The October 8 Issue is Out Now538

The Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF as it is affectionately known as) is a pretty big thing here in our community, and this year promises to be no different, and possibly even a bigger deal than before.

In our last issue (Sept. 24) Chris Narloch gave you a blow by blow accounting of the films that will be shown, and in this issue we have an announcement from the festival that they will be auctioning off a trip for two through the Panama Canal. See page 20 for all the details. Page 19 has essential details about the movie program, the hosting theatre and a list of the sponsors that help make all of this happen. The festival starts tomorrow, Thursday the 8th and goes through Saturday the 10th, and this year there is a special adult only, late night program on Friday. Sounds like a good time!

Read more: It's SIGLFF Time!


The Play’s The Thing In Ashland, OR --  Shakespeare and The Go-Go’s at OSF

by Chris Narloch

You have until November 1, 2015 to get up to Ashland, OR and experience one of the best seasons in recent memory of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF).

Famous for their progressive, colorblind casting and for “shaking up” Shakespeare with modern, adventurous staging, OSF has branched out even further in recent years, presenting world premiere musicals and plays by such highly acclaimed playwrights as Lynn Nottage (“Sweat”) and Robert Schenkkan (“All The Way”).

OSF has been going strong since 1935, when Angus Bowmer, a local college instructor and actor, founded the festival. (His name still graces the popular Angus Bowmer Theatre, where I saw a superb production of “Guys and Dolls” while I was in Ashland recently.)

Read more: The Play’s The Thing In Ashland, OR


Support LGBT Cinema, Win a Panama Canal Cruise for Two

Now in its 24th year, the Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Oct. 8-10 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre, has announced the launch of a new program to provide grants to support local students and artists in fulfilling their dreams.

As Festival President Michael Dennis says, “Who knows, at next year’s festival the Audience Favorite Film could be from a local recipient of a SIGLFF grant.”

Read more: Support LGBT Cinema, Win a Panama Canal Cruise for Two


Climb Every Mountain At The Movies – Meru vs. Everest

by Chris Narloch

There are two mountain climbing movies currently in theaters, dueling for your movie dollar.

“Meru” is a documentary, parts of which were filmed on an insanely dangerous mountain in India, while “Everest” is a dramatic thriller straight out of the Hollywood film factory.

Read more: Climb Every Mountain At The Movies – Meru vs. Everest


What Happens When I Die?

By Jennifer Garland

Philosophically, I leave that to you and your pastor, shaman, priest, spiritual advisor or therapist. But when we’re talking about your affairs and your computer and backups, that’s something I can talk to you about.

A friend died and the partner could not get on the computer or into the financial accounts on line because the partner did not have the passwords. Is this you? What do you need to do now to protect yourself down the road?

Read more: What Happens in the Social Media World When I die?


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