TFF Sniff 2: Opening Night

By weeklyvolcano on October 1, 2009

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The 2009 Tacoma Film Festival runs Oct. 1-8 at seven Tacoma venues. Here’s today’s schedule:

Opening Night Gala
The Tacoma Film Festival kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. inside Kemper Theater at Annie Wright. Admission is $15 for Grand Cinema members, $17 for common folk. Food will be provided by Jonz Catering. Here are tonight’s films:

After You
Directed by David Kellman
Comedy (3 min) â€" NW Film
Filmmaker in attendance

Amidst her attempts to leave her ex-boyfriend behind, a young woman overlooks the one remaining link they share. This hilarious short was made right here in Tacoma.

Lovers in a Dangerous Time
Directed by May Charters and Mark Hug
Drama (101 min) â€" NW Film
Filmmakers in attendance

Childhood friends Tom and Allison reunite at a high school reunion and begin a childish romance out of a desire to go back to their youth. However, the arrangement becomes problematic when the couple is hit by the harsh realities of adulthood. This film won the Maverick Award for best feature film, as well as the jury prize for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Okanagan Film Festival.

LINK: Tacoma Film Festival Web site

LINK: Full film descriptions

LINK: Weekly Volcano Tacoma Film Festival cover story