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MOVIES ON A BIG SCREEN –
For the kookiest, raciest and most absurd film fun, visit MOBS in May and break out of that blockbuster film rut. Catch movies like ‘Quicksand’ with Mickey Rooney, the extra gory ‘The Brain that Wouldn’t Die’ and ‘Gamera the Invincible’ (the giant flying turtle). Why is May extra special for MOBS? Because it’s their last month at the historic Guild Theatre, with a new location yet to be determined. (Think you can handle all that excitement?
For the Kiddies:
FARMS, FRIENDS & FAIRYTALES –
The 5th annual FF&F will take place at FTT on Saturday May 19th, with a celebration of all-things agriculture! Featuring live sheep shearing, wool spinning, a mini-farmer’s market, hands-on art activities, and plenty more fun from the farm for the whole family. See the twin Babydoll sheep and other rare and miniature animals, make your own ice cream… and as usual, climb through the giant Swiss cheese.
Fairytale Town is a unique environment where children can learn how animals contribute to society, as well as represent the fairytales children know so well. Farms, Friends & Fairytales is made possible in part by generous sponsorships from Whole Foods Market and Farm Fresh to You. (Aw, shucks – thanks guys!).
http://www.fairytaletown.org, (916) 808-7462.
If you need lodging, there’s hardly anyplace closer or cooler than Le Rivage Hotel. Right on the Sacramento River, it’s an “affordable luxury” with pool, fire pits, spa services, terrific food and town car service. Heck, even locals might want to consider escaping here for a night or two! http://www.lerivagehotel.com, (916) 443-8400
Just a few more great reasons to get out there and experience Authentic Sacramento at its finest~
Movies on a Big Screen – mostly hosted at the historic Guild Theatre – is an ongoing film festival/microcinema that started in Sacramento in 2006. They show independent films, documentaries and shorts, host community-based special events, and on occasion have late night audience participation screenings. Many screenings include filmmakers and guest speakers in attendance for Q&A.
This Sunday, October 24th, Movies on a Big Screen is hosting ‘Ghost Bird’, along with the director Scott Crocker.
About the movie: Set in a murky swamp overrun with birders, scientists, and reporters, “Ghost Bird” explores the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker changed a sleepy Southern town forever.
Extinction means that a species has ceased to exist forever. The term is meant to be definitive and final. But what happens if an extinct species isn’t really dead? In 2005, scientists announced that the Ivory-billed woodpecker, a species thought to be extinct for 60 years, had been found in the swamps of Eastern Arkansas. The story was celebrated around the world as the rediscovery of a lifetime. It prompted the largest recovery effort ever undertaken for a lost species. Millions of dollars poured in from the government as ornithologists and birders flooded the area. Along the way, the town of Brinkley, Arkansas – itself on the brink of extinction – was transformed by the hope, commerce and controversy surrounding the bird. But continued credible sightings by expert birders were coupled with a mysterious absence of evidence. And five years later, the Ivory-bill remains as elusive as ever. “Ghost Bird” brings the Ivory-bill’s blurry rediscovery into focus revealing our uneasy relationship with nature and the increasing uncertainty of our place within it.
“[Director Scott] Crocker has turned a bird-watching tale into a multilayered story that will fascinate practically everybody.” – The New York Times
“Beautifully crafted…heartbreaking, ironic and infuriating. It’s a stunner.” NPR
“‘Ghost Bird’ is a rare beast indeed — a matter-of-fact documentary about a seemingly innocuous subject that manages to become profoundly moving.” – IFC
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild
2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA
All movies shown at Movies on a Big Screen are $5 unless otherwise noted.
p.s. If you’re around for Halloween, check out their old school horror flick marathon.