Browsing the "The Grand Cinema" Tag

Feeding the Heart of Tacoma

May 3rd, 2013 | by Sarah Beth Smith

We have so many reasons to celebrate our city: it’s full of wonderful parks and amenities, a lively and creative


Happy People: A Year in the Taiga: Documentary or Poetry?

March 18th, 2013 | by Zach Cheney

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


Amour: Moving Emotions Without Moving the Camera

February 18th, 2013 | by Zach Cheney

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


Give Tacoma

November 27th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

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


Tacoma Film Festival 2012

October 1st, 2012 | by Grace Heerman

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


Stare Into the New Faces of Independent Film

August 17th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

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!


Tacoma Shows its Pride July 13 – 21st

July 11th, 2012 | by Rebecca Solverson

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!



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