The hysteria that is Film Awards Season is nearly upon us and, as it is every mid-December, the proverbial engine was revved this morning by the announcement of the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. This sort of announcement fires us up here at The Grand as the Globes are one of film’s most prestigious awards and their nominations continue to set the table for Oscar nominations (which are scheduled to be announced January 10th, three days prior to the Golden Globes).
These announcements always seem to reinforce our taste in film here at The Grand as we never fail to have shown the majority of the films nominated. This year is no exception. In total, 37 different films were nominated for awards and The Grand has shown (or will show) 21 of them. Continue reading
HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho.
Hopkins catches the essence of Hitchcock as artist and con man. And Mirren is stellar as his wife and secret weapon. The pleasure of their company adds sparkle to this unexpectedly poignant look at a career and a marriage. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
An entertaining, economical and thoroughly enjoyable glimpse into a familiar artist’s creative process. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
One of the best movies of 2012. – Rex Reed, New York Observer
In their thoughtful review of “The Sessions” the Chicago Tribune predicts that the film will be nominated for multiple Oscars.
Great interview with Christopher Walken on WNYC.com. Walken reflects on his career and shares about his new film “A Late Quartet” which is currently showing at the Grand. We wish we could always having a Walken film running, the man embodies everything we love about film and the arts!
The New Yorker offers a great, history-centric review of ”Lincoln” which has been selling out showing after showing at the Grand for over a week.
We aren’t the only ones who think “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age treat, it’s receiving very high scores on the popular film website rottentomatoes.com.
Hello! My name is Kirstyn Ricker, and I’m the Marketing Director here at the Grand. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, that’s me filling your news feeds with Grand Cinema news, events, and other things I find to be cool. (If you don’t follow us, please do!) Read the paper? I put those ads together. My job is to get people to learn about, come to, and ultimately love the Grand. In short, I try to spread the word around Tacoma about all of the great things the Grand has to offer.
So I’m the new girl. I was hired in June and have since been submerged in all things film. (Which I LOVE.) I’m loving it here even more now after the TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL!
As with anything that is unknown, I was a bit nervous about the festival at first. (You know, when you’re the new guy with a bunch of seasoned professionals.) Putting on an city-wide event of this magnitude is no small undertaking. With films, events, filmmakers, and just plain old logistics, there are a lot of moving parts! However, I am proud to announce that with the help of my coworkers, I survived the Tacoma Film Festival… and REALLY enjoyed it!
With amazing programming and coordination by Emily, the planning of sponsorships and spectacular events by Rachel, and the scheduling of much-needed volunteers by Jen, this was the MOST SUCCESSFUL TFF to date! It’s a huge effort, but the payoff is so gratifying. It feels great to know that I was able to help bring people to the Tacoma Film Festival and the Grand Cinema to enjoy and celebrate the art of film. I can’t wait for next year!
And now onto the next awesome Grand event…