THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 at 7:00pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 • LOFT MEMBERS: $8
We’ve reached our pre-sale ticket limit for this screening. All remaining tickets will be available for sale 15 minutes before showtime.
The Loft Film Fest is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment. Special thanks to our film sponsors, Patricia Whitehill & University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Center For Latin American Studies!
Join us for festivities under the stars at the Loft Film Fest opening night party, featuring free champagne, delicious light Hors d’Oeuvres and live music starting at 6:00pm!
Winner – Golden Lion, 2018 Venice Film Festival! Official 2019 Academy Award submission from Mexico!
With films such as Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, and Gravity, Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón has demonstrated an uncanny ability to reflect on the human condition while offering boldly entertaining cinematic experiences. Shot on 65mm in stunning black and white, the semi-autobiographical Roma is Cuarón’s most personal film to date – an immersive, technically masterful, compassionate work that, though set in the 1970s, speaks directly to contemporary Mexican society.
“The blend of the humane and the artistic within nearly every scene is breathtaking. It’s a masterful achievement in filmmaking as an empathy machine, a way for us to spend time in a place, in an era, and with characters we never would otherwise.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) works as a live-in maid and nanny for an upper-middle-class family in Mexico City’s Roma district. When the family patriarch departs for an extended business trip, his wife Sofia (Marina de Tavira) is left at home. Inhabiting a role somewhere between family member and employee, Cleo helps Sofia and the children through a period of difficulty, just as she is dealing with her own intense relationship issues, and as their separate-but-parallel issues intertwine, it becomes clear that their disparate levels of social status will differently impact their possible futures. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst the political turmoil of the 1970s. (Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón, 2018, Mexico/USA, in Spanish with English subtitles, 135 mins., Not Rated). Other festivals: Toronto; Venice; New York | Tucson Premiere
Special thanks to our community partner, Consulado de México en Tucson.