15th Annual Sister Cities International Film Festival

The 15th Annual Sister Cities International Film Festival will be held every Monday starting March 6 through May 29, at the Grand Cinema located at 606 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma.

Each showing will feature a film that was produced in one of Tacoma’s Sister Cities with an authentic cultural presentation from the country starting off each night. Doors open at 6:15 PM, cultural presentations take place at 6:30 PM, and films will start at 6:45 PM.

“Introducing the community to the arts and cultures of countries throughout the world is a main goal of this international film festival,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “Diverse activities, such as these, are the cornerstone of this program that works to promote and celebrate our sister cities.”

After its inaugural year, in 2004, Sister Cities International gave Tacoma’s film festival the Sister Cities International Culture and Innovation Award. Since then, over 1200 people have attended the festival each year.

Tacoma currently has 14 Sister Cities, the newest of which is Boca del Rio, located in the center of State of Veracruz, Mexico. The Tacoma Sister Cities program seeks to promote cultural and political diversity, and encourage international exchanges between business, governments, health, arts, cultural and educational groups, and organizations.

Up next on March 13th is Cool & Crazy, a musical documentary from our Sister City Aalesund, Norway. More information about the 15th Annual Sister Cities International Film Festival is available at SisterCityFilmFest.org.

– City of Tacoma

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