing teen comedy/musical/action/video game flick tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s epic quest to power up with love.


To Boldly Think: The Philosophical Conundrums of Star Trek

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

Presented by the Center for Biological Diversity and Population Connection

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

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

The Winning Score: The Special Magic of Music for Film

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

Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides

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

Closed Captions

The Gospel According to André

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

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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

The Guardians

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

Andrei Rublev

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

35mm Print!

Baby Driver

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

The Found Footage Festival: Cherished Gems

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

The Desert on Celluloid

Celebrate American Archives Month as the University of Arizona Special Collections, the Arizona Historical Society, the Center for Creative Photography, and UA Literature, Film and Archival Studies present treasures from their film collections.

The Found Footage Festival: After Dark

A very-special “adults only” edition of The Found Footage Festival! The all-new AFTER DARK show features a selection of the trashiest, dirtiest and most depraved videos in their collection

Hot Fuzz

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

European Art Cinema Day 2018!

Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la bête)

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

Free Outdoor Screening at The University of Arizona Biosphere 2 in Oracle, AZ!

The Martian

Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew on Mars. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

Free Admission!


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

The Halloween & Poltergeist Double Feature Terror-Thon!

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

My Neighbor Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside.

Hispanic Heritage Month Screening!

La Bamba

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

Aretha Franklin Tribute!

The Blues Brothers

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

Brand-new digital restoration!

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

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

Y Tu Mamá También

Alfonso Cuarón’s first arthouse smash, about a pair of randy buddies on a road trip, is a joyfully sexy comedy/drama that helped spark the Mexican Cinema Renaissance of the new millennium.

Dark Money

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

35mm Print!

For a Few Dollars More

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


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

Outlaw of Gor

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

New Digital Restoration


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

New Digital Restoration

Django, Kill!

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

New 50th Anniversary Digital Restoration

The Great Silence

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

Home Movie Day 2018

Bring your vintage home movie reels to The Loft Cinema for Tucson’s 7th annual Home Movie Day, featuring expert inspection, preservation advice and screenings of local home movies.

Free Outdoor Screening at Tucson Meet Yourself!

Selena Sing-A-Long!

Celebrate the magic of legendary music superstar Selena at this special screening of the 1997 film, Selena, featuring on-screen lyrics to all the songs so you can sing-a-long!

Kinky Boots

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

Free For Members!

Kusama – Infinity

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

Paper Tigers

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


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

Presented by Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

North of Nightfall

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

10 Things I Hate About You

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

Closed Captions

Eating Animals

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

Summer Spectacular!

The Cat Video Fest

Let’s go surfin’ meow, everybody’s learnin’ meow, come on a safari with the cool cats of the CAT VIDEO FEST, splashing back down at The Loft Cinema just in time for the end of summer!

Tucson Modernism Week Screening

North by Northwest

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


Shaft (1971)

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

free admission!

What’s Up, Docs?

This year’s documentary showcase from the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television features 10 new short films exploring diverse subjects and styles.

Free For Members!

Studio 54

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

The Broadway Musical

An American in Paris

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

Mad Max: Fury Road

An outrageous, full-throttle action extravaganza filled with unexpected depth, feeling and characters to root for.

Peter Pan

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

Female Trouble

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

Santa’s Slay

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

Closed Captions & Audio Description

Final Portrait

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

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Christmas Evil

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

Sold Out

Reel Rock 12

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

Shriek of the Mutilated

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

Free Outdoor Screening!

Home Alone

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

Free Outdoor Screening!


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

Edward Scissorhands

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

Rule Breakers Movie Party!


Don’t miss the hilarious holiday horror classic, Gremlins, on the big screen, featuring an all-new introduction and exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with director Joe Dante before the movie!

Free Outdoor Screening in Camp Verde, AZ!

Kingdom of the Spiders

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!


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


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

Father's Day Screening

The Royal Tenenbaums

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

VW Presents: Warren Miller’s Face of Winter

This year, new and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME), presented by Volkswagen.

