Potluck & Film tonight at CSL

Producer's Film Picks for December 2016 The theme for this month - Stand Up and Be Counted: Bully Culture and US Society   Theatrical Release Moonlight (2016)   Written with Tarell McCraney, directed and written by Barry Jenkins   The films stars Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris … Continue reading Potluck & Film tonight at CSL

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November Film Club selections

Producers' Film Picks for November 2016 The theme for this month - Interiors: What Makes a Story Observable Theatrical Release Certain Women (2016) Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. Based on short stories by Maile Meloy. The film stars Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart. 108 minutes "In the subtle and affecting Certain … Continue reading November Film Club selections

October film selections

Producer's Film Picks for October 2016 The theme for this month - Women and the Wind Theatrical Release Queen of Katwe (2016) Written by William Wheeler and directed by Mira Nair. The film stars Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga. Synopsis/review: "'Queen of Katwe,' a Disney movie directed by Mira Nair about a real-life … Continue reading October film selections

Film Club Selections for September 2016

Producer's Film Picks for September 2016 The theme for this month - Three American Paintings: Arcs of Color Theatrical Release Southside With You (2016) Written and directed by Richard Tanne. 84 minutes. The film stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter. Synopsis: The first date of the most famous couple in the US is depicted as … Continue reading Film Club Selections for September 2016

Land and Freedom (1995) screens this Friday

Brendan Funtek, a member of the Tacoma Film Club Producers' Committee provides the following information about our upcoming screening: ------------ Come see our Friday screening (specific details at bottom of email), Land and Freedom(1995), a film written by Jim Allen (Hidden Agenda) and directed by Ken Loach (Kes, The Wind That Shakes the Barley). The … Continue reading Land and Freedom (1995) screens this Friday

Mosquito Coast (1986)

Tacoma Film Club member Brendan Funtek provides the following information about our August discussion film, The Mosquito Coast (1986). ----------------- This a film based on the Paul Theroux novel and adapted for the screen by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ) and directed by Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock, … Continue reading Mosquito Coast (1986)

Producer’s Film Picks for August 2016

Brendan Funtek, a member of the Tacoma Film Club Producers' Committee provides the following information about our August Discussion Films: ---------   The theme for this month: Once Upon (Sometimes?) a Great Notion Theatrical Release Captain Fantastic (2016) Written and directed by Matt Ross. 119 minutes. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, … Continue reading Producer’s Film Picks for August 2016

Change in Date of June Film Discussion

CHANGE IN DATE -- WE HAVE POSTPONED OUR JUNE DISCUSSION ONE WEEK TO JUNE 22. The Center for Spiritual Living where we hold our monthly film discussion meetings, 206 North J Street, Tacoma, WA is holding a special memorial service for the victims of Orlando this Wednesday, June 15, from 7:00 to 9 pm. We … Continue reading Change in Date of June Film Discussion

THE FUTURE @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: June theme: Under Pressure. Welcome to our June offerings. Remember that the Club is dark in July for vacations & such. Friday, June 3, 2016 is doubly cool since THE LOBSTER (2015) opens at the Grand Cinema, & we are screening THE FUTURE (2011) at CSL. The film was written & directed … Continue reading THE FUTURE @ CSL

PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2016

Producer’s Film Picks for June 2016 The theme for this month: Under Pressure. Theme song: Under Pressure by David Bowie   THEATRICAL RELEASE THE LOBSTER (2015) Written & Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos @ 119 minutes. The film stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Coleman, John C. Reilly, & Ben Whishaw. Synopsis: This is a … Continue reading PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2016

LET’S GET LOST @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: Our Producer’s theme for May is: F is for Fake. E is for Essence. One of the great things about our film club, is that we show a lot of documentaries; something that many/most other groups of film buffs fail to do. A good documentary at least has a modicum of … Continue reading LET’S GET LOST @ CSL

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 culture. Two of these iconic innovators are jazz musicians and one is a graffiti artist. … Continue reading Where the Truth Lies: Notes on F/E Theme

PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR MAY 2016

Producer’s Film Picks for May 2016 The Club’s theme for May is: F is for Fake. E is for Essence. THEATRICAL FILM MILES AHEAD (2015) Written, Produced & Directed by Don Cheadle @ 100 minutes. The film stars Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, & Emayatzy Corinealdi. Synopsis: This film is labeled “ A Bio-Pic--with improvisation”. It deals with … Continue reading PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR MAY 2016

PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR APRIL 2016

Producer’s Film Picks for April 2016 The theme chosen for this month is: Shadows of the Disappeared. THEATRICAL RELEASE EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (2015) Director Ciro Guera & 125 minutes. A film from Columbia, it is based on diaries & mostly true events. The film stars Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, & Brionne Davis. Synopsis:  … Continue reading PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR APRIL 2016

DRAG ME TO HELL @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The Producer’s theme for this month is: Depending on the kindness of strangers; A Comedy, A Tragedy, A Farce. It was 63 degrees & sunny today, more like a June day than the first part of February. I, for one, am just smiling & enjoying it. This net Friday, he TFC … Continue reading DRAG ME TO HELL @ CSL

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The Producer’s theme for this month is: Depending on the kindness of strangers; A Comedy, A Tragedy, A Farce. Have we dodged a harsh winter? It seems so, with the median temps being in the 50’s all month. We will have to see how March comes in, right? We have quite … Continue reading A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE @ CSL

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 the bell It's an inside thing (open the door, open the door, open the door) … Continue reading There’s A Moral Here

PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR MARCH 2016

Producer’s Film Picks for March 2016 The Producer’s theme for this month is: Depending on the kindness of strangers; A Comedy, A Tragedy, A Farce. THEATRICAL RELEASE THE LADY IN THE VAN (2015) Directed by Nicholas Hyter @ 104 minutes. The film stars Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, and Claire Hammond. Synopsis: A man finds himself … Continue reading PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR MARCH 2016

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 of life. With these film choices we look at some possible outcomes of making policy … Continue reading Knocking Around With Strangers: March Films

THE LAST TANGO IN PARIS @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: 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. This first week in February is masquerading as April, temps … Continue reading THE LAST TANGO IN PARIS @ CSL

PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR FEBRUARY 2016

  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 ANOMALISA Written & Directed by Charlie Kaufman & … Continue reading PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR FEBRUARY 2016

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 17) discussions of all three films will be held  Doors open 6:20 at CSL - corner … Continue reading Photo Essay/Tango Hotel

PRODUCER’S PICKS FOR JANUARY 2016

  Producer’s Film Picks for January 2016 Theme: In the prison of her skin. This month we look at the movie renditions of three exceptional 20th century women involved in the arts. One was a painter, one a writer and one a photographer. All touched the sensibilities of their times with bold self reflective expressions, … Continue reading PRODUCER’S PICKS FOR JANUARY 2016