Photo courtesy of David Blue Garrison/The Alternative Arts Collective
Midtown Blue, the Alternative Arts Collective’s self-described “first attempt at film storytelling” premieres its second episode, “Group Therapy,” with a public screening on Tuesday, April 21. It happens outdoors at 7 p.m. at the Greens Hotel, 1700 Del Paso Boulevard. The Mama Kim Eats food truck will be there to serve up food, and there’ll be a Q-and-A with the cast following the screening.
The 12-episode drama series follows three Sacramento artists (Ben, Jack and Sam) who all are fired on the same day. For the past few years, TAAC’s been doing some pretty innovative stuff on stage, which has drawn praise from SN&R’s theater review team (read a couple of reviews here, and here).
Midtown Blue is written and directed by TAAC’s artistic director David Blue Garrison, who told SN&R a few weeks ago that the dozen-episode drama series is tentatively scheduled to conclude in July, and will be followed by a feature-length film in August to end the story. The first episode featured music by Humble Wolf, and the second will feature music from the Kelps.
Can’t make it to the public screening? No worries: The episode—and the whole series—will be released on YouTube as well. Catch up by watching the pilot and find future episodes at http://bit.ly/midtownblue. Find out more about the series and keep up to date on future public screenings at Midtown Blue’s Facebook page.