PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR NOVEMBER 2012

Producers’ Film Picks for November 2012
The theme this month will be “Raw emotions regarding ethnic, geographic, and personal feelings of identity.”
Remember that November is our last screening month of 2012. We are dark in December for the holidays, except of course for the annual Christmas party.
DVD
A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (1974)
Written/Directed by John Casavetes @ 155 minutes.
The film stars Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands, and Katherine Casavetes.
Synopsis: A wife and mother of three is deeply loved by her husband, but her worsening mental illness begins to fray the weakened edges of the family, and he must make a difficult decision to resolve the situation.
This film was nominated for 2 Oscars, and Gena Rowlands won a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress for her role.
Nick: Mabel is not crazy, don’t call her that–she is just unusual.
OF TIME AND THE CITY (2008)
A film by Director, Writer, Star Terence Davies @ 74 minutes.
Synopsis: This is a fascinating documentary about Liverpool, where Davies grew up. His narration is a creative mix of his own reflections, and the poetry and prose of others, featuring the conflict he had between his Catholic upbringing and his homosexuality.
Tagline: A love song and a eulogy.
The film won the New York Critics Circle Award.
THEATRICAL RELEASE
Opening at the Grand Cinema on Friday, October 19, 2012.
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (2011)
Directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton @ 88 minutes
Synopsis: This is a touching documentary about four teenage girls, all from different regions of America, and all four were adopted from China secondary to that country’s ironclad “One Child Policy.”
Deeply wrought and deeply felt.”–Variety
This film was the official selection for the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Note: The film, according to the Grand’s web site is “expected 
to run for one week only.”  SO circle next week on the calendar and get out to see this marvelous film while you can.
SCREENINGS:
A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (1974) will be shown at 924 Broadway
on Friday, November 2, 2012.
OF TIME AND THE CITY (2008) will be shown at 924 Broadway on Friday,
November 9, 2012.
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (2011) will open at the Grand Cinema this Friday, October 19, 2012, and may only run for one week, so make a supreme TFC effort to get out and see it next week.
DIRECTIONS:
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 in the historic Merlino Art Center, at 606 South Fawcett Avenue,
on the busy corner of Fawcett and 6th.
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About Glenn Buttkus

Former actor and Special Ed teacher for the blind, newly retired, spending my days struggling as poet, photographer, novelist, husband, and grandfather.
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