In all honesty, my experience with Embrace of the Serpent felt more spiritual than church. I came away with a call to a higher way of being - a critique of my Western European heritage of colonialism, and an invitation to embody a deeper respect and regard for the natural world and my impact on it.
March's Weird Elephant selection highlights what can go wrong if parents do not carefully vet their babysitters. Emelie is a tautly scripted and suspenseful horror/thriller. It is a concise and somewhat Hitchcockian (yes, it's a word!) piece. The film reminds the viewer of a devious cross between Michael Haneke's Funny Games and Hand that Rocks the Cradle (filmed in Tacoma. Never forget a claim to fame, people!).
Now in its sixth year, the TCC Diversity Film Series offers special screenings that entertain, inspire, explore and celebrate individual and cultural differences. This year's incredible films highlight physical, ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity with themes to challenge and inspire audiences.
Inspired by letters written by Janis Joplin to lovers, friends, and family, director Amy Berg offers a humanized portrait of the immortalized star.