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Reel Work Labor Film Festival

2011 SCHEDULE

Admission to all events is by voluntary donation except where noted

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EVENTS
SANTA CLARA COUNTY EVENTS
MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EVENTS

Friday, April 22

• 7 pm

Cabrillo Center, Watsonville

TOO HOT FOR A TEACHER

(Eric Appel, 2010, 3 min)
Hollywood actors help dramatize the school crisis.

SCENES FROM A MARCH

(Fred Glass, 2010, 21 min)
Teachers, homecare workers, and many others walked from LA to Sacramento for a humane budget.

WOBBLY SAN DIEGO

(Fred Glass, 2010, 8 min)
Supression of free speech rights and brutality to shut down union organizing one hundred years ago.

HARVEST OF LONELINESS: THE BRACERO PROGRAM

(Vivian Price and Gil González, 2011, 58 min)
Dashed expectations and harsh reality of the Bracero Program.

Speakers: Frank Bardacke, community activist; Fred Glass, filmmaker; Jenn Laskin, teacher and union activist; Manny Ballesteros, student activist

Saturday, April 23

• 7 pm

Quaker Meeting, Santa Cruz

LOCKED OUT

(Joan Sekler, 2010. 92 min)
David and Goliath struggle of borax miners in the California desert facing off mining giant Rio Tinto.

Speaker: Mike Mendonca, ILWU union miner

Sunday, April 24 Easter

Monday, April 25

• 7 pm

Community TV Studio, Santa Cruz

RED DUST

(Karin Mak, 2010, 20 min)
Resistance, courage and hope of Chinese women workers battling cadmium poisoning.

THE PRICE OF CHILDHOOD

(Kan Yan, 2010, 53 min)
Child labor and trafficking in Nepal and a community organization working to end the common practice.

Speaker: Karin Mak, returning filmmaker

Tuesday, April 26

• 7 pm

Calvary Episcopal “Red” Church, Santa Cruz

THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE

(U. Roberto Romano & Miki Mistrati, 2010, 47 min)
A team of journalists investigate how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry.

IT TAKES A CHILD

(Judy Jackson, 1998, 56 min)
15-year-old child labor activist Craig Kielburger works for reform around the world. 

Speaker: Shana Kirsch, Free The Children

Wednesday, April 27

• 7 pm

Barrios Unidos, Santa Cruz

HARVEST OF LONELINESS: THE BRACERO PROGRAM

(Vivian Price and Gil González, 2011, 58 min)
Dashed expectations and harsh reality of the Bracero Program.

Speakers: former Braceros’ family members

Thursday, April 28
—Workers Memorial Day

• 7 pm

Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz

WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE

(Alex Johnston, 2010, 40 min)
Story of the Ludlow, Colorado coal miners' strike of 1913-14.

TRIANGLE FIRE

(PBS American Experience, 2011, 60 min)
2011 is the 100th anniversary of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village in which 146 immigrant women workers perished, prompting sweeping workplace safety laws.

Speaker: Alex Johnston, returning filmmaker

Friday, April 29

• 6 pm

Monterey Hyatt

Labor Council Dinner

 

• 8 pm

SubRosa, Santa Cruz

LABOR SHORTS

CRADLE WILL ROCK

(Tim Robbins, 1999, 135 min)
Chronicle of events surrounding production of Orson Welles’ 1937, pro-union operetta.

Sponsor: Guerilla Drive-In

Saturday, April 30

• 7 pm

Live Oak Grange, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Peace Chorale In Concert

ANNE BRADEN: SOUTHERN PATRIOT

(Anne Lewis & Mimi Pickering, 2011, 65 min)
Portrait of an indefatigable Southern activist for social justice. Special rough cut preview of this work in progress.

Performers: Aileen Vance & the Santa Cruz Peace Chorale
Speaker: Anne Lewis, returning filmmaker

Sunday, May 1 – MAY DAY
—International Workers Day

• 11 am

Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz

INSIDE JOB

(Charles Ferguson, 2010, 120 min)
Who blew up our financial system and ran off with the loot?

Speaker: Jack Rasmus, author, playwright, radical economist

 

• 1:30–2:30 pm

March starts at Nickelodeon Theatre, rally at Town Clock, march ends at Calvary Episcopal “Red” Church, Santa Cruz

International Workers Day March

 

• 2:30 pm

Calvary Episcopal “Red” Church, Santa Cruz

May Day Labor Day Celebration

Theatre, Song, Potluck

Performers: Jimmy Kelly, Mark Levy, David Winters, Grant Wilson, Pat Wynne and the San Francisco Bay Area Labor Heritage Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus

 

SEIU Union Hall, Watsonville

• 4:30 pm

RORY O'SHEA WAS HERE

(Damien O'Donnell, 2004, 104 min)
The story of two persons with significant disabilities who live outside an institution and how they hire a personal care attendant. Screened with Spanish subtitles.

