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Friday, June 15, 2018

Sat- film screening & performance // Sun- magazine release & film too


Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In yet again is in support of these film screenings and events happening at SubRosa.  Come to SubRosa on Saturday for original films and performance and on Sunday an event to celebrate the print release of an online magazine and the screening of a film.  All the details are below!!!

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At SubRosa, 703 Pacific Avenue
downtown Santa Cruz

-Saturday, June 16th, 8 - 11pm: HOLY SHIT : Films + Performance by Lyra Hill

A rich, velvety evening of stimulating entertainment for the eyes, ears, hearts and minds. Come and see hypnotic, colorful images projected on real film. Listen carefully to complex lyrics (catch the jokes), simple drum beats, and soothing synthesized tones. Sense the space around you and feel it fill with fantastic, fleeting phantasms. Bring your friends and have a time.

Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm. $7 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds! Show with support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.

Lyra Hill, artist and California native who has never before performed in Santa Cruz, will share some original songs, and the following:

*Breathe With Cube (2016), 12 minutes, 3D 16mm film and performance // Breathe With Cube is an optical illusion and live comedy trance intended to prepare an audience for total immersion into a cinema space, the 'white cube,' or the 'black box.' The audience fixates on a slowly pulsing cube which grows, shrinks, seems to stand still and split apart. This performance invites participation through vocal repetition and deliberate, expansive use of the imagination.
**It All Depends (On You) (2017-ongoing), performance // It All Depends (On You) is a site-and-audience-specific series of performances designed to provoke an audience into participating in some outsized emotion befitting the time and place. It might be silly, sudden, sad, scary, or something else. IAD(OY) was first performed on the roof of the Greek Film Archive in Athens, as part of documenta 14.
***Uzi's Party (2017), 30 minutes, 16mm film with sound. // In this experimental teen dramedy, five young women gather for a Ouija party on the anniversary of an important death. They gossip, bicker, and flirt until somebody becomes possessed. Uzi's Party was shot entirely in-camera on 16mm film and includes extensive analog special effects. Starring Jojo Hill.

Lyra Hill is an artist, educator, and radical priestess who specializes in creating celluloid films, alternative comic books, and immersive, multimedia experiences. She has been organizing rituals since 2004. She created, hosted and ran BRAIN FRAME, the legendary performative-comix reading series, from 2011-2014. She has screened, published, and performed in Canada, Mexico, Scotland, England, Australia, Italy, Greece and across the USA. In 2016 NewCity Magazine named her "Best Urban Ritualist." She currently lives in Los Angeles where she curates and hosts MULTI CULT, a ritual variety show.


-Sunday, June 17th, 5 - 8pm: Blind Field Special Issue Release Party

From the facebook post:  "After publishing more than sixty texts in multiple genres, Blind Field is releasing its first special issue in print. Our print issue, End/And: Gender, Labor, and Unending Times, will be on sale at our release party. Join us on Sunday, June 18, from 5-8PM at SubRosa (703 Pacific Ave), for readings from several Blind Field authors, snacks, discussion, and a screening of Lizzie Borden's 1983 film Born in Flames.


Blind Field: A Journal of Cultural Inquiry is an online journal of anti-capitalist and feminist writings about culture and contemporary struggles that started in Santa Cruz in 2015."


More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at


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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.


And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called The Hub.  Check out the Hub's facebook page regarding other Hub projects!  https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Major! documentary screening- Fri, June 8, 6-9pm: at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave.


an ongoing mission for the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is to provide tech-support for other individuals and groups with their screenings.  And yet another opportunity arises...

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The Diversity Center and SubRosa presents: 
With support from 

Major! documentary screening

Friday, June 8th, 6pm - 9pm: 
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave.
(downtown Santa Cruz, near Saturn Cafe)




Witness the momentous grace, propensity for love, and endless energy to fight that is the embodiment of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, "a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply "Mama" to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons".

Join us for a screening of this documentary (and perhaps a casual discussion of the screening following the film, if folks feel into doing something like that!).

Feel free to watch the trailer and learn more at the following website: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/ There will be free snacks!  

 and SubRosa with support from Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.

Free! // All ages! // Dry space! // https://www.facebook.com/events/458712427918068/

More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at  

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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.


And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called The Hub.  Check out the Hub's facebook page regarding other Hub projects!  https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sunday, 4/29, 6pm: Kiki (2017) Film Screening Fundraiser at SubRosa


an ongoing mission for the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is to provide tech-support for other individuals and groups with their screenings.  And yet another opportunity arises...

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Sunday April 29th, 6pm
At SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave.
(downtown Santa Cruz // near Saturn Cafe)

Kiki (2017) Film Screening Fundraiser



​About KIKI: "In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna's music video "Vogue" and the documentary "Paris Is Burning." Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene.

KIKI follows seven characters from the Kiki community over the course of four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as Kiki balls as a framing device while delving into their battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice as well as their gains towards political influence and the conquering of affirming gender-expressions. In KIKI we meet Twiggy Pucci Garçon, the founder and gatekeeper for the Haus of Pucci, Chi Chi, Gia, Chris, Divo, Symba and Zariya. Each of these remarkable young people represents a unique and powerful personal story, illuminating the Kiki scene in particular, as well as queer life in the U.S. for LGBTQ youth-of-color as a whole."  https://www.facebook.com/events/184687842170526/

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We will be screening this film as a fundraiser for a documentary currently in production, which is about squatting from the perspective of trans* and non binary people. Taking place in London, UK, this documentary strives to uplift the voices of its characters, who are living on both the fringes of society, squatting abandoned commercial buildings in the country's grimy capital, and the fringes of their own scene, often unaccepted or unsupported by the primarily-heterosexual squatting community.  

