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Reel Work Labor Film Festival

2014 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

Friday, March 28

Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz

Opening Night

CESAR CHAVEZ: AN AMERICAN HERO

(Diego Luna, 2014)

Story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers.
Watch the trailer.

Regular theatrical show; normal ticket prices apply.

Tuesday, April 15

5 PM - Community Television Studio, Santa Cruz

COMMUNITY TELEVISION RE-LAUNCH CELEBRATION

Our local public access television station emerges from a reorganization forced by severe budget cuts.

Saturday, April 26

7 PM - Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

SPANISH SHORTS (all with English subtitles)

EN EL CASTILLO

(Franco Lorenzano, 2013, 22 min)

Trials and tribulations of a job applicant.

EN MAL ESTADO

(Juan Antonio Delicado & David Delicado, 2012, 12 min)

Unemployed waiting for the day’s pickings.

SINCERIDAD

(Andrea Casaseca, 2013, 3 min)

The trauma of getting a job in Spain.

LOVE CRISIS

(Chus de Castro & Olga Ruano, 2013, 7 min)

Date night in a Madrid plaza: a tongue-in-cheek look at how unemployment affects personal relationships.

DER STUHL / THE CHAIR

(Daniel Martín Gómez, 2013, 14 min)

Two women job seekers from different generations and opposite ends of Spain face very different ways of emigrating to Germany.

JUDITH: PORTRAIT OF A STREET VENDOR

(Zahida Pirani, 2013, 17 min)

The work of women who sell food they make at home and challenges they face as immigrants.
Watch the trailer.

LONCHE

(Claire Weissbluth, 2013, 20 min)

A tale of two taco trucks—an intimate portrait of family, labor and sacrifice, filmed locally.
Watch the trailer.

Speakers: Claire Weissbluth & Zahida Pirani, filmmakers

Sunday, April 27

11 AM - Nickelodeon Theatre, Santa Cruz

SALT OF THE EARTH

(Herbert J. Biberman, 1954, 94 min)

Dramatization of a New Mexico zinc miners strike, which is carried on successfully by the wives when the men are jailed. 60th anniversary of this once-blacklisted B&W classic.
Watch the trailer.

Speaker: Dana Frank, educator & author

 

7 PM - Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Cruz

WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM

(Heather Courtney, 2011, 92 min)

A chronicle of four years in the lives of childhood friends as they enter a faraway war.
Watch the trailer.

Panel: Local Veterans

Music: Jim Lewin

Monday, April 28

Workers Memorial Day

7 PM - Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

EXPLORING THE SANCTUARY CAMP CONCEPT

(Jeremy Leonard, 2014, 28 min)

Successful camps in West Coast cities that are providing housing for homeless.
Watch online.

SANTA CRUZ SANCTUARY CAMP

(Brent Adams, 2014, 17 min)

What would it take for a homeless camp to work here?
Watch online.

NOT THE OTHER: Oral Histories of People Experiencing Homelessness

(Annette March, 2014, 19 min)

A local project which gives voice and presence to the most vulnerable community members of Santa Cruz.
Watch the video.

Speakers: Brent Adams & Jeremy Leonard, filmmakers; Annette March, ethnographic researcher; Peter Connery, survey researcher; Scott Galloway, AFC

Tuesday, April 29

7 PM - Kresge College Seminar Room 159, UCSC

DEFAULT: the Student Loan Documentary

(Aurora Meneghello, 2011, 27 min)

Stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system.
Watch online.

DOCUMENTED

(Jose Antonio Vargas & Ann Raffaela Lupo, 2013, 89 min)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist José Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine in solidarity with the DREAM Act Dreamers.
Watch the trailer.

Invited Speaker: Chirag Bhakta, organizer with US Students Association

Wednesday, April 30

7 PM - Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

UNITED NATIONS DAY

(Toby Thiermann, 2013, 9 min)

Varied events and participants in this annual Santa Cruz celebration.

ANN KORE MOUN / COLLECTIVE ACTION: A Force for Development

(André Vanasse & Jean-Nathan Aristil, 2012, 36 min)

Unions are active in many sectors of Haitian society and they play a key role in economic development.
Watch the trailer.

STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY

(Christoffer Guldbrandsen, 2012, 58 min)

Zambia’s copper resources have not made the country rich in a textbook case of neo-colonial exploitation.
Watch the trailer.

