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A Bread Factory: An Interview with Filmmaker Patrick Wang A Bread Factory still Tyne Daly Elisabeth Henry

Texas-born, Taiwanese American, supremely talented and overwhelmingly undersung. Filmmaker Patrick Wang has received endless praise by film-goers and critics alike, and though he’s been releasing films since 2011 to high praise, it’s likely his work has flown beneath your radar. 

The Grand Cinema is pleased to not only play Wang’s latest but also welcome him back to Tacoma next Tuesday, April 30. The film is called A Bread Factory, named for the bakery-turned-performance-space on which the film centers. Set in a small fictional upstate New York town, The Bread Factory is at threat of losing public funding due to newcomer performance artists.

The film is a love letter to community theater (and communities), and feels more than appropriate to play at Tacoma’s own local nonprofit art house cinema. In the following interview, Patrick and marketing manager Tanya talked this, his transition from theater to film, “talkable art,” and more!

Funny documentary Hail Satan? Isn't What You Expect hail_satan_-_publicity_-_h_2018

I don’t want to spoil it, but HAIL SATAN? drills down on the topic of the separation of church and state, and sets an amazing set of modern day tenets for this ‘religion’ that left me agreeing and wondering “by this definition, could I qualify as a Satanist”? I think by the end of the film most Grand patrons will be wondering the same.

Festive films and gifts for all at The Grand Cinema! popcorn bow

Classics. Sparkling wine. Finnish Krampus fantasy. Hans Gruber and John McClane. The holidays are here!

Cozy Up at The Grand with these Thanksgiving Films Wiz-Green Book 2018-11-14

It is no secret that Thanksgiving is the kickoff to a season of fabulous movies. Is there truly anything better than experiencing a fantastic film and getting the chance to chat about it with a bunch of your loved ones afterwards? I didn’t think so. 

Tacoma Film Festival Opening & Closing Night films announced! TF7_0090-edited-WEB

SXSW breakout sci fi film PROSPECT will open and BOOM, the new documentary about legendary band The Sonics, will close the 13th annual Tacoma Film Festival

Two new films with strong Northwest roots will bookend the South Sound’s premiere film festival

The Season for Movie Lovers spring_2018

Springtime is truly the season of the cinephile. 

Awards season has come and gone, studio blockbusters still have a month or two before they come into full swing, and instead, some truly strange and beautiful film masterpieces are released. These films tend to be unapologetic, idiosyncratic, surprising; they hold their own.

The 2017 Movie Poll Movie Poll

We want to hear from you! What were your favorite 2017 films?

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Springtime is an interesting season for movies at The Grand. The hubbub of awards are over, no one is bashing you over the head with summer hits, and some memorable films get quietly released. These films tend to hold their own better than the average movie and have an often distinct, not-your-run-of-the-mill personality to boot.

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Traditions define the holiday season; sometimes resulting in a lot of fun, and sometimes trapping us into obligatory events where fun is not even a part of the equation. 


Here at The Grand, we prioritize fun, delight, and coming together as communities and families during this time of year. How do we do it? You will be unsurprised that the answer is: through amazing movies! Check out all the wonderful films we're offering to enhance your festivities this year:

Find excellent gift ideas at The Grand Holiday Grand gear

Finding a thoughtful present for someone can be a wonderful way to make them feel special and cared about. So here I am less than two weeks away from Christmas knowing that I have some shopping to do. And you probably do too. 

Thankfully, I work at The Grand Cinema which is chock full of excellent gift ideas.

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