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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

 

Free showing of “1984” film 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

“I Am Not Your Negro” film coming to the Loft Theater

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

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STARTS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature!

Free Loft Member Screening on Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Click here for details! 

“In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project,Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. (Dir. by Raoul Peck, 2016, USA, 95 mins., Rated PG-13).”

5 Films of Director Spike Lee coming to the Loft

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WEDNESDAYS IN JANUARY 2017, & WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson

“Writer, director, actor, producer, author and educator, the always-provocative and always-outspoken Spike Lee has helped revolutionize Modern Black Cinema, and is widely regarded as one of the premier filmmakers of the last thirty years.

From groundbreaking early features like She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze and Do the Right Thing, to more recent films like Inside Man, Miracle at St. Anna and Chi-Raq, Lee’s consistently surprising works display a boundless visual imagination, some of the most fearlessly intelligent discourse on race relations in the history of American cinema, and an ability to infuse both low-budget independent projects and big-budget blockbusters alike with his edgy, energetic and utterly unique style.  A relentless innovator, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker is equally at home creating documentaries, feature films and television projects, and he is also the founder of the production company, 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks, which has produced over 35 films since 1983.  This January, The Loft Cinema proudly screens a collection of the iconic director’s most acclaimed, important and exhilaratingly entertaining films, none of which could ever be mistaken for anything other than a Spike Lee Joint.”

Mo’ Better Blues starts off this series on Jan. 4th, at 7:30 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 AT 7:30PM | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES

“Spike Lee’s knockout ode to music, love and blazing artistry showcases a magnetic performance from Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington.

Talented, music-obsessed jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (Washington) is a New York City bandleader with a gambling-addicted manager (Spike Lee) and major female trouble involving his two girlfriends, Indigo (Joie Lee) and Clarke (Cynda Williams) – but his single-minded narcissism keeps Bleek from realizing he’s headed for ruin, both artistically and romantically.  Lee neatly subverts the usual “tortured artist” clichés in this bracing musical drama, loaded with stunning visual flourishes and featuring a killer score by the director’s own jazzman father, Bill Lee.  Also starring Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson and John Turturro. (Dir. by Spike Lee, 1990, USA, 130 mins., Rated R)”

January 11: Bamboozled

January 18  Malcolm X

January 25  Jungle Fever

February 1: Do the Right Thing

 

 

 

Loft Film Fest – Nov. 9 to 13, 2016

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Entire film schedule of 40 independent films listed at:
https://loftfilmfest.org/films/

PASSES ON SALE NOW! General: $125 | Loft Members: $100

“Passholders will have priority seating and a guaranteed seat 20 minutes prior to all screenings in Screen 1.  Passholders who want to attend a screening in Screen 3 are asked to get a free ticket at the box office to guarantee a seat.

Member-level passes are available to current Loft Cinema members only. If you select the member-level pass, your information will be cross-checked against our records. One pass per member. Passes are non-transferable, and may be used by one person only. Passes will be available for pick-up at the box office starting November 9. Passes will not be mailed and must be picked up by the purchaser or giftee (matching ID required). Questions? Contact us at 520-322-5638, or info@loftcinema.org”

Loft Cinema is at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona.

Carolyn’s note: My group the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition is a Community Partner for two Japanese films showing in this fest:  “After the Storm” on Nov. 10, and “Creepy” on Nov. 11.   Check out the trailers for both films on the Loft’s website.

See you at the movies.