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Gadabout Film Festival at Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In
Date Thursday March 16
Time 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
The new Bike Church location is at 703 Pacific Ave, near the Saturn Cafe.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSanta Cruz Guerilla Drive-In
The Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In presents

The Gadabout Traveling Film Festival
Thursday March 16 at 8pm
at the Bike Church, 703 S. Pacific Ave.

What's the Gadabout All About?

The Gadabout is a nationally touring film festival that screens a program of 20+ international short films. Independent in every sense, these films share the same willingness to challenge the conventions set for filmmaking. The Gadabout is a distribution avenue for truly indie filmmakers that distrust Hollywood and the commercial film festival circuit. We are NOT a competition, rather a celebration of what is possible in independent film and video.

Above all, the Gadabout is super cool. We tour in a van, and show amazing films to our new friends we get to meet while traveling.

We have completed 3 national tours and have screened the works of filmmakers from all over the country, and the world (India, Singapore, Australia, Argentina, Isreal, and the U.K.). Independent in every sense, these films share the same willingness to challenge the conventions set for commercial filmmaking.

This is filmmaking as art, entertainment, and fun.

Again, it's happening: Thursday March 16th at 8pm at the Bike Church (703 S. Pacific Ave.) and Santa Cruz showing is supported by the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In!

The Free Skool DIY Filmmaking Workshop

Also, go to the Gadabout DIY Filmmaking class offered through Free Skool Santa Cruz. The course will focus on a brief overview of most aspects involved with film/video making (writing, shooting, editing, scoring, acting, directing, etc.) The goal will be to shoot and edit a short film, which may be shown at the film festival the next evening. Wednesday March 15, 7pm at the BYH, 742 N Branciforte Ave.

The Program

Our new program for 2005-2006. More films to be added...

Into The Night
Black Rice
Live action mixed with digital animation. Black Rice, a rock band from
Vancouver, are the only ones we can call on to stop the oncoming attack by
mechanical vampires

This is For Betsy Hall
Hope Hall
An impressionistic montage of stills, projected video, underwater footage
and an intimate phone conversation, this deeply personal film was crafted as
a gift for the filmmaker’s mother, who has struggled all her life with
anorexia and bulimia.

Christopher Conforti
This animated tale is of one frog’s troublesome attempt to get from an
unknown territory back to the pond.

Why I Love Shoplifting from Big Corporations
Frank Lopez, SubMedia
How a young American survives in a world dominated by corporations. Inspired
by crimethinc’s ‘Day’s of War, Nights of Love.’

Tales of Mere Existence
Live drawn animation narrated by the creator. This watches much like a comic
strip reads.

I Oversee the Maintenance of a Toll Shed
Funtime Entertainment
The Gadabout would not be the same every year without a Funtime movie.
They’ve really stepped it up this year with their new film about a young man
and his job overseeing the maintenance of a tool shed.

Seven Punches
Seven Punches is seven short films that have gone back to the basics of
TroyPride movies. They don’t make much sense, but there isn’t too much time
to invest.

Trina’s Collection
Ellen Lake
This short documentary celebrates Trina Robbins (writer/producer of Go Girl!
Comics) and her eclectic collections: girl action figures, super heroines,
vintage aprons, rubber bath tub toys, saints, tikis, hawaiiana, and more.

Robot Boy
Ted Passon
A young boy is born to two very particular parents who try to improve his
less-than-perfect human parts with robot parts.

Nelson: Rock and Roll Detectives
Jay Barba & Brian Farrelly
Those glam-metal icons of the 80’s, Matew and Gunner Nelson, are
hard-rockin’, identical twin private eyes. In “Close Encounters Of A Nelson
Kind,” the golden-haired duo investigate a mysterious UFO sighting and are
drawn into a deadly intergalaztic war that threatens the very fate of the
music world itself.

Memento Mori
Jossie Malis
An old man is locked inside an elevator. When he's losing his hope to get
out, something will change his destiny forever.

I’m Not Sleepy
Jossie Malis
The history of a lost man against its will and a strange guy who notices him
on the dangers of his life.

NW Film Center Festival Trailers
Nick Peterson
Trailers for the Northwest Film Center film and video festival, 2004.

David Cumbo
A brilliantly animated psychological journey of a young child coping with
the death of his older sibling.

A L’ami Imagine
Laurent Pernot
About the question of homosexuality in France these last years. Dealing with
exclusion and loneliness.

The Gadabout Traveling Film Festival
14 Mulberry St.
New Paltz, NY 12561

SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN is an outdoor movie theatre under the stars that springs up in the fields and industrial wastelands. Beyond showing great movies and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is helping reclaim public space and transforming our urban environment into the joyful playground it should be.

WINTER LOCATION! The new Bike Church location is at 703 Pacific Ave, near the Saturn Cafe.

BREAKING NEWS, updated winter schedule, discussion, do-it-yourself, email list, the works.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 14th, 2006 9:05 AM

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