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Announcing the First Annual Flim Flam Film Fest
Date Thursday April 13
Time 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location Details
An evening of good, informative, entertaining, indignant, funny, and inspiring short films dealing with repressive laws locally and elsewhere
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSanta Cruz Guerilla Drive-In

Join us this Thursday for this special event opposing restrictive laws:

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Presents

The First Annual
FLIM-FLAM FILM FEST
a celebration of repressive laws

8:15pm Thursday April 13th
at the Cedar Street Garage
(at the corner of Cedar and Church)

An evening of good, informative, entertaining, indignant, funny, and inspiring short films dealing with repressive laws locally and elsewhere, as well as resistance to oppressive laws, including direct action and street resistance. Stories will be read, passionate speeches will be made. Let's talk about resistance to more lousy laws. It will be an evening of entertainment and information.

Not yet run up against the restrictive rules in our cozy little laid-back liberal town? I guess you weren't caught sitting, sleeping, blanket-having, loitering, smoking, panhandling, camping, street performing, food-serving, parking lot lingering, chalking, bubble-blowing, hacky-sacking, or juggling downtown, because all these activities face Draconian restrictions by local ordinance. Almost every inch of public space in town has been restricted and regulated, closed after dark, privatized, or fenced in.

The latest laws being considered are intended to roust the skaters, the downtrodden, the loiters, and the n'er-do-wells from the city's public parking lots. Just part of a 10-year Santa Cruz effort to privatize public space, to sanitize street life, to sweep the undesirables, the homeless, the unbalanced, the difficult challenges of society away. If you aren't spending money downtown, get the hell out. These very business-friendly policies, are certainly not people friendly.

(Do be sure to thank County Supervisor candidate Neal Coonerty who kicked off the ever more restrictive downtown ordinances in '94 when you see him campaigning.)

In the local political realm, the "15 Minute and Get Out" law restricting city parking lot use will be considered at the Tuesday April 11th City Council Meeting at 7pm. Be sure and be there to tell the city council that we don't need any more laws to push around the undesirables. They'll vote over your objections, of course, but be there anyway.

Rico
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 8:38 AM

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