The cinematic theme for this first month of Spring is the complexity of relationships between men and women, and how easily tragic consequences can occur.
DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock @ 105 minutes.
The film stars Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings.
Synopsis: A wonderfully twisted tale of illicit love, blackmail, and murder as a wealthy woman finds herself victimized by her own unfaithfulness.
Taglines: “Kiss by kiss, supreme suspense unfolds.”
Is this the man she was waiting for…or the man who was waiting for her?”
LE BOUCHER (1970)
Directed by Claude Chabrol @ 93 minutes.
The film stars Stephanie Audran, Jean Yanne, and Antonio Passalia.
Synopsis: A small town butcher meets a haughty school teacher at a wedding, and they strike up a friendship. He would like the relationship to progress, but she remains beyond reach, so he must seek other ways to deal with his misplaced passions.
Tagline: “Which of them was the real monster?”
Already playing at the Grand Cinema.
A SEPARATION (2011)
Directed by Asghar Farhai
The film stars Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatama, and Sareh Bayat.
Synopsis: In Tehran, a woman files for divorce from her husband. She wants to move to another country to find more opportunity for their daughter. He feels obligated to stay in Iran to look after his ailing father. Tragedy stalks them both.
Tagline: “ugly truths, sweet lies.”
DIAL M FOR MURDER will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, April 6, 2012.
LE BOUCHER will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, April 13, 2012.
A SEPARATION has been playing to record crowds at the Grand Cinema.
924 Broadway is in the historic Pythian Temple, at street level, across Broadway from the Theater on the Square, in the heart of Tacoma’s Theater District.
The GRAND CINEMA is located at 606 South Fawceet Avenue, in the Merlino Art Center building, adjacent to the new Corina Bakery & Deli.