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    Diverse film mix set to debut this fall

    Courtesy of Gotham Group

    The Loft Cinema and other, more mainstream theaters in the Tucson area will soon feature a range of films for family and friends to view at their leisure. This fall, there are some promising releases, including comedic-relief, a horror movie, films with action-packed scenes and a heartwarming animated tale.


    “Tangerine” — Now Showing

    “Tangerine” takes place on Christmas Eve and tells the story of a transgender sex worker named Sin-Dee Rella, aka “Sin-Dee,” who roams the streets with her best friend, Alexandra, after Sin-Dee’s release from 28 days in prison. Sin-Dee hears a rumor that, during her prison sentence, her pimp boyfriend, Chester, was having multiple rendezvous with a cisgender woman by the name of Dinah. As Sin-Dee struts fiercely down the streets of Los Angeles in her high heels looking for Chester and Dinah, an Armenian family gets involved in the mix of business and pleasure. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, this refreshing comedy/drama is filled with flare, raw emotions and scandal that will leave the audience delighted.

    “The Prophet” — Sept. 11

    “The Lion King” director Roger Allers illuminates Kahlil Gibran’s book of 26 prose-poetry essays, “The Prophet.” This story takes viewers on a journey featuring an inquisitive, free-spirited young girl by the name of Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), who occasionally finds herself in sticky situations. Her mother, Kamila (Salma Hayek), works as a housekeeper for an artist and poet named Mustafa (Liam Neeson). He is taken by the government and punished; his only crime is his love for words. “The Prophet” perfectly caters to younger audiences and their families. This brilliant piece of work premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and intertwines freedom and the power of poetry into one charming animated film.


    “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” — Sept. 18

    “The maze was just the beginning.” After their lives were placed in peril with barely seconds to escape, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and the rest of the Gladers must now overcome the daunting Scorch Trials in unfamiliar terrain. WCKD, the organization that created the maze, has been devising more challenging obstacles for the Gladers while swiftly covering their tracks along the way. With sheer willpower, endurance and teamwork, the Gladers must find a way to take down WCKD for good. This multifaceted film, filled with action, sci-fi and thrills, is a must-see.

    “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” — Oct. 23

    The new owners of “the house,” the Fleeges, stumble upon a video camera and a box full of tapes as they rummage through their garage. Once the family peers through the camera’s lens, it’ll be sheer luck if even one of them gets out alive. The storyline of the series becomes more twisted and eerie with every new installment. “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” will leave the audience with paranoia before bedtime, with a constant fear of the unknown. Viewers will think twice before turning on a video camera, unaware of what’s on the other side of the screen. 

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