The filming for this documentary is almost complete and needs funding for post-production. Come join us for the night of film and fun. There will be snacks, pins and zines for donation, produced by the collective Bad Table Manners (http://badtablemanners.co.uk/), and of course lots of lovely people.

Admission is by donation, and NO ONE will be turned away for lack of funds. Suggested donation at the door: Privileged wages: $10-$20 // Waged: $5-$15 // Un(der)waged: $3-$5 // Undocumented: free // (Basically, pay what you think is appropriate. Solidarity is economics!!)

Come at 6 to hang out. Film will be shown at 6:30. (Running time 1hr 34min). If you arrive late, we will leave seats open closer to the door. The space will remain open for an hour afterwards for people to hang out and discuss the film.

The space is wheelchair accessible, however, if you have accessibility concerns please let us know ahead of time so we can be sure to accommodate your needs.  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHhs7GY5ft0


More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at  www.guerilladrivein.org  and https://www.facebook.com/scgdi/

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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.


And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called The Hub.  Check out the Hub's facebook page regarding other Hub projects!  https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Saturday, March 3rd, 7pm: The Gentleman Bank Robber / film screening at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)


an ongoing mission for the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is to provide tech-support for other individuals and groups with their screenings.  And such an opportunity arises...

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Saturday, March 3rd, 7pm - 8:30pm

The Gentleman Bank Robber: film screening
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)




"The Gentleman Bank Robber: The Story of Butch Lesbian Freedom Fighter rita bo brown" is a portrait of revolutionary rita bo brown, a white working class butch from rural Oregon who became known as "The Gentleman Bank Robber" in the 1970s for combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds from bank tellers. 

The film moves between everyday moments with bo in and around her current home in Oakland, California, and historical retelling of the events of bo's extraordinary life through interviews with bo and her collaborators, archival materials, and rare social movement ephemera. The Gentleman Bank Robber weaves together personal and political perspectives on 20th century social movement histories, including queer liberation in the 1960s; militant, underground activity with the George Jackson Brigade in the 1970s, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group; political prisoner support work in the 1980s, and prison activist work into the present day. bo brown is a model for how to lead a life of committed activism while maintaining a sense of humor and humanity.

Julie Perini is an experimental and documentary videos and film maker from Portland, Oregon. Check out the trailer and description here: http://julieperini.org/the-gentleman-bank-robber // https://www.facebook.com/events/982285868591912/ (shown with support from the Santa Cruz Guerrilla Drive-In)


More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at https://www.facebook.com/scgdi/

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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.


And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called The Hub. Check out the Hub's facebook page regarding other Hub projects! https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Monday, October 9th, 7pm at SubRosa, Santa Cruz TroubleMakers presents Trouble #6: You Are Being Watched: Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance.


An ongoing mission for the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is to provide tech-support for other individuals and groups with their screenings.  And such an opportunity arises...

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Monday, October 9th, 7pm
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave (downtown Santa Cruz)


Santa Cruz TroubleMakers presents Trouble #6: 

You Are Being Watched: 
Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance. 

Join us for a screening and facilitated discussion on Monday, October 9, 7:00 PM, at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz.

Despite the unimaginable capacity for violence and coercion that they wield, states are far more vulnerable than they let on. This is not only true of the so-called “failed states” currently plagued by civil war and internal strife, but also the imperialist centers of global capitalism themselves. Their fatal weakness is built into their design; modern states are incredibly complicated and dynamic political constructions, yet at their core they remain what they have always been – vehicles of social organization aimed at facilitating the exploitation of the many, for the enrichment of the few. Without the active or passive consent of the many, the few are in serious trouble.

In order to seek out and manage threats to their legitimacy and authority, states invest a considerable amount of time, energy and resources towards the science of social control. This science, known as COIN or Counterinsurgency doctrine, is nothing less than a perpetual war, waged by states against their domestic populations. Their tactical repertoire spans the gamut from violence and covert assassination, to elections, community police liaisons, and the funding of pacifist non-profit groups. In addition to this, they pursue divide-and-rule strategies, relying on structural institutions such as nationalism, white supremacy, and hetero-patriarchy to fan the flames of reaction and keep us fighting amongst ourselves.

If revolutionaries hope to be successful in our efforts, it’s vitally important to understand the way our enemies view us, and the tactics and strategies that they will deploy against us. In this month’s episode of Trouble, anarchist media collective sub.Media interviews a number of individuals as they explain some of the main principles of counterinsurgency, and identify historical and contemporary examples of how they are put into practice.  https://www.facebook.com/events/82216724127830  

Sub.Media
SubRosa Community Space
Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In
Santa Cruz TroubleMakers

More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at  www.guerilladrivein.org  and https://www.facebook.com/scgdi/

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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.
And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called the Hub.  Go to the Hub's facebook page to find out what other Hub projects have going on! https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/