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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 many of Tacoma's fourteen Sister Cities. Experience thirteen international films every Monday evening, March 3 - May 29, 2017. Make sure to arrive at 6:30 PM to enjoy a cultural presentation before the film. Special thanks to the City of Tacoma and Sister Cities International for presenting these films.  
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  • Sweet Bean
    Sweet Bean
    Drama, Foreign | 2016
    NR. 1hr 53min CAST: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida DIRECTOR: Naomi Kawase SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Kitakyushu, Japan
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    Showing Monday 3/6
  • Cool and Crazy
    Cool and Crazy
    Documentary, Music | 2001
    NR. 1hr 29min CAST: Berlevag Male Choir, Odd Marino Frantzen, Einar F.L. Strand, Arne Wensel DIRECTOR: Knut Erik Jensen SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Aalesund, Norway
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    Showing Monday 3/13
  • All the Best
    All the Best
    Comedy, Drama | 2016
    NR. 1hr 42min CAST: Ksenija Marinkovic, Renata Pokupic, Ozren Grabaric DIRECTOR: Snjezana Tribuson SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Croatia
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    Showing Monday 3/20
  • Wolf Totem
    Wolf Totem
    Drama | 2015
    PG-13. 2hr 11min CAST: Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa DIRECTOR: Jean-Jacques Annaud SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Fuzhou, China
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    Showing Monday 3/27
  • Alamar
    Drama, Family | 2009
    G. 1hr 13min CAST: Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, Natan Machado Palombini DIRECTOR: Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Boca del Rio, Mexico
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    Showing Monday 4/3
  • Venice
    NR. 1hr 30min CAST: Claudia Muniz, Maribel Garcia Garzon, Marianela Pupo DIRECTOR: Kiki Alvarez SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Cienfuegos, Cuba
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    Showing Monday 4/10
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
    Comedy, Drama | 2013
    NR. 1hr 44min CAST: Richie Jen, Mavis Fan, Chin-Hang Shih DIRECTOR: Arvin Chen SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Taichung, Taiwan
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    Showing Monday 4/17
  • Ayanda
    Drama | 2015
    NR. 1hr 45min CAST: Jafta Mamabolo, Fulu Moguvhani, Nthati Moshesh DIRECTOR: Sara Blecher SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - George, South Africa
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    Showing Monday 4/24
  • The Midnight Orchestra
    The Midnight Orchestra
    Drama | 2015
    NR. 1hr 54min CAST: Gad Elmaleh, Aziz Dadas, Hassan El Fad DIRECTOR: Jerome Cohen-Olivar SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - El Jadida, Morocco
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    Showing Monday 5/1
  • The Kind Words
    The Kind Words
    Comedy, Drama | 2016
    NR. 1hr 58min CAST: Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Roy Assaf, Magi Azarzar DIRECTOR: Shemi Zarhin SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Kiryat Motzkin, Israel
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    Showing Monday 5/8
  • Transit
    Drama | 2013
    NR. 1hr 33min CAST: Irma Adlawan, Ping Medina, Mercedes Cabral DIRECTOR: Hannah Espia SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Davao City, Philippines
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    Showing Monday 5/15
  • Beyond the Years
    Beyond the Years
    Drama | 2007
    NR. 1hr 46min CAST: Hyeon-jae Jo, Jung-hae Oh, Seung-eun Oh DIRECTOR: Kwon-taek Im SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Gunsan, Korea
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    Showing Monday 5/22
  • Le Chef
    Le Chef
    Comedy | 2012
    PG-13. 1hr 24min CAST: Jean Reno, Michael Youn, Raphaelle Agogue DIRECTOR: Daniel Cohen SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL - Biot, France
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    Showing Monday 5/29
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