Reel Reads

 
The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books

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Reel Reads

Each month we feature a book associated with a film being screened at The Loft.
Books are available at Antigone Books with a 10% discount during the month.
Loft members receive a 20% discount with a valid membership card.

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February

Lawrence In Arabia by Scott Anderson

"Superbly fine-tuned. . . . Anderson does a fine job of piecing together the many conflicting Middle East interests. . . . An original, illuminating history that requires and rewards close attention."
--Janet Maslin, Top 10 Favorite Books of the Year, "The New York Times"

Lawrence of Arabia is being shown at the Loft on February 24 and 27th.  Lawrence of Arabia is as close to perfect as epic cinema can get.

JANUARY

Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller

The Loft will be showing Jane Eyre by The National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic starting on January 24.

When literary London learned that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights had been written by young rural spinsters, the Brontes instantly became as famous as their shockingly passionate books. Soon after their deaths, their first biographer spun the sisters into a picturesque myth of family tragedies and Yorkshire moors. Ever since, these enigmatic figures have tempted generations of readers Victorian, Freudian, feminist to reinterpret them, casting them as everything from domestic saints to sex-starved hysterics. In her bewitching metabiography, Lucasta Miller follows the twists and turns of the phenomenon of Bront-mania and rescues these three fiercely original geniuses from the distortions of legend."

DECEMBER

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories by Tim Burton

The Loft is screening a Tim Burton film every Wednesday during December. 

Filmmaker Tim Burton is known for his unique ability to mix intelligent wit with highly original visual intrigue. In this volume, Burton gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children--misguided outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel worlds, where destruction and misery lurk in every corner.

NOVEMBER

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

What if confronting the climate change crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by journalist/filmmaker Avi Lewis (The Take), and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller of the same name, the film presents seven portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

The film will be shown on November 19 at 7:00pm and features a post-film panel discussion with Luis Alberto Perales of Tieraa y Libertad, Bob Cook of Sustainable Tucson and Diana Liverman of UA Institute of the Environment.