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About jimmyjoon

I am a retired Artist in Resident with the Art of Hope Project where I worked internationally. I attended UCSD and Cal Berkeley. I now balance rocks, watch chickens frolic, and spot barges as they make their way through Tacoma Narrows Passage.

Where the Truth Lies: Notes on F/E Theme

  F is for Fake, E is for Essence – Evolution of the Modern Biopic – This month the film club is directing its focus on the lives of three legendary figures in the smoldering frontier of American arts and … Continue reading

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There’s A Moral Here

PAUL MCCARTNEY “SOMEONE’S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR” (knock knock) Refugees are People. We are All Together on This Boat Called Life Someone’s knocking at the door (outside) Somebody’s ringing the bell (inside) Someone’s knocking at the door (outside) Somebody’s ringing … Continue reading

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Knocking Around With Strangers: March Films

. “Who ever you are , I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – Blanche DuBois To depend on the kindness of strangers is OK on occasion, but it’s pretty risky business if relied upon as a way … Continue reading

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The Problems with Tango

“Last Tango in Paris” has been controversial since its first release in 1972. At that time it was immediately heralded as a transformational work that would change the scope of motion picture expression. Pauline Kael exclaimed that “Tango has altered … Continue reading

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Hats and Howls in Last Tango in Paris

“ When We Dead Awaken Who am I and where do I fit? I exposed myself wholly and unreservedly to your gaze But as once upon a time I was now time passes me by in a rush My melancholy, … Continue reading

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Seeing “Lost in Translation”

Who am I! & Where Do I Fit In The World? This month’s movies are from three gifted writer-directors intent on holding such a conversation – three silver screen visionaries who approach this question from perspectives that reside at the … Continue reading

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Photo Essay/Tango Hotel

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 … Continue reading

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Tacoma Film Club screens BLOW OUT this Friday

November’s severe rain and wind comes on the heels of months of sunny serene NW days. As above so below and so the TFC presents three films that reveal another more turbulent side of what we see and judge. Perception … Continue reading

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Citizenfour screens this Friday, November 6 at 7:15pm

Come join other film buffs this Friday as we discuss this month’s theme “If The Truth Be Told”. Our first selection this November is “Citizenfour” by former Bay Area gourmet cook Laura Poitras. A circuitous path took Laura from being … Continue reading

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November Discussion Films: If the truth be told

Weather report. The autumnal reds of TFC’s September picks fade to gray as the storm winds of November sweep in. As the bear of American Empire searches for a winter’s cover the clear eyes of truth come out and have … Continue reading

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