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.
Exception (not at Loft Cinema) is “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Babel”.
“My Neighbor Totoro” free outdoor screening on June 9 at 7:45 p.m. at A.C. Williams Granite Creek Park in Prescott, AZ (554 6th Street)
“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.”