Monthly Archives: April 2007

BLOW UP @ Wine Styles in May

Hey fellow members –it is time to start making our plans for the May “Second Saturday Series” Tacoma Film Club screening at Wine Styles. Last month we had a grand time watching OFF THE MAP. Our discussion both directly after … Continue reading

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Films for May 2007

Roger has promulgated this information in the newsletter. I handed out copies of this list to the members who attended the TFC meeting the evening of April 18, 2007. For the benefit of you absentees: Here are the Producer’s picks … Continue reading

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The “True Nature” of The Crying Game

  The narrative plot of The Crying Game (1992) plays out in the context of Irish IRA terrorists fighting against the British in the 1970s. An IRA terrorist, Fergus (played by Stephen Rea), is assigned the duty of guarding a … Continue reading

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OFF THE MAP (2003) A Review

OFF THE MAP (2003) FLIGHT FROM EDEN   In 1994 Joan Ackerman, an east coast playwright living in Massachusetts, remembering a time when she lived in New Mexico, produced her play OFF THE MAP with her small theater group, MIXED … Continue reading

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Freud travels Off the Map

  The film Off the Map (2003) has many themes amenable to analysis (see How Ron Watches Movies), including: The debilitating effects of psychological depression; Psycho-social dynamics of a family undergoing a crisis; Counterculture lifestyles in the USA in the … Continue reading

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The Lives of Others is now open for discussion

Our April 2007 film selection, The Lives of Others, is now open for discussion. Members who would like to Post an Official Commentary here are welcome to do so (Contact Ron or Roger if you would like to have posting … Continue reading

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Off the Map is now open for Discussion

Our April 2007 film selection, Off the Map, is now open for discussion. Members who would like to Post an Official Commentary here are welcome to do so (Contact Ron or Roger if you would like to have posting priveleges … Continue reading

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Crying Game is open for discussion

Our April 2007 film selection, The Crying Game, is now open for discussion. Members who would like to Post an Official Commentary here are welcome to do so (Contact Ron or Roger if you would like to have posting priveleges … Continue reading

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Wine Styles Addendum for April 14, 2007

A quick reminder as per the announcement that Roger sent out today to all members. The Saturday screening for OFF THE MAP is still happening, but Tim and Mary, the managers of Wine Styles are having a staff complication. So … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Beehive

Marilyn and I watched this masterpiece Spanish film directed by Victor Erice this weekend. Cinematography and lighting are reminiscent of a Vermeer painting. Editing and storyline kept me mesmerized. The film is rife with political, religious, and psychological symbolism, and … Continue reading

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