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Spotlight on "Next Goal Wins"

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil starts next Thursday, and to celebrate, FC Tucson and the Loft Cinema are presenting a one-night-only screening of “Next Goal Wins.” The documentary is about the underdog soccer team American Samoa (called “the worst football team on Earth”), and its quest to score…

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Year of freedom after 4 decades behind bars difficult for Louis Taylor

Year of freedom after 4 decades behind bars difficult for Louis Taylor

Louis Cuen Taylor spent most of his life living in the structured environment of prison.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kozachik to hold gun-reform forum

Gun-control talk may have waned recently, but one local elected official is determined to bring it back to the forefront to start 2014.

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Local First kicks off weeklong campaign

Local First kicks off weeklong campaign

Yee Huang surveys her options at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. The store has been involved with Independents Weeks since the effort launched 11 years ago, encouraging Tucsonans to shop at locally owned stores when possible.

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Local First kicks off weeklong campaign

Local First kicks off weeklong campaign

As the nation gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, Tucson's homegrown businesses are celebrating Independents Week.

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Film basically an ad - with wit, style - for a store

Film basically an ad - with wit, style - for a store

Linda Fargo, fashion director of New York's posh Bergdorf Goodman department store, appears in "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's."

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Film basically an ad - with wit, style - for a store

Film basically an ad - with wit, style - for a store

As if the title of Matthew Miele's documentary "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's" wasn't doing enough to pare down its audience, let me note that this film is, basically, a commercial for a department store.

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'Lore' is a rich description of postwar Germany

'Lore' is a rich description of postwar Germany

Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) is charged with shepherding her brothers and sisters to safety near Hamburg in a divided post-World War II Germany.

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'Lore' is a rich description of postwar Germany

'Lore' is a rich description of postwar Germany

After the horrors of World War II came the horrors of reconstruction. The occupying armies divided the spoils, redrew the borders and brought the defeated foes to justice.

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'84 documentary never grows old

'84 documentary never grows old

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'84 documentary never grows old

'84 documentary never grows old

When Greta Schiller set out to create a film about the LGBT experience in America, from the turn of the 20th century to the Stonewall Riots of 1969, she reached out to as many different people from as many different backgrounds as possible.

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'Tabu' loses its power to the past

'Tabu' loses its power to the past

Miguel Gomes' "Tabu" opens with a fable about an explorer trying to escape the pain of his young wife's death.

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'Tabu' loses its power to the past

'Tabu' loses its power to the past

"Tabu," the third film from rising Portuguese director Miguel Gomes, feels like a relic of the past and not merely because of its aesthetic nod to silent film great F.W. Murnau's final project.

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Local filmmaker makes cut at Sundance with 'Catnip'

Local filmmaker makes cut at Sundance with 'Catnip'

A still from the short film "Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?" The seven-minute film, written and directed by Tucsonan Jason Willis, is an official selection of the 2013 Sundance FIlm Festival.

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Local filmmaker makes cut at Sundance with 'Catnip'

Local filmmaker makes cut at Sundance with 'Catnip'

Jason Willis, writer and director of "Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?"

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Local filmmaker makes cut at Sundance with 'Catnip'

Local filmmaker makes cut at Sundance with 'Catnip'

Calling Jason Willis an overnight success may be a bit misleading. At the age of 43, he has spent the better part of his adult years as a graphic artist, a musician and a practitioner of "any kind of artistic endeavor."

January 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Simon' has emotional, textured storytelling - a rarity in theaters

'Simon' has emotional, textured storytelling - a rarity in theaters

Bill Skarsgård plays the adult Simon in "Simon and the Oaks," an emotional tale of two interlinked Swedish families from 1939 to 1952. The film is based on a Marianne Fredricksson novel.

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'Simon' has emotional, textured storytelling - a rarity in theaters

'Simon' has emotional, textured storytelling - a rarity in theaters

"Simon and the Oaks" is a two-hour theatrical feature that has the kind of emotional and storytelling reach regularly found these days only in cable TV miniseries. It's a warmly done family and personal drama that seems to cover familiar territory, but only up to a point and very much in its…

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UA-ASU game to spotlight Loft's new screen - for free

UA-ASU game to spotlight Loft's new screen - for free

Football fans will have a chance to watch Friday's Territorial Cup game between the University of Arizona and Arizona State University for free on a big-screen TV.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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UA-ASU game to spotlight Loft's new screen - for free

UA-ASU game to spotlight Loft's new screen - for free

General Manager Kyle Canfield gets the digital projection system up and running for an afternoon showing of "Miami Connection" at The Loft Cinema.

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