The Grand Cinema

Show Times

Tuesday 26, September

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

The Last Dalai Lama?

The Last Dalai Lama?

NR

Columbus

Columbus

NR

Wednesday 27, September

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Thursday 28, September

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Friday 29, September

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Saturday 30, September

Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Lemon

Lemon

UN

Sunday 1, October

Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Monday 2, October

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Tuesday 3, October

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

NR

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

Wednesday 4, October

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Thursday 5, October

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

Columbus

Columbus

NR

Bill Nye: Science Guy

Bill Nye: Science Guy

NR

Friday 6, October

Intent to Destroy

Intent to Destroy

NR

Weirdos

Weirdos

NR

Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

NR

Friday Shorts

Friday Shorts

NR

Sidney Hall

Sidney Hall

NR

The Square

The Square

NR

Everything Beautiful is Far Away

Everything Beautiful is Far Away

NR

The Veldt Preview Party

The Veldt Preview Party

The Strange Ones

The Strange Ones

NR

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

NR

Saturday 7, October

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

NR

The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come

NR

For Ahkeem

For Ahkeem

NR

Saturday Shorts #1

Saturday Shorts #1

NR

Journey to the Past

Journey to the Past

NR

Secret Screening

Secret Screening

NR

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

NR

Saturday Shorts #2

Saturday Shorts #2

NR

Late Night

Late Night

NR

The Shining

The Shining

R

Sunday 8, October

Woman on Fire

Woman on Fire

NR

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

NR

Sunday Shorts #1

Sunday Shorts #1

NR

C'est la Mort

C'est la Mort

NR

Sunday Shorts #2

Sunday Shorts #2

NR

The World We Live In

The World We Live In

NR

Bernard and Huey

Bernard and Huey

NR

Action!!

Action!!

NR

Mansfield 66/67

Mansfield 66/67

NR

Monday 9, October

Lunchbox Shorts Monday

Lunchbox Shorts Monday

NR

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

NR

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

NR

Pride

Pride

NR

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

NR

The Strange Ones

The Strange Ones

NR

The Islands and the Whales

The Islands and the Whales

NR

Chills and Thrills

Chills and Thrills

NR

Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti

Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti

NR

Tuesday 10, October

Lunchbox Shorts Tuesday

Lunchbox Shorts Tuesday

NR

Animalia

Animalia

NR

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

NR

C'est la Mort

C'est la Mort

NR

Journey to the Past

Journey to the Past

NR

King of Peking

King of Peking

NR

TRACK 02

TRACK 02

NR

Tainted Love

Tainted Love

NR

Wednesday 11, October

Lunchbox Shorts Wednesday

Lunchbox Shorts Wednesday

NR

Land of the Little People

Land of the Little People

NR

The World We Live In

The World We Live In

NR

Animalia

Animalia

NR

Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

NR

Everything Beautiful is Far Away

Everything Beautiful is Far Away

NR

DriverX

DriverX

NR

Weirdos

Weirdos

NR

Thursday 12, October

Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

NR

Tainted Love

Tainted Love

NR

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

NR

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

NR

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

NR

Saturday 14, October

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

R

Tuesday 17, October

Ex Libris: New York Public Library

Ex Libris: New York Public Library

NR

Wednesday 18, October

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

NR

Thursday 19, October

Saturday 21, October

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

R

Wednesday 25, October

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

NR

Saturday 28, October

Halloween

Halloween

R

Thursday 2, November

Garbage Warrior

Garbage Warrior

NR

Wednesday 15, November

The Birds

The Birds

PG-13

Thursday 16, November

GOYA: Visions of Flesh and Blood

GOYA: Visions of Flesh and Blood

NR

Demain (Tomorrow)

Demain (Tomorrow)

NR

Thursday 30, November

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

NR

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

NR

Despite growing up legally blind, a high school

wrestler overcomes great odds and attempts to

win a New Jersey state championship.

Monday 9, October

Thursday 12, October

Show Future Dates
Action!!

Action!!

NR

1. Imbroglio

USA | 2017 | 14 MIN | Director: Christopher Zatta | Cast: Zoë Bell

Washington State Premiere

2. The Accomplice

USA | 7 MIN | Director: John F., Jon Hoeg | Cast: Evan Peters, John F. beach

3. HARD WAY - THE ACTION MUSICAL

Germany | 33 MIN | DIRECTOR: Daniel Vogelmann | CAST: Oliver Tompsett, Hannah Britland, Charlie Anson, Ruby O.

