opening night

The Two Popes

Showtimes
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 at 7:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $12 • LOFT MEMBERS: $10

Tucson Premiere! Opening Night screening of the 10th annual Loft Film Fest! Join us from 6pm – 7pm for the Loft Film Fest opening night party, featuring free champagne, delicious light hors d’oeuvres and live music! 

From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) comes this highly-acclaimed new drama starring Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.

“Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce turn delicious banter into high art in The Two Popes.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. (Directed by Fernando Meirelles, 2019, UK/Italy/Argentina/USA, in English/Latin/ Spanish/Italian/French/Portuguese/German with English subtitles, 125 mins., Rated PG-13)   Other festivals: Toronto; Telluride; Venice