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This Week At The State

New Release
Aug. 11, 2022
State Fright
Aug. 11 - 15, 2022
New Release
Aug. 12 - 25, 2022

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New Release
Aug. 11, 2022
State Fright
Aug. 11 - 15, 2022
New Release
Aug. 12 - 25, 2022
Staff Picks
Aug. 12 - 18, 2022
Foreign Film
Aug. 16, 2022
State of The Arts
Aug. 18, 2022

Live Events

Concerts

Caleb Henry & The Customs

Aug. 12, 2022
Concerts

Uncle Lonny presents: Paul Thorn

Aug. 17, 2022
Comedy

Ramina Rated Comedy show, Hosted by Assyrian Aid Society

Aug. 26 - 27, 2022
Culture Conversation and Cocktails

“THE GOLD OF STANISLAUS”

Aug. 30, 2022
Concerts

Modesto Unplugged presents an evening with celebrated Scottish folk singer IONA FYFE

Sep. 12, 2022
Concerts

Ceres Rotary presents Modesto’s own Francesca Bavaro

Sep. 17, 2022

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Movies On My Mind

Rebel Without a Cause and “The Kids Today!” By Arnold Anthony Schmidt It seems as if people have always complained about “the kids today!” Those young people don’t respect their elders. They’re wild. Too sexual. The satirist Juvenal, writing in the second century, paints Roman youth – and, in fairness, pretty much everyone else! – […]

Movies On My Mind

Kiss Me Deadly: A Classic Film Noir with a Twist  By Arnold Anthony Schmid Admit it: when you think about film noir, you don’t associate it with the nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite poet Christina Rossetti! Yet the suggestive role played by Rossetti’s 1862 sonnet “Remember” in Kiss Me Deadly illustrates only one of the many things that make […]

Movies On My Mind

“A Road Trip With a Twist: Compartment No. 6”  By Arnold Anthony Schmidt  Like many, I particularly enjoy narratives in which audiences first see characters as one kind of person, only to have them end up as quite a different kind entirely. Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6 (2021), winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes […]

Movies On My Mind

“Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” by Arnold Schmidt Films by Iranian Asghar Farhadi, one of the few directors to win two Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category, generally revolve around people making difficult, perhaps unresolvable, decisions. His most famous, the Oscar-winning 2011 A Separation, follows a family in which the […]

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