Shelter Me: In Times of Need

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

Brand-new 70mm print!

2001: A Space Odyssey

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

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

Get Out (AND VOTE)

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

35MM Print!

Streets of Fire

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

Death Becomes Her

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

Brand-new 50th Anniversary Restoration

Memories of Underdevelopment

One of the first Cuban films to achieve success abroad, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s intimate and densely layered Memories of Underdevelopment is a landmark work of Cuban cinema.

Reel Rock 13

This December, Reel Rock 13 blazes across the planet with a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films, delivering jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor.

70mm Print!


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

Brand-New Digital Restoration!

Edward II

In this iconic New Queer Cinema classic, cinematic provocateur Derek Jarman (Sebastian, Jubilee) offers a visually extravagant, sexually provocative postmodern take on Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama, The Troublesome Reign of Edward II.

Sólo con tu pareja

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

The House I Live In

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

Free Admission


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

Hippie Family Values

Shot over a period of ten years at a remote communal ranch in New Mexico, Hippie Family Values is an intimate chronicle of a handful of hippie elders, along with their adult children and grandkids.

Closed Caption & Audio Description


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

Free Admission!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Ang Lee virtually reinvented Chinese cinema’s swordplay genre with this exhilarating adventure starring Michele Yeoh and Chow Yun-Fat as estranged lovers searching for the Green Destiny sword.

New Digital Restoration!

Liquid Sky

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

Father's Day Screening!

The Godfather

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


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

Mother's Day Screening

Serial Mom

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Bisbee, AZ!

Brimstone & Glory

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


Hearts Beat Loud

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

40th Anniversary!


Self-described as “a dream of dark and troubling things,” this 1977 avant-garde classic introduced David Lynch to the world of feature films, going on to become a bona fide cult sensation.


Trouble Every Day

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


35 Shots of Rum

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


White Material

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

This is Spinal Tap Sing-A-Long!

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


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

The Breadwinner

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

The Stuff

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


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

The Longest Day

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

Presented by The American Legion

Arizona Heroes of World War 1

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

With the director in person!

Arrangiarsi (Pizza… & the Art of Living)

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

Human Flow

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

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

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

Beyond the Wall

Beyond the Wall highlights one of the most critical issues in criminal justice reform: the many prisoners returning to their communities each year where they face tremendous challenges and barriers.

Free Outdoor Screening at the UA

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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

Blood Diner

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

The Witch

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

Free Admission! Subtítulos en español!

The Book of Life

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


The Hidden Fortress

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

Tucson Comic-Con Screening

The Crow

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

30th Anniversary!


A delirious horror/comedy, Beetlejuice was Tim Burton’s second feature, defining his signature mix of wild imagination, fractured characters, surreal sensibility, gothic whimsy and dazzling special effects!

Free Outdoor Screening at Las Milpitas Community Farm!

The Hand That Feeds

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

Ends Thursday, Nov. 30

The Florida Project

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

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ stars Sienna Miller, alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

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

Distant Sky: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen

Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Presented by the University of Arizona School of Art

Before Hours

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

Ends Thursday, Nov. 30

Blade of the Immortal

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

They Live

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

Ends Thursday

Loving Vincent

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

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Smiles of a Summer Night

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

Everything is Terrible! The Great Satan Show

Join your bedazzled Dadgods for an all-new live show, featuring never before seen puppets and costumes, as EIT! presents their newest feature, The Great Satan!


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

35mm Print!

Seven Samurai

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


Throne of Blood

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

Earth Day Screening!


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


One of Agnès Varda’s most celebrated features, Vagabond tells the harrowing story of the last months in the life of a young female drifter.


The Gleaners & I

Agnes Varda’s marvelous “wandering road documentary,” voted one of the 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century, focuses on the centuries-old tradition of “gleaning” in France – literally, picking up the cast-offs of others.

Free Outdoor Screening at the UA!


