A Place Called Sacramento is an Awful Place

Anyone up for a passionate boycott? Perhaps, a letter writing campaign? Take pen to paper! Attack with prose! Even a short letter will be effective. For instance:

“Dear Access Sacramento-
Your film festival, A Place Called Sacramento, is an embarrassment.

Your’s truly-

It needed to be said! Access Sacramento’s A Place Called Sacramento, is childish. I would know, because I paid $15 last year assuming films about Sacramento had to be good.

Then I began watching.

Had to be good, became might be good, became please be good, became is anything good?, became nothing is good! If you want to pay money to catapult from excitement to despondency in 2 hours, this festival is for you!

Am I heartless? Should I reserve judgment? Should I applaud effort? Ok. Fine. Let’s ignore, for the moment, the abysmal films offered, and consider the presentation itself. Access Sacramento clearly views the audience as dolts. How else can you explain Quentin Sacramento, fish mascot for A Place Called Sacramento. Get it? He’s like Quentin Tarantino, but a fish! From Sacramento!

It’s lame, yah, but I wouldn’t deride such a silly choice if they didn’t parade a costumed, life-sized Quentin around the foyer, introduce him on stage, and then, the topper, proceed to interview him! But, sadly, Quentin’s a fish, and can’t speak English (but, interestingly, can walk), so questions were communicated through Quentin’s translator!


We should demand more from our entertainment. Sacramento has great talent, that deserves our dollars. Boycott the immature A Place Called Sacramento, and spend money where you’re respected as an audience.

3 Comments so far

  1. adamson (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    Come on… it’s sponsored by Cable Access.

    *Cable Access*.

    That means it’s going to suck, and it didn’t cost me $15 to figure that out.

  2. Paul Burke (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 12:47 am

    I should be ashamed I paid money hoping for more? That’s just ridiculous. I’ll go on expecting more from people, but thanks for your suggestion I set the bar low.

  3. Scott (unregistered) on October 4th, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    You might try giving this year’s festival one more chance. I’m one of the filmmakers selected this year and I love for you to review my entry into the festival.

    Here’s the web address for the film I wrote, produced and directed this year…


    You can also go here for some other films:

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