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First Friday Shorts

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

friday, sept. 4
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner gave the world a darkly cynical view of a rain-soaked, neon-lit future that has inspired countless homages and imitations.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 – MONDAY, SEPT. 7
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Mistress America

A lonely college freshman’s life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.

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The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and celebrated novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel).

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Listen to Me Marlon

Listen to Me Marlon constructs a powerfully absorbing, emotionally potent portrait of an unforgettable man and an often misunderstood artist.

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Z for Zachariah

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

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Best of Enemies

A documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr.

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Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes, starring two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellan, is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective.

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Jimmy’s Hall

A heartfelt drama based on a true story, Jimmy’s Hall is the latest film from internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Ken Loach.

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Turbo Kid

Turbo Kid is a raucous retro-futuristic action comedy that pays homage to ’80s genre movies while adding it’s own flair with inventive and exuberant violence and gore.

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Free Outdoor Screening!

Jaws

Get ready for Jaws to terrorize you all over again on The Loft’s giant new 30 ft. inflatable screen!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 6
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Hell Comes to Frogtown

This just might be the best movie ever made featuring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, giant mutant frogs and radioactive nookie.

MONDAY, SEPT. 7
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FREE ADMISSION

The Tales of Hoffmann

Powell and Pressburger’s feverishly romantic film adaptation is a singularly thrilling cinematic experience – a riotous feast of music, dance and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever made.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 8
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35mm Print! Free Beer Tasting!

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.

WEDS., SEPT. 9
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The Look of Silence

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers in Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow up to his Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE MOVIE

The world’s most beloved sewer-dwelling, kung fu-fighting reptiles are on the loose and hungry for pizza in this totally awesome big-screen adventure.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
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Phoenix

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold.

Friday, Sept. 11
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Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer is a laugh-filled comedy classic that’s truly hot … and wet … and American.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 & SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
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Phoenix

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold.

STARTS SEPT. 11
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The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran’s timeless and best-selling masterpiece, The Prophet, has been given enchanting new form in this breathtaking animated adventure from the director of The Lion King and producer Salma Hayek.

STARTS SEPT. 11
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Cowabunga, dude! The world’s most beloved sewer-dwelling, kung fu-fighting reptiles are on the loose and hungry for pizza!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
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The Grease Sing-A-Long!

Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies! You’ll rule the school as we once again celebrate everyone’s favorite rock-n-roll movie musical.

saturday, sept. 12
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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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Presented by Startup Tucson!

Startup Shark Tank

Startup Weekend is a weekend long startup competition that culminates with Startup Shark Tank, an event similar to the popular television show.

Sunday, Sept. 13
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Silent Rage

Chuck Norris uses his amazing mustache and martial arts skills to battle an indestructible, genetically-engineered ax murderer.

MONDAY, SEPT. 14
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35mm Print! Free Wine Tasting!

The Straight Story

A delightfully warm-hearted change of filmmaking pace for Lynch, The Straight Story beautifully proves that the famously avant-garde director can be just as effective when telling the story “straight.”

WEDS., SEPT. 16
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Free screening, followed by panel discussion!

Blessed Fruit of the Womb

This documentary shares the journey of two indigenous women travelling throughout rural Guatemala to provide women with family planning education and access to contraceptive methods.

Thursday, Sept. 17
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Post-Film Discussion

Beneath the Waves Film Festival

The festival showcases marine-themed short films from all over the world that can help create discussion and activism around the vital issue of ocean conservation.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
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Bring It On

Get your spirit sticks ready for the cheer-tastic comedy that proved to the world cheerleaders are never afraid to Bring It On!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 & SATURDAY, SEPT. 19
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Cooties

The delightfully gross horror/comedy Cooties focuses on the virulent underbelly of grade school. Except this time, the bug that’s going around is transforming the student body into deranged, cannibalistic mutants.

STARTS SEPT. 18
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Grandma

Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up needing help.

STARTS SEPT. 18
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Meru

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

STARTS SEPT. 18
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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, sept. 19
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The Internet Cat Video Festival 2015

Catch an all-new and purr-fectly hilarious collection of fabulous feline videos fresh from the internet on the big screen at The Loft!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19
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Brick

A truly original concoction fueled by a stellar performance from the soon-to-be-major-star Gordon-Levitt, Brick is more fun than finding a fiver in a flop house!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 20
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Presented by The New York Times

Absence of Malice

See Sydney Pollack’s acclaimed drama on the big screen, followed by a Skype Q&A with the film’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Kurt Luedtke!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 20
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Hercules in New York

The brain-melting bad movie extravaganza that first unleashed a confused (and dubbed!) Arnold Schwarzenegger on unsuspecting moviegoers.

MONDAY, SEPT. 21
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Free with Special Guests in person!

Dreamcatcher

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Dreamcatcher is an inspiring look at one woman’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of women in need.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 22
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David Lynch Art Show

As part of The Loft Cinema’s September celebration of the films of David Lynch, we’re looking for YOUR personal take on everything Lynchian.

