Greentech and Backbone Present “Tickling Giants”

Backbone Campaign brings “Tickling Giants” to Vashon Theatre, Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm. Dubbed “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” heart surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssef creates – in the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring – a satirical program poking fun of politics, religion and media. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. 

In a country where free speech is not legal, he and his staff endure physical threats, protest, and legal action, all because of jokes that let those in power know they’re being held accountable.

A reviewer for the New York Times writes, “There’s a lot to laugh at, and to learn from, … in this first-rate documentary, at a time when freedoms seem to be threatened everywhere. After watching, you come away feeling more proud of those freedoms, and more concerned for their future.”

The film is a Call to Action to tickle the giant: find non-violent ways to express yourself when power is abused – from a protest against a world leader to standing up to a bully in a school cafeteria.

Thank you to Island GreenTech and Vashon Theatre for support in making this event happen.

National Theatre Live presents Obsession

Thursday, June 29th at 5:00PM


Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


“Wonder Woman” June 30th – July 6th

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins

Writers: Allan Heinberg (screenplay), Zack Snyder (story by)

Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Rated: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hr & 21 min

National Theatre Live presents Peter Pan

Sunday, June 9th at 12:00PM


‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Radio Times

All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Twist Tops Film Festival: July 13-18

Check out some of the best features and short films from TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival.

Thursday, July 13th   — Play The Devil, 6PM

Thriller, Drama, Gay

Run time: 92 min. | 2016

Directed By: Maria Govan


Friday, July 14th — Real Boy, 6PM

Documentary, Transgender

Run time: 72 min. | USA | 2016

Directed By: Shaleece Haas


Saturday, July 15th — Check It, 6PM

Documentary, Transgender, Gay, Queer

Run time: 90 min. | USA | 2016

Directed By: Dana Flor and Toby Openheimer


Sunday, July 16th — Best Shorts, 6PM

Nine short films, 86 min

Link to list of films & synopses –


                                                 Monday, July 17th — Suicide Kale, 6PM

Comedy, Lesbian, Queer

Run time: 78 min. | USA | 2015

Directed By: Carly Usdin


Tuesday, July 18th — Big Joy, 6PM

Documentary, Gay

Run time: 83 min. | USA | 2013

Directed By: Stephen Silha & Eric Slade