Produced and presented by The Loft Cinema, this eight-day cinematic showcase of exclusive screenings will feature: hand-selected festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, SXSW and more; lively Q&A's with industry professionals;
In total, this year's Loft Film Fest will present 40 feature films and short film programs - the festival's largest line-up to date.
2012 also marks The Loft Cinema's 40th anniversary as Tucson's premier venue for art, indie and alternative cinema, making this year's Loft Film Fest an especially significant milestone in the Loft's history. Adding to the excitement of the festival will be the grand opening on Nov. 9 of the Loft's brand-new third screen, a fittingly serendipitous bit of timing for the Loft's "third annual" film festival.
Some of the highlights of this year's Loft Film Fest will include: a special career tribute to legendary director/producer Roger Corman, who will be on hand to receive the 2012 "Lofty" Achievement Award; an appearance by 2012 Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award-Winner Carlos Reygadas, presenting his latest film, Post Tenebras Lux; the Arizona Premiere of the highly-anticipated animated Monty Python documentary Liar's Autobiography in 3D; Hollywood legend Jane Fonda speaking French(!) in the new Gallic comedy All Together; the widely-acclaimed new adaptation of Wuthering Heights from director Andrea Arnold; Oscar-winner Melissa Leo in the new drama Francine; the new comedy It's A Disaster, starring Julia Stiles, America Ferrara and David Cross; and the Tucson premieres of several official Academy Award submissions for "Best Foreign Language Film," including Barbara (Germany,) Sister (Switzerland)
For ticket information and the full schedule of festival screenings and events, please visit http://loftfilmfest.com. All screenings will be held at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ. The Lodge on the Desert is the Loft Film Fest's Premier Hotel Sponsor. For special rates, go to http://lodgeonthedesert.com.
About The Loft Film Fest:
Hailed by Filmmaker Magazine as being "geared truly toward cinephiles of nearly every stipe," and praised for its "phantasmagorical programming ... and astute choice of guests," The Loft Film Fest was created in 2010 as an eight day showcase for the very best independent, foreign and classic cinema.
Highlighting hand-picked festival favorites from around the world, The Loft Film Fest presents an exceptional array of award-winning features, documentaries and shorts (many of them Arizona or Southwest Premiers), and hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry.
The Loft Film Fest's eclectic and prestigious roster of special guests has included such acclaimed filmmakers as Carlos Reygadas, Alex Cox, Chris Eyre, The Zellner Brothers, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kirby Dick and Richard Kelly, as well as celebrated actors including Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Robert Carradine and Udo Kier, recipient of the first-ever "Lofty" Achievement Award.
The Loft Film Fest, produced by the award-winning, non-profit Loft Cinema (a member of the Sundance Art House Project and named "Best Movie Theatre in Tucson" by readers of the Tucson Weekly every year since 2002), is fiercely committed to continuing its tradition of bringing world-class film festival programming to Tucson, connecting audiences with artists and celebrating the unique spirit of independent cinema.