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.

now showing

My Golden Days

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

now showing

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.

now showing

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.

now showing

Hardcore Henry

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

now showing

Hello, My Name is Doris

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

now showing

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.

now showing
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The Last Unicorn

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

friday, april 29 - Sunday, May 1
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Trapped follows the clinic workers, women, and lawyers on the frontlines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for the millions of poor and uninsured women caught in a political quagmire.

Monday, May 2
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Class of 1984

An innocent high school teacher learns the best way to educate his violent punk rock students is with a killer lesson plan and a hot blowtorch! Starring a young Michael J. Fox!

Monday, May 2
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The Messenger

Often heard before seen, songbirds are instrumental in Mother Nature’s soundtrack. The migration patterns of these birds are vital links in the global ecosystem.

tuesday, may 3
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Special “May the 4th Be With You” Screening!


The Force AND The Schwartz will be with you as we blast off into the outer reaches of inspired lunacy with a May the 4th screening of the hilarious Star Wars spoof, Spaceballs!

Wednesday, May 4
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Free Outdoor Screening at the UA!

Guardians of the Galaxy

Blast off and have fun under the stars at a free outdoor screening of the sci-fi hit Guardians of the Galaxy on the UA campus!

Wednesday, May 4
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With David Yetman in person!

In the Americas

In the Americas with David Yetman takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere.

thursday, may 5
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Equinox Flower

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

Thursday, May 5
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Free Screening!


A compilation of video art and experimental documentaries.

Thursday, May 5
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First Friday Shorts: The Golden Gong Year-End Showdown!

All your favorites from Year #11 in a cinematic smackdown from which only one director shall emerge victorious.

friday, may 6
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In this hilariously gruesome horror/comedy classic from genre master Stuart Gordon, a demented doctor decides that the best way to live life is to re-animate it from the dead and then watch the gore fly!

Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7


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.

Starts May 6

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.

Starts May 6
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Content! Negativland Live on Tour

Don’t miss legendary performance group Negativland’s first-ever performance in Tucson!   Featuring special guests, Skincage!

Saturday, may 7
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Special Mother’s Day Screening! 35mm Print!

Another Thin Man

Spend Mother’s Day with everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, crime-fighting couple, Nick and Nora Charles, and their new baby, Nick Charles, Jr.!

Sunday, May 8
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Special Mother’s Day Screening!

Mommie Dearest

A lavish, outrageously over-the-top shocker detailing Hollywood legend Joan Crawford’s infamously troubled relationship with her adopted daughter, Christina.

Sunday, May 8
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Deadly Prey

A shirtless Vietnam vet is pushed to the limit when he takes on a gang of sadistic mercenaries who love to hunt people for sport in this hysterically funny, gloriously inept action flick that truly delivers the bad movie goods.

Monday, May 9
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Presented by Moms Demand Action Arizona, Epix, and Tucson City Councilmember Steve Kozachik

Under the Gun

A new documentary that gives a human face to a crisis that is costing us in blood and scarring the conscience of a nation.

Monday, May 9
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Songs My Brothers Taught Me

An Oglala Nation brother and sister struggle to find their way while maintaining their deep connection to each other and the complicated place they call “home.”

Tuesday, May 10
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

The debut film from Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaa is considered by many to be his masterwork.

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Magic Hour

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

Weds., May 11
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Late Spring

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

Thursday, may 12
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

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

Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15

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.

Starts May 13

No one under 17 admitted

Belladonna of Sadness

A mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci.

Starts May 13


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.

Starts May 13
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Presented by Vegan Logic!

Green Is the New Red

Come out for the FREE presentation and Q&A on “Big Ag’s Dirty Secrets: What ‘Ag-Gag’ Laws Are Trying to Hide from Consumers and Activists.”

saturday, may 14
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30th Anniversary! free admission!

My Little Pony: The Movie

Pony up for major fun, adventure and music with a 30th anniversary screening of the original My Little Pony movie, featuring an all-star voice cast

Saturday, may 14
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Grave of the Fireflies

Director Isao Takahata creates a visually stunning and emotionally powerful film that meditates on the devastating consequences of war.

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Death to Smoochy

Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid’s TV business isn’t all child’s play.

Sunday, May 15
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Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge

A disgruntled dude with a burnt face and a killer grudge haunts the local shopping mall in this goofy Phantom of the Opera rip-off, and, scariest of all, starring a young Pauly Shore!

Monday, May 16
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Free admission!

The Thin Blue Line

Among the most important, inventive and extraordinary documentaries ever made, The Thin Blue Line, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (The Fog of War), erases the border between art and activism.

Tuesday, May 17
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Princess Mononoke

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

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The Purple Rain Sing-A-Long

Join us as we pay tribute to the legendary artist Prince at a special sing-a-long screening of Purple Rain with a pre-show Prince music video salon.

Wednesday, May 18
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An Autumn Afternoon

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

thursday, may 19
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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!

Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21
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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.”

