With the Academy Awards over, those great films from last year won't last much longer in theaters. That leaves us with the mediocre movies that Hollywood chooses to release early in the year.
Thank goodness there are so many interesting things afoot on the Sacramento film-festival scene.
For instance, there's still time to catch the Davis Feminist Film Festival
at Veterans' Memorial Center Theatre.
Tonight's lineup contains several shorts and the feature "I Was a Teenage Feminist," which traces a few incarnations of the feminist movement. For information, click here.
A few local film events are going the participatory route. Results of the 48 Hours Sacramento film competition, which gave participants two days to make a movie, will be displayed March 29 at the Crest Theatre as part of the Sacramento Film Festival.
The 48 Hours entries already have been shot, but there's still time to wax cinematic about our town at the A Place Called Sacramento event in October. Scripts for locally themed films are due by April 16.
And if music is more your bag, the Sacramento Film & Music Festival, which takes place in August, is seeking music submissings for its Sac Music Seen program. Sac Music Seen pairs musicians with filmmakers who make music videos for their songs. For information, click here.