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.
Posters will be reproduced below, but write ups on any movies will be on our SAJCC Calendar link.
Exceptions (not at Loft Cinema) are “Ryuchi Sakamoto: Coda” on July 19, 21 and 22, “Mothra” on July 22, and “Babel” on September 9
“Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda”: on July 19, 21 and 22 at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.
“Mothra” free showing on July 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
“Spirited Away” on July 28 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free admission, at the Loft Cinema.
“Akira” at the Loft Cinema on August 3 and 4, at 10 p.m. both nights.
“Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” film at the Loft Cinema on August 15 and 16, 7 p.m. both nights
“Howl’s Moving Castle” on August 31 to September 3, 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. showings each day at the Loft Cinema
“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.”