Washington State Premiere

4. MAKI AND ZORRO

Lebanon | 27 MIN | DIRECTOR: Rami Kodeih | CAST: Yemariamwork Murare, Razane Jammal, Said Serhan, Elie Njeim, Oday Toufaili, Issam Wehbe

US Premiere

5. The Special Forces Movie

USA | 8 MIN | Director: Erik Edstrom

World Premiere

Sunday 8, October

Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

NR

An intimate portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes. From his struggle to reach the top of the ballet world, to his complicated relationship with his father, the film takes us on Marcelo’s journey from the heart of the Amazon to the most important International stages.

Wednesday 11, October

Animalia

Animalia

NR

1. FOSTER CARE

Spain 12 MIN | Director: GAIZKA URRESTI | Cast: LUISA GAVASA, CARMEN BARRANTES, ADOLFO FERNÁNDEZ

2. OUR WONDERFUL NATURE - THE COMMON CHAMELEON

Germany | 3 min | Director: Tomer Eshed

Washington State Premiere

3. Sober Minds

Ireland | 16 min | Director: Charlo Johnson | Cast: Paul Hughes

West Coast Premiere

4. Birdlime

Canada | 10 min | Director: Evan DeRushie

Washington State Premiere

5. SHEEPO

UK | 3 min | Director: IAN ROBERTSON

West Coast Premiere

6. PATATA DAY

Germany | 4 min | Director: Peter Böving

Washington State Premiere

7. Catherine

Belgium | 11 min | Director: Brit Raes

8. CHIKA, THE DOG IN

THE GHETTO

Pierce County Premiere

Germany | 16 min | Director: Sandra Schießl | Cast: Hendrik Greve, Tina Landgraf, Bernhard Meindl, Kai Windhoevel

9. The Salmon Forest

USA | 30 min | Director: Ben Hamilton

US Premiere

Tuesday 10, October

Wednesday 11, October

Show Future Dates
Battle Of The Sexes

Battle Of The Sexes

PG-13for some sexual content and partial nudity

King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Bernard and Huey

Bernard and Huey

NR

Based on characters from Jules Feiffer’s Village

Voice comic strip dating back to 1957, two old

friends reunite, which causes complications.

Sunday 8, October

Bill Nye: Science Guy

Bill Nye: Science Guy

NR

Celebrate Opening Night of the 12th annual Tacoma Film Festival with a feature film at The Grand Cinema and after party with appetizers and drinks, music, photos, and a chance to hear from visiting filmmakers. Catering provided by Europa Bistro.

With intimate and exclusive access, this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he

takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on

those who deny climate change, evolution, and a

science-based world view.

Director David Alvarado will be in attendance.

Thursday 5, October

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

NR

Thursday 30, November

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

NR

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the

world’s most beautiful woman. However, her

arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way

of her being given the credit she deserved as an

ingenious inventor whose pioneering work

helped revolutionize modern communication.

Sunday 8, October

Tuesday 10, October

Show Future Dates
C'est la Mort

C'est la Mort

NR

1. Backstory

Germany | 8 min | Director: Joschka Laukeninks | Cast: Jessica McIntyre, Jan Stapelfeldt, Xenia Assenza

Washington State Premiere

2. Buttercup

usa | 12 min | Director: Megan Brotherton | Cast: Megan Brotherton, Elizabeth Boughton

3. AFTER LIFE

New Zealand | 15 min | Director: Prisca Bouchet

West Coast Premiere

4. The Silence

Italy/France | 15 min | Directors: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi

Washington State Premiere

5. Whoever Was Using

This Bed

usa | 20 min | Director: Andrew Kotatko | Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, radha mitchell, jane birkin

6. Past The Second Stage

Australia | 5 min | Director Peter Camilleri, Samuel Hunter | Cast: Samuel Hunter

7. THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER

Switzerland | 5 min | Director: Jadwiga Kowalska

US Premiere

8. Lifeline

usa | 18 min | Director: Adam Harum

Washington State Premiere

9. GOLDFISH

Germany | 29 min | Director: Facundo V. Scalerandi

Washington State Premiere

Sunday 8, October

Tuesday 10, October

Show Future Dates
Chills and Thrills

Chills and Thrills

NR

1. Homing In

usa | 6 min | Director: Parker Hill | Cast: Francesca Root-Dodson, Tom Martin

US Premiere

2. The Parcel

Germany | 17 min | Director: Wilke Weermann | Cast: Jens Lambrecht Nils Malten, Lea Beie, Janosch Fries

