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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Garden: a film about the South Central Farm, at the Beach Flats Community Garden

El Jardin / The Garden: film about
the South Central Farm
Friday April 30th 8pm

Presented by the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In and
the Reel Work Labor Film Festival


El Jardin Comunitario de la Playa / Beach Flats Community Garden
on Raymond St. - under the night sky so dress warm!



Parte del Festival de Cine "Dia del Trabajador," presentamos "El Jardin," un documental acerca de la lucha para un jardin comunitario en Los Angeles. Cine Gratuito baja las estrellas en el Jardin Comunitario de la Playa porque sabemos que "la tierra es de quien la trabaja."

As part of the Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival, the Guerilla Drive-In presents "The Garden," about the fight for the South Central Farm. We'll show the film under the stars in the Beach Flats Community Garden because we know "the land belongs to those who work it"
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Benefit Dinner and Film Showing for Wes Modes, Sun May 2nd 7pm


Guerilla Drive-In Presents


To Kill a Mockingbird
Dinner and a Movie

Sunday May 2nd 7pm

at the Resource Center for Nonviolence
515 Broadway, Santa Cruz
$5-20 suggested donation


A Benefit for the legal fund of Wes Modes
Wes is being charged with "organizing an unpermitted event" for the 2009 Last Night Parade.  Last Night is a spontanteous, self-organized New Year's Eve parade that hundreds of people have celebrated in downtown Santa Cruz every year since 2005.

For more information, visit redhillsupport.wordpress.com

Voces Inocentes Friday April 16 8pm @ Subrosa

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In presents:

VOCES INOCENTES
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Friday April 16th 8pm
At Subrosa: 703 Pacific Avenue,
across from the Saturn Café

Based on the true story of  Oscar Torres, Voces Inocentes follows the drama of a young boy caught in the cross-fire of the Salvadoran Civil War. Chava just wants to be a normal 12 year-old, but faced with the no-win decision of joining the Salvadoran army or joining up with a band of guerillas, mere survival becomes a daily struggle.

ALWAYS FREE!

Bring anything you need to be comfortable, friends, snacks to share, pillows, blankets. A hankie or HUGE box of tissues...We maybe be inside or outside depending on the weather. Donations to support the project are more than welcome. 

Plus thrilling and funny short films, an intermission, great company and a guaranteed good time!

Bring anything you need to be comfortable, friends, snacks to share. Donations to support the project are more than welcome.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Microcosm Post-Punk Art Extravaganza! Wed, April 14 at 7pm at SubRosa

Microcosm Post-punk Extravaganza West Coast 2010 Tour

Hey! Microcosm Publishing's multimedia tour is coming down the west coast!

This April the Post-Punk Extravaganza tour will feature traveling vegan chef/author Joshua Ploeg doing a "cooking show" from his book In Search of the Lost Taste as well as making some interesting vegan snacks for all. Joe Biel will be showing the Plan-It X Records documentary, If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk!, hosting a Q&A on DIY publishing, and setting up a well-stocked zine/book table. Also, Mia Partlow and Michael Hoerger of the upcoming Edible Secrets book and the brand-new  Curious Case of the Communist Jell-o Box poster zine will be showing up with a mobile museum
and document library on the fascinating secret history of food and espionage. Come on out and hang with us!  Plus, performances from friends
from Santa Cruz!

Wed. April 14 at 7pm
SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave.
donation at the door and no one turned away.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Encounters at the end of Santa Cruz

One of our GDI collective memebers gives this report from our Herzog film showing:

cops came after 10pm (while the film was showing) and the main cop, chris, informed me that there had been a noise complaint.  he threatened to give me a ticket for amplified sound after 10pm under the noise ordinance and for not having an entertainment permit due to the amplified sound.  i negotiated that we would turn down rather than move it inside as he originally stipulated.  i countered his cause to harass us but ultimately my goal was to have the film continue.  he also wanted my name and had his pad and pen out.  i said i didn't see how that was relevant...the threats to give a ticket were restated...back and forth we went.  he put his pad away and i gave him my first name.  they left.

uh...i do wish i had specific codes and such so i could know exactly where i stand in these cases.  i feel that i did okay, but was a little unclear at times (but i didn't let that show).

