Gift Ideas For The Movie Lover In Your Life

By Chris Narloch

If you’re on the hunt for last minute stocking stuffers for your friends or family members, films always make a great gift. Who doesn’t love getting a good movie?

To that end, I have put together a list of five fantastic films now available on DVD that include a likely multiple Oscar winner, a classic movie musical, and a criminally overlooked drama from earlier in the year starring Robert Pattinson.

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Lesbian Artist Exhibition Catalog Makes A Great Gift Idea

California artist E. Charlton Fortune (1885–1969) came of age during a time when women began to redefine their roles in society, pushing the boundaries of what was expected of them and challenging the status quo.

Fortune, unmarried and in possession of an independent spirit, often rode her bicycle to find the perfect setting to paint in plein-air. The resulting landscapes were not delicate, soft, or feminine but bold and vigorous — and often thought to have been created by a man.

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Don’t Miss Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’ At Crocker

By Chris Narloch

Crocker Museum’s Foreign Fall Film Series concludes this Thursday evening with “Persona,” one of the most famous movies directed by the late, great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

This modern classic from 1966, shown in Swedish with English subtitles, stars Liv Ulmann and Bibi Andersson as a troubled actress and her nurse, who develop an intense bond during their stay at a beautiful seaside cottage.

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See A Movie This Weekend!

By Chris Narloch

The Tower Theatre is the place to be this weekend as local girl-turned actress-turned acclaimed movie director Greta Gerwig’s new film “Lady Bird,” which is set and was mostly filmed in her native Sacramento, opens to the public.

Also on the big screen at the Tower is another must-see indie film, “The Florida Project.” Read on for reviews of both those titles, plus some other movies currently in theaters.

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Scary, Fun & Festive Activities Just in time for Halloween

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.

This fall, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween, Día de Los Muertos and harvest-related events and activities and events in Midtown – some for families, children only or specifically for adults.  A sampling of the special activities is listed below (but please check with the various museums and/or destinations for more detailed information):

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