Producers’ Film Picks for November 2011

Theme: Coming of Age.


THE RIVER (1951)

Directed by Jean Renoir @ 99 minutes

The film stars Patricia Walters, Nora Swinborne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields, Thomas E. Breen, and Suprova Mukerjee.

Synopsis: The story of three friends, all teenage girls, growing up in post WWII India, in Bengal, along the Ganges River. Their adolescent hearts are a flutter when they meet an older American soldier, wounded in the war, and they all fall in love with him. Their coming-of-age tale is touching, tinged with humor.

Tagline: Beauty…Mystery…Delightful Humor.

The film won Best Picture at the Venice Film Festival, and was nominated for two British  BAFTA Awards.


Directed by Peter Yates @ 101 minutes.

The film stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earl Haley, Paul Dooley, and Barbara Barrie.

Synopsis: Four young men, freshly graduated from high school, are not quite sure what they want to do with their lives; but one of them is fixated on the Italian national cycling team, and he decides to become a professional cyclist–and begins to become “ Italian “ immediately. He falls in love with a college girl and talks his mates into forming a cycle racing team to compete with the snobs, and win her affection.

Taglines: Somewhere between growing up and settling down.

The movie that tells you exactly what to do with your high school diploma.

The film won an Oscar for Best Screenplay by Steve Tesich.



Directed, Produced, Written by George Clooney @ 101 minutes.

The film stars Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, and Jennifer Ehle.

Synopsis: An idealistic young staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course in dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Tagline: Ambition seduces. Power corrupts.

The film is based on a play by Beau Willmon.


THE RIVER (1951) will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, November 4, 2011.

BREAKING AWAY (1979) will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, November 11, 2011.

THE IDES OF MARCH (2011) has already open for city-wide screenings, and is playing at several South Sound theaters.


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



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