PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR MAY 2013

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TFC Producers’ Film Picks for May 2013
The cinematic theme for this month will be “unconventional fatherhood”.
DVD
RAISING ARIZONA (1987)
Directed by Joel Coen, written by the Coen Brothers @ 94 minutes
The film stars Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, William Forsythe,
Trey Wilson, Frances McDormand, and  Randall “Tex” Cobb.
Synopsis:  When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop discover they cannot conceive their own family, they become desperate enough to kidnap one of a local furniture tycoon’s quintuplets. While trying to conceal their crime, and enjoy their new “family”, their lives become hilariously complicated.
Tagline:  A Comedy beyond belief.
THE GREAT SANTINI (1979)
Directed by Lewis John Carlino @ 115 minutes.
The film stars Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O’Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky,
Stan Shaw, and David Keith.
Synopsis: “Bull” Meechum, an aggressive competitive marine fighter pilot, runs roughshod over his family, expecting military-like obedience from them. As his oldest son approaches manhood, he struggles to get the elusive approval of his very demanding father.
THEATRICAL RELEASE
STARBUCK (2011)
This film opens at the Grand Cinema on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Written & Directed by Ken Scott @ 109 minutes.
This French Canadian film stars Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, and Antoine Betrand.
Synopsis:  As his lover announce her pregnancy, a forty-something slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action suit against him, their biological father.
This film was a Tacoma Film Festival Audience Favorite, and it won the Audience Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
SCREENINGS
RAISING ARIZONA will screen at the Center for Spiritual Living  on Friday, May 3, 2013.
THE GREAT SANTINI will screen at the Center for Spiritual Living on
Friday, May 10, 2013.
STARBUCK opens at the Grand Cinema on Friday,  April 26, 2013, and we hope since this is such a Tacoma favorite, that it will run more than one week; yet it is always prudent to attend the theatrical film early on to insure being able to see it.
TFC DISCUSSION NIGHT
These three terrific films about fatherhood will be discussed at the Center for Spiritual Living on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS
The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) is located at 206 North J. Street, on the corner of J Street and Division, across from the Group Health hospital.
The Grand Cinema is located at 606 South Fawcett Avenue, street level in the historic Merlino building at the corner of 6th and Fawcett.

 

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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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One Response to PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR MAY 2013

  1. markmonlux says:

    Raising Arizona is one of my favorite movies. I drew a cartoon movie review of it. To see the review, click on my URL link.

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