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july, 2021

25julAll DayLoft Kids Fest at Home 2021- Zarafa(All Day: sunday) MST Available to watch for FREE on KANOPY!


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Available to watch for FREE on KANOPY!

PLUS: Watch the animated short film, Our Granny Rocks!

Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a stirring, sumptuously animated adventure told on an epic scale.

“A gorgeously animated tale that feels wholly epic, but never forgets to be fun.” – Matt Looker, Total Film

Under the cover of darkness, a small Sudanese boy named Maki escapes from an evil slave trader and disappears into the night.  Pursued by his captors across the moon-lit savannah, Maki befriends Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert.   The kindly Hassan takes them via hot-air balloon to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, setting off a spectacular, perilous, adventure-filled journey across Northern Africa and Europe.  But all the while, Maki is determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home. (Dir. by Remi Bezancon/Jean-Christophe Lie/Muhammand Omar Faruk, 2012, France, in English, 78 mins., rated PG)

SHORT FILM: Our Granny Rocks.   Brother and Sister, as it happens with children, have a hard time getting along. Then Granny gets involved, arriving on a scooter and twisting the green button on her vest, thus launching an unbelievable series of sandbox adventures. (Dir. by Nils Scapans, 2017, Latvia, no dialogue, 25 mins., Not Rated/Suitable for all ages)

Thanks to our Gold Program Sponsor, Long Realty Cares, our Program Sponsors, Bisbee Breakfast Club and Southwest Gas, and our Film Sponsor, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange!

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Our annual kid-tastic summer tradition continues with The Loft Kids Fest At Home! Join us for some hot fun in the summertime with a wild weekend of great family-friendly movies that you can stream for free at home, along with our own cool crafting videos and super cinematic surprises!

Each day, we’ll recommend a different fabulous film that you can stream for free. Each day’s film will be preceded by an animated short, and will also be paired with a mega-exciting Kids Fest bonus video, created by your pals at The Loft Cinema, that includes an introduction to the film, a fun crafting project with the staff of Mildred & Dildred Toy Store, and a surprise from one of our community friends!  Watch our Kids Fest bonus video before you stream each movie, and you’ll be ready for action! There’s a cool daily prize raffle courtesy of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, and if you watch all the films and follow the clues we give out each day, you just might win our totally excellent Grand Prize at the end of the Fest! So let’s get ready for a super cinematic splashdown with the Loft Kids Fest At Home!

Thanks to our community partners, Mildred & Dildred Toy StoreChildren’s Museum TucsonMini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, El Grupo, The Girl Scouts of Southern ArizonaHermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary





All Day (Sunday) MST


Available to watch for FREE on KANOPY!

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