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

Ramen Heads

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

Peter Rabbit and Tales of Beatrix Potter

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

Ends Thursday, January 18


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

A Brief History of Time

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

Free Admission

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

The first installment in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, this is the epic story of Ogami Ittō, a wandering assassin for hire who is accompanied on his violent adventures by his young son, Daigoro.

Presented by Arizona Queer Archives


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

Presented by Take Back the Night Tucson

No! The Rape Documentary

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

New Digital Restoration!

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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


The ads warned “In space, no one can hear you scream,” but everyone in a theatre showing this landmark sci-fi/horror flick will definitely hear you scream, because it’s scary as heck!

Good Night, and Good Luck

In this timely dramatization of journalist Edward R. Murrow’s battles with anti-Communist crusader Joseph McCarthy, director/star George Clooney creates a provocative look at a dark chapter of American history.

Free For Members!

Sweet Country

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



A special screening of Christopher Nolan’s 2014 science fiction epic, Interstellar, featuring a live introduction by Dr. Feryal Ozel, theoretical astrophysicist and Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the U of A.

Free Poolside Screening!


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

Presented in 70mm!

Lawrence of Arabia

One of the screen’s grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true-life experiences ofT.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia

The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2018

Don’t miss the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world – and YOU help select the winner!

The Agave Heritage Festival Film Screenings

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

Presented by DocScapes


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

Free Screening

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

The new documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water.

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

Magic Hour

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

Mother's Day Screening!

Hairspray Sing-A-Long!

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


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.

First Friday Shorts: The Golden Gong Year-End Showdown

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

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

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

A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg

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

Skype Q&A with producer Dan Janvey!

Beasts of the Southern Wild

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



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

4th of July Screening!

The Room

Oh hi, Independence! Join us as we make The Room go BOOM by celebrating America’s birthday with Tommy, Lisa, Mark, Denny and the whole spoon-loving, football-tossing, Scotchka-chugging Room gang!

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

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

The Long Goodbye

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

The Other Side of Hope

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

Brimstone & Glory

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

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!

My Friend Dahmer

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

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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

Funeral Parade of Roses

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

The International Ocean Film Tour Volume 4

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

Mansfield 66/67

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

Army of Darkness

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

Zero Weeks

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

Marjorie Prime

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

Martha & Niki

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


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

Dog Years

Burt Reynolds plays an aging, former movie star who is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface Dog Years is a tale about faded fame, but at its core, it’s a universal story about growing old.

Presented by UA Russian and Slavic Studies

Storm Over Asia

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

The Killing of Satan

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

35mm Print!


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

Ends Thursday

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

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

Free for members!


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

The Divine Order

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

Wonder Wheel

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

Ends Thursday, January 18

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

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

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.

The Square

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

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.


Lady Bird

Set amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

The Force

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

Free for Members!

The Breadwinner

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

Happy End

A scathing takedown of the bourgeoisie, Happy End is a satanically mixed brew that writer/director/provocateur Michael Haneke stirs with dazzling inspiration.

Let Yourself Go

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

Presented by UA Russian and Slavic Studies

October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

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

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

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

The Challenge

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

Presented by Patronato San Xavier

In the Americas Patronato San Xavier Fundraiser

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

Desert Bride

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

I Am Another You

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

20th Anniversary Party!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

Free Admission!

Hocus Pocus

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

Set It Off

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

The Untamed

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

Free Outdoor Screening!

Cars 3

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

The Eagle Huntress

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

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

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

The Boy Downstairs

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

Sold Out

Hocus Pocus Halloween Party!

This Halloween season, let us put a spell on you as we party with the Sanderson Sisters at a special 25th anniversary screening of the wickedly funny comedy, Hocus Pocus!

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.

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 40th annual Rocky Horror Halloween Bash, so help us celebrate the freakiest night of the year (even if it IS a few days early)!

Free Outdoor Screening

Ghostbusters (1984)

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

Presented by Indivisible Arizona and Tucson Jews for Justice

Why a Free Press is Essential to Democracy

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


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

Free Admission!

