Film Series: The (Un) Expected City

Thursday, April 15, 2021
New films posted daily at 10 AM

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There’s an oft-spoken truth about the relationship between creatives and the cities in which they reside — it's reciprocal. Influence and inspiration course back and forth: Bowie’s Berlin years, Betye Saar’s LA, and Fran Lebowitz’s adopted hometown of New York City. Sacramento is no different.

Curated by local filmmaker Dan Janos, The (un) Expected City presents five short films by local creatives on the 916 they inhabit: Bring the Dance, Leave the Guns (2018) by Tomás Montoya; Brother Leroy (2015) by Karlos Rene Ayala; Primero, Sueño (2020) by Andres Lira; At the Sound of Your Voice (2013) by Jenny Stark; and Inside Idle No More: Sacramento by Asata Radcliffe. From April 15 to 18, visit the Crocker’s blog, The Oculus, each day for a new film that winds its way through parts familiar and hidden in Sacramento.

Then, on Saturday, April 17, tune in to YouTube and Facebook Live at 2 PM for a special screening of Primero, Sueno and hear from filmmaker Andres Lira and City Film Commissioner Jennifer West, as well as Cultural and Creative Economy Manager Megan Van Voorhis about their work and plans for art and film in the City of Trees. The (un) Expected City is a collaboration between the Crocker, the Center for Sacramento History, the City Film Office, and the Office of Arts and Culture.

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Image 1: Primero, Sueño (still), 2020, by Andres Lira
Image 2: Capitol, by bleusky7683 from Pixabay
Image 3: Tower Bridge, by Aimee Moore from Pixabay

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