West Coast Premiere

3. Cul-De-Sac

usa | 15 min | Director: Damon Russell | Cast: Shawn Christensen, Phoebe Tonkin, Michael Drayer, Christina Brucato

Washington State Premiere

4. A NEW HOME

Slovenia | 14 min | Cast: Nina Rakovec, Jernej Campelj

Washington State Premiere

5. Frederick

usa | 15 min | Director:

Traci Hays

Washington State Premiere

6. Wandering Soul

Australia | 13 min | Director: Josh Tanner | Cast: Lap Phan, Henry Vo

Washington State Premiere

7. RETOUCH

Iran | 19 min | Director: Kaveh Mazaheri | Cast: Sonia Sanjari, Mohammadhossein Ziksari, Azadeh Abaadpoor, Hanieh Mofleh, Siamak Farsi

Washington State Premiere

8. GO PAUL

Germany | 17 min | Director: Felix Karolus

Washington State Premiere

Monday 9, October

Columbus

Columbus

NR

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother.

With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's COLUMBUS unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting turns from Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes, COLUMBUS is also a showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.

Tuesday 26, September

Wednesday 27, September

Thursday 28, September

Friday 29, September

Saturday 30, September

Sunday 1, October

Monday 2, October

Tuesday 3, October

Wednesday 4, October

Thursday 5, October

Show Future Dates
Demain (Tomorrow)

Demain (Tomorrow)

NR

Thursday 16, November

DriverX

DriverX

NR

Skidding into middle-age, a stay-at-home dad must

drive for an Uber-like rideshare company (DriverX)

to help support his working wife and two young

daughters. But low pay and wild LA nights put

an even greater strain on his

marriage.

Wednesday 11, October

Everything Beautiful is Far Away

Everything Beautiful is Far Away

NR

A science-fiction fable about a man on a desert

planet looking for parts to repair his robothead

girlfriend. He crosses paths with a young woman

searching for an imaginary lake. They agree to team up on a quest to find a place that might not exist.

Friday 6, October

Wednesday 11, October

Show Future Dates
Ex Libris: New York Public Library

Ex Libris: New York Public Library

NR

In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world's greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC's library system. The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity.

Tuesday 17, October

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

NR

1. Albedo Absolute - USA | 15 min | Director: Vlad Marsavin | Cast: Gabriel Olds, Boti Bliss, Hannah McCloud

Washington State Premiere

2. AMI - Germany | 8 min | Director: Gonzalo San

Washington State Premiere

3. AWESOME BEETLE’S COLORS - Latvia | 3 min | Director: Indra Sproge

Washington State Premiere

4. Best Friend - USA | 6 min | Director: Diana Elizabeth | Cast: Gitane Neil, Kim Kendall, Robert Buscemi, Doc Farrow

5. Twice Upon a Time - Serbia | 14 min | Director: Vojin Vasovic | Cast: Miodrag Mica, John White

6. Bloop’s Birthday - USA | 3 min | Director: Julian Glander

7. DEAR CONGRESS - USA | 2 min | Director: Annie O’Neil

West Coast Premiere

8. Return to Sender - USA | 2 min | Director: Catherine Bailey

Washington State Premiere

9. Save Lives. Apologize. - USA | 7 min | Director: Annie Poling | Cast: Forrest Campbell, Daniel Blanchard, Curtis McGann

10. The Card Shark

USA | 5 min | Director: Rex Carter

Pierce County Premiere

11. The Owl and the Lemming - Canada | 3 min | Director: Roselynn Akulukjuk

Washington State Premiere

12. Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing - Canada | 5 min | Director: Nadia Mike | Cast: Anguti Johnston, Vinnie Karetak, Celina Kalluk

US Premiere

13. Wishing Box - USA | 5 min | Director: Nan Li, Wenli zhang

World Premiere

The first 100 guests will enjoy free doughnuts from Top Pot Doughnuts and Smith Brother’s milk.

