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Film Festival

Our purpose is...
to entertain and inspire,
to explore and celebrate
individual and cultural differences through film.


7th Annual Diversity Film Festival

April 9-26, 2017
at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma
606 S. Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

$2 TCC students (with TCC student ID available at box office only)
$8 matinee / $10 evening
$8 senior, military (with ID) & student for Sundays at 2 pm and evening films

Advanced purchase suggested

ixcanul imageOpening Gala Film: Ixcanul
Sunday, April 9, 2pm
Gala following the film

María, a seventeen-year-old Mayan (Kaqchikel) girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. It is a world María knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when problems arise.

Real Boy (Documentary)
Thursday, April 13, 2pm and 6:30pm

REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.
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A Stray
Tuesday, April 18, 2pm and 6:30pm

A young Muslim refugee in Minneapolis crosses paths with a stray dog.
Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Thursday, April 20, 2pm and 6:30pm

A white author is sucked into a road trip through the heart on Native American Country by a Lakota elder and his best friend forcing the author into a deep understanding of contemporary native life.
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Sonita (Documentary)
Sunday, April 23, 2pm

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

The Fits
Wednesday, April 26, 2pm and 6:30pm

The Fits is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni-a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is twisted.
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For more information about the Diversity Film Festival, please contact Tina Celentano.


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