2017 Loft Film Fest

46 independent movies from Nov. 8 to 16, mostly at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. You can see each individually or buy an All-Access pass, or Film Festival pass.

Schedule here: https://loftfilmfest.org/films/

Highlights:

“Revenge of the Nerds”  with star Curtis Armstrong (aka “Booger”) in person!
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30pm
DIRECTED BY Jeff Kanew, 1984, USA, 90 mins, Rated R
“Meet acclaimed actor Curtis Armstrong in person at a special screening of the
1984 comedy classic, Revenge of the Nerds, filmed in Tucson on the University of
Arizona campus! Curtis will participate in a post-film Q&A, and copies of his new
memoir, Revenge of the Nerd: Or … The Singular Adventures of the Man Who WouldBe Booger, will be available for sale and signing at this event following the Q&A,courtesy of University of Arizona BookStores. Please note there is a two item limitper person for the signing. Signatures and photographs are free.
Nerds, Nerds, Nerds, Nerds, NERDS! In the beloved Tucson-shot college comedy
Revenge of the Nerds, geeky freshmen Gilbert (Anthony Daniels) and Lewis (Robert
Carradine) are having a hard time fitting in among the jocks and cool kids at
Adams College (played by the University of Arizona).”

“My Neighbor Totoro” / Free Outdoor Screening! Friday, November 10 at 6:30pm  FREE ADMISSION DIRECTED BY Hayao Miyazaki, 1988, Japan, 86 mins, “Rated G Join us for a free outdoor screening of one of the most endearing and internationally renowned family films of all time, a film that Roger Ebert called “one of the five best movies” ever made for children, Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is a deceptively simple tale of two girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. As with much of Miyazaki’s work, at its core My Neighbor Totoro is about human-kind’s relationship to the Earth, and viewers are left with a sense of wonder at the beauty, mystery and preciousness of the world around us. This special Loft Film Fest screening will take place outdoors at Himmel Park on “Hippie Hill”, located at 1000 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716. FREE ADMISSION. *Please bring your own seating.”

“The Long Shadow” DIRECTED BY Frances Causey, 2017, USA, 91 mins., November 12 5 p.m. and November 14 7:30 p.m.Not Rated ARIZONA PREMIERE. Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and tenacious as racism. In this powerful documentary, director Frances Causey investigates the roots of our current racial conflicts. Causey and Long Shadow producer Sally Holst, both daughters of the South, were raised with a romanticized vision of America’s past. Causey and Holst conceptualized the film together after reflecting on how haunted they are by the truth of slavery’s legacy in their own histories. With Director Frances Causey in person.”

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One Response to 2017 Loft Film Fest

  1. “The Long Shadow” —
    Deeply disturbing, powerful documentary by Frances Causey about race relations in America, chronicling the American slave trade, Civil War (otherwise known as the War Between the States), the insidious Jim Crow laws, esp. housing discrimination post WWII, lynchings, the Civil Rights movement, and finally Black Lives Matter today. Causey is the niece x 6 generations of Virginia statesman Edmund Pendleton who was a slave owner, and she grew up in white privilege in North Carolina. The movie also shows Blacks who emigrated in 1859 to Vancouver Canada to escape the racist policies in California and America. She wonders in the movie why Blacks are still the most incarcerated in our prisons, facing police brutality and deaths, drug problems today. LD 3 State Senator Andrea Dalessandro present at this screening. She also addresses White privilege and white supremacy.

    Loft Film Fest continues for 2 more days.