Film

Thirty Years of Eclectic Flicks

Thirty Years of Eclectic Flicks

December 30, 2013 |

For Tucson film aficionados in the early ’80s, a plethora of mom and pop video stores were available to choose from when looking for a specific film on VHS. But in the summer of 1983 an entirely new kind of store opened on Grant Road just east of Campbell Avenue – Casa Video. But this […]

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Abstract Film Bursts onto the Downtown Art Scene

Abstract Film Bursts onto the Downtown Art Scene

November 25, 2013 |

When David Sherman and his wife Rebecca Barten ran their first microcinema in the San Francisco area—really, the first microcinema in existence anywhere – it was in an unattached basement adjacent to the home they were renting. “People could go in without having to go through our house,” says Sherman, “but they did all have […]

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PAINing POORtraits…

PAINing POORtraits…

November 8, 2013 |

A documentary by Adam Cooper-Terán, premieing November 8, 10pm, at The Loft Cinema. PAINing POORtraits(Adam Cooper-Terán, 2013, 65min) follows painter-performer Steven Leyba Johnson as he reclaims and re-invents his work, giving friends and muses alike the opportunity to destroy his paintings. In his examination of Destruction, Transformation, Reclamation, and Rebirth, Leyba takes on various enemies, […]

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A Fall Cinematic Classic

A Fall Cinematic Classic

November 3, 2013 |

A curious and diverse mix of films – including acclaimed titles from around the festival circuit, as well as a few undiscovered gems – plays out on The Loft Cinema’s screens Nov. 7-11 as part of the theatre’s forth annual film festival. As in past years, the mix of film speaks to social justice, master storytelling […]

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Films November 2013

Films November 2013

October 30, 2013 |

THE LOFT CINEMA 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777 (show times recording), 322-LOFT, LoftCinema.com Times and admissions vary. Fri 1: First Friday Shorts, Museum Hours, The Last Dragon, Man of Tai Chi Mon 4: Grand Theft Auto Tue 5: Nebraska Thu 7: Loft Film Fest, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Waiting Room, Willow Creek, A Birder’s […]

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On the Road: An Intersection of Music & Film

On the Road: An Intersection of Music & Film

October 6, 2013 |

In the hands of a good filmmaker, music and  film are powerful storytelling partners. The 9th annual Tucson Film and Music Festival (TFMF), un-spooling Oct. 10-13, has once again compiled compelling stories that highlight the intersection of music, film and the human experience. With a line-up featuring Arizona premiere screenings as well as a few […]

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Arizona Underground Film Fest Digs Deep

Arizona Underground Film Fest Digs Deep

August 31, 2013 |

The sixth annual Arizona Underground Film Festival is like a curated trip through several genre film festivals, all rolled into one. With a diverse mix of styles – horror, documentary, narrative, experimental and even animated – the fest is a great way to see the highlights without having to see the other less spectacular films […]

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A Townie’s Guide to Summer in Tucson

A Townie’s Guide to Summer in Tucson

July 3, 2013 |

The dog days of summer in sweltering Southern Arizona separate the meek from the mighty like no other natural phenomena. Many quickly depart for cooler climes. The rest of us adopt adaptive techniques like nocturnal workouts and midday siestas. For those who stick around through triple-digit temps, the dramatic population reduction is a boon. No […]

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Dreaming Big. Really Big. In Widescreen Even.

Dreaming Big. Really Big. In Widescreen Even.

May 11, 2013 |

Filmmaking students often toil in obscurity with only their family, friends and fellow filmmakers for support while they work on a project. They rarely get a chance to see their work on the big screen, with all of the related hoopla and attention of their “professional” peers. Well, that’s not how it works at the […]

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Arizona International Film Festival

Arizona International Film Festival

April 10, 2013 |

Where can you see over 130 different films, from 32 different countries, over a period of just 17 days? No, it’s not the Sundance Film Festival, or even the Toronto International Film Festival, which would require travel to some cold locales. The answer, for the 22nd year in a row, is the Arizona International Film […]

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