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Loft Film Fest

Loft Film Fest

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022

Presented by: Desert Diamond Casino and Entertainment and National Endowment for the Arts

Celebrating its twelfth year in 2022, the Loft Film Fest (located in beautiful Tucson, Arizona) is dedicated to showcasing the best independent, foreign and classic films, as well as celebrating the work of established and emerging directors, writers, producers and actors. The Loft Film Fest, through its eclectic and diverse programming, aims not only to expand the audience for cinema that challenges, inspires and entertains, but also to honor those artists whose talent and passion bring that cinema to life.

Special guests of The Loft Film Fest have included acclaimed filmmakers such as Carlos Reygadas, Alex Cox, Chris Eyre, Larry McMurtry, Charles Burnett, Don Coscarelli, The Zellner Brothers, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kirby Dick, Richard Kelly, and Allison Anders; celebrated actors including Bruce Dern, Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Robert Carradine, Stacy Keach, Jon Lovitz, Udo Kier, Alfonso Arau, Illeana Douglas, Rita Moreno, and Curtis Armstrong; and industry legends such as Roger Corman, recipient of the 2012 “Lofty Achievement Award.”

The Loft Film Fest, produced by the award-winning, non-profit Loft Cinema, is fiercely committed to continuing its tradition of bringing world-class film festival programming to Tucson, connecting audiences with artists and celebrating the unique spirit of independent cinema.

The Loft Film Fest is the only American festival member of the CICAE, the International Confederation of Art Houses. Founded in 1955, the CICAE is a network of 4,000 screens and 22 international film festivals that work to increase audience for excellent international independent films. The CICAE award is designed to bring attention to excellent films in order for them to be seen in art houses around the world. The CICAE award is given out at festivals including the Berlinale Forum and Panorama, the Sarajevo International Film Festival, the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

The Loft Film Fest also produces Loft Film Fest on the Road, a community-building program that takes unexpected films for free screenings in underserved and unserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. The movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a cargo van outfitted with solar panels (donated by Technicians for Sustainability) to power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system.

Loft Film Fest 2022

Loft Film Fest 2022

0 HR 0 MIN | NR

Starts Oct 12

Signature Series

In 2022, The Loft Cinema celebrates its Golden 50th Anniversary with a year-long series of classic films from 1972!
The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

1 HR 43 MIN | R

Thursday, Aug 25
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

2 HR 5 MIN | NR

Thursday, Oct 27
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Studio Ghibli Summer

Experience the magic of Studio Ghibli on the big screen this summer at The Loft Cinema with weekly screenings of classic films from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Goro Miyazaki!
Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

2 HR 14 MIN | PG-13

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The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

2 HR 6 MIN | PG-13

Starts Aug 17
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Cult Classics

Presented By Barrio Brewing Co
The greatest cult movies of all-time are back on the big screen! Select Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00pm.
But I'm a Cheerleader

But I'm a Cheerleader

1 HR 25 MIN | R

Starts Aug 12
Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D

Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D

1 HR 29 MIN | G

Starts Aug 19
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Mondo Mondays

Get ready for weird, wild and wonderful flicks from the mondo side of the silver screen! Every Monday at 8:00 pm! Admission is only $4 or $3 for Loft Cinema members!
The Green Slime

The Green Slime

1 HR 30 MIN | G

Monday, Aug 15
Galaxy of Terror

Galaxy of Terror

1 HR 21 MIN | R

Monday, Aug 22
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Essential Cinema

See classic art films the way they were meant to be seen – with an audience and on the big screen! Admission is FREE for all Essential Cinema films with a suggested donation of $5.
North by Northwest

North by Northwest

2 HR 16 MIN | NR

Tuesday, Aug 23
Walkabout

Walkabout

1 HR 35 MIN | PG

Tuesday, Sep 20
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Loft Staff Selects

A monthly series showcasing film favorites chosen by our amazing Loft Cinema staff!
The Greasy Strangler

The Greasy Strangler

1 HR 33 MIN |

Sunday, Aug 21
Falling Down

Falling Down

1 HR 53 MIN | R

Sunday, Sep 18
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Special Events

Exciting, one-of-a-kind events at The Loft Cinema!
Lost Highway

Lost Highway

2 HR 14 MIN | R

Thursday, Aug 11
Tombstone

Tombstone

2 HR 10 MIN | R

Sunday, Aug 14
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Loft Kids Fest

Presented By Long Realty Cares
It’s back! LOFT KIDS FEST returns to The Loft Cinema this summer for 10 days of free IN-PERSON entertainment and excitement, every Saturday and Sunday morning in July, starting Saturday, July 2nd!
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