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Friday, May 4, 2007

2007 Summer Schedule Announced - Finally!

2 0 0 7 S u m m e r S c h e d u l e
is an outdoor movie theater under the stars that springs up unexpectedly in the fields and industrial wastelands. Beyond showing great free movies year-round and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is reclaiming public space and transforming our urban environment into a joyful playground.

8:00 pm every other Friday all summer
Locations vary (see below). Always free!

PLUS thrilling and funny short films, an intermission, great company, and a rollicking bike ride after the movie.

BRING blankets, pillows, friends, drink, & snackies to share for intermission. Donations to support the project are more than welcome.

Libratarias (Freedom Fighters) May 11th
In the midst of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona, 1936, militia women fully immersed in the overall enthusiasm of revolutionary Spain find themselves confronting deep gender inequality which complicates their efforts in the war against Francisco Franco's fascist forces. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Kon Tiki w/ Style Wars May 25th
The most unusual double bill ever. Kon Tiki is the chronicle of Thor Heyerdahl's hand-built raft expedition from Peru to Tahiti in an attempt to demonstrate that the inhabitants of the South Sea Islands could have migrated from South America. Style Wars, filmed in New York in 1982, documents a number of young graffiti artists who were transforming the city - and the subway - with their unique art. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Hobo Film Festival June 8th
Train riding shorts and documentaries, as well as our main feature, Emperor of the North. Drawing inspiration from Jack London's adventures traveling with hobos aboard trains throughout the U.S., this gritty Depression-era drama features outstanding performances from Lee Marvin. Ernest Borgnine is a cruel railroad agent who makes it his personal mission to rid the world of hobos out for a free ride. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? June 22nd
A tricky case involving adultery, blackmail and murder takes a down-and-out Detective deep into the heart of 'Toontown. Roger Rabbit, a failing 'toon star in Hollywood's heydey is one falling anvil away from being erased in a conspiracy to destroy 'Toontown and fill LA with strip malls. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Matrix OR Minority Report July 6th
Challenging the laws that make public space off limits after sunset, we return to our controversial spot under the Soquel Bridge. We're showing a huge blockbuster with the hope of enticing large numbers of moviegoers to challenge these dumb rules with us. Our two choices are Minority Report and The Matrix, but we can't decide between them, so it may be viewer's choice. Location: Under Soquel Ave Bridge

Wargames July 20th
A young hacker accidentally discovers a backdoor in a government computer and accidentally sets in motion World War III. Nuclear brinksmanship, soviet paranoia, and computer control. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Subversive Shorts Film Fest August 3rd
A program of rollicking and poignant Guerilla Drive-In Subversive Shorts. As you know, for years we've shown shorts before our feature film. By popular demand, we offer you an entire program of our subversive shorts. Great old shorts and many new ones. In addition, we offer you a convenient and central location that challenges the downtown police state. Location: TBA, downtown

Guizi lai le (Devils on the Doorstep) August 17th
An incendiary, sociopolitical satire set in a Chinese hamlet during World War II's waning days. One wintry night, peasant Ma Dasan (Wen) becomes -- at gunpoint -- the custodian of two Japanese prisoners, one a rabid, jingoistic soldier and the other his self-preserving translator. When the gunman doesn't return, Dasan faces a weighty dilemma. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Santa Cruz Bike Film Fest August 31st
Our main feature Pee Wee's Big Adventure, plus several bicycling films, including animated shorts, documentaries on all things bike. Get on your bike. Become part of bike culture and join us for this special event. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Punishment Park September 14th
As the Vietnam War escalates, massive public protest against the conflict surges in America. To control the leftist threat, a civilian tribunal passes sentence on groups of dissidents: hippies, draft dodgers, pacifists. Made to play a game resembling "Capture the Flag" in a remote desert while being hunted by the forces of law and order, the prisoners must fight for their lives in this searing topical pseudo-documentary. Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Koyaanisqatsi September 28th
A surreal GDI showing in a local cave. The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance." The film is an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds -- urban life and technology versus the environment. Location: Empire Cave off Empire Grade Rd.

King of Hearts October 12th
During World War I, a private is sent on a mission to a rural French town to defuse a German bomb, but is soon befriended by the "inmates" of the local sanitarium, who were left behind when the town was evacuated. Begs the question, who is really sane and who is not? Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

Post-Apocalyptic Film Festival October 26th
Location: TBA

THX 1138 November 9th
In a clostrophobic future where sexuality is banned, drugs are used to control people's minds and citizens are stripped of their individuality, THX 1138 and LUH 3417 rebel against the status quo. When LUH winds up pregnant and THX is jailed, fellow prisoners work together to escape. A brilliantly crafted vision of benevolent oppressiveness and dystopic angst, Location: Fair Ave RR Tracks

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