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Q&A with Robert Loomis

Robert Loomis is a Tucson film director. His movies include Dog Years and Angry Young Man, which won Best Feature at the 2003 Arizona International Film Festival.

What's the best movie of all time?

Amadeus, because it combines narrative and playing with the medium.

What movie makes you think most of Tucson?

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Scorcese, because it was shot here.

Who's your favorite movie personality?

I used to be a big fan of Mel (Gibson). But now I'd have to say Stanley Kubrick. He's the guy I'd most like to be, because he did everything on his own terms.

What's your favorite movie snack?

Popcorn with jalapeños.

What's your favorite place in Tucson to catch a flick?

El Con, specifically for the jalapeños only.

Any embarrassing cinematic experiences in your life?

When I was a teenager, I went to see Conan the Barbarian at the drive-in. It was the first time I tried to get tobacco. Fortunately, it was a drive-in, because I vomited all over the place.

Best toy store?


Best breakfast?


Best mischief maker?

Bill Maher (fired host of Politically Incorrect).

Best radio station?


Best friend to local arts?

Tucson Film Office.