A friend and I were driving down Del Paso Boulevard the other day, noting all the spruced-up buildings and cute new shops that seem to be opening up, and we agreed that, maybe this time around, the district really is enjoying something of a resurgence.
More proof: Movies on a Big Screen, the ongoing film festival/micro-cinema collective, is staging a movie night at the Artisan Theater, 1901 Del Paso Blvd.
This Saturday night, check out two films, "From a Silk Cocoon" and "Homecoming". The former, directed by Sacramentan Satsuki Ina, is about what happens to a family when it discovers a small metal box containing family secrets.
The latter, directed by Adam Hauck and George Gawood, is a documentary about the lives of 15 men and women who grew up in both public and private orphanages. Hauck and Gawood, by the way, are also of Sacto -they now live in SoCal - and they'll both be on hand for a Q&A.
The evening starts at 5 p.m. and admission is $15 - that includes some wine (if you're 21 or over, of course) - and net proceeds wll go to the Capitol Church Clothes for Career Project.
For more info, visit the Movies on a Big Screen MySpace page.
And, for more details on all the good stuff happening on The Boulevard, visit the Del Paso Boulevard Partnership site.