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Host or Fly a Tacoma Film Festival Visiting Filmmaker 25 NF reception

The Tacoma Film Festival is looking for mileage donations and hosts to help our visiting filmmakers have an amazing time when they visit. Read on to learn how you can help!

Experience a post-film discussion at The Grand Post Film Panel First Girl Pride 2016

Recently, Grand Cinema volunteer and local filmmaker Christopher Wood led a post-film discussion for the documentary Weinerwhich was featured as part of our Tuesday Film Series. Read about his experience and make sure to make some time to join in an upcoming post-film discussion at The Grand too!

Florence Foster Jenkins Film Review Florence

Full of heart, humor and horrible singing Florence Foster Jenkins never makes a mockery of the famous (or infamous) woman who sold out Carnegie Hall at the age of 76. The film delicately presents the untalented yet aspiring Opera singer who genuinely loved music and had the resources to pursue her dreams in spite of many challenges.

Pete's Dragon Film Review Petes dragon stil

David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon is a warm, and sentimental palate cleanser that allowed me to laugh out loud, shed a tear, and carry on. With challenging, emotional, and weird films filling my brain lately (The Lobster, Free State of Jones, and Swiss Army Man) this re-imagining of the original 1977 live-action-animated-musical that I loved as a kid was gentle on my eyes, ears, and emotions.

Get excited: Tacoma Film Festival 2016 is coming! large banner_web TFF 2016

The Tacoma Film Festival is October 6 - 13, 2016 and it will be bigger and better than ever! Read on and find out where to get all the updates as #2016TFF approaches.


Captain Fantastic Film Review: Meeting the World captain fantastic forest

Brimming with intelligence, tragedy, comedy, and social commentary, Captain Fantastic is a story of a family discovering the world and making their own sense of it- and so far I think it’s my favorite movie of the year.

$5 Member Mondays FB _ Member Mondays 2016

Have you joined The Grand’s inner circle of member supporters? Whether you are already one of our 7,000 members or thinking about joining, read on for a list of our recently expanded members-only perks!

For the Love of Pride and Film Viva Film

The Grand Cinema is a proud partner of Tacoma’s annual Pride festival, bringing the cinematic art of storytelling front and center. This year we are sharing LGBTQA stories of youth, creativity, and families - stories of discovery, identity, love, and expression.

Beyond the great content of our featured Pride films, we’re also inviting you to get inspired and to connect with our community through two very special events. Here’s what we’re doing for our 2016 Pride Film Series:

The Power of Life, Love, & Farts: Swiss Army Man swiss army man 2

Visceral, magical, broad, compassionate, corporeal, the work of directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert is inspired by mortality and human bodies in their every form and function: as expression, as vessel, as something to stick on and in another body.

In this rich subject, the Daniels have found a way to really surprise us, and to explore bodies and their mortality in fascinating, absurd, inspiring, and risible ways.

Swiss Army Man, The Daniels’ first full length feature film, is guided by a deceptively simple concept. A man, stranded and lost, finds a tool that helps him survive, find his way, and thrive. The tweak is that the tool is a magic corpse named Manny: a “swiss army man.” 

Read on to learn more about this fascinating film fable:

Film Review: DARK HORSE and the Power of Community Dark-Horse-1-1024x764

More than a movie about a thoroughbred, Dark Horse is a celebration of the underdog and speaks to the power of a shared, community vision.

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