-Showing at The Blue Mouse Theatre-

Saturday 7, October

Monday 9, October

Show Future Dates
Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Thursday 28, September

For Ahkeem

For Ahkeem

NR

17-year old Daje Shelton is determined to make a

better future for herself. But focusing on school is

tough as she loses multiple friends to gun violence,

falls in love for the first time, and becomes

pregnant with a boy, Ahkeem, just as

Ferguson erupts a few miles down the road.

Saturday 7, October

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

For the Birds (Vir die Voëls)

NR

During the South African 70’s, a young nurse

ruffles feathers as she shows a small town, and its

golden boy, what it means to be an independent

woman.

Saturday 7, October

Monday 9, October

Thursday 12, October

Show Future Dates
Friday Shorts

Friday Shorts

NR

25 New Faces of Independent Film shorts package at The Grand Cinema as part of the Tacoma Film Festival.

Includes:

Agua Viva

Glove

Secret Screening

Secret Screening

Friday 6, October

Garbage Warrior

Garbage Warrior

NR

Thursday 2, November

GOYA: Visions of Flesh and Blood

GOYA: Visions of Flesh and Blood

NR

Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a much-anticipated landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. The film uses this exhibition to look in depth at Goya’s eventful life.

Thursday 16, November

Halloween

Halloween

R

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Saturday 28, October

Intent to Destroy

Intent to Destroy

NR

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and

scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and

the continuing denial by the Turkish government of

it ever happening.

Friday 6, October

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

NR

A woman at rock bottom must find her way across

Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend’s

engagement party.

-Showing is at the Blue Mouse Theatre-

Friday 6, October

Journey to the Past

Journey to the Past

NR

1. Little Bird

UK | 10 min | Director: Georgia Oakley | Cast: Imelda Staunton

West Coast Premiere

2. MY LIFE FOR IRELAND

Ireland | 15 min | Director: Kieron J. Walsh

Washington State Premiere

3. Black Canaries

USA | 14 min | Director: Jesse Kreitzer

Pierce County Premiere

4. Ghost

Australia | 18 min | Director: JP O’Brien | Cast: Travis Jeffery, Clarence Ryan, Gregory J.

Washington State Premiere

5. The Nation Holds

Its Breath

Ireland | 19 min | Director: KEV CAHILL | Cast: SAM KEELEY, BARBARA BRENNAN, KATE GILMORE, ALLY NÍ

6. SERVAL AND CHAUMIER,

MASTERS OF SHADOWS

France | 20 min | Directors: Bastien Daret, Arthur Goisset

Washington State Premiere

Saturday 7, October

Tuesday 10, October

Show Future Dates
King of Peking

King of Peking

NR

When video home entertainment enters the market in 90s Beijing, a former projectionist ropes his young son into starting their own pirate movie

company, but easy money comes with

its own price tag.

Tuesday 10, October

Land of the Little People

Land of the Little People

NR

As another war begins in Israel, four teenagers who live in an Israeli military town form a gang and fight with two deserters over control of their territory.

Wednesday 11, October

Late Night

Late Night

NR

1. Hi Stranger - USA | 2 min | Director: Kirsten Lepore

2. Kookie - Canada | 12 min | Director: Justin Harding | Cast: Ava Jamieson, Alana Elmer, Jarrett Siddall

West Coast Premiere

3. DOWNUNDER - Spain | 19 min | Director: FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ

4. Swipe Right - USA | 8 min | Director: Kendall Goldberg | Cast Cameron Kelly, Jimmy Seargeant, Maile Flanagan

Washington State Premiere

5. STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF*CKER - Belgium | 5 min | Director: Se´bastien Petretti | Cast Yassine Fadel & Ilias Bouanane US Premiere

6. OUR CRAPPY TOWN - usa | 8 min | Director: Andy & caroline london

Washington State Premiere

7. The Noise of Licking - hungary | 9 min | Director: Nadja Andrasev

Washington State Premiere

8. Paradise Surprise - usa | 1 min | Director: Peter Olschner World Premiere

9. A Taste For It - uk | 1 min | Director: Oliver David | cast: connor vickery

West Coast Premiere

10. CALL OF CUTENESS - Germany | 4 min | Director: Brenda Lien

11. Coyanuscocksee - usa | 2 min | Director: Gary Ye

12. Pussy - Poland | 8 min | Director: Renata Gasiorowska

13. Ghosting The Party - usa | 8 min | Director: Carlos Lopez

Pierce County Premiere

Saturday 7, October

Lemon

Lemon

UN

Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels.

