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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

In Minneapolis' large Somali refugee community, Adan has nowhere to go. His mom kicked him out, and his friends are tired of his headstrong ways. As a last resort, he moves into the mosque, praying for a little help. Surprisingly, God seems to answer. Adan quickly lands a good job, devout friends, and a newfound faith. When Adan nearly hits a stray dog on the job, he's forced to take it in for a night. But one of his new mosque friends considers the dog impure, and he throws Adan out. With Adan back on the streets, surrounded by his old crew, ex-girlfriends, prying FBI agents, and his estranged family, the dog may be his only friend as he tries to keep his faith and get through the night.
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

Sonita, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita’s story unfolds in an intimate and joyful portrait.

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 Allison Muir or Latoya Reid.


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