Around Sacramento Things To Do Places To Go People To See Restaurants Movies log into calendar / register
Search by keyword or venue View Listings For A Day
    space Add Event


Film
    
Film
'Chinatown Rising' Documentary Film Screening
Sacramento Premiere of 'CHINATOWN RISING,' a documentary film by father-son team Harry Chuck and Josh Chuck Program will include screening of the film (1hr, 53min), followed by a short Q and A session with directors Harry Chuck and Josh Chuck, and possibly others (15min). Please note: This film deals with intense subject matter and there are two instances of profanity in the film. CHINATOWN RISING synopsis: Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed with a 16mm camera and leftover film scraps from a local TV station, turned his lens onto his community. Totaling more than 20,000 feet of film (10 hours), Harry Chuck's exquisite unreleased footage has captured a divided community's struggles for self-determination. Chinatown Rising is a documentary film about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition. Through publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations and protests of the 1960s-1980s rattled the once quiet streets during the communitys shift in power. Forty-five years later, in intimate interviews these activists recall their roles and experiences in response to the need for social change. Trailer: https://www.chinatownrising.com/trailer Read more: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/chinatown-rising-explores-history-politicization-of-iconic-neighborhood http://www.ktvu.com/news/four-decades-in-the-making-chinatown-rising-documentary-debuts-to-sold-out-crowd
Upcoming Schedule »

Film
6th MiniFest Presented by the Sacramento French Film Festival
The 6th MiniFest (the one-day version of our main Festival) is coming up on Sunday, October 27, for a full day packed with four of the best French films of the year, presented on the giant screen of the Esquire IMAX Theatre. Always with English subtitles! The program will start with the historical comedy CYRANO, MY LOVE (Edmond) @11;30am, a crowd-pleasing tale of how Edmond Rostand’s famous play Cyrano de Bergerac came to life! It will be followed by Cédric Klapisch’s singular Parisian romance, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE (Deux Moi) @2:10pm; SINK OR SWIM (Le Grand Bain) @4:35pm, a hilarious all-star comedy about a male synchronized swimming team; and by BY THE GRACE OF GOD (Grâce à Dieu) @7:10pm, Francois Ozon’s dramatization of a current real-life sexual abuse scandal in the French Catholic Church. It won the Silver Bear Award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Cyrano, My Love and By the Grace of God will be followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.
Upcoming Schedule »

Holiday,Film,Social Event
Boardwalk Fright Flicks: "Halloween"
It's not just the Halloween-themed movies we offer Friday nights through October. It's the adults-only, festive gestalt, concocted with a cash bar with signature cocktails, a choice of inflatable and banquet chair seating. Costumes are encouraged; masks, weapons and offensive symbols are not.
beachboardwalk.com/Boardwalk-Fright-Flicks
Upcoming Schedule »

Film,Holiday,Social Event
Boardwalk Fright Flicks: Shaun of the Dead
It's not just the Halloween-themed movies we offer Friday nights through October. It's the adults-only, festive gestalt, concocted with a cash bar with signature cocktails, a choice of inflatable and banquet chair seating. Costumes are encouraged; masks, weapons and offensive symbols are not.
Upcoming Schedule »

Film
Creature From the Black Lagoon
This classic horror film first swam into theaters in 1954. Today, the superbly crafted film is widely considered one of the greatest monster pictures ever made, and was the inspiration for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. The story involves a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, encountering a prehistoric, amphibious "Gill Man" -- possibly the last of a species of fanged, clawed humanoids who may have evolved entirely underwater. Director Jack Arnold makes excellent use of the tropical location, employing heavy mists and eerie jungle noises to create an atmosphere of nearly constant menace. The creature itself, with pulsating gills and fearsome webbed talons, was played on land by stuntman Ben Chapman and underwater by champion swimmer Ricou Browning. Sponsored by Slade Mechanical Services.
Upcoming Schedule »

Film
Focus on Film: Badlands
An impressionable teenage girl (Sissy Spacek) from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend (Martin Sheen) embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. Loosely based on a true story, Badlands is often cited by film critics as one of the greatest and most influential films of all time. The film was also notable for its lyrical photography, and its music, which includes pieces by Carl Orff. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Upcoming Schedule »

Film
Focus on Film: Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway), a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. Bonnie and Clyde is considered a landmark film, and is regarded as one of the first films of the New Hollywood era, since it broke many cinematic taboos and was popular with the younger generation. Its success prompted other filmmakers to be more open in presenting sex and violence in their films. The film’s ending also became iconic as “one of the bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history” (The New York Times).
Upcoming Schedule »

Film
Halloween Annabelle Comes Home Movie Screening
UNIQUE Programs at Sacramento State is pleased to announce a special movie screening featuring Annabelle Comes Home on Thursday, October 31st. This FREE event takes place at 12pm in the University Union’s Ballroom. There will also be free popcorn to anyone who attends amd a costume contest. Annabelle Comes Home is the third and final movie in the Annabelle series. The film follows the couple from the first movie in the series, who hire paranormal activity helpers to take care of the devilish evil that lays within the Annabelle doll. Their helpers, Ed and Lorraine, attempt to lock the doll with other artifacts in their own home. However, the doll ends up awakening all of the other evil spirits that had already been resting in their artifact room. Annabelle reaps terror and evil on Ed and Lorraine’s young daughter and her friends, as well as their un-knowing baby sitter. This event will also include a costume contest, open to students and the general public. The prizes for the costume contest are $50, $25, and $15 Amazon gift cards. This event is free admission, and open to the general public as well as the Sacramento State campus community. For more information on upcoming UNIQUE events, visit www.SacStateUNIQUE.com or call the Information Desk at 916.278.6997.
Upcoming Schedule »

Film,Stand Up Comedy
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow With Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith
Watch the new movie with Jay and Silent Bob themselves, AKA Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith.
Upcoming Schedule »

Film, Talks/Lectures
Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation With Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries
A screening of "Napoleon Dynamite" will be followed by a freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico
Upcoming Schedule »