I regularly front like I’m someone who cares/understands/loves science. Though I am certainly curious and do enjoy rigorous inquiry (ie: asking dumb questions), I wouldn’t say…Read article
We have so many reasons to celebrate our city: it’s full of wonderful parks and amenities, a lively and creative art scene, caring and proud citizens.…Read article
The Grand Cinema Presents: The 24 Hour Movie Marathon April 20-21, 10 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Grand Cinema The 24 Hour Movie Marathon is…Read article
The film “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” follows a year in the lives of sable trappers in a remote Bakhtian village. Filmmakers Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov present the narrative as a slice-of-life drama, an everyday epic for which the camera crew is merely along for the ride. Happy People plays at the Grand Cinema one night only, on Tuesday, March 19.Read article
Appreciation for independent films and patron allegiance has kept our local theater gems alive. But now the small theaters in our community face a new difficulty which could prove to be business-threatening: the costly necessity of digital film conversion.Read article
Amour doesn’t romanticize or glorify the story of an elderly Parisian couple as their life undergoes the most radical and yet inevitable of changes. Instead, it offers a take on a dark episode of life as complex as such episodes usually are.Read article
November 27th is #GivingTuesday, the most recent opportunity in a growing list of consumer possibilities foisted upon us right after Thanksgiving. But Giving Tuesday is my new favorite for a few reasons: As I age, I need fewer things and therefore enjoy encouraging others to instead spend money on causes and experiences. Every year it gets easier to support the efforts that mean the most to me, thanks to the internet. Tacoma is a town involved in lots and lots of good work.Read article
Beginning October 4, Tacoma’s annual Film Festival will once again bring the best local and international independent films to venues around the city.
TFF sets itself apart by supporting and honoring filmmakers, who often travel from around the country to attend festival screenings and promote their work. Of the 118 films being shown this year, around 50 will have a filmmaker in attendance, a record high for the festival.Read article
One thing among many to love about the Grand Cinema: they quietly and reliably continue to carve out inimitable independent film opportunities.
This weekend is no exception and I would bet that since Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces in Independent Film is now in its third year at the Grand, you (like me) have still probably never made it. But you can change this trend – attend, discover, maybe even meet the future of movie making.
Check out eight film trailers and then hit the Grand. Start tonight!Read article
The Tacoma Pride Festival is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Community and includes nine days of events. Check out the events and join us in celebrating equality – be proud, Tacoma!Read article
Find what you need for everyone on your list right here in your own neighborhood.Read article
Mark your calendars and enjoy your favorite holiday films on the big screen thanks to the Grand Cinema’s Holiday Film Series.Read article
Beginning October 6th, film enthusiasts from the Pacific Northwest will be coming to Tacoma to celebrate independent filmmakers and films for 8 days. Hosted by Tacoma’s own The Grand Cinema, this year’s weeklong festival is shaping up to exceed expectations.Read article