Friday, May 20

The Meddler

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

Starts May 20

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.

Starts May 20

Tale of Tales

Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from Matteo Garrone, the visionary director of Gomorrah.

Starts May 20

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.”

Starts May 20
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 38 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

saturday, may 21
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70mm Showcase!

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

An epic, all-star slapstick comedy extravaganza, shot and presented in the gargantuan Ultra Panavision 70 format, about a group of greedy adventurers tearing up the countryside in search of buried treasure.

Saturday, May 21
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My Neighbors The Yamadas

Isao Takahata wryly tweaks the everyday activities of family life with his depiction of the irresponsible, slovenly, and lazy Yamada family and their unassuming way of life.

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National Theatre Live

Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Sunday, May 22 & Tuesday, May 24
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With unprecedented access to personal archives and home movies, not to mention the man himself, Hockney is the definitive film portrait of Britain’s greatest living artist.

Monday, May 23
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A sexy stunt woman deliberately gets herself thrown in prison so she can hunt down her sister’s killers in this Bad B-movie Bonanza chock full of sleaze, shower fights and a female Prince impersonator!

Monday, May 23
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Spirited Away

Miyazaki’s stunning, Academy Award-winning masterpiece Spirited Away helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers.

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The Business of Amateurs

The first documentary that challenges the NCAA from the perspective of former student-athletes.

Wednesday, May 25
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Tokyo Story

Tokyo Story is recognized as Yasujirô Ozu’s masterpiece and among the greatest films ever made, having appeared three times on Sight and Sound’s once-a-decade list of the best films of all-time.

thursday, may 26
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With David Yetman in person!

In the Americas

In the Americas with David Yetman takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere.

thursday, may 26
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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.

Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30

The Lobster

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

Starts May 27
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Massacre at Central High

The new kid in town is ready to take on the school bullies at Central High, but things are about to get way out of hand in this grindhouse classic where the only lesson plan is “murder.”

Monday, May 30
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Castle in the Sky

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most stunningly beautiful, exciting, and infrequently screened films.

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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.

Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4
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35mm film print!

Whisper of the Heart

A masterpiece about the awakening of creative talent, Whisper of the Heart was the first and only full-length feature by Hayao Miyazaki’s protégé Yoshifumi Kondo.

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The Secret World of Arrietty

The lyrical animation, with its meditative attention to nature, bears the unique Studio Ghibli stamp.

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70mm Showcase!


See Jeff Bridges trapped inside a computer in the groundbreaking 1982 special effects extravaganza Tron, presented on the big screen in glorious, mind-blowing 70mm!

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12
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free admission!

Batteries Not Included

Loveable grandparents and tiny alien robots team up and cause trouble in this a delightful fantasy for the whole family, from producer Steven Spielberg.

saturday, june 11
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Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the world’s most revered animation studios.

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free admission!

Once Upon a Time in the West

Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone reimagined the American Western and produced one of the undisputable classics of the genre.

tuesday, june 14
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Porco Rosso

This relatively unsung treasure from Miyazaki nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure — a tribute to early aviation and the reckless flyboys whose home was the open sky.

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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.

Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18
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35mm film print!

Pom Poko

In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object.

Special Events fj

Filmmaker Jr. Summer Day Camp!

This one-week program teaches 8-11 year old campers the basic techniques of video production by creating stop motion animated short films.

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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.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie plays a mysterious extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth and discovers what it means to be human in this stunning cult classic from director Nicolas Roeg.

Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25
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From Up on Poppy Hill

In a lovingly hand-drawn tale, buoyed by period perfect pop music, two students develop a budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition.

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Tarzan and His Mate

The feature will be preceded by the outstanding presentation of Sharon McLeod’s “Nudism in a Nutshell: The History of Nudism in the United States.”

Sunday, June 26
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My Neighbor Totoro

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned family films of all time!

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Tales from Earthsea

Based on the classic fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales from Earthsea is the first feature directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki.

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free admission!

The Land Before Time

This heartwarming Jurassic adventure follows an orphaned Brontosaurus named Littlefoot as he embarks on an exciting quest to find sanctuary in the lush, legendary Great Valley.

Saturday, July 9
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Ocean Waves

Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation.

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free admission! 35mm Print!

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.

tuesday, july 12
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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 girl finding her way in the world.

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making.

Sunday, July 17 - Tuesday, July 19
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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.

Weds., July 20 - Saturday, July 23
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When Marnie Was There

Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There is the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty.

Sunday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 26
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The Cat Returns

In this sequel to Whisper of the Heart, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical feline world and must find her inner strength to make her way back home.

Weds., July 27 - Saturday, July 30
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The Wind Rises

In acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, Jiro  — inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni — dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes.

Sunday, July 31 - Tuesday, August 2
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Free Admission!


In the hilarious animated adventure Madagascar, a group of zoo animals leave their safe environment and learn that life in the wild can be full of surprises!

Sat., August 13