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11th Annual Loft Kids Fest July 22 to 30

Loft Kids Fest

Event Sponsors
Bookmans Trail Dust Town Rusing Lopex & Lizardi Broadway in Tucson Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program UA Health Sciences Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center Presidio Schools
Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 30

Free Admission! Free Popcorn! Free Fun!

Thanks to our Loft Kids Fest program sponsors: Presidio SchoolsUA Health Sciences Asthma & Airway Disease Research CenterBookmans Entertainment ExchangeTrail Dust Town Rusing Lopez & LizardiBroadway in Tucson and Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program!

“Every morning at 10:00 am (doors open at 9:15am). Encore screenings at 11:00am on Saturdays and Sundays only. Pre-show activities hosted by the gang from Mildred & Dildred Toy Store, every day starting at 9:15am!

Let the fun begin! Super summer excitement returns to The Loft Cinema with our ELEVENTH annual Loft Kids Fest!  Each morning, children and their parents can experience some of the best family-friendly films of all-time, along with a fabulous animated short before every feature! We’ve also got fun games, hands-on activities, live performances, great giveaways, tons-o-free-popcorn and crazy surprises. And best of all, it’s FREE!

Plus! There’s a FREE RAFFLE to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Mildred & Dildred Toy Store and other fabulous prizes each and every day!”

Check Loft website for full listing of these kids films: https://loftcinema.org/films/. “Cinderella” starts of the 9 day series, and don’t miss two Japanese animated films — “Kubo and the Two Strings” (July 23) and “Ponyo” (July 29).  Kids Fest ends with “Ice Age”, a very cool movie for the hot summer month of July.

https://loftcinema.org/film/underwater-adventure-kick-off-party-at-trail-dust-town/

The Film line up: in the newly renovated Theater 1 (which was just finished this week), 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

Sat 07/22 – Cinderella (2015)
Sun 07/23 – Kubo and the Two Strings
Mon 07/24 – Disney Nature: Oceans
Tue 07/25 – Akeelah and the Bee
Wed 07/26 – Bee Movie
Thu 07/27 – The Sandlot
Fri 07/28 – Looney Tunes on the Big Screen
Sat 07/29 – Ponyo
Sun 07/30 – Ice Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwater Adventure Party kickoff for Loft Kids Fest on July 21

Free Admission!

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE KICK-OFF PARTY AT TRAIL DUST TOWN

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21 AT 5:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

“To celebrate the kick-off of the Loft Kids Fest, Trail Dust Town will have free festivities, live music, games and more on Friday, July 21 starting at 5:30pm! This year’s kick-off party theme is Underwater Adventure, so get ready for a wet-n-wild good time with splashy activities (Inner tube ring toss!  Pool Floatie Racing!), fishy fun, live music, giveaways and more!  Meet the beautiful and “fin-tastic” Mermaid Odette, live in person! In addition to several free activities you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase an optional Trail Dust Town attractions wristband!

This event will be held at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road.
*Please Note: There will be no film screenings at Trail Dust Town during this event.

Thanks to our Loft Kids Fest program sponsors: Presidio SchoolsUA Health Sciences Asthma & Airway Disease Research CenterBookmans Entertainment ExchangeTrail Dust Town Rusing Lopez & LizardiBroadway in Tucson and Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program!

Thanks to our Loft Kids Fest community partners: Whole Foods, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona & Changemaker Highschool!”

More info on this kickoff party: https://loftcinema.org/film/underwater-adventure-kick-off-party-at-trail-dust-town/

The Loft Kids Fest Film line up:

Sat 07/22 – Cinderella (2015)
Sun 07/23 – Kubo and the Two Strings
Mon 07/24 – Disney Nature: Oceans
Tue 07/25 – Akeelah and the Bee
Wed 07/26 – Bee Movie
Thu 07/27 – The Sandlot
Fri 07/28 – Looney Tunes on the Big Screen
Sat 07/29 – Ponyo
Sun 07/30 – Ice Age

 

 

 

Free Social Justice Summer films by Loft Cinema at Global Justice Center

Free Admission! This screening will take place at The Global Justice Center

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 AT 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

 


Part of The Loft Cinema’s Social Justice Summer, a FREE weekly series pairing films exploring important issues with talkbacks led by community experts. Wednesday nights in June and July (kicking off on May 31st) at 7:30pm. All screenings will take place at The Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson, AZ, 85713.

“Featuring a post-film discussion with Dr. Stephanie Troutman, Black feminist scholar and associate professor in the Department of English at the University of 13Arizona.

