Films
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My Neighbor Totoro

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

thursday, feb. 26 - sunday, march 1
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Maps to the Stars

Celebrated filmmaker David Cronenberg strips Hollywood bare in this wicked satire of the movie business.

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Ballet 422

Ballet 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world’s great ballet companies.

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Birdman

The story of an actor – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director!

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

The extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Winner of the Best Actor Academy Award (Eddie Redmayne)!

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Leviathan

In a Russian coastal town, Nikolai is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award!

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Mr. Turner

Oscar-winning filmmaker Mike Leigh’s hilarious and moving biopic Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great, eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

now showing
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Whiplash

A young musician struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer in the gripping drama Whiplash. Winner of 3 Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (J.K. Simmons)!

now showing
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post-film Q&A with producer/director ML Lincoln!

Wrenched

Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey’s anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and ‘80s.

saturday, feb. 28
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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure tale of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation, broadcast live from London’s National Theatre.

Sunday, March 1 - Thursday, March 5
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To Light a Candle

A new documentary about the plight of the Bahá’í people in Iran.

sunday, march 1
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post-film discussion

What the Universe Tells Me

Featuring a TSO Conversation with Tucson Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor George Hanson.

sunday, march 1
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TC 2000

Martial artist and Tae Bo exercise guru Billy Blanks kicks it into high gear in this seriously shoddy futuristic thriller.

monday, march 2
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Learning at The Loft with Richard Hanson!

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

A series of lectures with Richard Hanson.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 & WEDs., MARCH 4
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Free Admission!

Harlan County U.S.A.

Barbara Kopple’s groundbreaking Harlan County U.S.A. unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town.

tuesday, march 3
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With director Adam Smith in person!

The Land of Many Palaces

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

tuesday, march 3
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Double Indemnity

Wilder’s cunning masterpiece helped to spawn Hollywood’s dark era of mordant murder thrillers and is one of the greatest, “noir-iest” noirs ever made.

weds., march 4
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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

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

starts march 5
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Patrick’s Day / The Feature Film Project

Winner of numerous international film festival awards, the new romantic drama Patrick’s Day tells the story of a warm, open-hearted, twenty-six year old virgin.

thursday, march 5
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First Friday Shorts

Red Meat’s Max Cannon hosts the biggest, baddest short film contest in town!

Friday, March 6
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Clueless

Could this also be the best Jane Austen adaptation ever? Fer sure!

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 & SATURDAY, MARCH 7
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The Last Five Years

Based on the off-Broadway hit by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is a uniquely emotional experience and one of the most enchanting musicals in years.

starts march 6
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With director Khashyar Darvich in person!

Dalai Lama Awakening

Dalai Lama Awakening presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama.

saturday, march 7
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Holiday

Screen legends Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn send sparks flying as a pair of rebellious singles who must decide if they’re ready to be the perfect couple!

sunday, march 8
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author Peter S. Beagle in person!

The Last Unicorn

Don’t miss this very special screening featuring a live appearance by acclaimed author/screenwriter Peter S. Beagle!

monday, march 9
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Rolling Vengeance

It’s redneck rampage time when the ultimate fire-spitting monster truck rolls on over a gang of murderous hicks!

monday, march 9
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Tucson Lunafest 2015

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

TUESday, MARCH 10
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The Apartment

This dark-hued romantic comedy, winner of five Academy Awards, is a wonderfully scathing send-up of love on the corporate ladder.

weds., march 11
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Army of Darkness

The Three Stooges meet Jason and the Argonauts on meth amphetamines – proof positive that no one else does it quite like Sam Raimi.

FRI., MARCH 13 & SAT., MARCH 14
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Amira & Sam

Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira & Sam is the charming feature debut from writer/director Sean Mullin.

starts march 13
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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Zombies invade the Australian Outback in this brain-splattered, Mad Max-meets-the-undead thrill ride.

starts march 13
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Red Army

Red Army is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians.

starts march 13
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Free Admission!

The Secret of Kells

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

sat., march 14
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Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation

The regional premiere of Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple’s new documentary, with Barbara Kopple and The Nation’s John Nichols in person!

sunday, march 15
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Dr. David Soren will discuss “real archaeology” vs. “movie archaeology” at this special screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

monday, march 16
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Rawhead Rex

An ancient, rubber-faced, pagan beastie with a killer mullet is back from hell and ready to chow down on the residents of a small Irish village.

monday, march 16
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Ace in the Hole

A withering portrait of the public’s insatiable appetite for rotten journalism, Ace in the Hole is one of the most entertainingly scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a major Hollywood filmmaker.

weds., march 18
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post-film Q&A

1971

In 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office stealing a trove of damning evidence. Those responsible have never revealed their identities. Until now. Q&A with “Person #8” and director Johanna Hamilton!

thurs., march 19
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Ghostbusters

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

FRI., MARCH 20 & SAT., MARCH 21
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Queen and Country

Picking up a few years after Hope and Glory, Queen and Country is the second semi-autobiographical film from acclaimed director John Boorman.

starts march 20
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The Wrecking Crew

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown… The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound.

starts march 20
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It Follows

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

starts march 20
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Loft tradition for 37 years and counting! With the “Heavy Petting” shadow cast live and in your face!

Sat., March 14
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Jaguar Lives

A karate-kicking secret agent with a serious problem keeping his shirt on in this ultra-groovy ‘70s globetrotting spy thriller.

monday, march 23
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Free Admission!

Out in the Night

Out in the Night reveals how the media, homophobia, and racism all work together to stigmatize and victimize LGBTQ people of color.

tuesday, march 24
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Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder’s classic foray into Hollywood Grand Guignol is a poison pen valentine to the studio system, offering the ultimate peek behind the tattered curtain of Tinseltown.

weds., march 25
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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.

FRI., MARCH 27 & SAT., MARCH 28
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Zombeavers

An outrageously fun B-movie creature feature throwback, chock-full of good old-fashioned puppet-style beasties, gallons of gooey gore and a knowing sense of humor.

starts march 27
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws.

starts march 27
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Wild Tales

A compendium of outrageously bizarre stories, each more shocking and hilarious than the last. Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film!

STARTS MARCH 27
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Free Screening

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle

The first film to cover the full arc of Cesar Chávez’ life.

monday, march 30
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The Killer Shrews

Mangy mutant shrews with fearsome fang faces and empty tummies make life a living hell for folks stranded on a deserted island.

monday, march 30
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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

This rousing, provocative documentary resurrects the buried history of the modern women’s movement in America from 1966 to 1971.

tuesday, march 31
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Dr. Who & the Daleks

Fully restored for its 50th anniversary, Dr. Who and the Daleks is a fun romp filled with cool ideas, colorfully campy mid-‘60s production values and a thrilling sense of adventure.

thursday, april 2
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Spring

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

starts April 3
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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

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

starts April 3
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post-film Q&A

Giuseppe Makes a Movie

In Ventura, CA, former child actor Giuseppe Andrews makes underground movies in his trailer park using an acting ensemble of neighbors and homeless friends. Filmmakers Adam Rifkin and Mike Plante in person!

saturday, april 4
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Occupy the Farm

The inspiring story of people taking direct action to create a healthier and more just food system and question the stewardship of a precious resource: publicly owned urban farmland.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7
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free admission!

The Neverending Story

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

saturday, april 11
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The Night Porter

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

tuesday, april 14
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Phantom of the Paradise

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

sunday, april 19
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post film Q&A

Seeds of Time

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

sunday, may 3