See A Scary Movie This Weekend

By Chris Narloch

Two hair-raising new movies are currently in theaters, and they are giving audiences the creeps in totally different ways.

“IT” is an old-fashioned roller-coaster ride of scares, while “Mother!” attempts to shock viewers in a more cerebral way.


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An Octoroon Tackles Race at Capital Stage

by Chris Narloch

I have heard nothing but great things about An Octoroon, the current production at Sacramento’s Capital Stage, and I will be making a beeline for that theater just as soon as we put this edition of Outword to bed.

A 2014 Obie Award Winner for Best New Play, An Octoroon was written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and is an adaptation of Dion Boucicault’s An Octoroon, which premiered in 1859.

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‘A Very Sordid Wedding’ in San Francisco

By Chris Narloch

You can meet director Del Shores in person and see his latest Southern-fried satire the weekend of September 8, when ‘A Very Sordid Wedding’ begins a one-week engagement onscreen at San Francisco’s Roxie Theatre.

‘A Very Sordid Wedding’ is the sequel to Shores’ cult classic ‘Sordid Lives,’ which introduced comedy film fans to the wonderfully wacky world of Brother Boy (Leslie Jordan), Noleta (Caroline Rhea), Latrelle (Bonnie Bedelia), and Sissy (Dale Dickey).

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Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Renner & Robert Pattinson Heat Up Movie Screens

by Chris Narloch

This summer’s box office has been a cinematic sisterhood dominated by female-friendly films such as ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Girls Trip.’

This month, the men strike back with three excellent new movies starring four of the most talented and handsome guys on the big screen.

 

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September Sizzles At The Crocker

by Chris Narloch

If you haven’t yet seen “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose,” one of the finest exhibits of the last few years at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum, you have until September 17th to catch that thrilling show before it closes.

While you’re at the museum, make sure you also see the recent acquisition of a self-portrait by the great gay painter Don Bachardy, which hangs in a different gallery on the same floor near “Turn the Page.”

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