BLACK SWAN Now Playing


Rating: R
Length: 108 minutes
Year: 2010
Actors: Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder, Mila Kunis

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Nominated for FOUR Golden Globes: Best Picture, Best Actress (Portman), Best Supporting Actress (Kunis) and Best Director!

A wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating study of a young dancer’s all-consuming ambition. — Peter Debruge, Variety

Portman’s portrait of an artist under siege is unmissable and unforgettable. So is the movie. You won’t know what hit you. — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

This is, no doubt about it, a tour de force, a work that fully lives up to its director’s ambitions. — David Edelstein, New York Magazine

This is Portman’s bid for Best Actress at the next Oscars, and it thrills to watch her go for it. — Peter Howell, Toronto Star

We Club members lucked out this month, because this film has opened not only at the Grand Cinema, but city wide as well. Here are the feature times as per today.


Sat-Sun: (12:35), (3:15), 6:10, 8:45  Mon-Fri: (3:15), 6:10, 8:45


11:00 am, 2:00, 5:00, 7:45, 10:20


1:30, 4:00, 7:10, 10:10


10:30, 1:00, 6:00, 8:30

See  you at the movies!



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 BLACK SWAN Now Playing

  1. Ron Boothe says:

    Tacoma Film Club ratings for Black Swan are now posted on our website

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