Thursday, October 17, 2013

Documentary at the Grand; tickets for free--

Hello Tacoma-area Political Science, Economics & History Professors:

We just learned that due to a generous sponsorship we will be able to grant 500 students free admission to former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s new documentary INEQUALITY FOR ALL which is about the country’s widening economic gap (trailer & film info here). The film starts tomorrow and will likely be screening it daily for two weeks. The screening times for this coming week are below. If you are interested in bringing a class in the morning on a weekday before we open we can easily arrange that.

Also I should note that following the 2:25 screening this Saturday Dr. Sid Olufs, chair of PLU’s Department of Political Science, will be leading a public post-film discussion. We can almost always find space for a post-film discussion should you like to have one with students. All students have to do to get free admission is mention the discount and show their student ID at our box office.

Also, while I’m writing all of you. This Tuesday we are screening the new documentary “Raising Ms. President” which is about the why across the country not nearly as many women as men are running for office (trailer and film info here). The 2:30 screening is just $7 and the 6:45 screening is free to the public due to a sponsorship from Annie Wright Schools.

Following the 2:30pm screening there will be a panel discussion with County Councilmember Connie Ladenburg, former State Senator Debbie Regala, Tacoma School Board Member Catherine Ushka, and Meadow Johnson (District Director for Congressman Derek Kilmer). Following the 6:45pm screening there will be a discussion with Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, State Senator Jeannie Darneille, State Representative Laurie Jinkins, and Tacoma City Councilmember Victoria Woodards.

Thank you for allowing me to share these educational film opportunities with you!

Zach Powers (Director of Marketing & Communications, The Grand Cinema)

Fri 10/18: 2:25, 4:40, 6:45, 8:50
Sat 10/19-Sun 10/20: 12:15, 2:25, 4:40, 6:45, 8:50
Mon 10/21: 2:25, 4:40, 6:45, 8:50
Tue 10/22: 2:25, 4:40, 8:50
Wed 10/23: 10:30am, 2:25, 4:40, 6:45, 8:50
Thu 10/24: 2:25, 4:40, 8:50

Zach Powers
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Grand Cinema / Tacoma Film Festival
253.572.6062 (office) 253.306.7956 (cell)