PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR FEBRUARY 2016

 

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Producer’s Film Picks for February 2016

The theme for the Tacoma Film Club, now in its twelfth year is:

Tango Hotel: Ennui and the World.

This month we combine writer directors Charlie Kaufman,Bernardo Bertolucci & Sophia Coppola into an intricate collage of malaise and discovery.

THEATRICAL RELEASE

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ANOMALISA

Written & Directed by Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson @ 90 minutes.

Voice work by David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, & Tom Noonan.

Synopsis: This is an Oscar nominated animation-feature about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life who experiences something extraordinary–a stranger with an infectious & positive view of humanity.

DVD

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LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)

Written & Directed by Sophia Coppola @ 101 minutes.

The film stars Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, & Giovanni Ribisi.

Synopsis: A faded movie star, traveling to Japan to film commercials, & a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Tagline: Everyone wants to be found.

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LAST TANGO IN PARIS (1972)

Written & Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci @ 129 minutes.

The films stars Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi & Jean-Pierre Leaud.

Synopsis: A young Parisian woman meets a charismatic American businessman who demands that their clandestine affair be based solely on sex.

SCREENINGS:

ANOMOMALISA is already playing at the Grand Cinema; get out to see it soon.

LOST IN TRANSLATION will be shown at the Center for Spiritual Living on Friday, February 5, 2016.

LAST TANGO IN PARIS will e shown at the Center for Spiritual Living, the next Friday, February 12, 2016.

All three marvelous films will be reviewed & discussed on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

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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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