August 27, 2018
Tacoma Film Festival Opening & Closing Night films announced!
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
March 30, 2018
The Season for Movie Lovers
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.
February 28, 2018
Welcome David Dinnell, new director of the Tacoma Film Festival
The Grand Cinema is thrilled to announce that esteemed film curator David Dinnell is the new Festival Director and Programmer of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Bringing extensive curating, programming, and teaching experience, and a host of industry and academic connections to Tacoma, Dinnell will build on TFF’s strong regional and international reputation and help to further elevate the prominence of the festival.
January 2, 2018
The 2017 Movie Poll
We want to hear from you! What were your favorite 2017 films?
November 20, 2017
Help us reach our 2017 goal!
At the close of every year, we ask for your help so we can do all the great work we do at The Grand, share the incredible films you love, and continue to build unique partnerships that empower and inspire our community.
Our goal is to raise $45,000 by December 31, 2017 to ensure The Grand Cinema meets its annual operational needs. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
November 3, 2017
11/03/17: Fresh Film Friday with LOVING VINCENT & THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Explore childhood and art history with THE FLORIDA PROJECT and LOVING VINCENT for this Fresh Film Friday!
October 26, 2017
Fresh Films October 27
Behind the story of Winnie the Pooh, and true love that saves lives in this week's Fresh Films.
September 25, 2017
Marlee's Top Five 2017 TFF Films & Event Picks
This year's Tacoma Film Festival programming is off the chain! Our stellar Film Festival Director/Programmer, Laura, selected the best of the best of the best films from the nearly 1800 film submissions we had this year! Every year, I am completely blown away by the talent of the filmmakers who submitted films, both local and beyond, and this year is no different!
June 12, 2017
Host a Filmmaker at TFF
Ever wanted to spend time with a real live filmmaker and get free admission to a film festival? Our hosting program was so successful last year that we are doing it again. Support independent film by providing a resting space for a visiting filmmaker during TFF 2017.
June 5, 2017
Learning from our community: Why we changed our Science on Screen Hidden Figures program
Every other month, The Grand Cinema hosts a special Science on Screen event, pairing a film with a scientific presentation. For our June 12 Science on Screen, we connected with Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi to present before the film Hidden Figures. Once we started promoting the program, the Tacoma Action Collective reached out, sharing that by not including African American women in our presentation, we were excluding and erasing their contributions. We realized we had made a serious mistake and that we must make a change. Here's how we worked with the Tacoma Action Collective to right this wrong: