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Tag: Valley of Saints

Oct.
8th

The Tacoma Film Festival winners, plus the poetic “Valley of Saints”

Gulzar Bhat at Dal Lake in "Valley of Saints." Courtesy image.

And the winners are…(drum roll)…The winners of each category in the Tacoma Film Festival were announced to an almost-full house at the Grand Cinema last night by filmmaker Warren Etheredge. Six of the seven winners will be screened again on Wednesday at the Grand, with a screening of the seventh later today.

Best Feature Documentary was “Lemon,” a powerful, tightly-edited telling of how three-time felon Lemon Anderson clawed his way back out of the ‘hood via spoken word poetry. “Lemon” will screen at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 10.

Best Regional Film was “Brightwood,” a 19-minute coming-of-age story beautifully shot on the San Juan islands. It will screen at 6:15 p.m. today at the Grand.

Best Narrative Feature was “Dead Man’s Burden,” a post-Civil War drama about rough justice with gorgeous wide-landscape cinematography. It screens at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Best Narrative Short was the black-humor-filled “Curfew”; while Best Documentary Short was “Odysseus’ Gambit” about a Cambodian American park chess player and Best Animated Film was the short “Thumb Snatchers from the Moon Cocoon,” a mock-horror flick on a Texas cow ranch. All the winning shorts will screen 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Read more »