Producers’ Film Picks for October 2013

The theme for this month is “true crime stories; films based on real events.”



Directed by Alexandre Moors @ 93 minutes.

The film stars Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Tim Blake Nelson, & Joey Lauren Adams.

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, the Beltway DC Snipers attacks, with a Tacoma connection, this is a psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured to America into the shadow of a dangerous father-figure; a distorted relationship that later facilitated their long and bloody journey across the United States.

Tagline: Some killers are born–others are driven to it. 



Directed by Arthur Penn @ 112 minutes.

The film stars Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, & Gene Wilder.

Synopsis:  Based on the actual crime spree of Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow in 1930, we find a bored small-town girl & a small-time bank robber teaming up and leave in their wake a string of violent robberies, murders, & newspaper headlines that caught the imagination of the Depression-era Mid-West.

Tagline: They are young–they’re in love–they rob banks & kill people. 

This film was nominated for 10 Oscars, & it won two, won (2) Baftas,  and was nominated for (7) Golden Globes.


Directed by Terence Malick @ 94 minutes.

The film stars Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, & Alan Vint with unbilled cameos by T. Malick, Emilio Estevez, & Charlie Sheen.

Synopsis: Based on the true story of Charles Starkweather & Caril- Ann Fugate murder spree in 1958, it is the story of a troubled garbage collector & his underage girlfriend, who first kill her father and then embark on a journey rife with random murders, culminating in the badlands of Montana.

Tagline: In 1959, she watched while he killed a lot of people. 


BLUE CAPRICE is opening at the Grand Cinema on Friday,  October 4, 2013.

BONNIE & CLYDE will screen at CSL on Friday, October 4, 2013.

BADLANDS will screen at CSL on Friday, October 11, 2013.

The TFC Discussion Night for these (3) films will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.


The Grand Cinema is located at 606 South Fawcett Avenue, in the historic Merlino building, on the corner of 6th & Fawcett.

The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 206 North J Street, on the corner of Division & J streets, across from the Group Health Hospital.


  1. Glenn ~ This looks like a Dynamite Line Up! Good Choices. I am especially looking forward to discussing “Badlands” which Roger Ebert said was one of the most beautiful movies ever made.

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