We should print these laws on a card so we have them available:

SOUND AMPLIFICATION

9.40.010 Sound Amplification Permit Required
No person shall use or cause to be used at any place in the city whether on public property or private property any sound-amplifying device or equipment without first having secured a permit to do so from the police department, except as provided in Section 9.40.60.

9.40.60 Exception
The permits otherwise required by this chapter shall not be required of sound-amplifying equipment or devices under the following circumstances:
    (a) Sound-amplification equipment or devices used on privately owned property, whether indoors or outdoors, where the sound produced does not carry beyond the property line or does not unreasonably disturb any person outside the property where the sound is generated;
    (d) Radios, record players, TV’s, and tape players wherever used, when the volume does not exceed the volume of normal conversational speech;
Reading the fine print, what the law says is that if the sound does not carry beyond the property line OR if the sound does not unreasonably disturb any person, then there is no infraction.  This is why they always start by saying that they received a complaint (whether they did or didn't).

OFFENSIVE NOISE CURFEW
9.36.010 CURFEW – OFFENSIVE NOISE.
    (a) No person shall between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. make,
cause, suffer or permit to be made any offensive noise (1) which is made within one hundred feet of any building or place regularly used for sleeping purposes, or (2) which disturbs, or would tend to disturb, any person within hearing distance of such noise.
    (b) “Offensive noise” means any noise which is loud, boisterous, irritating, penetrating, or unusual, or that is unreasonably distracting in any other manner, such that it is likely to disturb people in the vicinity of such noise, and includes, but is not limited to, noise made by barking or howling dogs, by an individual alone or by a group of people engaged in any business meeting, gathering, game, dance, or amusement, or by any appliance, contrivance, device, structure, construction, ride, machine, implement, or instrument.
So for this one, if we were not within 100 feet of a residence, then there would have to be a complaint.  And the noise would have to be loud, boisterous, irritating, penetrating, or unusual, or that is unreasonably distracting in any other manner.  To hold up in court, they would be obligated to produce the complaint.

UNREASONABLY DISTURBING NOISES
No person shall make, cause, suffer or permit to be made any noises or sounds (a) which are unreasonably disturbing or physically annoying to people of ordinary sensitiveness or which are so harsh or so prolonged or unnatural or unusual in their use, time or place as to cause physical discomfort to any person, and (b) which are not necessary in connection with an activity which is otherwise lawfully conducted.
Similar, to hold up in court, they would be obligated to produce the complaint.

SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS
Any person who violates any section of this chapter and is cited for such a violation, and who within forty-eight hours after receiving such a citation again violates the same section, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
I stood back from the movie, and it could barely be heard outside the fence line.  I seriously doubt they got a complaint.  Since all of these rely on them getting a complaint, it might behoove us to talk to our neighbors before any planned outdoor showing and invite them to the movie.

Friday, April 9, 2010

[guerilla-drive-in] Guerilla Drive-In Presents: Voces Inocentes Friday April 16 8pm @ Subrosa

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In presents:
VOCES INOCENTES
http://mitadcinemitadverdad.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/voces-inocentes-b1.jpg

Friday April 16th 8pm

At Subrosa: 703 Pacific Avenue,

across from the Saturn Café

Based on the true story of Oscar Torres, Voces Inocentes follows the drama of a young boy caught in the cross-fire of the Salvadoran Civil War. Chava just wants to be a normal 12 year-old, but faced with the no-win decision of joining the Salvadoran army or joining up with a band of guerillas, mere survival becomes a daily struggle.

ALWAYS FREE!

Bring anything you need to be comfortable, friends, snacks to share, pillows, blankets...We maybe be inside or outside depending on the weather. Donations to support the project are more than welcome.

SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN

Is a movie theater 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.

Plus thrilling and funny short films, an intermission, great company and a guaranteed good time!

Bring anything you need to be comfortable, friends, snacks to share. Donations to support the project are more than welcome.

www.guerilladrivein.org