The Pageant Theater is proud to host the Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow 2018 as they roll back in to Chico. A journey through 21 years of resistance on behalf of the last wild buffalo, through archival footage, personal stories and music. Featuring Thia Martin's new film OUR NATIONAL MAMMAL, storytelling and video by BFC co-founder Mike Mease, indigenous soul music from Goodshield Aguilar and Mignion Geli, and more! Join us for this inspiring one night only event! Suggested donation $5 - 10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius' career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage striver who's secretly part of a Banksy-style activist collective. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift (Armie Hammer), who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is an uncompromising and timely film of unapologetic brilliance. A provocative, serious, ridiculous, screwy concoction about whiteface, cultural code-switching, African-American identities and twisted new forms of wage slavery beyond previously known ethical limits. Fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU loudly heralds the arrival of a fresh filmmaking talent in writer-director Boots Riley.
BLAZE is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley (tour-de-force debut by Benjamin Dickey), the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze's past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. As lyrical and bittersweet as the music its subject left behind, BLAZE takes a decidedly unconventional, yet richly rewarding, approach to the musical biopic and Ethan Hawke proves his enormous talent as a filmmaker. With Charlie Sexton as legendary singer - songwriter Townes Van Zandt.