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Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 Summer Schedule (Finally)

Finally, our summer schedule comes out months late, but full of fun.

2009 Summer Schedule


** Since 2002 · 99 films ·13 locations **

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.

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

PLUS thrilling and funny short films, an intermission, and great company.

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

I ♥ Hucakabees

July 17th

Determined to solve the coincidence of seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times in a day, Albert hires a pair of existentialist detectives, who insist on spying on his everyday life. With their help Albert examines his life, his relationships, and his conflict with Brad Stand and the notoriously un-environmental Huckabees, a popular chain of retail superstores.
Location: Under the Soquel Ave. Bridge

The Grapes of Wrath

July 31st

Economic disaster, unemployment, homelessness, hunger, the dust-bowl, labor camps, all in... 1930's America! From Oklahoma and elsewhere, dispossessed farmers migrate westward to California. After terrible trials en route they become little more than slave labor. Among the throng are the Joads who refuse to knuckle under. Based on the classic and controversial John Steinbeck novel set in the Salinas Valley.
Location: Under the Soquel Ave. Bridge

La Misma Luna
(Under the Same Moon)

August 14th

In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Carlitos, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite. Along the way, mother and son face challenges and obstacles but never lose hope that they will one day be together again.
Location: Beach Flats Community Garden (Raymond & Park Pl) by the Boardwalk

Man on Wire

August 28th

Insight into tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century." Winner of the Academy Award for best documentary.
Swift Ave and the RR Tracks, by Mission St (west-side SC)

Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad
(A Little Bit of So Much Truth)

September 11th

A look at how an oppressed community can organize and overcome insurmountable odds to gain control of its government-run media in order to overthrow their corrupt governor. The documentary focuses on the non-violent uprisings that began in Oaxaca, Mexico during the summer of 2006.
Location: Beach Flats Community Garden (Raymond & Park Pl) by the Boardwalk


September 25th

"I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!" Media madness reigns supreme in this scathing satire about the uses and abuses of network television. A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Location: The Sentinel parking lot next to the main library

The Third Man

Oct 2nd

Challenging the laws that make public space off limits to the public after sunset, we move to San Lorenzo Park to show the only film ever shut down by the authorities (three times). In honor of Wes' birthday, we show his candidate for best film ever made. Great filmmaking in glorious black and white, a twisting plot, a haunting setting in post-war Vienna, a menacing Orson Wells, and fantastic zither music by Anton Karas. A grand late-summer GDI celebration with a whole park filled with food, drink, blankets, people, parents, young ones, elders, punk kidz, workin' folk, and students.
San Lorenzo Park

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