A collectively produced feature length documentary film by UCSC film students looks at the dynamics that make up the town of Watsonville. Exit 426: Watsonville will be premiered as a featured local documentary at the 2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival on Sunday May 13 at 3:45 p.m. at The Nickelodeon Theatre.
Filmmakers from around the world partake in the 23rd Pacific Rim Film Festival, a week-long even in which artists present their films in Santa Cruz and Watsonville in order to spread awareness of cultural differences.
Tonight the Del Mar Theatre will be presenting “Ramen and Beer,” a film festival showcasing 12 short films from the next generation of UC Santa Cruz filmmakers. The compilation varies in both the types of films — from documentaries to narrative works — and content.
The 5th Annual Secret Film Festival at the Del Mar theatre came and went this past weekend. But the experience — 12 hours, 5 movies, no sleep — may be eternal. So how did I do it? And, most importantly, what did I learn? (Hint: nothing).
Next Friday, the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival will set its wheels in motion. The festival will focus on the growing prominence of women in mountain biking and all of the proceeds will go to help Soquel Demonstration Forest, a favorite haunt of the county’s mountain bikers.
With a recent peak of interest in immigrant and labor issues spurred by the contract resolution of UC workers in early February, local May Day celebrations will ensure that this important day is not overlooked. Events planned for the week of May 1, which is known as International Workers’ Day, will serve as a testament to the social and economic achievements of the labor movement.