Ticket Tuesdays — The Loft Film Fest
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The Loft Film Fest reflects the films The Loft Cinema plays all year round–classics, documentaries, the best foreign films from around the world, new indie comedies, horror films and four programs of excellent short films. We are long time supporters of The Loft and as sponsors of The Loft Film Fest we want everyone to enjoy this year’s offerings. This Ticket Tuesday we’ll get two winners started off on a film fest journey with a pair of movie passes to selected screenings.
Check out these standouts from the 2015 The Loft Film Fest:
Back to the Future Double Feature. At the end of Back to the Future, Marty and the crew head to October 21, 2015, which happens to be opening night of The Loft Film Fest! The future has arrived and to celebrate The Loft screens the original and Part II, preceded by an opening night party featuring live ’50s music, a fashion show featuring fashion from the ’50s, ’80s and now. Bring a camera for photo ops as you are likely to spot a DeLorean nearby!
When: The opening night party is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 with the screening at 7 p.m.
West Side Story with Appearance by Rita Moreno. Few achieve membership in the EGOT club (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner) and Rita Moreno is one of them. The Loft honors Moreno with a Lofty Lifetime Achievement Award alongside a screening of her Oscar-winning performance in the classic musical.
When: The reception with Rita Moreno is at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 23 with the screening at 6 p.m.
In Transit. The last film from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) is a beautiful, elegiac ode to impermanence and change. In Transit follows travelers on the famed Empire Builder, America’s busiest long-distance train route.
When: This film screens at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 23.
Fiddlesticks. Fiddlesticks is a fantastical, wild, candy-coated German kids’ film about a band of rambunctious kids known as the Coati Gang. They are inspired to breathe life back into their sleepy village when they find a book of world records. This is a great film for all ages–unpredictable and hilarious.
When: This film screens at noon on Saturday, October 24.
Racing Extinction. Racing Extinction is a timely documentary about mass extinctions threatening Earth’s biodiversity. Directed by Oscar-winner Louis Psihoyos (The Cove), this is an important and stirring film. This will be a free screening, and all seating is first-come, first-served.
When: This film screens at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 24.
Brokeback Mountain with Appearances by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. In 2005, The Loft struggled as a newly formed nonprofit. It was a huge coup to book Brokeback Mountain. Screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana appeared at The Loft for screenings–right before winning an Oscar for best screenplay. To this day, Brokeback is The Loft’s biggest ever box office performer. We celebrate the tenth anniversary of the film, once again with McMurtry and Ossana in person.
When: This film screens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 24.
3-D Rarities. 3-D Rarities is a compilation of 3-D films from the early, weird days of cinema, put together in celebration of 100 years of 3-D cinema. These brilliantly-restored 3D films span the dawn of 3D technology in the 1920s to Hollywood’s Golden Age of 3D in the 1950s and ‘60s.
When: This film screens at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 25.
Festival passes are $125 for non-members and $100 for members and can be purchased on The Loft’s website. You can also purchase festival passes or individual tickets at the box office.
Whether you buy a festival pass and stay all weekend or just catch one film, you will have fun at The Loft Film Fest. Attend the free screening of Racing Extinction or win one of the passes we give away. To enter our Ticket Tuesday giveaway of a pair of tickets to the opening night with the Back to the Future double feature (https://loftcinema.com/film/back-to-the-future/) or two tickets to see Entertainment on Saturday, tell us in our comment section which you’d like to see. We will select winners using random.org. We’ll allow 24 hours for commenting. Winners will be notified by e-mail at noon on Wednesday, October 21. Comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. Please do not resubmit your comments—one is plenty.