Documentary Shorts Program #1: Open Air Cinema Screening

thursday, november 19 at 6:00pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • Loft members: $12 | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING

Thanks to our Loft Short Film Fest 2020 General Sponsors, Trish & John Whitehill, Max McCauslin, J F Tarver, P.C., Pima Federal Credit Union, and Dow Jazz Films!

This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking). Let’s have a fun, safe and unforgettable night at the movies, Open Air style!

You be the judge! Films will compete for a $250 cash prize in each program category, with the winning films to be selected by the audience! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 24.

Experience some of the year’s best Documentary short films from around the world, selected from such renowned film festivals as Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Venice and Toronto! Compelling stories, fascinating real-life characters, pure entertainment … it’s all here at here at the Loft Short Film Fest 2020!

Charlie’s Lot (directed by Thomas Carroll, USA, 10 mins.)

Charlie’s antique car-collecting habit has become a problem. But Charlie’s also an anonymous crusader in the fight to save the soul of his city. How does a society discern between hoarding and preservation? Charlie would say it’s a matter of context.

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark (directed by Lasse Linder, Switzerland, 18 mins.)

Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

The Lost Astronaut (directed by Ben Proudfoot, USA, 13 mins.)

In 1963, Ed Dwight Jr. was poised to be NASA’s first African-American astronaut. Until suddenly he wasn’t.

Hayat (directed by Rendah Haj, Australia, 14 mins.)

Hayat documents the lives of Rahma, an Eritrean migrant and her four young children living in Melbourne, Australia.

The Starr Sisters (directed by Beth Einhorn & Bridey Elliott, USA, 15 mins.)

Patte and Randa Starr are fun experts. After overcoming a dark past, these sisters are committed to living out the childhood they never had.

Character (directed by Vera Brunner-Sung, USA, 17 mins.)

Actor Mark Metcalf made his reputation in Hollywood playing aggrieved authority figures. Now in his 70s, he takes a look back on his career in this meditation on power, privilege, and the perils of being a “type.”

*Please note: all films in all programs are unrated and may contain mature themes and subject matter.