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North American Premiere!

Dominion

A new film about poet Dylan Thomas’s last hours, with Peter Debruge, Variety‘s Chief International Film Critic, and director Steven Bernstein in person!

Weds., Nov. 9
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Southwest Premiere!

The Bride

Based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic tragedy, Blood Wedding, this fervent, sumptuously-lensed romantic drama spins the hot-blooded tale of a love triangle gone wrong.

Thursday, Nov. 10
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Arizona Premiere!

Speed Sisters

Demolishing stereotypes while avoiding wrecking their cars, the Speed Sisters are the Middle East’s first all-female race car team.

Thursday, Nov. 10
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Tucson Premiere!

After the Storm

The latest narrative from acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreeda (Our Little Sister) is another quiet masterpiece about family and finding meaning.

Thursday, Nov. 10
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Tucson Premiere!

The Animation Show of Shows 18

The Animation Show of Shows returns with 16 extraordinary new animated films from around the world.

Thursday, Nov. 10
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Arizona Premiere!

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

A rundown loft didn’t look like much from the outside, but photographer W. Eugene Smith captured the vibrant jazz scene of the 50s and 60s behind its unassuming facade.

Thursday, Nov. 10
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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE!

The Chosen Ones (Las Elegidas)

Young Ulises falls in love with teen Sofia, even as he is forced to lure her into his family’s prostitution ring. Now he will do anything to save her.

THURSDAY, NOV. 10
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70mm Screening!

Ghostbusters (1984) in 70mm!

Who ya gonna call when you want to see the original 1984 comedy classic Ghostbusters on the big screen in spectacular, ectoplasmic 70mm? Loft Film Fest!

Thursday, Nov. 10
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Arizona Premiere!

Kills on Wheels

An action-comedy about a wheelchair gang, where two disabled teenagers gain a mentor in a paralyzed hitman who enlists them as his partners in crime.

Thursday, Nov. 10
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Arizona Premiere!

The Eyes of My Mother

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death.

Thursday, Nov. 10
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Southwest Premiere!

Son of Joseph

Eugène Green (La Sapienza) returns with this splendid deadpan comedy/modern day parable about a young man in search of a father.

Friday, Nov. 11
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Arizona Premiere!

Chicken People

In a high stakes world where a single broken feather can mean a shattered dream, Chicken People follows the trials and tribulations of those who breed exotic birds in the world of competitive poultry.

Friday, Nov. 11
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Documentary Shorts

This year’s collection of offers a stunningly diverse bunch of films, with windows into the way people live across the world.

Friday, Nov. 11
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Arizona Premiere!

100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice

For fifteen long years, and through three Presidential administrations, Elouise Cobell’s unrelenting spirit never quit. This is the compelling true story of how she prevailed.

Friday, Nov. 11
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Tucson Premiere!

Do Not Resist

An urgent and powerful new exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States, viewed through the immersive lens of first-time director Craig Atkinson.

Friday, Nov. 11
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Arizona Premiere!

Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

At age 75, legendary cyclist and master bicycle craftsman Giuseppe Marinoni attempts to set the world hour record for his age after years away from the sport he loves.

Friday, Nov. 11
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Arizona Premiere!

Contemporary Color

A beautifully filmed snapshot of David Byrne’s one-of-a-kind live event filled with music, movement and joyful energy.

Friday, Nov. 11
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World Premiere!

Tombstone Rashomon

A special Work in Progress Premiere screening with director Alex Cox, 2016 Lofty Achievement Award winner, in person!

Friday, Nov. 11
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Arizona Premiere!

Creepy

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who made his name with classics Cure and Bright Future, gets back to his roots by putting the thumbscrews to the audience with his latest, Creepy.

Friday, Nov. 11
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Narrative Shorts

Spanning a range of styles, emotions, and techniques, this year’s collection of short films offers something for everyone.

Saturday, Nov. 12
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Arizona Premiere!

Occupy, Texas

Prodigal son Beau Baker, a washed out ‘Occupy, Wall Street’ protester, must return to Texas to care for his newly orphaned sisters, in this whip-smart new dramedy.

Saturday, Nov. 12
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Arizona Premiere!

Trespass Against Us

Starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, Trespass Against Us is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside.

Saturday, Nov. 12
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Arizona Premiere!

Obit

There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The New York Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism.

Saturday, Nov. 12
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Southwest Premiere!

Jackson

Set against the backdrop of the fight over the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson is an intimate, first-of-its-kind look inside the issues surrounding abortion.

Saturday, Nov. 12
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Arizona Premiere!

Staying Vertical

Alain Guiraudie follows Stranger by the Lake with this intimate, heart-stopping tale set amidst a wilderness in which secret desires are revealed.

Saturday, Nov. 12
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Arizona Premiere!

Another Evil

After discovering the undead living in their vacation home, a worried dad hires an “industrial-grade exorcist” whose hilarious, unorthodox methods become unhinged.

Saturday, Nov. 12
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Arizona Premiere!

A Quiet Passion

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Sunday, Nov. 13
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Arizona Premiere!

Cameraperson

Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

Sunday, Nov. 13
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Arizona Premiere!

The Rebound

The inspiring true story of the dedicated men behind the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team, and their journey towards a national championship.

Sunday, Nov. 13
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Arizona Premiere!

Lost in Paris

The inimitable beanpole duo of Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel (The Fairy, Rumba) apply their idiosyncratic comic eccentricity to this wayward tale of being down but not out in the City of Light.

Sunday, Nov. 13
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A Science on Screen Presentation

The Martian with American Astronaut Mark Kelly in Person!

Closing Night of the Loft Film Fest 2016 will feature a special screening of The Martian, with an intro and Q&A with American astronaut Mark Kelly!

Sunday, Nov. 13
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Southwest Premiere!

Closet Monster

A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

Sunday, Nov. 13
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