TFC Fellowship

You know, it is probably just me being sentimental, but last night’s meeting (9/19/07) was just wonderful. I always have some enjoyment when we gather, for our discussion night, or at one of our screenings, or other get-togethers –but last night there seemed to be a joyous vibe that permeated the place.

 Perhaps it was because we were discussing FATSO and DEATH AT A FUNERAL, and just the retelling of their hilarious scenes brought smiles and giggles to all. But yet in the midst of that we discussed THE MACHINIST, which certainly was not a comedy –and somehow we were able to think of that peculiar and frightening film as an experience that morphed into humane closure; that far from being hideous –one could leave that movie feeling good about guilt, about the truly human condition of our endeavor to understand the power of “right”; that regardless of our spin on the things we do, some important part of us knows the difference, and given half a chance that “part” will come to the surface and  confront us and make its point. The tricky part is to listen, and not reject the truth; another life long labor for each of us.

We are individuals, some of us more than others of course –but last night we were a family, something beyond just a bunch of movie buffs gathering in the back of a book store. I am still smiling this morning. Thanks to one and all.



About Glenn Buttkus

Former actor and Special Ed teacher for the blind, newly retired, spending my days struggling as poet, photographer, novelist, husband, and grandfather.
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One Response to TFC Fellowship

  1. Ron Boothe says:

    Could not agree with you more! Coming up on the end of our 4th full year of the Tacoma Film Club, and it just keeps getting better and better.

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