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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.


The Contessa said...

"Great film, great venue! And I was so glad we made it through the entire evening w/o interruption from our local law enforcement!

Third time's a charm, right?..."

Coral Reef said...

Coral Brune October 31 at 10:51am
Absolutely ENTERTAINING! I was really in love. the setting of the two trees and sheet, in the park under a waxing moon, the subtle plot and acting great, and music in the soundtrack, the irony, all of it, and we had little interest from being disturbed by beasts of the uniforms! And- I was comfortable, just barely chilled enough to cause more adrenaline, peace and well being, great people around, your narration, and I was back in time where there is none, when things like that are done normally in public. I would have cleaned up but for getting a ride and got cold when I got up from the ground. THANK YOU< good deal! Coral Reef