The Grand Cinema

Show Times

Thursday 18, April

The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks

NR

Thursday 18, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Thursday 18, April

Woman at War

Woman at War

NR

Thursday 18, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

Thursday 18, April

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

Rfor sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.

Thursday 18, April

Friday 19, April

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

Friday 19, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Friday 19, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Kid Flicks Two

Kid Flicks Two

PG

Saturday 20, April

Buddy DOG FRIENDLY

Buddy DOG FRIENDLY

TBCTo be confirmed

Saturday 20, April

Woman at War

Woman at War

NR

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

Saturday 20, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Saturday 20, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Saturday 20, April

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

R

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

Sunday 21, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Sunday 21, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Monday 22, April

Woman at War

Woman at War

NR

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

Monday 22, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

Tuesday 23, April

Anote's Ark

Anote's Ark

NR

Tuesday 23, April

Woman at War

Woman at War

NR

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Tuesday 23, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

Tuesday 23, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

Wednesday 24, April

Woman at War

Woman at War

NR

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Wednesday 24, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

Thursday 25, April

The New Frontier

The New Frontier

NR

Thursday 25, April

Woman at War

Woman at War

NR

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Thursday 25, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

Thursday 25, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Thursday 25, April

Friday 26, April

Alien

Alien

R

Friday 26, April

Saturday 27, April

Alien

Alien

R

Saturday 27, April

Sunday 28, April

Jinn

Jinn

NR

Sunday 28, April

Tuesday 30, April

A Bread Factory, Part One: For the sake of Gold

A Bread Factory, Part One: For the sake of Gold

TBC

Tuesday 30, April

A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with me a while

A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with me a while

TBC

Tuesday 30, April

Wednesday 1, May

A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with me a while

A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with me a while

TBC

Wednesday 1, May

Friday 3, May

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

Rfor graphic nudity, and some language.

Saturday 4, May

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

Rfor graphic nudity, and some language.

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

R

Saturday 4, May

Sunday 5, May

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

Rfor graphic nudity, and some language.

Friday 10, May

253 Short Film Party 2019

253 Short Film Party 2019

Friday 10, May

Saturday 11, May

Cowboy in Sweden

Cowboy in Sweden

TBC

Saturday 11, May

Tuesday 14, May

Babylon

Babylon

TBC

Tuesday 14, May

Wednesday 15, May

Cleo from 5 to 7

Cleo from 5 to 7

Wednesday 15, May

Thursday 16, May

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

NR

Thursday 16, May

Saturday 18, May

Bad Black

Bad Black

Saturday 18, May

Tuesday 21, May

The Most Dangerous Year

The Most Dangerous Year

TBC

Tuesday 21, May

Saturday 25, May

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

PG

Saturday 25, May

Fight Club

Fight Club

Rfor disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language.

Saturday 25, May

Thursday 30, May

Satan & Adam

Satan & Adam

Thursday 30, May

Saturday 1, June

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

PG

Saturday 1, June

Saturday 8, June

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

PG-13

Saturday 8, June

Thursday 20, June

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

NR

Thursday 20, June

253 Short Film Party 2019

253 Short Film Party 2019

31 teams had 72 hours to create a short film (253 seconds long). Now you have one relaxing evening to enjoy them all.

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

DOORS: 5:30PM, MOVIES: 7PM

THIS EVENT IS HELD AT:

URBAN GRACE, 902 MARKET, DOWNTOWN TACOMA

TICKETS: ADVANCE $15/$13 MEMBERS | DAY OF: $18/$16 MEMBERS

Friday 10, May

A Bread Factory, Part One: For the sake of Gold

A Bread Factory, Part One: For the sake of Gold

TBC

After 40 years of running their community arts space, The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple--performance artists from China--come to Checkford and build an enormous complex down the street catapulting big changes in their small town.

Tuesday 30, April

A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with me a while

A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with me a while

TBC

At The Bread Factory, they rehearse the Greek play, Hecuba. But the real theatrics are outside the theater where the town has been invaded by bizarre tourists and mysterious tech start-up workers. There is a new normal in Checkford, if it is even really Checkford any longer.

Tuesday 30, April

Wednesday 1, May

Show Future Dates
Alien

Alien

R

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Friday 26, April

Saturday 27, April

Show Future Dates
Anote's Ark

Anote's Ark

NR

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati's President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation's people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbour overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote's struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Sermary, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Sermary's family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.

Tuesday 23, April

Babylon

Babylon

TBC

Never-before released in North America, Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but was banned from the New York Film Festival that same year for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi Driver, Babylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more. You've seen The Harder They Come, maybe you've seen Rockers, but you've never seen anything like Babylon.

Tuesday 14, May

Bad Black

Bad Black

A mild-mannered doctor is trained in the art of ass-kicking commando vengeance by a no-nonsense ghetto kid named Wesley Snipes.

Saturday 18, May

Buddy

Buddy

TBC

BUDDY paints a portrait of six guide dogs and their owners, exploring the intimate bonds of loyalty, dedication and love that exist between these animals and their humans. From an 86-year-old blind woman who has never seen her canine companion to an autistic young boy who relies on his dog to know when he’s upset, they share stories about the critical role these animals play in their lives.

