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Loft Film Fest returns with Oscar hopefuls
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Loft Film Fest returns with Oscar hopefuls

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post After an “intermission” in 2020, The Loft Film Fest will be back in full force this year. The impressive lineup of national and international movies was collected from the most important festivals in the cinematic realm, including Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. One heavy-hitter — “Parallel Mothers” — undoubtedly will be contending for Oscars in 2022. "Parallel Mothers" is the highly anticipated film by Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, and will be opening the festival on Nov. 10. The Loft Cinema’s 11th annual international film festival will run through Nov. 18. Ticket prices and availability vary. This screening will be the Arizona premiere for the film but will be released in U.S. theaters on Dec. 24. Ev...
All Souls encouraged to come out on Sunday
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All Souls encouraged to come out on Sunday

Photo by Kathleen Dreier Photography Locals and visitors alike flocked to the All Souls Procession Nov. 8, 2015. The procession will take place Sunday. By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post The 32nd All Souls Procession is returning this Sunday after being put on hold last year.  Last year, the event was deemed  too risky to have because of the pandemic.  “We erred on the side of caution for the safety and well-being of our audience,” said Nadia Hagen, artistic director of the All-Souls Procession. “We are returning after a year that was filled with a lot of difficulty, grief and loss for people,” she added. “Being able to be back in a social setting and share with the community makes this moment special for all of us.”  In Tucson, the procession began in 19...
Visit free Pima art exhibit “American Renaissance”
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Visit free Pima art exhibit “American Renaissance”

Queen Mary by Alanna Airitam By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College is hosting the American Renaissance art exhibit at the Louis Carlos Bernal Art Exhibit on PCC’s West Campus until Dec. 8. Admission to the exhibit is free and displays work from two artists: Alanna Airitam and Wayne Martin Belger. Alanna Airitam is a San Diego-based portrait photographer. Her main goal as an artist is to bring representation to African-American people. “My practice is focused on researching historical and contemporary narratives of stereotypes, representation, identity, and heritage through portraiture and vanitas still life subjects,” states Airitam in her artist statement.  “Weary from experiencing how people of color are treated, I felt called to create images of people ...