Japanese movies coming to the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson (east of Country Club Rd.)
Go to www.loftcinema.org for specific showtimes, info on the movies. Write ups on the movies are on our SAJCC Calendar link. Exceptions (not at Loft Cinema) are “Your Name” and “Babel”.
“Mary & the Witch’s Flower” animated film starts March 16
“Rashomon” on April 4 (beginning of Akira Kurosawa/Toshiro Mifune 5 week Samurai film series), 7:30 p.m.
“Your Name” animated film on April 5 at UA East Asian Studies Dept. Japanese Program Movie Night, 4 p.m. at Modern Languages Building, room 310
“Cowboy Bebop:The Movie” animated film on April 6 and 7 at 10 p.m.
“Seven Samurai” on April 11, at 7:30 p.m. (Samurai film series)
“Lone Wolf & Cub: Sword of Vengeance” on April 17, at 7:30 p.m. (free admission)
“Throne of Blood” on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Samurai film series)
“Mind Game” animated film (for adults) starts on April 20
“The Hidden Fortress” on April 25, at 7:30 p.m. (Samurai film series)
“Yojimbo” on May 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Samurai film series – last film)
“Ramen Heads” film on May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
“Babel” on September 9 at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC, 4625 E. River Rd.
5:00 p.m. potluck, then 5:30 p.m. free movie. Public invited.
Sunday, September 9th, 5:00 pm in the Community Center
Babel (2006, 143 minutes, R) Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
“Four interlocking stories connected by a single gun converge at the
end to reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity
around the world and how we truly aren’t all that different. In Morocco,
a troubled married couple are on vacation trying to work out their
differences. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons
so they can keep the jackals away from his herd. A girl in Japan
dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance
of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among many
other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis of
Tokyo, Japan. Then, on the opposite side of the world the married
couple’s Mexican nanny takes the couple’s 2 children with her to her
son’s wedding in Mexico, only to come into trouble on the return trip.
Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives ofseemingly random people around the world and it shows just how connected we really are.”