New Film Series Heads to Tacoma

Aug 12, 2013

It's not quite a film festival. But a new series of films will play for free in Tacoma next month as a way to spark cultural conversations.

The "Film Forum: Advancing Cultural Dialogue" is sponsored in part by The Sundance Institute.

"The program is about giving more people access to independent films," said Amy McBride, Tacoma's arts administrator.

Each screening will also be accompanied by a discussion led by local experts, and some of the films will be screened at middle schools and libraries.

The films that will be screened include: "Town of Runners", "The Light in Her Eyes", "Chasing Ice", "The Loving Story", "Bones Brigade", "Valley of Saints", "Beasts of the Southern Wild", and "Under the Same Moon." 

Filmmakers Julia Meltzer ("The Light in Her Eyes") and Jerry Rothwell ("Town of Runners") will present their films on Sept. 4 and 5.

For a full schedule of events in Tacoma, visit