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Black History Month: Weird Elephant MC slash up 4 films BHM WE

It's been written about time and time again: Black filmmakers are part and parcel of the horror genre. See what Weird Elephant has in store for Black History Month.

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This February, come celebrate Black cinema at The Grand! Read on to see what our Tuesday Film Series and Classic Film Series will be showing. Click here for part 2 with info on our Weird Elephant Series films.

Where you might still hear this 'Echo in the Canyon' Michelle Phillips hears Jade Castrinos and Jakob Dylan cover of Mamas & Papas "Go Where You Wanna Go"

The Renaissance started in Florence; Jazz emerged in New Orleans; and in the 1960s, the California Sound was born in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. Andrew Slater's Echo in the Canyon provides first-hand accounts of what it was like to live among the stars of the folk-rock movement. The documentary examines how artists like The Beach Boys and The Beatles influenced one another, and how a tight-knit community of artists changed pop music forever. Echo in the Canyon also acknowledges contemporary artists who were—and continue to be—inspired by the music that came out of Laurel Canyon. Read on to see my favorite Laurel Canyon-inspired artists and songs!

To Dust: July's Science on Screen Presentation + Movie Event to dust with pig

A Hasidic jew. A community college bio professor. A stolen pig. Join us for our next Science on Screen event pairing the film To Dust with a presentation by "dead" PA Naomi Grimminck on the topic: from biopsy to resection to results. Screens only on Monday, July 22 at 6:45pm.

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June may have been Pride Month (and with good reason: this year we commemorated 50 years since the Stonewall riots, which began June 28, 1969), but here in Tacoma, we're just getting started! We're ecstatic to once again be part of Tacoma Pride programming, which begins July 9.

Introducing Baby/Sensory-Friendly Screenings at The Grand Cinema baby sensory friendly screenings

Starting Wednesday, May 8, The Grand Cinema will offer weekly Wednesday screenings at 10:30 AM designed for parents with infants, autistic individuals, and guests with other special sensory needs.

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!

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"It's all about the pigeon blood"

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

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