|The Producer’s Committee Film Picks for May, 2010 A Month of Documentaries
Theatrical release: The Grand Theater
BABIES aka BEBE(S) (2010) Directed by Thomas Balmes
Synoposis: This visually stunning French documentary simultaneously follows four babies around the world—from first breath to first step; from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, it joyfully captures the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. Tagline: “Everybody loves babies.”
Facilitator: Glenn Buttkus
CHRIS & DON: A Love Story (2007) Directors Tina Mascara & Guido Santi @ 90 minutes
Synopsis: This fascinating documentary deals with the love story between a British writer, Christopher Isherwood (who wrote A SINGLE MAN, and The Berlin Stories which became CABARET), and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist—following their tumultuous relationship from the 1950’s through the 80’s. Tagline: “No one believed they could last so long—especially them.”
Facilitator: Cherry Jensen
THE KING OF KONG: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) Directed by Seth Gordon @79 min.
Synopsis: A documentary about a middle school teacher, Steve Wiebe, from Bellevue, WA., and a hot sauce mogul, Billy Mitchell, who vie for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong. Along the way both men learn valuable lessons about what it means to be a “true champion”. Tagline: “Don’t get chumpatized.”
Facilitator: Anita Reeves
BABIES opens @ the Grand Theater on May 7, 2010.The Grand is located in Tacoma at 606 S. Fawcett Ave.
CHRIS & DON will screen @ CSL on Friday, May 7, 2010.
THE KING OF KONG will screen @ CSL on Friday, May 14, 2010.The Center for Spiritual Learning is located at 206 N. J Street in Tacoma.