Saturday 30, September

Leonardo

Leonardo

NR

Leonardo From the National Gallery London

A remarkable event occurred at London’s National Gallery when the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings was assembled in a unique exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan (9 November 2011 – 5 February 2012.)

The film of the exhibition was produced by Phil Grabsky’s award-winning Seventh Art Productions and presented by art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow. Capturing the excitement of an extraordinary occasion, the film provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Tim Marlow offers his insight into the great masterpieces and invites the opinions and experiences of the curators, restorers and other specially invited guests, among whom are actor Fiona Shaw, artist Michael Craig-Martin and dancer Deborah Bull.

Leonardo is recognised as perhaps the greatest painter and sculptor of all time but there was no end to his talents. This film tells his life story and expands on Leonardo the visionary and inventor from the place where he lived out his final years at Château du Clos Lucé in France, concluding that Leonardo da Vinci was perhaps the very embodiment of the spirit of the Renaissance.

Thursday 19, October

Lunchbox Shorts Monday

Lunchbox Shorts Monday

NR

1. SPACEMAN.

USA | 18 min | Director: Christopher Oliva | Cast: Scott Nelson, Angela Morris

Washington State Premiere

2. Fig’s Representation

usa | 12 min | Director: Jonathan Napolitano

3. The Mender

usa | 12 min | Director: Alan Halfhill | Cast: Donald Vass

Monday 9, October

Lunchbox Shorts Tuesday

Lunchbox Shorts Tuesday

NR

1. Wildland

usa | 25 min | Director: Daniel Steiner

Washington State Premiere

2. Prince of Smoke

usa | 23 min | Director: Matthew Gelb

Washington State Premiere

Tuesday 10, October

Lunchbox Shorts Wednesday

Lunchbox Shorts Wednesday

NR

1. Invisible Oregon

usa | 6 min | Director: Sam Forencich

Washington State Premiere

2. Lifted: A Ski Film for the Rest of Us

usa | 30 min | Director: Oly Mingo

Pierce County Premiere

Wednesday 11, October

Mansfield 66/67

Mansfield 66/67

NR

Mansfield 66/67 looks at the last two years of

movie goddess Jayne Mansfield’s life, and the

rumours swirling around her untimely death.

Sunday 8, October

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

NR

Follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.

Tuesday 3, October

Menashe

Menashe

PGfor thematic elements

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Tuesday 26, September

Thursday 28, September

Friday 29, September

Saturday 30, September

Sunday 1, October

Monday 2, October

Tuesday 3, October

Wednesday 4, October

Thursday 5, October

Show Future Dates
mother!

mother!

R

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.

CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS

Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

NR

1. 116 Cameras - usa | 14 min | Director: Davina Pardo

Washington State Premiere

2. Little Rebel - usa | 9 min | Director: Guido Ronge, Aimie Vallat | Cast: Isatou Jallow

Washington State Premiere

3. Be - Spain | 5 min | Director: Roberto Cano | Cast: Caco Pinon

4. My Fear - Mexico | 4 min | Director: Manfred López | Cast: Diego Dávalos

US Premiere

5. Driver’s Ed - usa | 14 min | Director: Chase Norman | Cast: Angel Guadalupe, Bryan Nunez

Washington State Premiere

6. Iron - usa | 16 min | Director: L. Gabriel | Cast: Samara Lerman, Stefan Hajek, Kevin McKeon, Tony Doupe, Richard Carmen

Washington State Premiere

7. Year of the Dragon - usa | 3 min | Director: Quinn Russell Brown

Washington State Premiere

8. Tough - UK | 4 min | Director: Jennifer Zheng

Washington State Premiere

9. Sarah’s House - USA | 12 min | Director: John Meier

World Premiere

10. Still Sophie - USA | 6 min | Director: Caroline Knight | Cast: Sophia Salveson

11. Perfectly Normal - usa | 13 min | Director: Joris Debeij | Cast: Jordan Kamnitzer, Toni Kent

12. Game - USA | 15 min | Director: Jeannie Donohoe

Friday 6, October

Thursday 12, October

Show Future Dates
Pride

Pride

NR

1. 11:11

usa | 5 min | Director: Keith Rivers | Cast: LILY PIPER FAYE, AMBER HODGKISS, DOUG VOGEL

