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Established by the City of Tacoma in 1956, the Sister City program has built positive international relationships with fourteen cities around the world. Tacoma's Sister Cities all have aspects similar or complementary to Tacoma's economic and civic character. Sister City program activities include Student Exchanges, Sports Exchanges, Performing Arts Festivals, Arts Exchanges and the Sister Cities International Film Festival, hosted this year at The Grand Cinema. 

The Grand Cinema is proud to partner with the Sister Cities program to showcase films from Tacoma's fourteen Sister Cities. Experience fourteen international films every Thursday, February 1 - May 3, 2018. Cultural presentations will begin at 6:30 PM, films will begin at 6:45 PM.

Special thanks to the City of Tacoma and Sister Cities International for presenting these films.

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  • Our Little Sister
    Our Little Sister
    Comedy, Drama | 2016
    PG. 2hr 8min CAST: Hirokazu Koreeda DIRECTOR: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Kitakyushu, Japan
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    Showing Thursday 2/1
  • Santa & Andres
    Santa & Andres
    Drama | 2016
    NR. 1hr 45min CAST: Lola Amores, Eduardo Martinez, Cesar Dominguez DIRECTOR: Carlos Lechuga SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Cienfuegos, Cuba
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    Showing Thursday 2/8
  • Siblings Are Forever
    Siblings Are Forever
    Documentary | 2013
    NR. 1hr 15min DIRECTOR: Frode Fimland SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Aalesund, Norway
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    Showing Thursday 2/15
  • Mon Oncle
    Mon Oncle
    Comedy | 1958
    NR. 1hr 57min CAST: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie DIRECTOR: Jacques Tati SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Biot, France
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    Showing Thursday 2/22
  • The Wedding Day
    The Wedding Day
    Comedy, Drama | 1956
    NR. 1hr 17min DIRECTOR: Byung-il Lee SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Gunsan, South Korea
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    Showing Thursday 3/1
  • The Living Fire
    The Living Fire
    Documentary | 2015
    NR. 1hr 17min DIRECTOR: Ostap Kostyuk SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Brovary, Ukraine
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    Showing Thursday 3/8
  • The Women's Balcony
    The Women's Balcony
    Comedy, Drama | 2017
    NR. 1hr 36min CAST: Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banai DIRECTOR: Emil Ben-Shimon SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel
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    Showing Thursday 3/15
  • Atlantic.
    Drama | 2014
    NR. 1hr 34min CAST: Fettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd DIRECTOR: Jan-Willem van Ewijk SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | El Jadida, Morocco
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    Showing Thursday 3/22
  • Noticias Lejanas
    Noticias Lejanas
    Drama | 2005
    NR. 2hr CAST: David Aaron Estrada, Mayahuel del Monte, Martin Palomares DIRECTOR: Ricardo Benet SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Boca Del Rio, Mexico
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    Showing Thursday 3/29
  • Love
    Drama, Romance | 2012
    NR. 2hr 8min CAST: Qi Shu, Mark Chao, Wei Zhao DIRECTOR: Doze Niu SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Taichung, Taiwan
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    Showing Thursday 4/5
  • Wolf Warrior II
    Wolf Warrior II
    Action, Thriller, Adventure | 2017
    NR. 2hr 3min CAST: Jing Wu, Frank Grillo, Celina Jade DIRECTOR: Jing Wu SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Fuzhou, China
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    Showing Thursday 4/12
  • Ma' Rosa
    Ma' Rosa
    Drama | 2016
    NR. 1hr 50min CAST: Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler DIRECTOR: Brillante Mendoza SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Davao City, Philippines
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    Showing Thursday 4/19
  • Ivan
    Drama | 2016
    NR. 1hr 34min CAST: Polina Gukhman, Anastasiya Melnikova, Kirill Polukhin DIRECTOR: Alyona Davydova SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Vladivostok, Russia
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    Showing Thursday 4/26
  • Felix
    Comedy, Drama, Family | 2013
    NR. 1hr 34min CAST: Hlayani Junior Mabasa, Linda Sokhulu, Thapelo Mofokeng DIRECTOR: Roberta Durrant SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | George, South Africa
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    Showing Thursday 5/3
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