Witness the momentous grace, propensity for love, and endless energy to fight that is the embodiment of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, "a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply "Mama" to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men's jails and prisons".
Join us for a screening of this documentary (and perhaps a casual discussion of the screening following the film, if folks feel into doing something like that!). Feel free to watch the trailer and learn more at the following website: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/ There will be free snacks!
Presented by the Diversity Center (http://www.diversitycenter.org/calendar/2018/6/8/fil-screening-major) and SubRosa with support from Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.
-Tuesday, June 12th, 7 - 10pm: cuddle formation / no boot straps / and more!
Cactus Bloom Collective presents:
*CUDDLE FORMATION (On Tour - Brooklyn NY) ambient music centered around healing and fostering community // https://cuddleformation.bandcamp.com/
**THERE ARE NO THIEVES IN THIS TOWN (On Tour - Brooklyn NY) a soundscape for when all you can do is sit, breathe, and be // https://therearenothieves.bandcamp.com/
***NO BOOT STRAPS (Local) queer glitter noise rock // https://nobootstraps.bandcamp.com/releases
****LAUREN ORAANGE (Local) soft acoustic pop // https://laurenoraange.bandcamp.com/
Yeah, go check it out.
-Friday, June 15th, 7 - 10pm: Karima Walker / BB Sinclair / Mess / Ryan Page
*KARIMA WALKER (On Tour - Tucson AZ) droney experimental audio-visual experience // https://karimawalker.bandcamp.com/
**BB SINCLAIR (Local) dream pop gayz // https://soundcloud.com/bbsinclair
***MESS (Local) distorty noise set // https://imamess.bandcamp.com/album/polluted
****RYAN PAGE (Local) we're doubling down on the noise tonight // https://cuttystrangerecords.bandcamp.com/album/euroserge
A rich, velvety evening of stimulating entertainment for the eyes, ears, hearts and minds. Come and see hypnotic, colorful images projected on real film. Listen carefully to complex lyrics (catch the jokes), simple drum beats, and soothing synthesized tones. Sense the space around you and feel it fill with fantastic, fleeting phantasms. Bring your friends and have a time.
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8pm. $7 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds! Show with support from the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In.
Lyra Hill, artist and California native who has never before performed in Santa Cruz, will share some original songs, and the following:
*Breathe With Cube (2016), 12 minutes, 3D 16mm film and performance // Breathe With Cube is an optical illusion and live comedy trance intended to prepare an audience for total immersion into a cinema space, the 'white cube,' or the 'black box.' The audience fixates on a slowly pulsing cube which grows, shrinks, seems to stand still and split apart. This performance invites participation through vocal repetition and deliberate, expansive use of the imagination.
**It All Depends (On You) (2017-ongoing), performance // It All Depends (On You) is a site-and-audience-specific series of performances designed to provoke an audience into participating in some outsized emotion befitting the time and place. It might be silly, sudden, sad, scary, or something else. IAD(OY) was first performed on the roof of the Greek Film Archive in Athens, as part of documenta 14.
***Uzi's Party (2017), 30 minutes, 16mm film with sound. // In this experimental teen dramedy, five young women gather for a Ouija party on the anniversary of an important death. They gossip, bicker, and flirt until somebody becomes possessed. Uzi's Party was shot entirely in-camera on 16mm film and includes extensive analog special effects. Starring Jojo Hill.
Lyra Hill is an artist, educator, and radical priestess who specializes in creating celluloid films, alternative comic books, and immersive, multimedia experiences. She has been organizing rituals since 2004. She created, hosted and ran BRAIN FRAME, the legendary performative-comix reading series, from 2011-2014. She has screened, published, and performed in Canada, Mexico, Scotland, England, Australia, Italy, Greece and across the USA. In 2016 NewCity Magazine named her "Best Urban Ritualist." She currently lives in Los Angeles where she curates and hosts MULTI CULT, a ritual variety show.