Citizen Staff Writer
At the Loft Cinema
This week’s events at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Friday: “The Last Mistress” does not always become the new wife. Asia Argento shows why in this sensual French film directed by cinema sex provocateur Catherine Breillat. Various times. Regular admission.
Friday: “Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!” presented by Wingspan Reel Pride continues to spoof the straight world of “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “The Brady Bunch.” That sweet quartet of college freshmen – Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff – are back in school and headed for some sandy fun at the water’s edge. Various times. Regular admission.
Friday and Saturday: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” became an Instant Cult Classic when it was released in 1984, great news for this film’s short attention span fans. Remember the roller-coaster mine chase? The feast of monkey brains? The chemistry between Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw? See it all again for the first time. 10 p.m. $5.
Monday: “Trick or Treat” answers that perennial question, “Do all heavy metal bands worship the Devil?” Here’s a hint: Gene Simmons plays a radio DJ. Ozzy Osbourne is a sleazy televangelist (is that description redundant?). Play the movie’s soundtrack album backwards to become a headbanger forever. 8 p.m. $2.
Info: 322-5638, loftcinema.com
AT CINEMA LA PLACITA
Enjoy films under the stars Thursdays at Cinema La Placita, 260 S. Church Ave. Admission is free for the sunset screenings (about 7:30 p.m.) but a $3-$5 donation at the popcorn table keeps the films rolling through the end of October. Here’s what’s coming up:
Thursday: “The Candidate” (1972). Rounding out a slate of political films, this movie stars Robert Redford. It was directed by Michael Ritchie.
Oct. 30: “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948). With Bela Lugosi as Dracula and Glenn Strange as the monster, this, the first of the comedy team’s “Meet . . .” series, will make you laugh and scream.
Info: 326-5282, cinemalaplacita.com
OTHER FILM EVENTS
HALLOWEEN FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: In-store Halloween movie screenings, back to back: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Free popcorn. When: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday Where: Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road Price: free Info: 325-5767 www.bookmans.com
TIME FOR THE 48-HOUR FILM SHOOTOUT: Adrenaline junkies with video cameras are drinking more coffee, getting ready to watch the latest short film competition among teams of like-minded adrenaline junkies who spent last weekend making their movies. This week the judges are tallying their scores. Next Thursday, Oct. 30, all the entries will be screened at the Loft Cinema and the winners will be announced. A $500 Grand Prize will go to the overall best film in the competition. If Cannes has the Palme d’Or, this would be the Cactus d’Or. The always vigorous applause-and-scream-a-thon to select the audience’s favorite film will follow. That winner gets a $250 cash prize. Merchandise prizes will be given out for Best Acting, Best in Genre, etc. What: Tucson 48 Hour Film Shootout When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Price: $5 Info: 795-0844, www.loftcinema.com