The 6th annual Sacramento Film & Music Festival is set to roll August 17 – 21 at the Crest Theater.
A brief outline of the festivities include:
Wed. 8/17 – Opening Night: ^ Feature film: “Her Minor Thing” (www.herminorthing.com). Directed by Charlie Matthau and starring Estella Warren. Filmed entirely in Sacramento! Includes Cast & Crew Q&A (and exclusive after-party for VIP pass holders!)
Thurs. 8/18 – Dramatic Feature + Dramatic Shorts Program ^
Feature film: “Touching Down” (www.touchingdown.com). Local filmmaker Chris King presents a heartfelt story of a father and daughter’s rocky relationship.
Fri. 8/19 – Comedy Feature + Comedy Shorts program ^ Feature film: “My Big, Fat Independent Movie” (www.mybigfatindependentmovie.com). A low brow comedy for the high brow crowd.
Sat. 8/20 – Great Shorts + Feature + SAC MUSIC SEEN + Midnight TFO feature ^ Feature film: “Definition of Insanity” (www.definitionofinsanity.com). A tragi-comedy about elusive dreams, love, loss, and the passions that drive us, structured as a documentary about Robert, an actor moving past his prime who is still running after that one great role.
Music program: “Sac Music Seen” (www.sacfilm.com). Dozens of music videos produced for local artists by local filmmakers. Awesome examples of Sacramento talent. Live music performances to be announced.
Midnight Feature: “”El Tigre Diablo in The Curse of the Golden Skull” (www.trashfilmorgy.com) Director: Darin Wood and the Trash Film Orgy team have created a film that includes the words: thwart, nefarious, insidious and sinister – need we say more?
Sun. 8/21 – Great Features + Shorts + 10×10 Film Challenge ^ Feature: “The Drugging of Our Children”(www.garynull.com). This feature-length documentary examines the alarming growth in the prescription of powerful psychotropic drugs for adolescents and children.
Feature: “A Perfect Fit” (www.aperfectfitmovie.com). An unstable man, tormented by nightmares, seeks help from a shrink but is pushed over the edge into increasingly dangerous, psychotic territory by a relationship he is unable to control. Starring Adrien Grenier of HBO’s ‘The Entourage’.
Shorts: “10×10 Film Challenge” (www.sacfilm.com) – Local filmmakers are given 10 days to make a 10 minute movie – but they must all use the same theme provided by festival organizers. Last year’s program brought the house down! This year’s subject is TBA – watch for details.
For more info, visit the Sacramento Film and Music Festival website.