Arts & Events

Arts & Events

‘A Survivor’s Guide to Prison’

According to a study conducted by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, one is more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else, given that our incarceration rate is  four times higher than the international average. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Grand Cinema decided to contribute to the national conversation on mass incarceration by hosting a screening of the documentary “A Survivor’s Guide to Prison,” in addition to holding a post-film discussion with a panel of local activists, experts and politicians. Directed by Matthew Cooke,...
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Tacoma Community College to tackle defining America with Diversity Film Festival

By Evan Welsh In America’s current political climate, films elevating voices of the marginalized have become more and more necessary with every passing day. For the past eight years, a group at Tacoma Community College (TCC) has given a platform for films of this nature with the Diversity Film Festival. This year it has focused on curating films that ask the question of what it means to be an American. The theme for this year’s festival is “Defining America,” a perfect example of what the festival strives to be. “TCC’s...
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