The 2021 Loft Film Festival begins this week and the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) is well represented. The festival will screen two recent senior thesis films, a spine-chilling short by a faculty member, and a punk rock documentary by an alumnus.
On Thursday, November 11, HOUSES IN MOTION by Adrian Meyer (’20) will screen in the Fiction Shorts section. On November 12, in the Late-Night Shorts section includes LUCID DREAMERS by Matthew Potwardowski (’21) and A DUTIFUL SPOUSE, the spine-chilling new film by Assoc. Professor Michael Mulcahy. On November 15, WE WERE THERE TO BE THERE by Mike Plante (’94), a look back at a seminal performance by The Cramps and The Mutants at a psychiatric facility, will screen in the Documentary Shorts category.
In addition to the screenings by faculty and alumni, Lesbian Looks is partnering with this year’s Loft Film Festival to present two new films – THE NOVICE (Lauren Hadaway, 2021, USA) will screen on Thursday, November 11 at 7:30pm and COCOON (Leoni Krippendorf, 2020, Germany) will screen on November 14 at 8pm. Lesbian Looks is presented by the Institute for LGBT Studies (iLGBT) and TFTV, and has been directed by Professor Beverly Seckinger since 1993 and is currently co-directed by Assistant Professor Dr. Anna Cooper.
Described by Filmmaker Magazine as being “geared truly toward cinephiles of nearly every stripe,” and praised for its “phantasmagorical programming … and astute choice of guests,” The Loft Film Festival was created in 2010 as a showcase for the very best independent, foreign and classic cinema.
The School of Theatre, Film & Television is proud to be a 2021 Loft Film Festival sponsor, part of our long-standing partnership with the acclaimed independent art house theater, the Loft Cinema.More at Loft Film Fest