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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Movies for $5 or Less

Don't miss out on the fun selection of movies from both Movies on the Big Screen and Screen on the Green.

Movie on the Big Screen Selection are shown at The Guild 2828 35th St, Sacramento.  Upcoming movies include:

Sunday, August 14, 2011  7:00pm  Admission: $5.00 suggested donation 

End of the Line

screening In conjunction with Slow Food Sacramento and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-o

Panel discussion (participants TBA) will follow.

Sound the global alarm. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing at the current rate, the planet will run out of seafood by 2048 with catastrophic consequences. Based on the book by Charles Clover, "The End of the Line" explores the devastating effect that overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans. With Clover as his guide, filmmaker Rupert Murray crisscrosses the globe, examining what is causing the dilemma and what can be done to solve it. Industrial fishing began in the 1950s. High-tech fisheries now trawl the oceans with nets the size of football fields. Species cannot survive at the rate they are being removed from the sea. Add in cofactors of decades of bad science, corporate greed, small-minded governments, and escalating consumer demand, and we're left with a crisis of epic proportions. Ninety percent of the big fish in our oceans are now gone. Murray interweaves glorious footage from both underwater and above with scientific testimony to paint a vivid and alarming profile of the state of the sea.

Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:30pm Admission: $5.00

Back to School Night at MOBS: The Sex and Violence Edition

screening It's that time of year again, when all you kids gotta be getting some schoolin' after a long summer of doing nothing. And learn you will, with this collection of the most "up-to-date" information from these 50s, 60s, and 70s educational films! This year, we'll be focusing on Sex and the intentionally wide-open category of "Violence," making it a lot easier for us to figure out what to, um, teach you. So make the scene and check out these informative, uncomfortable, weird and often hilarious "lessons" from the past!

Advance Tickets Available Here

Sunday, August 28, 2011 7:30pm  Admission: $5.00 

The Red Machine

screening Washington, DC, 1935: At the height of the Great Depression, a charming and irrepressible young thief is forced to help an icy and mysterious United States Navy spy steal a brand new device that the Japanese military is using to encode its top-secret messages. During the mission, which is complicated by the spy's dark past in Tokyo, the two discover that they are pawns in a larger game. Together, they devise an intricate scheme to outwit the people trying to use them.

"Two thumbs up! A lean, intense thriller... Here's a film with an elegant simplicity. It may remind you of a 40's B crime movie, and I mean that as a compliment." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

"Intriguing... plot turns climaxing in a caper-flick triple cross" - Variety

"Delightfully intelligent, delectably subversive and highly entertaining" - Huffington Post

Sunday, September 11, 2011  7:30pm  Admission: Free!

Star Trek: Of Gods and Men

screening It's the 5th Anniversary of Movies on a Big Screen! So we figured we'd bring back the indie Star Trek film - technically, a fan film, but when it's a fan film directed by Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) and starring Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and a slew of others from various ST shows, you know you're in for much more than just a "fan film!" And ST:OGAM delivers just that!

The year is 2306... Twelve years have passed since Captain James Kirk was swept away by the Nexus while saving the crew of the Enterprise-B. Sadly, one year later, Commander Montgomery Scott was reported missing along with the passengers and crew of the USS Jenolen, and to this day has not been found. The remaining crewmembers of the USS Enterprise have gone their separate ways. Captain Spock and Doctor McCoy have spent the last several years on Khitomer, continuing their work to establish peace between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, though it is wondered if they will ever establish peace between themselves. Captain Hikaru Sulu and his Excelsior crew are on an extended mission beyond the outer reaches of the Alpha Quadrant. Captain Pavel Chekov, although serving a high post in Starfleet Security, feels his career has stalled, leaving him to thoughts of retirement. Captain Nyota Uhura has been serving as Director of Starfleet Linguistics, a post she finds extremely interesting, though she feels there may be something missing in her life. Now, forty years after their first mission, Chekov and Uhura, along with John Harriman, former Captain of the Enterprise-B, come together for the dedication of a very special ship. However, their reunion is cut short when they receive a distress call from an all-too-familiar planet, where they meet up with an almost-forgotten face, and in an instant something happens that presses the three friends to embark on a mission that will forever change their lives...

With Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Tim Russ, Alan Ruck, Chase Masterson, Garrett Wang, and many more from the Star Trek universe! Directed by Tim Russ.

Screen on the Green Movies are FREE for all and include:

Aug 13 Shrek Forever After
August 20 Secretarist
August 27 Toy Story

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