Sacramento features prominently in two movies currently getting national attention. The first is Sacramento native Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird," a coming-of-age story about a young woman in Sacramento that showcases a host of popular locations in the city and is nominated for five Oscars after taking the Golden Globe for Best Picture, among others. Second, opening this week, is Clint Eastwood's "The 15:17 to Paris," about the three Sacramentans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a European train.
Eastwood cast the three Sacramentans to play themselves in the telling of a story that began as a European vacation and ended in a violent confrontation that thrust them into the international spotlight.
For those looking for scenes of Sacramento in the film itself, "Lady Bird" is the go-to movie, with Gerwig seamlessly weaving in scenes that not only show great views of the city that will appeal to visitors, but bring a sense of nostalgia to those who grew up here and will smile at the nods to various landmarks, businesses and artworks.
Planning your visit to Sacramento and want to see the locations? Click here to view the location guide.