For $29, today's side deal gets you a three-day pass to the Sacramento Film & Music WinterFest at the Crest Theatre ($60 value). During the three-day festival, you'll get access to 11 film screenings, 31 films, and two live music performances.
Currently in its 12th year, the Sacramento Film & Music Festival showcases a wide range of film genres from around the world while working to sponsor the art of filmmaking in the Sacramento region. A juried and submission-based festival, SF&MF provides filmgoers with access to an array of screenings that include documentaries, shorts, and more. On Monday, January 17, attendees can check out a series of documentaries highlighting politics, peace and civil rights in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which span the globe from Hiroshima to California. Also available are James Simmons’s Sacramento-based feature Death or Taxes: The Sad Truth About Our American Taxation System and director Jonathan Thompson’s student short Mercy, Grace, and Crab Meat, as well as musical performances by Andrew Heringer and Autumn Sky. Dig into a heaping helping of film culture while supporting local arts with today’s Groupon to the Sacramento Film & Music Festival.
While SF&MF offers a student discount for the festival, this Groupon is the best deal available for non-students.
Though there are few reviews of the Sacramento Film & Music WinterFest, its summer festival has received extensive press in previous years, including two features in the Sacramento News & Review, as well as coverage from the Capitol Weekly and the Sacramento Movie Examiner:
- Festival founder Nathan Schemel, for instance, has figured out how to be gracious and tenacious at once. “I would call people in our second year,” he recalled recently, “and they would not call back and slam the door in my face or whatever. Now they see we’re not going away. It’s gratifying to me to see more support." – Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review