Free Documentary Screening

With local elections just around the corner and the US government in a current shutdown, what better movie to feature during The Grand Cinema’s Tuesday Film Series than “Raising Ms. President.” A documentary focused on the important roles that women play in the functionality of government, “Raising Ms. President” explores the proven impact that women have in political decision making, the reasoning behind why more women don’t run for political office, and when they do, where those ambitions stem from. The documentary will be shown during two separate screenings on Tuesday, Oct. 22..  The 6:45 screening will be free to the public thanks to a generous sponsorship from Annie Wright Schools.

Following each screening, local current and former female politicians will lead a discussion surrounding the issues addressed in the film. Following the first screening, guests can attend a post-screening conversation led by Tacoma School Board Member Catherine Ushka, County Councilmember Connie Ladenburg, District Director (for Congressman Derek Kilmer) Meadow Johnson and former State Senator Debbie Regala. If attending the later screening, guests will be joined by State Representative Laurie Jinkins, State Senator Jeannie Darneille, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson and Tacoma City Councilmember Victoria Woodwards.

The matinee screening begins at 2:30 pm, and admission costs $7. Those attending the evening screening at 6:45 pm will be admitted at no charge on a first come first serve basis 30 minutes prior to the show.

The Grand Cinema’s Tuesday Film Series is a weekly series which features a one-day only showing of a unique new or classic film. Because of the Grand’s limited screening space, the Tuesday Film Series provides customers with access to more films (52 to be exact) that they may otherwise not have had the option to see on the big screen.

Join the Grand Cinema for their Tuesday film series for “Raising Ms. President,” and enjoying learning about the critical importance of women in contemporary politics. To purchase tickets for the matinee, to watch the trailer and more, please visit The Grand Cinema.

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