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Monday, October 26, 2009

THE THIRD MAN at Santa Cruz GDI Fri Oct 30th

Yes, here it is.  The only film shut down by the cops (twice), this time we host a great film along with a late fall picnic in the park, challenging the laws that close this park after dark.

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Presents


Friday October 30th
A Late Fall Picnic Starting at 6pm
San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz
Always free!

Just us for our last big hoorah of the summer!  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. In honor of Wes' belated 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, deep questions of loyalty, morality, and greed, 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.

PLUS an intermission, suburban wasteland, and great company. 

BRING your friends, your family, and your neighbors.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, friends, drink, & food to share for a late fall picnic. Donations are greatly appreciated and directly support the project.

SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN is an outdoor movie theatre under the stars that springs up in the fields and industrial wastelands.  Beyond showing great movies and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is helping reclaim public space and transforming our urban environment into the joyful playground it should be.

SUBURBAN WASTELAND LOCATION:  Along the San Lorenzo River, the park is just over the pedestrian bridge from downtown.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Benefit for PedX: BREAD & ROSES at Guerilla Drive-In Fri Oct 16th 7:30


Bread and Roses

A benefit for Ped X friends, whose office
was broken into
4 times in 2 months

Friday October 16th at 7:30
in the SubRosa courtyard, 703 Pacific Ave.
$5-$10 donation (no one turned away)

 Bread and Roses is a drama about the plight of seemingly invisible office cleaners in contemporary L.A. who often earn as little as $6 a day without benefits.The film opens as Maya, a young Mexican woman, is reuniting with her older sisterRosa in L.A. after a harrowing cross-border journey. Rosa sets her sister up first with a job as a barmaid, which Maya soon quits after getting repeatedly harassed,and then as a janitor. When her boss demands one month's salary as "commission,"Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator.This film is remarkable for its prescience -- it was shown a month after a massive janitor's strike ground L.A.'s business community to a halt.

BRING blankets, pillows, friends, drink, & snacks to share

This showing is a collaboration between some Guerilla Drive-In folks and some SubRosa folks to show support for our neighbors and friends in a tangible way.  While offers of condolences are meaningful, we also want to put active energy into material support as well.  Here is a way you can also offer support,so come on out, tell your friends and kick down some cash! The Computer Kitchen was also broken into, and so send them some love as well!

SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN is an outdoor movie theatre under the stars that springs up unexpectedly in the fields and industrial wastelands. Beyond showing great movies and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is to help reclaim public space and break down this urban environment.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We hate to do this to you... (RE: The Third Man Postponed)

Dear Friends,

It occurred to those of us with better schedulers that we rescheduled The Third Man on the date of another important community event, namely the Blackbird Raum CD Release show.  And even if you weren't planning to go to that, we all probably will.  So we'll see you there instead this Friday.

What would be a good date to reschedule?  Let's look at the Guerilla Drive-In calendar:

There is a GDI showing in the works on Oct 16th, a benefit for our friends at Ped-X, the bike delivery co-op, who had their space broken into four times in the last month.  We'll be showing films in the SubRosa courtyard.  Bring warm clothes and blankets. 

There are also some other showings being batted around:  an on campus showing in support of the Palestinian people and some other things.

Looks like Oct 30th is open.  So we'll meet in the crispy fall air on All-Hallow's Eve Eve in San Lorenzo Park for a huge showing of my favorite movie, The Third Man and make a big night of it.

How does that sound?  Will you be there?  Can you bring all your family and friends?


P.S. Thanks for the well wishes after my bicycle accident.  I'm doing better and almost normal.