Pierce County Premiere

2. Swim

usa | 10 min | Director: Mari Walker

3. PRINCESS

Germany | 16 min | Director: Karsten Dahlem

Washington State Premiere

4. Spring

USA | 7 min | Director: Laurel Parmet | Cast: Arin Maclaine, Ellie Yorke

West Coast Premiere

5. Little Potato

USA | 13 min | Director: Wes Hurley, Nathan M

6. Trans

USA | 10 min | Director: Long Tran | Cast: Caden Jones, Brooklyn Buenaventura

World Premiere

7. The Mess He Made

USA | 10 min | Director: Matthew Puccini | Cast: Max Jenkins

Washington State Premiere

8. Pregnant

USA | 9 min | Director: Joseph Sackett | Cast: Jin Ha, Will Seefried, Naomi Lorrain

West Coast Premiere

9. # NOT GUILTY

Germany | 3 min | Director: Maxim Kuphal-Potapenko

US Premiere

10. The Curse

USA | 2 min | Director: Danny Tayara | Cast: Karl Cassel, Marita DeLeon

Washington State Premiere

11. The Wedding Patrol

Germany | 14 min | Director: Rogier Hardeman | Cast: Frank Christian Marx Marc Ben Puch, Peter Beck, Gloria Viagra

Washington State Premiere

Monday 9, October

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

R

Saturday 14, October

Saturday Shorts #1

Saturday Shorts #1

NR

25 New Faces of Independent Film shorts package at The Grand Cinema as part of the Tacoma Film Festival.

Includes:

In Search of the Miraculous

Mobius

Must See

Video for Derek

All The Witches

Initiation

Saturday 7, October

Saturday Shorts #2

Saturday Shorts #2

NR

25 New Faces of Independent Film shorts package at The Grand Cinema as part of the Tacoma Film Festival.

Includes:

Fry Day

Great Choice

I Know You From Somewhere

Strange Men

Mouse

Secret Screening

Saturday 7, October

Secret Screening

Secret Screening

NR

25 New Faces of Independent Film secret screening at The Grand Cinema as part of the Tacoma Film Festival.

Saturday 7, October

Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti

Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti

NR

Semi-Iconic is the story of Dick Rossetti, former badass alternative radio disc jockey, leader of dozens of medium energy rock and roll combos and genuine Seattle outsider. This dense documentary is a total immersion in the narrative of the man, his music, and his experiences in the world of Seattle corporate radio.

Monday 9, October

Sidney Hall

Sidney Hall

NR

Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

Friday 6, October

Sunday Shorts #1

Sunday Shorts #1

NR

25 New Faces of Independent Film shorts package at The Grand Cinema as part of the Tacoma Film Festival.

Includes:

The Ocean Doesn't Care

Lifelike

Commodity City

New Neighbors

Secret Screening

Dream

Sunday 8, October

Sunday Shorts #2

Sunday Shorts #2

NR

25 New Faces of Independent Film shorts package at The Grand Cinema as part of the Tacoma Film Festival.

Includes:

An Ecstatic Experience

Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO

Robot

Subway

Alternate

Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone

Sunday 8, October

Tainted Love

Tainted Love

NR

1. Annie Waits

UK | 9 min | Director: Marnie Paxton-Harris | Cast: Andrew Simpson, Sam Gittins, Sam Swainsburys, Matthew Ovens, Moses Gomes-Santos, April Kelley

Washington State Premiere

2. Josephine Did Something Kinda

Bad Last Night

USA | 12 min | Director: NATHAN BLANCHARD

World Premiere

3. The Poet and the Professor

USA | 21 min | Director: Ariel Kavoussi | Cast: Bob Byington, Kevin Corrigan

West Coast Premiere

4. Leo Johnson

USA | 19 min | Director: Evan Bluestein

World Premiere

5. FREEZE

Singapore/Taiwan | 15 min | Director: Nelicia Low

Washington State Premiere

6. Forever Now

Denmark | 18 min | Director: Kristian Håskjold | Cast: Frederikke Dahl, Ferdinand Falsen

West Coast Premiere

7. NICOLE’S CAGE

Germany | 15 min | Director: Josef Brandl

Washington State Premiere

Tuesday 10, October

Thursday 12, October

Show Future Dates
The Ballad of Lefty Brown

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

NR

Don’t miss the Closing Night festivities for TFF! Watch the last feature film of TFF 2017 and find out who wins this year’s Audience Choice Awards at an after party with refreshments, a no host bar, music, and professional photographs.

