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Film Festival

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


6th Annual Diversity Film Festival

April 10-27, 2016
at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma
606 S. Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

$2 TCC students (with TCC student ID)
$8 matinee / $10 evening
$8 military (with ID)
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Opening Gala Film: Meet the Patels
Sunday, April 10, 2pm
Gala following the film

MEET THE PATELS is a laugh-out-loud real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American who enters a love triangle with the woman of his dreams... and his parents. This hilarious heartwarming film reveals how love is a family affair. Documentary by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel.

Straight Outta Compton
Thursday, April 14, 2pm and 6:30pm
2016 Oscar nominee

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON - The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2pm and 6:30pm
2016 Oscar nominee

In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters walk home from school and play innocently with neighborhood boys. The immorality of the exchange shocks their family; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom find ways to rebel against these new restraints.
Landfill Harmonic
Thursday, April 21, 2pm and 6:30pm

Landfill harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. Documentary.
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Saving Face
Sunday, April 24, 2pm

SAVING FACE - A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

The Hand that Feeds
Wednesday, April 27, 2pm and 6:30pm
Filmmaker Skype Q&A after 2pm showing

THE HAND THAT FEEDS - Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López sets out to end abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America's new wage wars. Documentary.
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For more information about the Diversity Film Festival, please contact Tina Celentano.


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