TFC Producers’ Film Picks for June 2012
LOLA MONTES (1955)
Directed by Max Ophuls @116 minutes.
The film stars Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, and Oskar Werner.
Synopsis: This is an epic tale of a woman who was a great adventuress in the 1850’s, became the lover of various important European men, and her notoriety allowed her later to become the main attraction with a circus.
Taglines: The frank and shocking story of the world’s most famous woman of scandal. She lived too intensely, and far too well.
STRANGERS IN GOOD COMPANY (1990)
Directed by Cynthia Scott @ 101 minutes
The film stars Alice Diabo, Constance Garneau, and Winnifred Holden.
Synopsis: This is a docudrama about a busload of older women who became stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they waited around for their rescue, they reflected upon their lives.
Tagline: One of the most exhilarating movies ever made about people who’ve grown old, but remain ageless inside.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2011)
Directed by John Madden @ 124 minutes
The film stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Dev Patel.
Synopsis: A group of British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. It turns out to be a lot less “exotic” than advertised, but the Marigold Hotel slowly begins to charm them regardless.
LOLA MONTES (1995) will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, June 1, 2012.
STRANGERS IN GOOD COMPANY (1990) will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, June 8, 2012.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2011) will open at the Grand Cinema on Friday, May 18, 2012. It is always recommended that folks get to it as soon as it is convenient, because it may not run into June.
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. It is in the Merlino Art Center Building at the corner of 6th and Fawcett.