Lefty Brown is a 63 year old sidekick who is forced from his partner’s shadow and sets out on a journey for vengeance that will reunite him with old friends as he confronts the realities of frontier justice.

Thursday 12, October

The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come

NR

1. Aproximada

USA | 15 min | Director: Kyle Carver

Pierce County Premiere

2. As Beautiful Inside

USA | 9 min | Director: Will Mayo

Washington State Premiere

3. The World’s Oldest Mime: A Life in Three Acts

USA | 5 min | Director: Riley Hooper, Noah Wagner | Cast Richmond Shepard

West Coast Premiere

4. BORN OF STONE

Italy/Czech Republic | 15 min | Director: Emilio Bellu | Cast: Pinuccio Sciola

Washington State Premiere

5. The Art and Dreams

of D.J. Sheskin

USA | 1 min | Director: Emily Sheskin

6. The Legacy of Linc’s Tackle

USA| 5 min | Director: Lauren Frohne | Cast: Jerry Beppu, Maria Beppu

World Premiere

7. The Wizard Oz

USA | Documentary | 22 min | Director: Danny Yourd

Washington State Premiere

8. Trick

USA | 4 min | Director: Alexander Monelli

World Premiere

9. The Final Show

usa | 9 min | Director: Dana Nachman | Cast: Marion Ross, Nancy Dussault, Peter Mark, Jerry Douglas

Washington State Premiere

Saturday 7, October

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Rfor language including some sexual references

THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

Then Emily is beset with a mystery illness forcing Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Tuesday 26, September

Wednesday 27, September

Thursday 28, September

Friday 29, September

Saturday 30, September

Sunday 1, October

Monday 2, October

Tuesday 3, October

Wednesday 4, October

Thursday 5, October

Show Future Dates
The Birds

The Birds

PG-13

Wednesday 15, November

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

R

Saturday 21, October

The Islands and the Whales

The Islands and the Whales

NR

The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe

that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the

effects of marine pollution, environmental changes

threaten their way of life forever.

Monday 9, October

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

NR

While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Wednesday 18, October

The Last Dalai Lama?

The Last Dalai Lama?

NR

More than an investigation into the controversy surrounding the 14th Dalai Lama and his exile from Tibet in 1959, The Last Dalai Lama? finds His Holiness, full of compassion, humor, and even anger in his ninth decade. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle (Ram Dass, Fierce Grace) grants viewers intimate access to the Dalai Lama and those who have been touched by his vast influence from George W. Bush to the film’s accomplished composer, Philip Glass. In an exploration of wholeness: the Dalai Lama confronts aging, the intersection of science and faith, the historic confrontation between Tibet and China, and the pressing question on everyone's mind: Will he be the last Dalai Lama?

Tuesday 26, September

The Midwife

The Midwife

UN

Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital. She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients. But her life is not a bed of roses for all that. Her maternity is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". Her personal life is no triumph either: she is single and does not make friends easily. To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart Lucie. It is the moment that chooses Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (her exact opposite in fact) is really the last kind of person she needs to mix with. But Béatrice soon informs her that the suffers from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to. Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do ?

Tuesday 26, September

Friday 29, September

Saturday 30, September

Sunday 1, October

Monday 2, October

Tuesday 3, October

Wednesday 4, October

Thursday 5, October

Show Future Dates
The Shining

The Shining

R

Saturday 7, October

The Square

The Square

NR

The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting

our times - about the sense of community,

moral courage and the affluent person’s need

for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

-Showing is at the Blue Mouse Theatre-

Friday 6, October

The Strange Ones

The Strange Ones

NR

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Friday 6, October

Monday 9, October

Show Future Dates
The Veldt Preview Party

The Veldt Preview Party

Explore virtual worlds and party with cocktails from Bona Fide Potents & en Rama, incredible food from Southern Kitchen, & beats from local DJs.

