Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weekly Radical Film Series at SubRosa - Wed 7:30pm

Just to let you know about a new radical film series happening weekly at SubRosa.  We'd really love to see you there.

SubRosa Community Space and Guerilla Drive-In present

Radical Film Nights at SubRosa
every Wednesday 7:30pm
$2 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave.

Come watch films with others, eat popcorn (we will bring some, and we
encourage you to bring snacks to share as well) and after the screening we can share in a discussion of the films.

January's theme: 
the Spanish civil war

Wednesday Jan. 12th:  Libertarias - Libertarias is a Spanish historical drama made in 1996. It was written and directed by Vicente Aranda.  In 1936, Maria, a young nun is recruited by Pilar, a militant feminist, into an anarchist militia following the onset of the Spanish Civil War. Guided by the older woman, Maria is exposed to the realities of war & revolution, and comes to question her former, sheltered life.

Wednesday Jan. 19th:  Pan's Labyrinth - 2006 Mexican Spanish-language fantasy film, written and directed by Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro.  Pan's Labyrinth takes place in Spain in May–June 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War, during the early Franquist period. The narrative of the film interweaves this real world with a fantasy world centered around an overgrown abandoned labyrinth and a mysterious faun creature, with which the main character Ofelia interacts. Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal, hunts the Spanish Maquis, anarchists who fight against the Fascist reign in the region, while Ofelia's pregnant mother grows increasingly ill. Ofelia meets several strange and magical creatures who become central to her story, leading her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden.

Wednesday Jan. 26th:  Land and Freedom - A reflective look at an idealistic young man's involvement in the Spanish Civil War, Land and Freedom combines wartime drama with impassioned political debate. A dedicated young communist, Carr joins an international group of freedom fighters in order to wage the good war against fascism. The experience proves far less heroic than expected, however, as the fighters struggle with poor supplies, a lack of training, & internal discord. The traditional battles and romances of war drama follow, as Carr becomes involved in a tumultuous affair with a fellow fighter, but director Loach and screenwriter Jim Allen give equal weight to more philosophical discussions about the nature and fate of socialism.

Special thanks to Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In for equipment support for
this series.

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