The Loft Cinema

Building community by celebrating the art and diversity of film.

The Loft Cinema has been a mission-driven, membership-supported nonprofit arts organization since November 2002, serving the greater Tucson…

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FILMS OF 1972: Celebrating 50 Golden Years of The Loft Cinema!

In 2022, The Loft Cinema celebrates its Golden 50th Anniversary with a year-long series of classic films from 1972!   Each month, we’re showcasing a different film from The Loft’s birth year, presented on the big screen for that uniquely “Lofty” theatrical experience!   From international arthouse hits to Hollywood blockbusters, these are just some of the films that made audiences fall in love with the magic of the movies back in 1972, and The Loft Cinema was there to bring that magic to Southern…

Jeff’s Must Watch Movie of the Week - Lamb

One of this year's nuttiest films is also this week's Must Watch Movie! LAMB, the directorial debut from Icelandic filmmaker Valdimar Johannsson, is a gorgeously atmospheric, wildly wonky pastoral drama that ruminates on parenthood, family and nature, told in the fantastical style of a dreamy folk tale that's just waiting to curdle into something horrific. This is a film that almost dares you to giggle at its deeply oddball central concept (and you WILL giggle), but then twists those giggles into nervous laughter as an unnerving, creeping…

Jeff’s Must Watch Movie of the Week - The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Oscar Wilde once said, "Moderation is a fatal thing.  Nothing succeeds like excess."  While chances are very good that Wilde wasn't talking about notorious televangelist/singer/sequin-lover Tammy Faye Bakker, the sentiment definitely applies to the over-the-top subject of this week's Must Watch Movie,  THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE.  Based on the 2000 documentary of the same name (narrated by Ru Paul!), this fictionalized account of the rise and fall of self-styled Christian TV personalities Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, who, through their mega-popular PTL Club and extravagant "lifestyle…

Jeff’s Must Watch Movie of the Week - La Piscine (4K Restoration)

As we roll towards Labor Day weekend, summer is still on full-boil, so this week's Must Watch Movie is Janus Films' brand-new 4K restoration of the slinky, sweaty 1969 French thriller, LA PISCINE, (translation: The Swimming Pool), featuring all the sex, sun and scandalous behavior you'll need to survive another thermometor-busting Tucson summer.