WEDS., SEPT. 23
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Mulholland Drive

Lynch’s woozy, diabolical and notoriously WTF? thriller, named the Best Film of the Decade in a 2009 Film Comment survey of nearly 200 critics, is a nightmarish film noir that lays bare the diseased heart of the Hollywood dream machine.

WEDS., SEPT. 23
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Director Alex Cox in person!

Repo Man

Brilliantly directed by Alex Cox, Repo Man is a one-of-a-kind, blue collar, punk rock masterpiece.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24
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City of Lost Children

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro take a walk on the weird side with this fantastical dark fairy tale for adults.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25 & SATURDAY, SEPT. 26
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Black & White: The Loft’s 3rd Annual Cinema Under the Stars

The Loft Cinema presents the 3rd annual Cinema Under The Stars, an evening of film, food and festivities in black & white!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
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Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

Award-winning filmmaker Kahlil Joseph follows Arcade Fire as they complete their chart-topping 2013 album, Reflektor, and embark on the North American leg of their new world tour.

STARTS SEPT. 25
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Empire of Dirt

Three generations of First Nations women struggle to deal with the demons of their past. Post-film Q&A with the film’s star, Cara Gee, winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2014 American Indian Film Festival!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26
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Sideways

Enjoy a special screening of one of the funniest odes to finding the perfect Pinot ever made – Sideways, paired with a fabulous free wine tasting!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 27
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Kickboxer

Some major Van Dammage is on the menu when the “Muscles from Brussels” seeks revenge on an evil Thai kickboxer in this crazed action avalanche of busted heads, skimpy loincloths and utterly ridiculous leg splits.

MONDAY, SEPT. 28
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With international film star Kalpana Pandit in person!

Jo Jo Laali: A Heartbreaking Lullaby

A special U.S. premiere of the short film Jo Jo Laali. All proceeds benefit the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation!

Tuesday, Sept. 29
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Free Beer Tasting!

Inland Empire

Lynch’s last film to date is an epic, surreal and visually seductive mystery involving “a woman in trouble,” featuring a tour-de-force performance by Laura Dern that must be seen to be believed.

WEDS., SEPT. 30
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The Manhattan Short Film Festival 2015

Don’t miss the 18th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, featuring 10 great new shorts from around the world – and you help select the winner!

THURSDAY, OCT. 1
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The Last Starfighter

In this totally awesome ‘80s outer space adventure, a video game-loving nerd is called upon to save the galaxy by using all of his gaming skills and turning himself into The Last Starfighter!

FRIDAY, OCT. 2 & SATURDAY, OCT. 3
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Goodnight Mommy

Arthouse elegance and grindhouse gruesomeness collide in this twisted, nerve-wracking psychological horror film.

STARTS OCT. 2
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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!

SATURDAY, OCT. 3 & SUNDAY, OCT. 4
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Presented by NAMI Southern Arizona

No Kidding, Me 2!

This empowering documentary sheds light on what nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation.

Sunday, Oct. 4
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The Reel Rock Film Tour 2015

The latest installment of the Reel Rock Film Tour, a nationally-touring festival featuring all-new films jam-packed with extreme climbing action!

WEDS., OCT. 7
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The Paper

See Ron Howard’s fast and funny 1994 comedy/drama starring Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall and Glenn Close followed by an onstage Q&A with New York Times Food Editor, Sam Sifton!

THURSDAY, OCT. 8
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Sleeping With Other People

Driven by the fizzy onscreen chemistry between Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, Sleeping With Other People is a hilarious and nuanced look at contemporary relationships.

STARTS OCT. 9
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

A delightful claymation comedy/adventure filled with fun, scares and endless imagination.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10
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Presented by The Wingspan Mult-Faith Working Group!

Pride

Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Pride is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy about finding hope and friendship where you least expect it.

monday, oct. 12
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FREE ADMISSION!

Don’t Look Now

Don’t Look Now is an unforgettable thriller with a real throat-grabber of an ending that stands as one of the greatest finales in horror movie history.

TUESDAY, OCT. 13
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Presented by The LGBT Services Committee of the Pima County Public Library System!

Brother Outsider

This film chronicles the life and work of civil rights leader and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Bayard Rustin.

Thursday, Oct. 15
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Loft Film Fest 2015

The Loft Film Fest was created in 2010 as a showcase for the very best independent, foreign and classic cinema.

WEDS., OCT 21 - SUNDAY, OCT. 25
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Presented by Southern Arizona Hang Gliding Association!

Free Flight Film Festival

Ever dream that you can fly? Join local hang glider and paraglider pilots for this dazzling collection of short films showcasing free flight at its best.

Thursday, oct. 29
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Broadcast News

See the Oscar-nominated 1987 comedy/drama starring Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter and William Hurt followed by an onstage Q&A with Alessandra Stanley, chief television critic for The New York Times!

THURSDAY, NOV. 12
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

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

saturday, nov. 14
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Hamlet

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

starts nov. 15