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Reel Work Labor Film Festival

2012 SCHEDULE

Admission to all events is by voluntary donation except where noted

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EVENTS
SAN JOSE EVENTS
MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EVENTS

Thursday, April 26

• 7 pm

Stevenson College Fireside Lounge, UCSC, Santa Cruz

MISS REPRESENTATION

(Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2011, 90 min)

Media bias in the portrayal of females contributes to their under-representation in positions of power and influence.

Saturday, April 28 – Workers Memorial Day

• 7 pm

Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

FINALLY GOT THE NEWS

(Steward Bird, 1970, 55 min)

Black auto workers in Detroit build an independent labor organization.

DIVIDE

(Michael Miller & Maura Ugarte, 2001, 21 min)

West Virginia coal miners challenge race baiting in the 2008 election.

TALKING HEADS: THE SAN DIEGO FREE SPEECH FIGHT

(Fred Glass, 2012, 28 min)

Documentary commemorating the IWW’s 1912 free speech fight.

Sunday, April 29

• 11 am matinee

The Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz

AMERICAN TEACHER

(Vanessa Roth, 2011, 81 min)

An honest look at the complexities of teaching in underfunded public schools.

Speakers: Panel of outstanding local educators

Sunday, April 29

• 7 pm

Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

THE INVISIBLE FORCE: WOMEN WORKERS IN PAKISTAN

(Aisha Gazdar, 2007, 30 min)

Millions of women remain unaccounted for in official labor figures.

TANAKA-SAN WILL NOT DO CALLISTHENICS

(Maree Delofski, 2008, 75 min)

A Tokyo high-tech worker sacked for refusing to participate in morning exercises.

Invited Speaker: Maree Delofski, filmmaker, professor

Monday, April 30

• 6 pm

SEIU Union Hall, Watsonville

SAN JERARDO

(c. 1973, 30 min)

Striking farmworkers created a housing cooperative that thrives today.

Film in Spanish—no subtitles.

Monday, April 30

• 7 pm

Community Television Studio, Santa Cruz

A PETITION IN BOOTS

(Alex Johnston, 2012, 10 min)

Coxey's Army Movement of 1894 raised issues we still face today.

LAST STAND AT NYMBOIDA

(Jeff Bird, 2010, 56 min)

Faced with dismissal in 1975, Australian coal miners staged a daring worker rebellion.

Tuesday, May 1 – International Workers Day

• 3 pm • UCSC Campus Entrance

• 5:30 pm • Main Post Office – Pacific Ave. & Water St., Santa Cruz

MAY DAY RALLY AND MARCH

Workers, students, and the unemployed unite!
The 99% Spring is upon us!

Tuesday, May 1 – International Workers Day

• 7 pm

Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz

BROTHERS ON THE LINE

(Sasha Reuther, 2012, 80 min)

The three Reuther brothers were militant auto workers turned union and civil rights champions.

Music: David Winters

Speaker: Sasha Reuther, filmmaker

Thursday, May 3

• 7 pm

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Soquel

OCCUPY OAKLAND

(Fred Glass, 2011, 3 min)

The 99% take the streets for a day. Segment of longer film.

WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT

(Shabnam Hameed, 2012, 26 min)

(Extra)ordinary working people struggle to change the system that the 1% broke.

WITH BABIES AND BANNERS

(Producer: Women’s Labor History Film Project, 1975, 45 min)

Women’s role in the 1937 Great GM Sit-down Strike.

Music: Santa Cruz Peace Chorale, directed by Aileen Vance

Speaker: Dana Frank, UCSC Professor

Friday, May 4

• 8:15 pm

The Green Station, Santa Cruz

MATEWAN

(John Sayles, 1987, 135 min)

The 1920-21 West Virginia Coal Wars ignited a powder keg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal.

Modern Coal Mining Shorts

Note: This is a public outdoor screening. Dress warmly! Bring anything you need to be comfortable: chairs, blankets, pillows, a warm thermos and/or snacks to share. Some chairs will be provided.

Saturday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

• 7 pm

Cabrillo College Forum, Watsonville

CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE

(Abby Ginzberg, 2010, 68 min)

He felt the sting of injustice as a child and later fought to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all.

Friday, May 11

• 6:45 pm

Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz

WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?

(Mary Liz Thomson & Darryl Cherney, 2012, 93 min)

Earth First! activists who saved Headwaters Forest are accused of bombing themselves.

