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The Season for Movie Lovers spring_2018

Springtime is truly the season of the cinephile. 

Awards season has come and gone, studio blockbusters still have a month or two before they come into full swing, and instead, some truly strange and beautiful film masterpieces are released. These films tend to be unapologetic, idiosyncratic, surprising; they hold their own.

Welcome David Dinnell, new director of the Tacoma Film Festival David Dinnell w Hitoshi Toyoda at UnionDocs March 2014

The Grand Cinema is thrilled to announce that esteemed film curator David Dinnell is the new Festival Director and Programmer of the Tacoma Film Festival. 

Bringing extensive curating, programming, and teaching experience, and a host of industry and academic connections to Tacoma, Dinnell will build on TFF’s strong regional and international reputation and help to further elevate the prominence of the festival. 

The 2017 Movie Poll Movie Poll

We want to hear from you! What were your favorite 2017 films?

Help us reach our 2017 goal! Patrons enter The Grand Cinema exterior evening

At the close of every year, we ask for your help so we can do all the great work we do at The Grand, share the incredible films you love, and continue to build unique partnerships that empower and inspire our community.

Please give today. Click this link to donate.
Our goal is to raise $45,000 by December 31, 2017 to ensure The Grand Cinema meets its annual operational needs. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

11/03/17: Fresh Film Friday with LOVING VINCENT & THE FLORIDA PROJECT FFF 110317

Explore childhood and art history with THE FLORIDA PROJECT and LOVING VINCENT for this Fresh Film Friday!

Fresh Films October 27 FFF 10.27.17

Behind the story of Winnie the Pooh, and true love that saves lives in this week's Fresh Films. 

Marlee's Top Five 2017 TFF Films & Event Picks SH2_8481-300dpi  TFF 2016 closing Rachel and Marlee

This year's Tacoma Film Festival programming is off the chain! Our stellar Film Festival Director/Programmer, Laura, selected the best of the best of the best films from the nearly 1800 film submissions we had this year! Every year, I am completely blown away by the talent of the filmmakers who submitted films, both local and beyond, and this year is no different!

Host a Filmmaker at TFF 25 New Faces of Independent Film_credit Kris Crews 2016

Ever wanted to spend time with a real live filmmaker and get free admission to a film festival? Our hosting program was so successful last year that we are doing it again. Support independent film by providing a resting space for a visiting filmmaker during TFF 2017.

Learning from our community: Why we changed our Science on Screen Hidden Figures program Hidden Figures

Every other month, The Grand Cinema hosts a special Science on Screen event, pairing a film with a scientific presentation. For our June 12 Science on Screen, we connected with Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi to present before the film Hidden Figures. Once we started promoting the program, the Tacoma Action Collective reached out, sharing that by not including African American women in our presentation, we were excluding and erasing their contributions. We realized we had made a serious mistake and that we must make a change. Here's how we worked with the Tacoma Action Collective to right this wrong:

Movie Review: The Void the-void

On April 22 at 11 PM, your weekly late-night cinephile infusion, Weird Elephant at the Grand Cinema, brings you The Void. Read a full review from our intern, Chase. 

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