The sometimes rocky relationship between art and politics in America in the 1930s -- as well as the gulf between the wealthy and the struggling -- sets the stage for Tim Robbins' ambitious comedy-drama Cradle Will Rock.
Cradle Will Rock (1999) chronicles the process and events that surrounded the production of the original 1937 musical The Cradle Will Rock. Robbins adapts history to create this fictionalized account of the original production, bringing in other stories of the time to produce this commentary on the role of art and power in the 1930s, particularly amidst the struggles of the 1930s labor movement and the corresponding appeal of socialism and communism among many intellectuals and working class people of that time.
Based on true events, Cradle Will Rock relives an exciting and dangerous time in American history, when individual courage prevailed against censorship, and artists risked their livelihood by continuing to perform and paint according to conscience.
(indoors, unless the weather is nice enough to be outside!)
Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is a 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 to help reclaim public space and transform our urban environment.
Plus thrilling & funny short films, an intermission, great company & a guaranteed good time!
Bring blankets, pillows, anything you need to be comfortable in the great outdoors, friends, snacks to share. Donations to support the project are more than welcome.