Speaker: Darryl Cherney, activist & filmmaker

MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

Thursday, April 26

• 7 pm

CSUMB University Center, Seaside

RISE LIKE LIONS

(Scott Noble, 2011, 97 min)

Occupy Wall Street and the seeds of revolution in its own words.

A 5 minute film on Occupy Monterey will also be shown at this event.

Speakers: Panel with local Occupy-ers

Friday, April 27

• 6 pm

Hyatt Regency, Monterey

May Day Labor Awards Dinner

Monday, April 30

• 7 pm

CSUMB University Center, Seaside

BROTHERS ON THE LINE

(Sasha Reuther, 2012, 80 min)

See Santa Cruz May 1

Speaker: Sasha Reuther, filmmaker

Tuesday, May 1

• 8 pm

CSUMB Library, Room 1180, Seaside

DREAM TO BE A WORKER

(Tran Phuong Thao, 2006, 52 min)

Rural Vietnamese women’s dreams of good city jobs are crushed by capitalist realities.

Speaker: Angie Tran, CSUMB Professor

Wednesday, May 2

• 7 pm

Partners Teaching Resource Depot, Seaside

AMERICAN TEACHER

(Vanessa Roth, 2011, 81 min)

See Santa Cruz County: April 29

Thursday, May 3

• 7 pm

Steinbeck Hall, Hartnell College Center, Salinas

24 DAYS IN BROOKS

(UFCW, 2008, 42 min)

The organizing of immigrant workers in a conservative Alberta white farming town.

THE BATTLE OF THE INVISIBLES

(Manuel deAlba, 2010, 60 min)

Undocumented workers vs. supermarkets in a 5 year legal battle in Southern Cal.

May 4-6 - WOODY GUTHRIE CENTENNIAL

National Steinbeck Center

ROLL ON COLUMBIA: WOODY GUTHRIE AND THE BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION

(Michael Majdic & Denise Matthews, 2000, 56 min)

Dust Bowl balladeer Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days to promote the BPA.

WOODY GUTHRIE: THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS

(Stephen Gammond, 2005, 160 min)

The definitive history of the life & times of Woody Guthrie.

Friday, May 4

National Steinbeck Center

• 10:30 am – Roll On Columbia

• 2:15 pm – This Machine Kills Fascists

• 5 pm – First Friday Sing-Out with Bob Reid

• 6 pm – "Woody at 100" Exhibit opening with daughter Nora Gutherie

• 7 pm – Roll On Columbia

Saturday, May 5

National Steinbeck Center

• 9 am – This Machine Kills Fascists

Sunday, May 6

National Steinbeck Center

• 10 am – This Machine Kills Fascists

• 1:15 pm – Roll On Columbia

SAN JOSE EVENTS

Thursday, April 12

• 7 pm

SJCC Tech Auditorium Room 415, San Jose

MEET THE NEW AMERICAN SWEATSHOP

(Cuéntame, 2011, 6 min)

Ten thousand exploited car wash workers in LA begin to stand up to their bosses.

DREAM SUMMER 2011

(Pocho1, 2011, 5 min)

Undocumented immigrant students hone their organizing skills at UCLA.

Speaker: Kent Wong, teacher & labor attorney

Thursday, April 19

• 7 pm

SJCC Student Center Room 204, San Jose

CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE

(Abby Ginzberg, 2010, 68 min)

See Santa Cruz County: May 5

Speaker: Abby Ginzberg, filmmaker

Thursday, April 26

• 7 pm

SJCC Tech Auditorium Room 415, San Jose

BROTHERS ON THE LINE

(Sasha Reuther, 2012, 80 min)

See Santa Cruz County: May 1

Speaker: Sasha Reuther. filmmaker

Friday, April 27

• 7 pm

San José Peace & Justice Center, San Jose

AMERICAN TEACHER

(Vanessa Roth, 2011, 81 min)

See Santa Cruz County: April 29

Thursday, May 3

• 7 pm

SJCC Student Center Rm 204, San Jose

LIONESS

(Meg McLagan & Daria Sommers, 2008, 81 min)

War through the eyes of the first women the U.S. sent into direct ground combat.

Thursday, May 10

• 7 pm

SJCC Student Center Rm 204, San Jose

WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?

(Mary Liz Thomson & Darryl Cherney, 2012, 93 min)

See Santa Cruz County: May 11

Speaker: Darryl Cherney, activist & filmmaker

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