Saturday, January 19th, 3pm


Immediately following the 3pm showing

RUST & BONE has been called "hypnotic" and "astounding." Critics have declared it one of the best films of 2012. French director Jacques Audiard (also of the acclaimed "A Prophet" and "The Heart That My Beat Skipped") brings this tale of loss and intensity, tragedy and purpose, which stars Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception, Midnight in Paris) and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Please join us for a film discussion immediately following the 3:00 PM showing of RUST AND BONE on Saturday, January 19. Local writer and designer Maria Gudaitis will facilitate the conversation.


"Virtually every moment of the film is visually beautiful and poetic."
- Scott Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter

"Jacques Audiard's hypnotic film means to shake you, and does. Marion Cotillard delivers a tour-de-force of unleashed emotions. She's astonishing. Matthias Schoenaerts is superb."
--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"It's a movie full of passion and blunt force and fabulous acting."
--Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times

“…One of the finest achievements in French cinema this year”
--Vanity Fair



Hunger of various kinds — sexual desire, emotional need, the desperate, contradictory longings for freedom and security — drives every character in "Rust and Bone," a muscular melodrama from the French director Jacques Audiard.

Sam and his father, Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), fleeing a very bad, vaguely described situation with the boy’s mother, arrive in Antibes, a sun-kissed town on the Côte d’Azur that has rarely looked less glamorous.

Soon after he finds a job as a nightclub bouncer, Ali, a former prizefighter, meets Stephanie (Marion Cotillard). Stephanie works at a Sea World-like amusement park, leading orcas in acrobatic performances.

An accident — that is, a killer whale obeying its instincts instead of its training — causes her to lose both legs just above the knee. Stephanie suspects that Ali might be able to help her out of her post-traumatic despair, or at least put his physical strength to some use. She is right on both counts but not necessarily in the ways that she, Ali or the audience might anticipate.

(from A. O. Scott, New York Times)



RUST & BONE at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma
Grand Cinema
606 S. Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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