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Opening Night TFF 2021

October 7th 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Potato Dreams of America Still

Opening the 2021 Tacoma Film Festival is Potato Dreams of America, Wes Hurley’s long awaited feature film that is closely based on the writer-director’s childhood. 


Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, Lena and her gay son, Potato, escape into the fantasy world of pirated American movies, but soon the movies are not enough and Elena decides to become a mail-order bride and discover America for herself. Soon after Lena marries a much older and very eccentric John, the mother and son find that they’re in for a lot of surprises. 

Come watch TFF 2021’s opening feature film and join us in kicking off an incredible eight days of storytelling. Stay for the afterparty and enjoy free cookies and a complimentary drink!

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