Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs:
We are all aware that November is helping us to forget the warmth and dryness of October, and this next Wednesday, November 21, 2012, the night before the Thanksgiving feasts, the Tacoma Film Club will have their monthly discussion night.
Our theme for November was: “Raw emotions regarding ethnic, geographic, and personal feelings of identity.”
As per our agenda, we will discuss three films, two that we screened from DVD, and a theatrical release at the Grand Cinema.
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.
This film discussion will be led by Glenn Buttkus, TFC Director.
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.
This film discussion will be led by Edryce Reynolds, TFC Member.
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.
This film discussion will be led by Ron Boothe, one of the TFC Founding Members.
So clear your calendars for this next Wednesday, so that you can join us for our last Discussion Night in 2012, and our last meeting at 924 Broadway. See you there!