TFC MONTHLY MEETING

In way of a reminder, our montly TFC meeting will be next Wednesday, April 15, 2009. We meet at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Avenue, in Tacoma, WA. The films that will be discussed are:

SLEEPER (1973) Directed by Woody Allen @ 89 minutes.

The film stars Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Howard Cosell, and John Beck.

Synopsis: If INTERIORS was Woody Allen’s Bergman film, STARDUST MEMORIES was his Fellini movie, and SHADOWS AND FOG was his paean to Fritz Lang, then SLEEPER was his Buster Keaton film; where he relied more heavily on visual slapstick gags than on his acerbic wit. Miles Monroe has been mistakenly cryogenically frozen for 200 years. When he is illegally thawed out, he finds himself to be a wanted fugitive and criminal in a world that has become dystopian, a Big-Brother nightmare. Tagline: “A love story about two people who hate each other 200 years into the future.” This film was picked by TFC member Lin Swanson.

 

MAN ON WIRE (2008) Directed by James Marsh @ 94 minutes.

This is a fascinating documentary about Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, who at 25 years old, in 1974 spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire strung between the once lofty rooftops of New York’s twin towers. The stunt was illegal, and the preparation and execution plays out like a caper film. Tagline: “1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.”

 

Theatrical Film:

 

GARRISON KEILLOR: The Man on the Radio in the Red Tennis Shoes (2008)

Directed by Peter Rosen @ 86 minutes.

A wonderful documentary about Keillor’s one-man traveling radio show. With his home-spun skits, jokes, music, and monologues he emerges as a modern day Will Rogers—part enigma, part James Thurber, with some Mark Twain tossed in for fun. This is an opportunity to get to know more about the private side of one of America’s most beloved and unique storyteller and humorist.

[Tlhis film only ran at the Grand Theater for two weeks. Hopefully a few of you had the opportunity to see it].

 

I am looking forward to visiting with each of you who attend.

 

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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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