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary, galvanizing, Oscar-nominated documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates an eye-opening, emotional work of grand historical synthesis. (Dir. by Ava DuVernay, 2016, USA, 100 mins., TV-MA/Mature Audience Only”

Upcoming films for this Social Justice Summer in June and July: https://loftcinema.org/event/social-justice-summer/

June 7:  “Tomorrow” environmental film;

June 14:  Middle Eastern Shorts program for young adults

June 21: “Mala Mala”, LGBTQ documentary from Puerto Rico

June 28: “Jackson” on reproductive rights in Jackson, Mississippi

July 5: “Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation”  documentary on The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team

July 12: “Who is Dayani Cristal” about illegal immigration along US/Mexico border

July 19:  “I Am Not Your Negro” on Black Americans

Global Justice Center is located between 4th Ave. and 5th Avenue on E. 26th Street, in South Tucson.

 

 

“A Quiet Passion” film at the Loft Theater

A Quiet Passion

 

Starts Friday, May 12 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“Acclaimed actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.

Celebrated British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. (Dir. by Terence Davies, 2016, UK, 125 mins., Rated PG-13)”

For showtimes: https://loftcinema.org/film/a-quiet-passion/

Carolyn’s note:  The large Theater 1 at the Loft is undergoing renovation till mid-July, but smaller theater 2 (upstairs) and theater 3 (stadium seating outside) are still running.  Instead of theater 1, the Tucson Jewish Community Center large room at 3800 E. River Rd. is being utilized.  Also note that some showings this summer will be at the Global Justice Center (225 E. 26th St.) in South Tucson.

“I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody too? Then there’s a pair of us– don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know.” (page 9-10,  Selected Poems)

Revive Civility

REVIVE CIVILITY TUCSON

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 AT 5:00PM – 7:00PM | FREE ADMISSION at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

Now more than ever, citizens of our country are grappling with how to interact with the “other side.” Our current crisis in polarization is leading to mistrust, anger and alienation. It threatens the very fabric of our democracy.

“Our City is a shining light though: Tucson is leading the way for the country in showing how civility brings out the best in us and how it transforms the way we live and connect with each other.

Mayor Rothschild has signed a Proclamation declaring May 2017 as Tucson’s Revive Civility Month. The Mayor, in partnership with the League of Women’s Voters of Greater Tucson, Ben’s Bells, and the University of Arizona’s National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is inviting the community to engage in activities to promote civility throughout Tucson.

Come to The Loft Cinema to learn and discuss how we can revive civility together- to make our community a better place to live, and to lead the way for our nation.”

https://loftcinema.org/film/revive-civility-tucson/

Free showing of “1984” at Loft Cinema

Free Screening!

1984

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Join us for a special free screening of the classic film version of George Orwell’s chillingly prophetic novel, 1984, on April 4th, the day Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary.

TUESDAY, APRIL 4 AT 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

Presented by the University of Arizona Department of English and The Loft Cinema.

“A dystopian, futuristic society trapped in a state of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation.    A tyrannical political leader known as “Big Brother.”  An average citizen who dreams of rebellion.

Join us for a special free screening of the classic film version of George Orwell’s chillingly prophetic novel, 1984, starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. The screening date of April 4 is also the day Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. Over 90 independent cinemas in the U.S. will be banding together to screen 1984 on April 4.

Following the film will be a talkback and panel discussion on the novel’s relevancy to our current political climate, featuring Christopher Cokinos, UA Department of English; Marcia Klotz, UA Department of English; and Bradley Schauer, UA School of Theatre, Film and Television.

Come early to meet representatives from local organizations doing important work in our community at an outdoor Activist Fair, starting at 6:00pm and presented by The Loft Cinema.   Groups scheduled to appear include ACLU of Arizona; Colibri Center for Human Rights; Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona; Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation; Tucson Audubon Society; and YWCA Tucson.  Copies of Orwell’s novel will also be available for sale at this event, courtesy of local independent bookstore, Mostly Books.

This stunning screen adaptation of George Orwell’s prophetic 1948 novel envisions a world in which the government completely controls the masses by controlling their thoughts, altering history and even changing the meaning of words to suit its needs. The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania. Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence. While his co-worker Parsons (Gregor Fisher) seems content to follow the state’s laws, Winston starts to write in a secret diary despite the fact the Big Brother is watching everyone at all times by way of monitors. He silently suffers and tries to comprehend his oppression, which forbids individual human behaviors such as free thinking and sex. He meets Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), who works for the Ministry of Truth, and they engage in a stoic love affair. They are soon found out, and Winston is interrogated and tortured by his former friend O’Brien (Richard Burton in his final film appearance). This second adaptation of Orwell’s classic novel (the first was released in 1956) was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Radford (Il Postino: The Postman). (Dir. by Michael Radford, 1984, UK, 113 mins., Rated R)”

Special thanks to our community partners:

ACLU (local website/national website)

Colibri Center for Human Rights

Planned Parenthood (local website/national website)

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

YWCA Tucson

Tucson Audubon Society