Tuesdays Now Mean Something Different at the Grand
We know that one of the reasons you likely love the Grand is because of the wide variety of films that are chosen to play here. The unfortunate fact is that there are more quality films that we'd like to play than we have screen space for. Enter our new Tuesday Film Series... which allows us to bring in many more films than usual. In fact, 52 more films per year. Since August 2, 2011 we have played a new or classic film EVERY Tuesday. Most are films never before seen at the Grand (or anywhere in Pierce County for that matter) but we'll occasionally mix in a classic film as well. Each Tuesday you'll have two opportunities to see that week's film: one matinee screening (times will vary based on film lengths but it will be around 2:00pm) and once in the evening (again, times will vary but it will be around 6:30pm). The line-up of films below will be updated as bookings are confirmed. Stay up to date with the schedule of must-see films coming to your local non-profit theater, the Grand Cinema.
If your calendar says it's Tuesday, call us at the Grand or visit our website to find out what's playing. We hope you'll love the increased diversity. They'll be the same type of amazing films you expect to see at the Grand, only now you'll have more of them. Trust us, you'll like what you see.
To see an article from The News Tribune on the series, click here
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. At the same time, Jean also falls under the spell of the free-spirited young Andrée. Their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with familial intrigue, as both Renoirs, père et fils, become smitten with the enchanting and headstrong young muse.
"Renoir offers viewers a drama of sumptuous beauty." - Rottentomatoes.com
A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your experiences the sum of you?
"A dense, organic, dazzling and funny tapestry, making use of varied and subtly colored animation and stop-motion; candid video; playfully verbose direct address; chapters and footnotes and doodles; and suavely chosen music and sonic bridges." - Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
This documentary is a seductive and soulful view into the mind of singer Tony Bennett as well as an intimate portrait of the artist's creative process as he turns 85 years old. In a first person narrative, Tony reflects back over his 60 year career while looking ahead within the context of his latest recording project. We experience inspirational insights as Tony discusses his philosophies of life, lessons learned, and his passion for art and music.
"We see an art form bridge generations with a strange mixture of grace, joy and melancholy." - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Like with any great singer, it's often the telling pauses of the man born Anthony Benedetto that say the most in 'The Zen of Bennett.'" - Lou Lumenick, New York Post
Ain't in it For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (NR)