Thursday, May 1

International Workers Day

2 PM - The Quarry, UCSC

"No on Napolitano" Rally

 

4:30 PM - Town Clock, Santa Cruz

May Day Rally

 

6:30 PM - Pacific Avenue from the Town Clock to the Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz

May Day March

 

7 PM - Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz

THE INTERVIEWER

(Eleanor Winkler, Genevieve Clay-Smith & Robin Bryan, 2012, 12 min)

Get a glimpse at the obstacles to meaningful employment faced by people with intellectual disabilities in this humorous and poignant film.
Watch the trailer.

FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

(Regan Brashear, 2013, 60 min)

What does the future of work look like in the context of radical human enhancement technologies that promise to change our bodies and mind forever?
Watch the trailer.

Speakers: Regan Brashear, filmmaker; Foster Andersen, Shared Adventures; Nancy Chen, UCSC medical anthropologist; Eric Zigman, Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center; Lizzy Hare, UCSC Science and Justice Research Center

Music: David Winters

Captions and ASL available for this event if requested with 48 hours notice.

Friday, May 2

7 PM - Cabrillo College Watsonville Forum, Watsonville

JUNIOR COLLEGE

(Fred Glass, YEAR, 10 min)

San Francisco City College accreditation fight.

SCHOOLIDARITY

(Andrew Friend, 2014, 110 min)

Reading. Writing. Revolution. Lessons of Madison and the Chicago teachers strike. Special presentation of the film in pre-release rough cut form.
Watch the trailer.

Speaker: Andrew Friend, filmmaker

Saturday, May 3

2 PM - Live Oak Grange, Santa Cruz

WISCONSIN RISING

(Sam Mayfield, 2013, 57 min)

Madison in 2011 was the testing ground as big money and power waited to see how far they could push back people’s rights.
Watch the trailer.

WE WERE THERE

(Bev Grant, 2013, 4 min)

Labor song with Brooklyn Women’s Chorus and historical slide show.
Watch the video.

Speaker: Sam Mayfield, filmmaker

Sunday, May 4

6 PM - Springfield Community Grange, Pajaro

SHIFT CHANGE

(Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young, 2012, 70 min)

Secure, dignified jobs in employee-owned workplaces in the U.S. and Spain help stabilize the local economy.
Watch the trailer.

Speakers: Ross Newport, Community Printers; Ken Dickerson, Eco-Farm; Meche Sansores, WAGES

Tuesday, May 6

7 PM - Kresge College Seminar Room 159, UCSC

THE INVISIBLE WAR

(Kirby Dick, 2012, 93 min)

The prevalence of sexual assault in the United States military is heartbreaking.
Watch the trailer.

Saturday, May 17

Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos

A DREAM of an Evening

5:30 PM - Reception for youth speakers
7 PM - Film

DOCUMENTED

(Jose Antonio Vargas & Ann Raffaela Lupo, 2013, 89 min)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist José Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine in solidarity with the DREAM Act Dreamers.
Watch the trailer.

Speakers: Johanny Quintero, David Aragon Carreño, Jahir Salinas, and Shaila Ramos, COPA/Dreamweaver Interns

 

MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

Friday, April 25

6 PM - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey

Annual Labor Awards Dinner

Sunday, April 27

2 PM - Museum of Monterey, Monterey

FINDING THE MOTHER LODE: Italian Immigrants in California

(Gianfranco Norelli & Suma Kurien, 2013, 104 min)

Story of California Italians and their labor from the gold rush and the vineyards to the fishing fleets.
Reception following film celebrating a new museum exhibit featuring the Sicilians’ contribution to Monterey becoming the Sardine Capitol of the world.
Watch the trailer.

Monday, April 28

6 PM - CSUMB University Center Fireside Room, Seaside

WISCONSIN RISING

(Sam Mayfield, 2013, 57 min)

Madison in 2011 was the testing ground as big money and power waited to see how far they could push back people’ rights.

SCHOOLIDARITY

(Andrew Friend, 2014, 110 min)

Reading. Writing. Revolution. Lessons of Madison and the Chicago teachers strike. Special presentation of the film in pre-release rough cut form.

Tuesday, April 29

4 PM - CSUMB Oakes Hall (Building 490), Seaside

SPANISH SHORTS (all with English subtitles)

EN EL CASTILLO

(Franco Lorenzano, 2013, 22 min)

Trials and tribulations of a job applicant.

EN MAL ESTADO

(Juan Antonio Delicado & David Delicado, 2012, 12 min)

Unemployed waiting for the day’s pickings.

SINCERIDAD

(Andrea Casaseca, 2013, 3 min)

The trauma of getting a job in Spain.

LOVE CRISIS

(Chus de Castro & Olga Ruano, 2013, 7 min)

Date night in a Madrid plaza: a tongue-in-cheek look at how unemployment affects personal relationships.

