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Ten of Us | The Film

December 1st 6:00pm

Ten of Us

The Grand Cinema is proud to partner with Foster's Creative + EtC to host the premiere of their Tacoma-centric documentary, Ten of Us | The Film.

A one-of-a-kind Tacoma film experience that explores themes of belonging, community-building, and what it means to make your home in a city. The Tens of Us is a multifaceted project rooted in collaboration with more than 50 Tacoma-based emcees, musicians, visual artists, activistes and organizational leaders all building a patchwork story of the bright, beautiful, and diverse community. The resulting 90-minute film guides the audience on a tour through the City via the sounds, places, and people the give Tacoma its color. Each scene was shot on location at various iconic South Sound landmarks.

The Ten of Us project weaves together elements of live theater, documentary filmmaking, and concert footage, giving the audience a sense of being part of the project along with the artists and storytellers.
Special thanks to Umi Wagoner and eTc for joining us this year. Umi's insight and passion helped shape the project in a meaningful way.

2023 Ten of Us Roster and Cast:

Poets: Shaidaja Wilson and Tacoma Poet Laureate Christian Paige

Storytellers: Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Umi Wagoner, Amy McBride, WA State Senator T'wina Nobles, Congesswoman Marilyn Strickland, Kwabi Amoah-Forson, Ron Swarner, Dr. John "Push" Gaines, Seattle Seahawk Marcus Trufant, Kris Hay, Chris Staudinger, Bryan Reynolds, Ejay O'Donnell, Jackie Casella, Harlem Chhun, Lisa Fruichantie, and Maricres Castro

Emcees: Vitamin D, LIVT, Perry Porter, Sean the Shaman, Bryson Foster, Bruce Leroy, Lone Wolf & Kub, Ungly Frank, and Quincy Henry

Visual Artists: Gerado Pena, Jaymes Junio, Jared Michael, Hannah Cho, Rebekah Webb, Neon Dion, Curtis Ashby, Adika Bell, and Joseph Brooks

Musicians/Soloists: Mark Alvis, Sean Curkendall, Nic Casey, Walker Sherman, DJ Semaj, James Doyle, Antonio M. Gomez, and Alex Dyring.

Produced by: Foster's Creative

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