Loft Film Fest Preview Event

Join us for an exciting FREE preview of this year’s Loft Film Fest! Watch trailers for films we’ll be screening and plan your Fest schedule! Get the inside scoop on all the Fest buzz, guests, events and more!

Spotlight Event

The Tent Village

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

Jennifer’s Body

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

Brand-New Digital Restoration

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Sergio Leone’s epic, “Man With No Name” trilogy-capping Spaghetti Western thrillingly conjures up operatic excess, existential cowboy crisis and the blackest of black humor

Free Outdoor Screening in Douglas

West Side Story

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


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


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

Free Outdoor Screening!

Waste Land

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


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

Dead Snow

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

Sami Blood

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

Better Watch Out

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


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

Killjoy 3: Killjoy’s Revenge

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


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

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

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


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


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.


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

Woodpeckers (Carpinteros)

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


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

The Feels

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

Vampire Circus

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

Ismael’s Ghosts

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

My Friend Dahmer

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


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


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!


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!


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

Spotlight Event

Gas Food Lodging (25th Anniversary Screening)

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

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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

Documentary Shorts

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

Presented by Habitat for Humanity

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

LaughingStock Comedy Company is the funniest company in business today.

Three Colors: Blue

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

Night of the Comet

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and not everyone is feeling fine, in this, like, majorly awesome ‘80s sci-fi comedy!

The Quay Brothers in 35mm

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

Solo Horn Project: Sound and Images

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Dragoon

Geronimo: An American Legend

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

70mm print


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


Based on the bestselling book by Laura Hillebrand, the multiple Oscar-nominated drama Seabiscuit tells the inspiring true story of one of the most successful racehorses in history.


The Princess Bride

Spend the most romantic night of the year with Westley and Buttercup as we celebrate the magical “storybook love” of this ever-enchanting, always-hilarious, endlessly-quotable classic on the big screen!

The Age of Consequences

A new documentary investigating the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.

Presented by

Best in Show

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

New Digital Restoration!

The Sacrifice

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

Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste

The Story of Food Waste showcases forward-thinking leaders who show how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

Cléo from 5 to 7

A real-time portrait of a beautiful singer set adrift in Paris as she awaits the potentially life-changing results of a medical test.

W/ the short films Black Panthers and Uncle Yanco


Varda’s fascination with California has resulted in a number of uniquely beautiful films shot in the Golden State, films that subtly capture the director’s ambivalent, complicated and ultimately loving feelings about America.

Free for Members!

The Insult

A dispute between two men – one a Lebanese Christian, one a Palestinian refugee – on the streets of Beirut escalates into a national sensation as they face off in court.

My Brilliant Career

Actress Judy Davis and director Gillian Armstrong both made a huge splash on the international arthouse scene with this Australian drama about a young writer who refuses to conform to society’s expectations.


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

With Special Guest

The Graduate

Glamorous, funny, sexy and sad, The Graduate is an emotional touchstone for an entire generation, not to mention a late-‘60s harbinger of the “New Hollywood” studio films that would storm the movie industry in the early ‘70s.

Pacific Rim

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

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


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

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

The 19th annual edition of The Animation Show of Shows comes to the big screen, featuring 16 internationally acclaimed animated short films!

With Special guest!

The Fiddler on the Roof Sing-A-Long

Belt it out and raise the roof at this special Sing-A-Long screening of one of the most beloved movie musicals of all-time, the multi-Oscar winning Fiddler on the Roof!


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

The Rape of Recy Taylor

Against formidable odds and threats to her life and the lives of her family members, Recy Taylor chose not to remain silent, but instead to bravely speak up and press charges, waging a war for justice that resonates today.

Devil in a Blue Dress

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

With Chris Lemmon in person!

The Apartment

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

Tucson Lunafest 2018

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

An Interactive Screening hosted by Chuzapalooza!

White Christmas Sing-a-Long!