Speaker: John Daugherty, disability rights activist and union leader

Monday, May 2

• 7 pm

Live Oak Grange, Santa Cruz

OCCUPATION HAS NO FUTURE

(David Zlutnick, 2010, 84 min)
Israeli veterans speak about the militarization of Israeli society.

Speaker: David Zlutnick, returning filmmaker

Tuesday, May 10

• 7 pm

Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz

FREEDOM RIDERS

(Stanley Nelson, 2010, 113 min)
The Reel Work Labor Film Festival and the Santa Cruz Film Festival proudly present this FREE Community Screening of this award-winning PBS documentary, the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.

FREE Tickets for this Special Community Screening may be picked up in person at the Santa Cruz Film Festival Hub, 903 Pacific Avenue (the old Cruzio office), beginning Friday, May 6 at 12 Noon. No tickets will be available at the theatre on the day of the show.

 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY EVENTS

Tuesday, April 26

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Student Center, San Jose

MADE IN DAGENHAM

(Nigel Cole, 2010, 113 min)
English women factory workers strike for equal pay.

Wednesday, April 27

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Student Center, San Jose

THE TILLMAN STORY

(Amir Bar-Lev, 2010, 94 min)
Football star enlists, military manipulates his ragic death.

Speaker: Mary Tillman, Pat Tillman's mother

Thursday, April 28

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Student Center, San Jose

LOCKED OUT

(Joan Sekler, 2010, 92 min)
David and Goliath struggle of borax miners in the California desert facing off mining giant Rio Tinto.

Speaker: Mike Mendonca, ILWU mine worker

Friday, April 29

• 7 pm

San José Peace & Justice Center, San Jose

WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE

(Alex Johnston, 2010, 40 min)
Story of the Ludlow, Colorado coal miners' strike of 1913-14.

Speaker: Alex Johnston, returning filmmaker

Tuesday, May 3

• 9:15 am & 10:45 am

SJCC Student Center, San Jose

HARVEST OF LONELINESS: THE BRACERO PROGRAM

(Vivian Price and Gil González, 2011, 58 min)
Dashed expectations and harsh reality of the Bracero Program.

Speaker: Gil González, filmmaker

 

MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

Saturday, April 23

• 3:30 pm

Peace Resource Center, Seaside

LOCKED OUT

(Joan Sekler, 2010. 92 min)
David and Goliath struggle of borax miners in the California desert facing off mining giant Rio Tinto.

Speaker: Mike Mendonca, ILWU union miner

Wednesday, April 27

• 7 pm

CSUMB University Center Ballroom, Seaside

DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE

(U. Roberto Romano & Miki Mistrati, 2010, 47 min)
A team of journalists investigate how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry.

IT TAKES A CHILD

(Craig Kielburger & Judy Jackson, 1998, 56 min)
15-year-old child labor activist Craig Kielburger works for reform around the world. 

Speaker: Shana Kirsch, Free The Children

Thursday, April 28

• 7 pm

CSUMB University Center Ballrooom, Seaside

WORLD CAFÉ: Workers from Wisconsin to Sacramento

Interactive World Café discussion with local workers around latest actions to protect public workers.

PHILOSOPHER KINGS

(Patrick Shen, 2009, 70 min)
The personal insights and life stories of janitorial workers in top U.S. universities.

Friday, April 29

• 11:30 am

CSUMB Reading Center, Seaside

ANNE BRADEN: SOUTHERN PATRIOT

(Anne Lewis & Mimi Pickering, 2011, 65 min)
Portrait of an indefatigable Southern activist for social justice. Special rough cut preview of this work in progress.

Monday, May 2

• 7 pm Reception     • 8 pm Film

CSUMB Library Room 1188, Seaside

Reception and THE WAR IS OVER Action

PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE

(Kenneth Bowser, 2011, 97 min)
Singer-songwriter from the Vietnam era whose lyrics are just as pertinent today. 

Tuesday, May 3

• 7 pm

National Steinbeck Center, Salinas

HARVEST OF LONELINESS: THE BRACERO PROGRAM

(Vivian Price and Gil González, 2011, 58 min)
Dashed expectations and harsh reality of the Bracero Program.

Speakers: Gil González, filmmaker; Cesar Lara, labor activist

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