Films

With Special Guest

Phantasm: Remastered

Don Coscarelli’s 1979 classic deftly mixes gothic horror, sci-fi, surrealism and a killer prog rock score into an adolescent fever dream that horror fans have never stopped worshipping.

Saturday, Nov. 9

With Special Guests

The Condor & The Eagle

Four Indigenous leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”

Monday, Nov. 11

35mm Print | Special Guest

Point Blank

See the classic 1967 thriller, Point Blank, starring Lee Marvin, on the big screen in 35mm, selected by noted film critic and political commentator, John Powers, critic at large for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. 

Friday, Nov. 8

New 4K Restoration | Special Guest

Highway Patrolman

Inspired by the experiences of former Mexican lawman, this crime drama follows a rookie member of Mexico’s national highway patrol, who struggles to keep on the straight and narrow in a department rife with corruption.

Wed., Nov. 13

Closing Night

Parasite (Preview Screening)

Bong Joon-Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

Thursday, Nov. 14
7:30PM

Free Admission!

The Muppet Movie

You’ll find the Rainbow Connection at Himmel Park as The Loft Film Fest celebrates the 40th anniversary of Jim Henson’s beloved family classic with a free outdoor Solar Cinema screening of The Muppet Movie! 

Friday, Nov. 8
6:30PM

Ága

Milko Lazarov’s intimate yet epic film weaves heart-wrenching dialogues, classical music, and elegant direction, reinforced by cinematographer Kaloyan Bozhilov’s exquisite work, into a mesmerizing, must-see film.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Presented by Level Forward and Refinery29

Shatterbox Short Films

 A series that gives women storytellers a platform to create short films that redefine identity, imagination, and continue to advance the shift for equity in narrative product and process.

Monday, Nov. 11

Give Me Liberty

Vic, a hapless young Russian American, is a medical transport driver whose day goes from hectic to off-the-rails over the course of this breathlessly freewheeling portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.

Thursday, Nov. 14

The Infiltrators

In 2012 a crew of undocumented activists handed themselves over to the Florida Border Patrol. While locked up, they would attempt to hatch their plan: free the detainees—and themselves—before being deported.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

One of the most influential film critics of the late twentieth century, this highly entertaining doc tells the story of Kael’s turbulent life and work.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Sundance Institute Indigenous Shorts Program

In honor of Native American Heritage Month in November, the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program present a program of acclaimed Indigenous short films. 

Thursday, Nov. 7

Temblores (Tremors)

Following-up to his landmark Ixcanul, director Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to Guatemala City, setting his sights on an individual caught between two worlds.

Thursday, Nov. 14

VR Experience!

Traveling While Black

Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.

Nov. 7 - Nov. 14
11:00AM - 8:00PM

Cinemad Live Zine Show

A revelatory transmission from cinema’s outer limits at the turn of the millennium, Mike Plante’s illustrated talk will be accompanied by screenings of short films and weird underground clips that circled through Cinemad’s orbit.

Saturday, Nov. 9

International Shorts

The short films in this program are as wide-ranging emotionally as they are globally. 10 shorts from around the world make up this diverse program.

Saturday, Nov. 9

With Special Guest

American Factory

This acclaimed doc takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans.

Sunday, Nov. 10

With Special Guests

Grace of My Heart

Starring Illeana Douglas, Grace of My Heart is acclaimed writer/director Allison Ander’s unabashed love letter to three decades of popular music.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Atlantics

Backed by an eerie synth score and stunning cinematography, director Mati Diop presents an enchanting, hallucinatory drama steeped both in timeless myth and the urgently topical stories of the current refugee crisis.

Sunday, Nov. 10

The Chambermaid

Pulls back the curtain on an area of labor taken for granted, and offers an empathetic look into one woman’s place within a world defined by haves and have-nots.

Monday, Nov. 11

Words from a Bear

Words from a Bear reveals the inspiring beauty of Momaday’s work while also guiding audiences through the grave historical struggles that Native American communities have faced.

Monday, Nov. 11

American Dharma

Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris’ unnerving new film is a probing portrait of controversial Breitbart honcho, Trump advisor, “populist” warrior and long-time cinephile, Steven K. Bannon.

Monday, Nov. 11

Advocate

Advocate is an original, provocative film that both exposes the human fallout of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and provides hope for a peaceful resolution.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Queen of Hearts

A riveting and provocative film, Queen of Hearts is a portrait of a woman who manages to lose everything and nothing at the same time.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Straight Up

Director James Sweeney’s debut feature is a hilarious, sexual identity-bending romantic comedy piled high with razor-sharp one-liners delivered at light-speed.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Always in Season

Narrated by Danny Glover and featuring Osei Essed’s haunting score, Always in Season is a forceful, unforgettable investigative documentary that shatters the notion that racism is a thing of the past.

Wed., Nov. 13

I Was at Home, But

The award-winning feature hinges on the mysterious disappearance (and reappearance) of a 13-year-old boy.

Wed., Nov. 13

Britt-Marie Was Here

Based on the novel by Fredrik Backman, this comedy/drama finds Britt-Marie reconsidering her purpose in life after she discovers her husband of 40 years has been cheating on her.

Wed., Nov. 13
7:45PM

New Restoration!

Son of the White Mare

One of the great psychedelic masterpieces of world animation, Son of the White Mare is a swirling maelstrom of mythic monsters and Scythian heroes.

Wed., Nov. 13

Falls Around Her

In this compelling drama, legendary singer, Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal, in a heart-wrenching performance), abandons a life of fame and fortune to follow the instinctual pull that calls her home to her First Nation.

Wed., Nov. 13

Mickey and the Bear

Filmmaker Annabelle Attanasio‘s feature debut is a riveting and poignant chamber piece that enthralls and heralds an impressive new directorial talent.

Wed., Nov. 13

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Told in Werner Herzog’s distinctive style, Nomad is a portrait of one of the 20th century’s most charismatic writers, full of memorable characters and encounters. 

Wed., Nov. 13

Paradise Hills

Paradise Hills, the directorial debut of visionary fashion designer Alice Waddington, is a totally unique vision of femininity and oppression – a beguiling fantasy confection with a dark horror center. 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Windows on the World

An immigrant’s son takes an epic journey from Mexico to New York City as he searches for his father, who was an undocumented worker in the World Trade Center, and has disappeared after 9/11.

Thursday, Nov. 14

The Heart

The Heart is a fresh, compelling portrait of a new generation of young adults wrestling with intimacy, sexuality and great expectations.

Thursday, Nov. 14

White Snake

A prequel to one of the most enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, and the promise of eternal love.

Thursday, Nov. 14
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