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

Pan’s Labyrinth

An alternately frightening, moving and spellbinding fable celebrating the power of childhood imagination.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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


A Fantastic Woman

In A Fantastic Woman, Daniela Vega delivers a powerhouse performance as a transgender nightclub singer, Marina, in love with Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a successful businessman 20 years her senior.

70mm print

Wonder Woman

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

A Hard Day’s Night Sing-A-Long

Catch Beatlemania with John, Paul, George and Ringo at this fab sing-a-long screening of the 1964 rock ‘n’ roll musical, A Hard Day’s Night!

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!


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

Narrative Shorts

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

Presented by Xanadu Collective

The Unholy Tarahumara and Rita of the Sky

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

35th Anniversary


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

Twelfth Night

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

Tragedy Girls

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

The Women’s Balcony

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

Lost in Paris

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

The Vagrant

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

Spotlight Event/25th Anniversary Screening


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

Born in Flames

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


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

Free Outdoor Screening on the UA Mall

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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

The Dark Knight

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

Presented by Summit Hut and prAna

Uncharted Lines

This screening is SOLD OUT!

Damnation Alley

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



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

The Midwife

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

Free Outdoor Screening in Patagonia

DisneyNature: Wings of Life

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

*No one under 18 will be admitted*


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

Presented by The University of Arizona Poetry Center

Welcome to This House

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

The Haury Conversation: Noam Chomsky

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

13 Minutes

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

Pop Aye

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

Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time

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



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

The Trip to Spain

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

With star Ted Neeley in person!

Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-A-Long

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

Presented by Summit Hut & Vasque Footwear


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

Spotlight Event

Revenge of the Nerds

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

Local Film Premiere!


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

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.


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

Free Admission!

Ice Age

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

Free Admission!


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

Twelve Monkeys

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

Free Admission!

Bee Movie

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

Free Admission!

Akeelah and the Bee

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

Party Camp

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

Free Admission!

Disneynature: Oceans

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

Free Admission!

Cinderella (2015)

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

Saint Joan

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

Cheerleader Camp

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


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


An Injury to One

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

Beach Rats

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

20th Anniversary!

Lost Highway

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


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


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

Tales of an Immoral Couple

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

Digital Restoration!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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

Meatballs Part II

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

Walk With Me

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

Southern Arizona Activist Fair

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

Viceroy’s House

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


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



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


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


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

Sleepaway Camp

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

Free For Members!


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

Maniac Cop

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

Super Fuzz

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

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

Cesar Chávez

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


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

Jurassic Park

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

Samurai Cop

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

Presented by The Haven


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

Bruising for Besos

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


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

Part of the 2017 Tucson Film Festival!


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

Velvet Goldmine

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


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

New Digital Restoration

The Seduction of Mimi

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

New Digital Restoration

Love & Anarchy

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

Presented by CITY Center

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World

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

Bill Cunningham New York

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

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

New Digital Restoration!

Night of the Living Dead

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

World Premiere!

The Monkey Farm

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

Girlfriend from Hell

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


Silver Bullet

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



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

Galaxy of Terror

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


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May it Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers

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

A Quiet Passion

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

I Am the Blues

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

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.

New Digital Restoration

Seven Beauties

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

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

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

Advance Screening

The Road Movie

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

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

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

Presented and Hosted by Tucson NOW

Equal Means Equal

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

Brillo Box (3¢ Off)

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

Endless Poetry

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

Birthright: A War Story

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

The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2017

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

All the Rage: Saved by Sarno

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

New Digital Restoration

Swept Away

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

Jodorowsky’s Dune

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

Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two

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

Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier

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

Presented by Ben's Bells!

Find Your Kind with Jeannette Maré

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


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


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

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

at the Dunbar School Project

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!


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.


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!

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!

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!

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!


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.

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.


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.


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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


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

Free Admission!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.

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.


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.


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!


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!


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.


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!


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.


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?


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, 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.


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 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).


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.


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!



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.


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.


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.



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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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 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.”


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.”


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


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