Arizona Premiere!

Cocoon (Kokon)


Please Note: This LFF 2021 Screening will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema. 

Beginning Friday October 22nd, all visitors to The Loft Cinema will need to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test for all screenings and events at the theatre. The Loft Cinema will require ALL customers, employees, and volunteers, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while visiting its campus. Masks may be removed while seated and actively eating or drinking.

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Thanks to our community partner, Lesbian Looks

For 14-year-old Nora, the summer of 2018 is one she’ll never forget. The hottest ever recorded in Berlin’s history, it’s also the summer she breaks her finger, gets her first period in the most embarrassing way possible, colors her hair, and falls in love.

“Leoni Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of female intimacy … Cocoon is worthy of its golden glow.” – Emily Maskell, Flipscreen

With a mostly absentee mother who drinks too much, and a boy-crazy older sister who doesn’t want her around, shy Nora (Lena Urzendowsky, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)), prefers the company of her caterpillar collection, and spends her time fantasizing about her sister’s friends. But the sweet, cocooned world inside Nora’s head will start to change when punky classmate Romy (Jella Haase, Combat Girls) takes an interest. With nuanced insight into the lives and feelings of her teenage characters, and eliciting complex performances from her young cast, writer/director Leonie Krippendorff also shows a native’s flair for revealing Berlin’s lesser-known locations. Shot in dreamy candy-color in the culturally diverse neighborhood around Kottbusser Tor, this delightfully bittersweet film takes us along on Nora’s journey from naïve child to older-and-wiser young adult.  ( Leoni Krippendorff, 2020, Germany, in German, 89 mins., Not Rated)

Other festivals: Berlin, Outfest, Frameline

Open Air Screenings at The Loft Cinema will be using individual audio transmission. Earphones will be available for purchase at each screening (for $1 each), but we recommend that you bring your own WIRED earphones or headphones to maximize your viewing experience. (Note: airpods, bluetooth, and other wireless headphones are NOT compatible with our system)

For FAQS and info on our new audio transmission click here.