Archive for October 14th, 2010

Movie night at The Verge

Liv Moe and I will be hosting the new, slightly improved, MidMoMoNi (MidMo Movie Night) at the Verge Gallery, this upcoming Tuesday night (October 19th). We’ll be showing the creeptastic and beardful classic: John Carpenter’s The Thing, starring that hunk of dude, Captain Ron himself, Kurt Russell.

Tuesday, October 19th
7:30 pm
Donation goes to The Verge Gallery (625 S st.)
beer for sale and popcorn FREE

He Never Went Into the River

A tale of drunkenness and mystery at 28th and B.  From Spotcrime, via the Skipper:

Revisit Sacramento in 1966 – Sunday, 10/17 at the Living Library

In 1966, young filmmaker Richard Simpson took his 16MM camera down to Sacramento’s waterfront district just as wrecking crews descended on everything west of Second Street.  Documenting the end of an era, Simpson interviewed the down and outers who filled what has been called ‘the worst slum west of the Mississipi’ as the jackhammers and wrecking balls sound around them.   The resulting half hour film, Marshes of 2 Street, premiered on KVIE and showed extensively on public TV stations across the country.  Simpson will screen the film (its first public showing in decades) and will discuss the making of the documentary, its reception, and the long-lost Sacramento world it depicts.

Sacramento Living Library
Richard Simpson
7PM, All Ages, Free,
Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street