Water, Art, and Basketball: what do they all have in common?
A: They are all part of this year’s A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival.
I was lucky enough to pre-view the films and I’m here to let you in on some fun inside information. This year’s set of films are very diverse and there is something for all tastes and styles. From the super creative art and music scenesters to the paranormal and some stories that hit close to the heart. It’s all there this year.
We are a river city and water is a common theme around here and at least 5 of the films touch on this, but in very different and unexpected ways. CSI:Sacramento (Something’s Fishy) will tickle your punny bone with a fishy tale. Drown your sorrows at The Watering Hole where mysteries abound. watching Reluctant will be a very stimulating experience and features some shockingly beautiful views of the city. Learning to weather the storms is challenge for a war vet in Buddies and the healing properties of water and love will send shivers up your spine in Borrowed Time.
Ever see that mysterious package or box in film and wonder what’s in it? Well, sorry, but with The Chozen you’ll have to wait for that special day to come. Dig through The Purse to find out about these quirky characters and their mischievous ways.
Those of you who visit, live, work, and play in the Midtown area of Sacramento will appreciate Stalag Sacramento. And those of you who watch this film and aren’t familiar with the creative music and art scene in the heart of this city will be intrigued to learn more about it!
Kings fans unite! two of our wonderful films feature some avid sports fans. Some fans take it too far for their teams in The Break Up and just wait until the buzzer rings for Lucky Shot.
I look forward to seeing all of you and your friends and family at the Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento on Sunday, October 2nd at 1pm.
Come early as doors open at 12:30 and it is general seating.
Tickets are $10 each and available at The Crest Theatre box office and online at www.Tickets.com
Congratulations to all 10 of the winning filmmakers of 2011!