Producer’s Film Picks for August 2012

The TFC theme for these films is “The apocalypse may soon be upon us, so perhaps we may need to pay more attention to our planet.”


Opening at the Grand Cinema on Friday, July 27, 2012.


Directed by Benh Zeitlin @ 93 minutes

The film stars Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, and Levy Easterly.

Synopsis: Hushpuppy is an intrepid six year old girl living with her father in “the Bathtub”, a very remote southern Delta Louisiana bayou community. Her father becomes ill, and he tries to prepare her for life without him–as she embarks on a search for her lost mother.

Tagline: “among the best films to play at Sundance in two decades.”

This incredible film won the Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle International Film Festival, and won awards at Cannes & Sundance.



Directed by Chris Paine @ 90 minutes.

This excellent documentary is narrated by Tim Robbins, and has cameos by Danny DeVito, Jon Favreau, and Arnold Swarzenegger.

Synopsis: This is, in effect, a sequel to director Paine’s WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR (2006). In this film Paine has been allowed to film for a decade behind the closed doors of GM, Nissan, and Tesla Motors, carefully chronicling the actual events behind this new global resurgence of electric cars.

Tagline: “It’s alive!”

It won an EMA Award for best “green” documentary.


Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura @ 112 minutes.

The film stars Vincent Gery, Gaku Hamada, and Atsuchi Ito.

Synopsis: In this fascinating non-linear comedy, there is a huge comet approaching the earth on a collision course, but amidst the chaos, in  Japan a single music store remains open, with the owner denying that this will be the end of days. He plays, over and over, a forgotten song by an obscure Asian punk band, claiming that this song will save the world.

Stefan S. of THE NUTSHELL REVIEW wrote, “ I was totally blown away by this movie, leaving me tapping my feet and bobbing my head all the way to the closing credits!”


REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, August 3, 2012.

FISH STORY will screen at 924 Broadway on Friday, August 10, 2012.

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD will open at the Grand Cinema on July 27, 2012, and will play for at least one week.


924 Broadway is in the historic 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 S. Fawcett Avenue, street level in the Merlino building, on the corner of Fawcett and 6th Ave.


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