One of the major themes in our 2008 discussion film Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring was empathy. The four seasons in the title of this lyrical film represent four stages in the lifespan of an individual: childhood, young adulthood, middle age, and old age. The scenes of childhood depict low empathy. Near the beginning of … Continue reading Development of Empathy in Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring
Fellow Club Members and Interested Friends: Just another friendly reminder that tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 20, 2009, the Tacoma Film Club will NOT be meeting at King's Books; and we will meet at 7pm at 924 Broadway, across from the Pantages Theater, street level in the Pythian Temple. Roger and I will be there at … Continue reading See You All On Broadway
The L.A.Times columnist becomes an unlikely advocate and friend to a mentally ill homeless man who was once a musical prodigy. By Edward Humes April 21, 2008 LOS ANGELES' skid row, as Steve Lopez writes in "The Soloist," is the homeless capital of the nation. Hidden in plain sight just down the street from … Continue reading THE SOLOIST: The Rest of the Story
La Strada by George Bilgere A dollar got you a folding chair in the drafty lecture hall with a handful of other wretched grad students. Then the big reels and low-tech chatter of a sixteen-millimeter projector. La Strada. Rashomon. HMS Potemkin. La Belle e Ie Béte, before Disney got his hands on it. And The … Continue reading La Strada
D E A D O R A L I VE It is kind of a fun trivia game to try and remember which celebrity is still alive, and who has passed away. I will make up some lists and you test your recall. Richard Widmark ___DEAD or ___ALIVE James Garner ___DEAD or ___ALIVE. Donald Pleasence … Continue reading DEAD OR ALIVE?