5 local film festivals in Sacramento


It’s hot over there. Head inside, grab a bag of popcorn, and kick back and relax at these five upcoming film festivals, featuring everything from old westerns to French comedies and anime classics that you will love. will prevail.

Sacramento French Film Festival

June 16-25 Francophiles can head downtown for two French film weekends for this 16th annual cinema marathon. The 2017 lineup includes a screening of the 1972 comedy The tall blond man with a black shoe, which inspired the years 1985 The man in the red shoe with Tom Hanks; last years Ma Loute (Slack Bay), on a cove on the north coast of France in the early 1900s which is at the heart of an investigation into the disappearance of a group of tourists; and the adaptation by the director Stéphane Brizé of the novel by Guy de Maupassant from 1883, A woman’s life, who follows a young noblewoman whose life begins to fall apart after her idyllic marriage turns less than she hoped. $ 12 per screening; $ 93.50 for the festival pass. Fri-Sun Times and locations vary. 455-9390. sacramentoffrenchfilmfestival.org

Studio Ghibli Festival

June 21-August. 31 This film festival at the Tower Theater, which celebrates famous Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, will offer a chance to see classics like the Oscar winner Abducted as if by magic, the story of a girl trapped by a witch in a magical kingdom, and My neighbor Totoro, a film about two girls who befriend adorable furry forest creatures in the woods surrounding their new home. Tower will also screen lesser-known Ghibli films like When Marnie was there, an adaptation of the acclaimed novel of the same name in which a young orphan named Anna forms a secret friendship with a mysterious girl, who could perhaps shed light on her own past. Each film will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles, and as a bonus for adults: the Tower bar now serves drinks like Karl Strauss’ Red Trolley Ale and The Federalist Wine Company’s cabernet. $ 10.50 ($ 7 in the morning). The married ones. at 7 p.m. and Thursday. at 11:00 am Théâtre de la Tour. 2508 Land Park Dr. 442-0985. lecturecinemasus.com/tour

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

July 14-16 This three-day celebration of films from the Land of the Rising Sun will include a screening of last year’s Japanese Academy Award winner for Best Film, Our little sister, which tells the story of three adult sisters who live together in their grandmother’s house and decide to welcome their 13-year-old half-sister after meeting her at their father’s funeral. The festival will also feature presentations from 2013 Eternal zero about a brother and sister learning about the controversial past of their late grandfather, a suicide bomber pilot during WWII; and the animated film Miss Hokusai, which focuses on the relationship between the painter of the Edo period Katsushika Hokusai (known for his works The great wave off Kanagawa and Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji) and his artistic daughter O-Ei, who is said to have helped the master painter with some of his works. $ 10 per session; $ 40 for the festival pass. Hours vary depending on the event. Theater de la Crête. 1013, rue K 476-3356. sacjapanesefilmfestival.net

M7 Con & Old West Film Festival

1-3 Sep Originally founded in 2012 as a fan gathering for the Emmy winner The Magnificent Seven television series, this film convention has since expanded to celebrate films featuring the actors of the series and other Western productions. Projections for this year include 1963 Mclintock! with John Wayne, as well as the world premiere of 21 withdrawals, the true story of a Texas high school baseball coach (played by The Magnificent Seven star Dale Midkiff) who leads his underdog team of underprivileged Mexican-American players to a state title. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and autograph session with Midkiff, who also starred in the Stephen King horror film. Animals semester and appeared alongside Sandra Bullock in Love potion n ° 9. In addition to hosting screenings, the festival will host panels on Sacramento’s history, riverboat tours and, for now this year, a craft market where guests can browse Western jewelry, clothing and gear. . Free for film screenings. $ 15 to $ 49 for festival passes. Times vary. California State Railroad Museum. 125 I St. m7con.org

Nevada City Film Festival

8-15 Sep This 17th edition of the Foothills Film Festival runs from four days to a full week this year to allow viewing of over 100 short and feature films at historic sites like the Miners’ Foundry and the Nevada Theater. Highlights of the program will include the Virtual Reality Pavilion, which will feature virtual and augmented reality workshops, films and exhibits; and a screening of the new documentary Bill Nye: scientist, which premiered at this year’s South by Southwest Festival and explores the life and work of the famous TV personality. After the screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with Nye and the film’s directors David Alvardo and Jason Sussberg from Nevada City. $ 79 to $ 89 for the festival pass; $ 8 to $ 10 per session. times and locations vary. nevadacityfilmfestival.com

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