Producers’ Committee Film Picks for August 2011

The theme for this month’s three comedies is simply “that all film club members are important to us, and their film picks will be honored.”



Directed by Lewis Gilbert @ 110 minutes.

The film stars Michael Caine, Julie Walters, and Michael Williams.

Synopsis: Frank Bryant is a bored English professor, who is an unsuccessful poet, has a failed marriage, and drinks too much. Rita, a young hairdresser, enters his life like a breath of fresh air. While tutoring her to complete her education, he begins to rekindle his passion for living, and care about something again.

Michael Caine and Julie Walters were nominated for Oscars, and won Golden Globes, and BAFTAs for these roles.

Tagline: Sometimes students end up being the best teachers.


Directed by Bill Forsyth @ 111 minutes.

The film stars Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, and Fulton Mackay.

Synopsis:  An American oil company sends a representative to Scotland to try and purchase an entire village so that it can build a refinery there–but things take an unexpected turn.

The film was nominated for seven BAFTAs, and won Best Direction.


THE GRAND CINEMA opening on Friday, July 29, 2011.

THE TRIP (2010)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom @ 107 minutes.

The film stars Steve Coogan, Rob Bryden, Claire Keelan, and Margo Stilley.

Synopsis: Coogan and Bryden reprise their fictional roles from TRISTAM SHANDY.  The boys are hired by the Observer to travel the English countryside and review fine restuarants.

Tagline: Eat, drink and try not to kill each other.

“It’s just two guys traveling, eating and talking. Doesn’t sound like much, but it is terrific. 



EDUCATING RITA will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, August 5, 2011.

LOCAL HERO will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, August 12, 2011.

THE TRIP opened at the Grand Cinema on Friday, July 29, 2011.

Discussion night for these three comedies will be Wednesday, August 17, 2011.


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

The Grand Cinema is located at 606 South Fawcett Avenue, in the Merlino Art Center building at 6th and Fawcett.


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