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

Show Future Dates
Buddy DOG FRIENDLY

Buddy DOG FRIENDLY

TBCTo be confirmed

BUDDY paints a portrait of six guide dogs and their owners, exploring the intimate bonds of loyalty, dedication and love that exist between these animals and their humans. From an 86-year-old blind woman who has never seen her canine companion to an autistic young boy who relies on his dog to know when he’s upset, they share stories about the critical role these animals play in their lives.

Saturday 20, April

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

PG

Castle in the Sky is a timeless story of courage and friendship, with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.

This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, spies a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, held aloft by a glowing pendant. Both Sheeta and Pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. But their quest won’t be easy, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, the military, and secret government agents, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control.

Shown in Japanese with English subtitles

Saturday 1, June

CatVideoFest 2019

CatVideoFest 2019

NR

Each year, CatVideoFest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. With the all-new 2019 edition, audiences can enjoy the shared experience of communal joy that these videos bring out. What better way for us humans to come together than by watching cats?

CatVideoFest is founded by filmmaker Will Braden, creator of YouTube sensation Henri, le Chat Noir, and curator of the popular Internet Cat Video Festival.

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

Show Future Dates
Cleo from 5 to 7

Cleo from 5 to 7

Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.

Wednesday 15, May

Cowboy in Sweden

Cowboy in Sweden

TBC

Lee Hazlewood's album “Cowboy in Sweden” presented as a series of dreams. The movie alternates between absurdist skits and songs, given totally incongruous visual settings. Hazlewood collaborator Joe Cannon will be in attendance and perform several pieces and conduct a Q&A before the screening.

Saturday 11, May

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

NR

“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.

Thursday 20, June

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

R

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Saturday 20, April

Fight Club

Fight Club

Rfor disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language.

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Saturday 25, May

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

Rfor sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

From Academy Award-winning director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience) comes a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.

CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS

Thursday 18, April

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

Rfor graphic nudity, and some language.

With unprecedented access, Hail Satan traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple and its enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves are calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation's soul. But are they for real?

High Life

High Life

Rfor disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language.

Takes place beyond the solar system in a future that seems like the present. About a group of criminals who accept a mission in space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment. They find themselves in the most unimaginable situation after a storm of cosmic rays hit the ship.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

PG

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl's wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.

Shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

Saturday 25, May

Jinn

Jinn

NR

Summer is a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings, abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity.

Sunday 28, April

Kid Flicks Two

Kid Flicks Two

PG

Kid Flicks Two - featuring the best of the fest from the 2018 New York International Children's Film Festival! Recommended ages: 8+

With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire audiences ages 8+ to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion short Poles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated wonder Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders.

Saturday 20, April

Satan & Adam

Satan & Adam

Sterling Magee experienced the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians firsthand. So he walked away to play on the Harlem streets for “his people.” Reborn as Mr. Satan, he spread his gospel of freedom and became a New York City legend. When a white Jewish scholar and musician named Adam Gussow asked if he could join him one day, both their lives took a powerful turn. Adam put aside the ivory tower life to play in the streets, and Sterling's embrace of his younger apprentice forged a sound that thrust him back in the spotlight, including a fortuitous encounter with members of rock icons U2. But life on the road took its toll on the duo, and suddenly Sterling vanished without a trace. The separation would test both men’s courage, and their journey to find each other again a tale of tragedy, survival and miraculous rebirth.

Thursday 30, May

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

R

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Saturday 4, May

The Most Dangerous Year

The Most Dangerous Year

TBC

In 2016 a small group of families with transgender kids joined the fight against a wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation that swept the nation and their home state. With the help of a coalition of civil rights activists and ally lawmakers, these families embarked on an uncharted journey of fighting for their children's lives and futures in this present-day civil rights story.

Tuesday 21, May

The Mustang

The Mustang

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

Roman (Schoenaerts), a convict in a prison in rural Nevada, participates in a rehabilitation program in which he trains wild mustangs. He struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates alike. But in time, working alongside young convict Henry (Mitchell) and an old trainer Myles (Dern), Roman soothes an especially feisty horse and confronts his own violent past.

CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS

The New Frontier

The New Frontier

NR

The New Frontier is a short film that explores and honors people of color's histories and contributions to our country specifically from 1860-1895 a.k.a. the Old West. By subverting tropes and reclaiming classic American symbolism we hope to highlight the badass heroes we needed as kids.

Thursday 25, April

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

NR

The most adventurous band from Austin, Texas — The Invincible Czars —are bringing their new score to town as they perform it live to the 1925 American silent film The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney!

Thursday 16, May

The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks

NR

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Thursday 18, April

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

PG-13

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Saturday 8, June

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced. Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures this March, 2019.

CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS

Thursday 18, April

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

Show Future Dates
Woman at War

Woman at War

NR

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

CAPITONED ON WEDNESDAYS