The Loft Film Fest
Thursday, November 8, 2012 –
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ
520-794-0844 / www.loftfilmfest.com
The third annual Loft Film Fest lights up the desert November 8-15, 2012, with an extraordinary line-up of stellar films, guests and special events at The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona. Produced and presented by The Loft Cinema, this eight-day cinematic showcase of exclusive screenings will feature: hand-selected festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, South by Southwest and more; lively Q&A’s with industry professionals; exciting retrospective screenings; edgy late-night programming; and stimulating short films from the filmmakers of tomorrow!
In total, this year’s Loft Film Fest will present 40 feature films and short film programs – the festival’s largest line-up to date.
2012 also marks The Loft Cinema’s 40th anniversary as Tucson’s premier venue for art, indie and alternative cinema, making this year’s Loft Film Fest an especially significant milestone in the Loft’s history. Adding to the excitement of the festival will be the grand opening on Nov. 9 of the Loft’s brand-new third screen, a fittingly serendipitous bit of timing for the Loft’s “third annual” film festival.
Some of the highlights of this year’s Loft Film Fest include:
-A special career tribute to legendary director/producer Roger Corman, who will be on hand to receive the 2012 “Lofty” Achievement Award, The award will be presented to the iconic filmmaker during a special tribute event on Saturday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. A screening of the 2011 documentary Corman’s World (detailing Corman’s incredible 60 year career as one of the pioneering figures in independent film) will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with the filmmaker and the presentation of the Lofty Achievement Award. Corman, affectionately referred to by many as “The King of the B’s,” will then introduce a 10:00 p.m. screening on Saturday, November 10th of the classic exploitation film Death Race 2000 starring David Carradine, which he produced through his company New World Pictures in 1975. Finally, on Sunday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m., Corman will introduce a screening of the 1964 horror classic The Masque of the Red Death starring Vincent Price, based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, which he directed in 1964. All screenings and events will take place at The Loft Cinema.
-An appearance by 2012 Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award Winner Carlos Reygadas, presenting his latest film, Post Tenebras Lux;
-The Arizona Premiere of the highly-anticipated animated Monty Python documentary Liar’s Autobiography in 3D;
-Hollywood legend Jane Fonda speaking French(!) in the new Gallic comedy All Together;
-The widely-acclaimed new adaptation of Wuthering Heights from director Andrea Arnold;
-Oscar-winner Melissa Leo in the new drama Francine;
-The new comedy It’s A Disaster, starring Julia Stiles, America Ferrara and David Cross;
-The Tucson premieres of several official Academy Award submissions for “Best Foreign Language Film,” including Barbara (Germany), Sister (Switzerland) and A Royal Affair (Denmark).
For ticketing information and to see the full schedule of Loft Film Fest screenings and events, please visit www.loftfilmfest.com. All screenings will be held at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ.
About The Loft Film Fest:
Hailed by Filmmaker Magazine as being “geared truly toward cinephiles of nearly every stipe,” and praised for its “phantasmagorical programming … and astute choice of guests,” The Loft Film Fest was created in 2010 as a showcase for the very best independent, foreign and classic cinema. Highlighting hand-picked festival favorites from around the world, The Loft Film Fest presents an exceptional array of award-winning features, documentaries and shorts (many of them Arizona or Southwest Premieres), and hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry.
The Loft Film Fest’s eclectic and prestigious roster of special guests has included such acclaimed filmmakers as Carlos Reygadas, Alex Cox, Chris Eyre, The Zellner Brothers, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kirby Dick and Richard Kelly, as well as celebrated actors including Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Robert Carradine and Udo Kier, recipient of the first-ever “Lofty” Achievement Award.
The Loft Film Fest, produced by the award-winning, non-profit Loft Cinema (a member of the Sundance Art House Project and named “Best Movie Theatre in Tucson” by readers of the Tucson Weekly every year since 2002), is fiercely committed to continuing its tradition of bringing world-class film festival programming to Tucson, connecting audiences with artists and celebrating the unique spirit of independent cinema.
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-322-5638 ex. 2#