Producers’ Committee Film Picks for April 2013
Our April early Spring theme is “Disaffected youth–the price of angst.”
ON THE ROAD (2012)
Directed by Walter Salles @ 124 minutes.
The film stars Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Stewart, Kirsten Dunst,
Amy Adams, Alice Braga, & Viggo Mortensen.
Synopsis: This is Jack Kerouac’s generation-defining tale of a young writer
who meets a free-spirited couple, and decides to take a road trip with them
across the country. Nothing could have fully prepared him for the people he
would meet, and how this would significantly influence him.
This film was the “Official Selection” at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tagline: The best teacher is experience.
It will open up at the Grand Cinema this Friday, March 29, 2013. They do not
project a length of stay, so get yourselves out to see it during the first week to
insure you can attend a screening.
FIVE EASY PIECES (1970)
Directed by Bob Rafelson @ 98 minutes.
The film stars Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Sally Struthers,
Susan Anspach, & Ralph Waite.
Synopsis: A young man has chosen to drop out of his upper class family, giving
up a promising career as a concert pianist to work in the California oil fields and
live with a waitress. When he is contacted by his sister, informing him that his
father is dying, he travels up to Washington State with the waitress in tow, to
make his peace with his family and father.
This film was nominated for four Oscars, and Karen Black did win a Golden
Globe as Best Actress.
Tagline: He rode the fast lane on the road to nowhere.
REBELS OF A NEON GOD (1992)
Written & Directed by Ming-Liang Tsai @ 106 minutes.
The film stars Chao-jung Chen, Chang-bin Jen, Kang-sheng Lee.
Synopsis: This is a unique film, shot in a very stylish cinematic style, with
compelling and mesmerizing visuals. It is a story about petty criminals in
Tapai. One of them flirts with a girl at a roller rink, and offers to give her a
ride home on his motorcycle. A minor traffic incident leads to a completely
“A strong disturbing film.”–the Village Voice
Tagline: What time is it there?
The film won several international awards as Best Film.
FIVE EASY PIECES (1970) will screen at the Center for Spiritual Living
on Friday, April 5, 2013; doors open at 6:15, showing at 7:15 p.m.
REBELS OF A NEON GOD (1992) will screen at the Center for Spiritual
Living on Friday, April 12, 2013; doors open at 6:15, showing at 7:15 p.m.
ON THE ROAD (2012), as noted, will open at the Grand Cinema on
Friday, March 29, 2013.
The Tacoma Film Club will discuss these three films on Wednesday,
April 17, 2013, at the Center for Spiritual Living, from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.
The Center for Spiritual Living at located at 206 North J Street, on the
corner of J St. & Division, across the street from Group Health Specialty
The Grand Cinema is located at 606 South Fawcett Avenue, in the Merlino
Art Center building, on the corner of 6th & Fawcett.