DER STUHL / THE CHAIR

(Daniel Martín Gómez, 2013, 14 min)

Two women job seekers who emigrated to Germany, from different ends of Spain and two generations facing two very different ways of emigrating.

JUDITH: PORTRAIT OF A STREET VENDOR

(Zahida Pirani, 2013, 17 min)

The work of women who sell food they make at home and challenges they face as immigrants.
Watch the trailer.

LONCHE

(Claire Weissbluth, 2013, 20 min)

A tale of two taco trucks—an intimate portrait of family, labor and sacrifice, filmed locally.
Watch the trailer.

Thursday, May 1

International Workers' Day

4 pm - CSUMB Chapman Science (Building 53) Room E 104, Seaside

ANN KORE MOUN / COLLECTIVE ACTION: A Force for Development

(André Vanasse & Jean-Nathan Aristil, 2012, 36 min)

Unions are active in many sectors of Haitian society and they play a key role in economic development.

FALSE PROFITS

(AIDC & WWMP, 2011, 31 min)

The effect of the global economic crisis on workers and trade unions and South African society.

Speaker: Angie Tran, CSUMB Professor

 

8 PM - CSUMB Library Room 1188, Seaside

PETE SEEGER: The Power of Song

(Jim Brown, 2007, 93 min)

Life and times of the architect of the U.S. folk revival.

Sunday, May 4

Classic Labor Films

Museum of Monterey, Monterey

12 Noon - GRAPES OF WRATH

(John Ford, 1940, 129 min)

Dustbowl forces Midwest farmers off their land in the Great Depression.

2:15 PM - REDES / The Wave

(Emilio Gómez Muriel & Fred Zinnemann, 1936, 65 min)

The struggle of poor Mexican fishermen to overcome exploitation.

3:25 PM - SALT OF THE EARTH

(Herbert J. Biberman, 1954, 94 min)

60th anniversary of this once-blacklisted dramatization of a New Mexico zinc miners strike.

Friday–Sunday, May 3–5

Steinbeck Festival Onward: A Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Grapes of Wrath

National Steinbeck Center, Salinas

THE GRAPES OF WRATH: An American Journey

(Steinbeck Center, 2013, 35 min)

A cross-country road trip on route 66 in October 2013 following the route of the Joad family.

Purchase of special event ticket required for admission.

 

SAN JOSE EVENTS

Thursday, April 24

6:30 PM - Drama Building Theatre, San Jose City College

CITIZEN KOCH

(Tia Lessin & Carl Deal, 2013, 90 min)

The Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling marked a seismic shift in how America’s elections are fought and financed.

Speakers: Tia Lessin & Carl Deal, filmmakers

Friday, April 25

7 PM - San José Peace Center

WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM

(Heather Courtney, 2011, 92 min)

A chronicles of four years in the lives of childhood friends as they enter a faraway war.
Watch the trailer.

Tuesday, April 29

12:30 PM - Student Center Room 204, San Jose City College

INOCENTE

(Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine, Directors, 2012, 40 min)

Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by being an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years.
Watch the trailer.

Wednesday, April 30

6:30 PM - Student Center Room 204, San Jose City College

COINTELPRO 101

(Andres Alegria, 2010, 56 min)

Exposé of the FBI’s counter intelligence program which infiltrated the
Black Panthers and the peace movement.
Watch the trailer.

Speaker: Claude Marks, Freedom Archive

Thursday, May 1

International Workers' Day

6:30 PM - Student Center Room 204, San Jose City College

SCHOOLIDARITY

(Andrew Friend, 2014, 110 min)

Reading. Writing. Revolution. Lessons of Madison and the Chicago teachers strike. Special presentation of the film in pre-release rough cut form.
Watch the trailer.

Speaker: Andrew Friend, filmmaker

Saturday, May 3

7 PM - San José Peace Center

SHIFT CHANGE

(Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young, 2012, 70 min)

Secure, dignified jobs in employee-owned workplaces in the U.S. and Spain help stabilize the local economy.

Wednesday, May 7

12:15 PM - Student Center Room 204, San Jose City College

DEFAULT: the Student Loan Documentary

(Aurora Meneghello, 2011, 27 min)

Stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system.

Speaker: Chirag Bhakta, US Student Association

Thursday, May 8

6:30 PM - Student Center Room 204, San Jose City College

A PLACE AT THE TABLE

(Kristy Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2012, 84 min)

There’s hunger right here in the U.S.A.
Please bring a canned good item for the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.

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