Reel Indie


Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt. If you like your classical portraits of tired vagabonds in the streetlight, it's hard to do better than Rembrandt. The Hanson Film Institute and University of Arizona Museum of Art celebrate the Dutch master with an inside look his paintings, life and long-lasting influence. The film also documents landmark exhibitions of his works. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. 1030 N. Olive Road.

Transforming Agave. Exploded View "micro-cinema" presents the premier of local filmmaker Bryan Nelson's short film. It is a film about a local craftsman, making didgeridoos out of agave. All filmed around the Tucson area, it's about as local and homegrown as you can get. Kyle Bert and Ryan Chavira, the film's subject and soundtrack composer, respectively, will be on site to perform music and discuss the film. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. 197 E. Toole Ave. $6

The Loft Cinema

3233 E. Speedway

Cool Runnings. When I say Jamaica, what's the first thing you think of? That's right, the exhilarating and wonderful world of bobsledding! It's a classic film, part of "Loft Jr.," a free monthly series showing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world. I mean, who wouldn't want to see John Candy coach Jamaicans in the Winter Olympics? 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Free.

Smoke Signals & More Than Frybread. A double-feature of two great Native American movies, co-presented by the University of Arizona American Indian Alumni Club. One is the first feature film entirely written, directed and acted by Native Americans, and the other is a culinary competition between all 22 federally recognized tribes in Arizona. And of course, fry bread will be for sale. Noon Sunday, Feb. 11. $15

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Catch all the nominated shorts before they battle it out at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4. They are a combination of animation, drama, documentary and more. And, if you predict the winners you could win free passes to The Loft Cinema! 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. $10