The third annual Loft Film Fest lights up the desert November 8- to 15 with an extraordinary line-up of stellar films, guests and special events at The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona.
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; exciting retrospective screenings; edgy late-night programming; and stimulating short films from the filmmakers of tomorrow.
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 November 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) and A Royal Affair (Denmark).
For ticket information and the full schedule of festival screenings and events, visit loftfilmfest.com.
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