Glenn is Discussion Leader @ The Grand

This Saturday, May 2, I will be the discussion leader at the Grand Theater for IS ANYBODY THERE?, starring Michael Caine, following the 4:15pm screening. Any of you who might be interested in attending that discussion would be more than welcome. As David, Ron, Mohsen, and Idrys can attest, it is wonderful to have club … Continue reading Glenn is Discussion Leader @ The Grand

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JESSE JAMES OF THE MOVIES

Jesse James of the Movies Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw in the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a grand celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death. Recent scholars … Continue reading JESSE JAMES OF THE MOVIES

THE SOLOIST IS NOW PLAYING

On this Friday, April 24, 2009, the theatrical film we chose for the club members to see opened up city and county wide. This film is already stirring up Oscar buzz for Jamie Foxx, and Robert Downey Jr. never fails to give us an incredible performance.  Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel, in the TNT’s … Continue reading THE SOLOIST IS NOW PLAYING

TFC HAS NEW HOME

Tacoma Film Club Members and Friends:   Back in 2004, when founder James Hume created the Tacoma Film Club, we used to meet on the third floor of the PANTAGES THEATER. There was an old conference room up there, cold in winter and hot in summer, and our monthly film discussions would happen within its … Continue reading TFC HAS NEW HOME

Philippe Petit: Update

Peter Farnum ran across this interesting and informative article on our man on wire guy, Philippe Petit. It was from The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/14/nyregion/14highwire.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y Glenn SAME MAN, NEW WIRE, IN A DIFFERENT MANHATTAN VENUE April 14, 2009 By COREY KILGANNON One of the most intriguing elements of Philippe Petit’s daring wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade … Continue reading Philippe Petit: Update

Frankenstein (Dir. James Whale, 1931)

“Frankenstein the Monster” Little did it occur to me a few months ago when I viewed James Whale’s film Frankenstein of 1931, complete with the scene of the drowning of Maria, that I would wonder what horror would creep up my skin and shock me. I imagine Karloff’s monster did give audiences a scare when … Continue reading Frankenstein (Dir. James Whale, 1931)

MAN ON WIRE @ CSL

Fellow Members and Film Buffs:   April is here, and spring has sprung, at least for a few fleeting days, and TFC is screening MAN ON WIRE (2008) at CSL this Friday, April 10, 2009. Director James Marsh, known primarily for other Indie films like THE KING (2005), has borrowed a technique from cable channel … Continue reading MAN ON WIRE @ CSL