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The Breakfast Club

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


While We’re Young

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

now showing

3 Hearts

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

now showing

White God

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

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

now showing

Merchants of Doubt

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

now showing

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.

now showing

Seymour: An Introduction

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

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Blue Velvet

Equal parts campy comedy, scathing social critique and demented horror film, Blue Velvet is a true original, and perhaps the iconic director’s most enduringly influential masterpiece.

weds., april 22
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Special Earth Day Screening!


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

weds., april 22
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The Water Diviner

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

thursday, april 23
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Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco

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

thursday, april 23


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

starts April 24
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Director Kirby Dick in person!

The Hunting Ground

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

starts april 24
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Planet of the Apes

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

friday, april 24 & saturday, april 25

The Salt of the Earth

This stunning new Academy Award nominated documentary takes us on a breathtaking visual odyssey as we see the world through the eyes of one of the greatest image-makers of the last century.

starts april 24
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Step Up, Speak Out, End Bullying: PSA Showcase and Awards Event

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

saturday, april 25
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Featuring a Skype with director Andy Abrahams Wilson!

Under Our Skin 2: Emergence

The stirring sequel to the original shocking Lyme disease expose!

saturday, april 25
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No piece of scenery is left unchewed when William Shatner flips his wig and goes on a cracked killing spree in this psychotronic horror flick!

Monday, April 27
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Grizzly Man

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

tuesday, april 28
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35mm Print!

Wild at Heart

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

weds., april 29
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Deli Man

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

thursday, april 30
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First Friday Shorts: The Golden Gong Year-End Showdown!

Your favorite filmmakers from Year #10 will be on for this cinematic smackdown from which only one director shall emerge victorious.

friday, may 1
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Mad Max

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

friday, may 1 & saturday, may 2


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

starts may 1

Clouds of Sils Maria

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

starts may 1

An Honest Liar

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

starts may 1
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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
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The Deafhood Monologues

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

sunday, may 3
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High School Hellcats

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

monday, may 4
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The Lady from Shanghai

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

thursday, may 7
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FILE>EXPORT / COMMAND Z is a collection of video art created by nine artists enrolled at the University of Arizona School of Art.

thursday, may 7
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The Jerk

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

friday, may 8 & saturday, may 9

5 Flights Up

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

starts may 8

Dior and I

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

starts may 8

Welcome to Me

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

starts may 8
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free admission!

The Iron Giant

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

Saturday, May 9
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Special Mother's Day Screening!

Bringing Up Baby

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

sunday, may 10
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Graduation Day

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

monday, may 11
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Y Tu Mamá También

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

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Every Secret Thing

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

weds., may 13
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The Magnificent Ambersons

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

thursday, may 14
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Taxi Driver

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

Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16


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

starts may 15

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

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

starts may 15
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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!

saturday, may 16
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Richard III

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

sunday, may 17
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A View from the Bridge

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

starts may 17
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Not Your Usual Bedtime Story

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

sunday, may 17
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High school honor student by day, Hollywood hooker by night.

monday, may 18
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Heaven Adores You

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

weds., may 20
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Touch of Evil

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

thursday, may 21

Good Kill

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

starts may 22

Lambert & Stamp

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

starts may 22

Slow West

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

starts may 22
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Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

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

monday, may 25
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With Special Guest!

Bite Size

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

weds., may 27
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Citizen Kane

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

thursday, may 28

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

starts may 29
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The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

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

starts may 29


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

starts may 29
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In 1989, director Tim Burton gave birth to what would become the modern superhero genre with his blockbusters smash, Batman.

friday, may 29 & saturday, may 30
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The Frozen Sing-A-Long!

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

starts may 30

First Friday Shorts

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

friday, june 5


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

starts june 5
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Everything is Terrible! The Legends Show

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

saturday, june 6
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The Hard Problem

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

starts june 7
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Kung Fu Panda

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

saturday, june 13
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A Summer’s Tale

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

tuesday, june 23
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Man and Superman

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

starts july 5

post-film discussion

PlantPure Nation

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

starts july 10
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The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long!

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

saturday, july 11
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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

saturday, august 8
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BAFTA-winner and Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays.

starts august 16
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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

starts sept. 13
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Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

starts nov. 15