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Content Policy

The Grand Cinema and Tacoma Film Festival are dedicated to providing access to film art that is typically not found at mainstream cinemas.

Although most of our films do appeal to a wide audience, we often play works with content that, depending on personal preferences and life experience, one may find objectionable, offensive, shocking, or distressing. 

We are sensitive to the fact that some subject matter in a film may not be for every audience, and that some may find specific content distressing. However, we are cautious to create specific warnings beyond the standard MPAA rating for a particular film for a number of reasons:

  • Selecting objectionable or distressing events could be inaccurate or incomplete
  • We cannot review every moment of a film before screening, and 
  • The industry standard is to rely on MPAA ratings

If you are concerned about content, please research a film before attending

The Grand refers filmgoers to the MPAA’s resources for film ratings - information on most releases is found here: and here

There are also many online resources that list extensive content warnings for a particular film. We do not recommend or advocate for any particular site, but there are many available to assist you. 

Thank you for your continued support. For questions about this policy, contact us at

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