-Held at King's Books-

Friday 6, October

The World We Live In

The World We Live In

NR

1. DEAR CONGRESS - usa | 2 min | Director: Annie O’Neil

West Coast Premiere

2. For Flint - usa |17 min | Director: Brian Schulz

West Coast Premiere

3. Dinosaurs in the Hood - usa | 3 min | Director: Long Tran

World Premiere

4. Monday - usa | 18 min | Director: Dinh Thai

Washington State Premiere

5. The Good Mother - Mexico | 5 min | Director: Sarah Clift | Cast: Monica del, Abraham Espíndola, Fermín Martínez

Washington State Premiere

6. First Ladyland - Slovenia | 20 min Director David Freid

World Premiere

7. Import - Netherlands | 16 min | Director: Ena Sendijarevic | Cast: Alena Dzebo, Mario Knezovic, Esma Hrusto West Coast Premiere

8. #selfie - Germany | 7 min | Director: David M. Lorenz | Cast: DANIEL COLLINS, ZOE HOWARD, JO¨RN KAMPHUIS

West Coast Premiere

9. NIGHT - usa/Netherlands | 9 min | Director: Joosje Duk | Cast: Rachel Hilson, Genelva Krind, Katherine Romans

Washington State Premiere

10. Isis Hair Salon - USA | 5 min | Director Nicholas Coles

11. It’s Just a Gun - USA | 14 min | Director: Brian Robau | Cast: Joshua Johnson-Lionel, B.J. Tanner, Mikelen Walker

12. Horseshoe Theory - USA | 12 min | Director: Jonathan Daniel Brown | Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Amir Malaklou

Washington State Premiere

Sunday 8, October

Wednesday 11, October

Show Future Dates
TRACK 02

TRACK 02

NR

1. Zeds Dead - Too Young

uk |3 min | Director: Chris Ullens

Washington State Premiere

2. Off Script - Scarves

usa | 2 min | Director: Benjamin Owens | Cast: Lucha Libre

Washington State Premiere

3. Through My Street -

Rio Wolta

Switzerland | 5 min | Director: Piet Baumgartner | Cast: Julia Gräfner, Andreas Storm

Washington State Premiere

4. The Domestics -

Beauty Contest

usa | 3 min | Director: Martin Melnick | Cast: Jake Mccauley

World Premiere

5. Pickwick - Ascension

usa | 4 min | Director: Joe Rufa

West Coast Premiere

6. Richard Twice - usa | 10 min | Director: Matthew Salton

Washington State Premiere

7. Drawn & Recorded:

Teen Spirit

USA | 2 min | Director: Drew Christie

8. Champagne

Sunday - Bound

usa | 5 min | Director: Melinda Raebyne

9. Try A Little Tenderness

Israel/Canada/usa/Argentina | 3 min | Director: Roy Wol

Washington State Premiere

10. Forest Beutel - Cat On A Leash

USA | 2 min | Director: South Sound Creative | Cast: Luke Summerfield, Cha Cha, Ava De Jor

US Premiere

11. Mawule - Anything

ft. DJ Zenas

USA | 3 min | Director: Mia Ginaé

West Coast Premiere

12. Mermaids - Floyd Shakim

Norway | 4 min | Director: HochR

Washington State Premiere

13. Mixtape Marauders

usa | 16 min | Director: Peter Edlund | Cast Peter McNally, Ian Edlund, Emily Chisholm

Washington State Premiere

14. WE TOGETHER

7 min | Director: Henry Kaplan | Cast: Martel Rudd, Chris McAffee

Washington State Premiere

15. Night Walk

usa | 3 min | Director: Neely Goniodsky

Pierce County Premiere

16. Peter, Bjørn & John - Breakin’ Point

Norway | 4 min | Director: HochR

Washington State Premiere

17. Kelli Schaefer - Mind is a Cone

USA | 5 min | Director: Kelli Schaefer | Cast: Todd Fadel, Lindsay Strannigan, Kelly Rees, Piper Mattsson

18. Will Jordan - In My Feelings

usa | 5 min | Director: Michael Rabb | Cast: Sarah Spice

US Premiere

Tuesday 10, October

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

NR

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever.

Wednesday 25, October

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

NR

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Weirdos

Weirdos

NR

Just after the end of the Vietnam War and in the

midst of the American bicentennial celebrations of

1976, runaway Kit and his girlfriend Alice hitchhike

their way along the east coast of Canada.

Friday 6, October

Wednesday 11, October

Show Future Dates
Woman on Fire

Woman on Fire

NR

Woman on Fire follows Brooke Guinan, the first

openly transgender firefighter in New York City.

A character-driven documentary, the film follows

Brooke as she sets out to challenge perceptions of

what it means to be transgender in America

today.

Sunday 8, October