Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival
Friday, October 13, through Sunday, October 15, Crest Theatre, $10-$70
For 26 years, the Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival has brought films that honor the lives of LGBTQ people and activists to the big screen. Friday kicks off with Alaska is a Drag, about an aspiring drag star working in a fish cannery (7 p.m.). The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, which examines the story of a trans-woman in New York who fought for trans rights and was killed in the 1990s, opens Saturday’s screenings (1 p.m.). The festival concludes Sunday with The Lavender Scare (6:30 p.m.), a documentary about the federal government’s effort to fire gay employees. This powerful film festival shows the progress we’ve made and inspires us all to continue the fight for LGBTQ acceptance and rights. 1013 K Street, www.crestsacramento.com.