TFC Producers’ Film Picks for November 2010

Producers’ Committee Film Picks for November 2010

This month the group has bravely taken on the Millennium Trilogy, the first three films made from the best-selling Swedish novels by Stieg Larsson; tragically dead at 44 in 2004.

DVD

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009)

Directed by Niels Arden Opley @ 152 minutes.

In Swedish with English subtitles.

The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Peter Haber, and Ewa Froling.

Synopsis: 40 years ago a young girl disappeared from a family gathering, and her body was never found. Her wealthy uncle, patriarch of the Vanger clan hired a disgraced journalist and a ruthless eccentric hacker to investigate–fearing that perhaps the guilty party would turn out to be someone from his own dysfunctional family.

The film won “Best Feature” at the 2010 Palm Springs Film Festival.

Roger Ebert wrote: The film is a compelling thriller to begin with, but it adds therare quality of having a heroine more fascinating than the story.”

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (2009)

Directed by Daniel Alfredson @ 129 minutes.

In Swedish with English subtitles.

The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Annika Hallin, and Per Oscarsson.

Synopsis: Computer hacker heroine, Lizbeth, and journalist, Mikael, investigate a sex-trafficking ring when Lizbeth is accused of three murders and has to go on the run, working underground, while Mikael struggles to clear her name, and the horrors of her past return to harm her.

Roger Ebert wrote: Lizbeth and Mikael are still quirky individuals who make up their detective work as they go–making it hard to predict the story arc.

THEATRICAL RELEASE:

THE GRAND THEATER on Friday, November 5, 2010.

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST (2010)

Directed by Daniel Alfredson @ 148 minutes.

In Swedish with English subtitles.

The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin, and Peter Ericksson.

Synopsis: Recovering from a bullet to the head, lying in a hospital, Lizbeth awaits trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael struggles to prove her innocence, while she must defend herself from the powerful enemies that people her past.

Joe Morganstern of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL wrote: Noomi Rapace has a singular combination of eerie beauty and feral intensity. She’s a movie star like no other.

SCREENINGS:

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO will screen at 924 Broadway, on Friday, 11/05/10.

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST will open at the Grand Theater on Friday, 11/05/10.

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, 11/12/10.

Discussion night for these three films will be Wednesday, 11/17/10 at 924 Broadway.

DIRECTIONS:

924 Broadway is in the Pythian Temple, at street level, across the street from the Theater on the Square, in the heart of Tacoma’s Theater District.

The Grand Theater is located at 606 South Fawcett Avenue.

From Interstate 5:

Take the City Center Exit toward Downtown Tacoma. Follow the signs to the “A” Street Off-ramp. Continue along A Street and turn left at 9th Street. Follow 9th Street up the hill. Turn right at Fawcett Ave. Stay on Fawcett for three blocks. The Grand Cinema is on the left side in the Merlino Art Center, a large brick building at the corner of 6th & Fawcett.


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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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