Tacoma Film Club
February Theme: Tango Hotel: Ennui and the World
The Grand Cinema Choice: Anomalisa
First Friday screening (February 5): Lost in Translation
Second Friday screening (February 12): Last Tango in Paris
On Wednesday following the 2nd Friday (February 17) discussions of all three films will be held
Doors open 6:20 at CSL – corner of Division & N. J St.
Viewings and/or discussions begin at 7:00
Following up on the theme “In the Prison of Her Skin” we launch into another celluloid consideration of gender, connection, disillusion and the campaigning of self
Disconnected and holing up in a hotel room
– Cin Cin, Paris and Tokyo style.
Here disaffection and ennui are the matter that robs energy from life.
So much in the material world, yet so out of touch with magical spirit
– magical strings.
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell
– The Eagles
Three film conversations around mankind’s struggle with the stasis of an unfeeling self
Relax said the night man, we are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave
– The Eagles “Hotel California”
Something Lost in Translation
Life is more than just chili and zoo
Fantasies in flight
Lost in space with cocktail noise