TFC FILM FESTIVAL PROJECTION

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Outgoing Film Club President, Michael Kagan, shared a wonderful vision, a brilliant idea for the Tacoma Film Club to utilize.

Kagan wrote: “Why not have a Film Festival?”. 

Then he made references to other groups that have managed this. We just need to pick a theme, set up the screening space & schedule, & advertise the hell out of it. He envisioned that we might charge a $5.00 admission fee, & the host for the evening could talk up the Club. This could increase the TFC revenue, and/or it could boost admission. It could be 4 to 7 nights consecutive. We could make up some flyers for each screening to hand-out, & make the Club flyers available too.

I’ve been giving this some thought, & hey, it is Do-able. Our choice of theme could be by Director, Genre, Actor, Actress, etc. For me, what came to mind immediately were biographical films about Artists & Art; Cinema as Art. I did some research, & came up with over 20 films that our festival choices could be made from. It was exciting just to see the posters all together. See what you think?

It is time for the Club to begin thinking outside the box, to reach beyond our present grasp, to become creative.

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LUST FOR LIFE (1956)

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VINCENT & THEO (1990)

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GAUGUIN: THE SAVAGE (1980)

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GAUGUIN  (OVIRI) (1986)

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THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (1965)

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REMBRANDT (1936)

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MOULIN ROUGE (1952)

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THE NAKED MAJA (1958)

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MODIGLIANI (2004)

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MR. TURNER (2014)

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GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (2003)

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ARTEMISIA (1997)

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KLIMT (2005)

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SURVIVING PICASSO (1996)

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FREIDA (2002)

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MY LEFT FOOT (1989)

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DALI (2009)

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POLLOCK (2000)

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I SHOT ANDY WARHOL (1996)

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FACTORY GIRL (2006)

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BASQUIAT (1996)

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GEORGIA O’KEEFE (2009)

 

 

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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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3 Responses to TFC FILM FESTIVAL PROJECTION

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Sure, there might be some stumbling blocks & hoops to jump through, like coordinating very many consecutive days with Rev. Frances, & the daily availability of each film (hard to borrow them on the appropriate days–but Michael’s vision is a good one. I hope that some kind of “Film Festival” will come to fruition.

  2. Philip Cowan says:

    Note from Philip @ The Grand. It is ok to play a film like the ones you watch to a private setting, but you can’t advertise or charge admission to them without paying for rights for the film from distributors. Those cost usually $200 to $400 each. If you put it online, one of them will find out because some of the distributors use search engines for illegal screenings and will send lawyers after you. So be careful with expectations for a festival concept.

    • Ron Boothe says:

      Philip,
      Thanks for your comment. We are very much concerned about doing our best to maintain compliance with copyright law. Every year the club purchases an umbrella license from the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation for the screenings of films we do at the CSL church facility. However, no admission is charged for those single film screening events — We simply put a donation box at the door and ask that anyone who can afford to do so drop a donation into the box to help cover rent for the space and the umbrella license. Any amounts not covered by those donations are paid from our membership dues.

      However, if we were ever to attempt something more ambitious such as a film festival, or any event that involved charging admission, we would have to first do research to figure out what we would have to do to make sure we were in compliance with copyright and other legal restrictions.
      Ron

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