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Jul 14, 2019   Leave a Comment 'Almost Famous', Screening

The Loft Cinema celebrates Tucson’s birthday (August 20, 1775) with a special screening of Cameron Crowe’s Oscar-winning Almost Famous, starring Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand and Billy Crudup, shot right here in Tucson and Southern Arizona (among other locations)! Warm up with a pre-show sing-a-long to Elton John’s Tiny Dancer, and enjoy free Tucson Birthday Cake (while supplies last)! Enter our free raffle for a fantastic Tucson Gift Basket that includes blu rays of films made in Arizona, Tucson-centric books, gift certificates from local retailers and more! To quote Kate Hudson’s Penny Lane, “It’s all happening!”
Venue: THE LOFT CINEMA 3233 East Speedway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85716
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Jul 08, 2019   Leave a Comment General

July 8: Singer Steve Lawrence is 84. Drummer Jaimoe Johanson of The Allman Brothers is 75. Actor Jeffrey Tambor is 75. Actress Kim Darby is 72. Actress Jonelle Allen (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 71. Children’s singer Raffi is 71. Actress Anjelica Huston is 68. Actor Kevin Bacon is 61. Country singer Toby Keith is 58. Guitarist Graham Jones of Haircut 100 is 58. Keyboardist Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode is 58. Singer Joan Osborne is 57. Actor Rocky Carroll (“NCIS”) is 56. Actor Michael B. Silver (“Instinct,” ”NYPD Blue”) is 52. Actor Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous”) is 51. Actor Michael Weatherly (“NCIS,” ”Dark Angel”) is 51. Singer Beck is 49. Country singer Drew Womack of Sons of the Desert is 49. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is 46. Guitarist Stephen Mason of Jars of Clay is 44. Actor Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 42. Actress Sophia Bush (“Chicago P.D.,” ”One Tree Hill”) is 37. Guitarist Jamie Cook of Arctic Monkeys is 34. Actress Maya Hawke (“Little Women,” ”Stranger Things”) is 21. Actor Jaden Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) is 21.


The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 28 – July 6) will this year fete Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson with Crystal Globe awards for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. At the Czech festival, Moore and screenwriter-director Bart Freundlich will present U.S. drama remake After the Wedding, which premiered at Sundance. Co-star Billy Crudup will be a special guest at the festival’s opening ceremony.

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Eyes meet across full tables of guests. Unspoken truths reveal themselves as stringed instruments drive tension to a peak. After the wedding everything will be explained and sorted out, surely. Or will a multitude of secrets be too much for a loving family to overcome? Re-making Susanne Bier’s 2006 Danish language film, Bart Freundlich directs a drama imbued with repression, dishonesty and regret.

Elsewhere though, Billy Crudup is excellent – tight lipped and stuck between the three women in his life. Contrary to the performances of his screen partners, Crudup does so much with very little, an actor worthy of better roles.

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