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In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a   young woman lost and alone. Jake, a reclusive architect, finds her and drives her to the nearest doctor, to discover that she’s suffering from amnesia. Intoxicated by the woman’s beauty, Jake claims to be her husband and takes her to his remote desert home to recuperate.

“CRITIC’S PICK! A mysteriously elusive romance. Sensual cinematography. Teasingly luscious.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

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1919. In this musical drama Stefan and his father Mike left family in Ukraine, fleeing for the New World, where they struggle to earn enough to re-unite the family. Stefan is instantly smitten with the Jewish suffragette neighbor, Rebecca-but Rebecca’s brother Moishe and Mike oppose the would-be Romeo and Juliet. Returned soldiers, angry at the lack of jobs after the war, violently threaten the city’s immigrants, including Emma, the refugee from racial violence in Oklahoma. When a movement develops for workers to leave their jobs in protest, AJ Anderson, a wealthy lawyer, pits all parties against each other in a dramatic and inspirational final stand.  

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Dark Circle

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1983, the newly restored documentary Dark Circle provides a clear-eyed look at the catastrophic power of nuclear energy while also detailing the devastating toll radioactive toxicity has taken.  Now 35 years old, this Emmy Award winner deserves a new look in an age of flippancy about nuclear proliferation.

“Four Stars! A mosaic of the Atomic Age. It is a tribute to the power of the material, and to the relentless digging of the filmmakers, that the movie is completely riveting.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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Now available for small private rentals!
The Screening Room is open for private rentals of no more than 10 people. At $75 an hour for a minimum of 2 hours you can screen any of our favorite films on the big screen! Email us for more info at 




Since the pandemic started, we have been able to keep up on some of our bills from our emergency fund, very small rentals, and a few online screenings. That money has not been enough and now our bills are piling up. Unless we get help, The Screening Room won’t survive. The amount we are asking for will pay essential bills, and will keep us from closing down.

The Screening Room has been part of this community for over 30 years and is the home to the Arizona International Film Festival (Arizona’s longest running film festival), Arizona Underground Film Festival, Tucson Film and Music Festival, Tucson Terrorfest, Apex Film Festival and many more film festivals in our community. It has been home to countless local film premieres, arthouse independent films, and a hub for local filmmakers to show their work on the big screen. It is also home to the popular Keep Tucson Sketchy, comedy shows, fundraisers, birthdays, and even weddings. The Screening Room has worked to provide a space and a theater for the entire community, and now The Screening Room needs your help.