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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Saturday, March 3rd, 7pm: The Gentleman Bank Robber / film screening at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)

an ongoing mission for the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is to provide tech-support for other individuals and groups with their screenings.  And such an opportunity arises...

Saturday, March 3rd, 7pm - 8:30pm

The Gentleman Bank Robber: film screening
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)

"The Gentleman Bank Robber: The Story of Butch Lesbian Freedom Fighter rita bo brown" is a portrait of revolutionary rita bo brown, a white working class butch from rural Oregon who became known as "The Gentleman Bank Robber" in the 1970s for combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds from bank tellers. 

The film moves between everyday moments with bo in and around her current home in Oakland, California, and historical retelling of the events of bo's extraordinary life through interviews with bo and her collaborators, archival materials, and rare social movement ephemera. The Gentleman Bank Robber weaves together personal and political perspectives on 20th century social movement histories, including queer liberation in the 1960s; militant, underground activity with the George Jackson Brigade in the 1970s, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group; political prisoner support work in the 1980s, and prison activist work into the present day. bo brown is a model for how to lead a life of committed activism while maintaining a sense of humor and humanity.

Julie Perini is an experimental and documentary videos and film maker from Portland, Oregon. Check out the trailer and description here: // (shown with support from the Santa Cruz Guerrilla Drive-In)

More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at

SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.

And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called The Hub. Check out the Hub's facebook page regarding other Hub projects!