The Proctor neighborhood of Tacoma plays host to the Destiny City Film Festival this weekend, showing features and shorts from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
In its fifth year, DCFF’s three-day run includes screenings, workshops and panel discussions, and gives visitors the chance to take a glimpse of the historic Blue Mouse Theatre, one of the longest continually operating theaters in the country.
One of the festival’s biggest draws are the short films, where the organizers have curated films by theme and intended audience into programs that are more than the sum of their parts. These programs range from the animation-heavy and attention-span-friendly Family Shorts program to the adult-oriented and more intense DCFF After Dark program, both screening on Saturday.
The feature-length films screening at DCFF run the gamut from visually gripping adventure documentaries (All the Wild Horses), to gritty dramas around racial tension (Gook) to character-driven relationship dramadies (Becks).
The first screening takes place at the Blue Mouse Theatre at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 23. The full schedule is available here.