CUL DE SAC: A SUBURBAN WAR STORY
August 7, 2014 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
SMoCA Lounge at SMoCA (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)
7373 East 2nd Street (Scottsdale Civic Center), Scottsdale AZ
$7.00 admission-advance tickets available at SMoCA or call 480-874-4666
Sponsored by SMoCA, Sechler CPA PC (http://www.azcpa.com)
(Screenings were selected to complement SMoCA’s summer exhibition Bill Owens: Suburbia.)
Directed by Garrett Scott. An examination of the actions of Shawn Nelson, a 35 year-old plumber who stole a tank in May 1995 and rampaged through his San Diego neighborhood.
In May 1995, Shawn Nelson, a 35 year-old plumber from Clairemont, California, emerged from an eighteen foot mine shaft he had dug beneath his backyard in search for gold. An ex-soldier and methamphetamine abuser, he stole a tank from a nearby National Guard armory and went on a rampage through the residential streets of his neighborhood, crushing cars and lampposts until the cops took him down.
CUL DE SAC goes far beyond this apparently minor news story and provides extensive political, economic and social context that ties Nelson’s life to the larger story of a working class community in decline.
Newsreels of a fat, happy San Diego in the 50s and 60s, the perfect representation of middle class aspirations for economic prosperity, are juxtaposed with contemporary images of shuttered defense plants, jobless blue-collar suburbanites, drug abusers, and police on patrol. Statements from police, historians and real estate agents sketch out the rise and fall of this military-fueled boomtown, and trace the area’s social ills back to World War II, the Vietnam War and recent layoffs.
“Brilliant… Each time CUL DE SAC revisits Nelson’s low-speed tank chase, he seems less like a standard-issue nut-job loner and more like a military/industrial Frankenstein’s monster, haunted by (and hunted for) other people’s sins.” —New York Press
“[A] terse, scrupulous film, the footage punctuates a bleak tale of a defense-industry town’s boom and bust-once a Cold War capital of airplane and missile production, the San Diego suburb has decayed into a strip-mall wasteland…” —The Village Voice
WOODSTOCK (The Director’s Cut)
45th Anniversary Screening-A Concert Film Event
Food Trucks-Cash Beer/Wine Bar-DOOR PRIZE-Bud’s Glass Joint Merchandise Table
Sunday August 17 2014 12:30 pm (doors at 12 pm)
Location: Third Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Tickets $9.00 (advance online ticket details at- http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/events/no-festival-required-presents-woodstock-the-directors-cut/
10.00 at the door, a dollar off with student i.d.
Sechler CPA PC
Carly’s Bistro – 128 East Roosevelt St.
Stinkweeds-12 West Camelback Rd
Bud’s Glass Joint-1021 N 1st St
FOOD TRUCKS READY AND DOORS OPEN 12 NOON
FILM BEGINS AT 12:30-INTERMISSION APPROX. 2:30PM-3:00PM
SECOND HALF OF FILM AT 3PM-5PM
Running Time 244 minutes. Contains, nudity, drug use and foul language, i.e. all the fun 1969 offered!
Woodstock is considered both a groundbreaking documentary and a concert music phenomenon. Poignant and humorous, with incredible performances by rock music’s biggest talents, the film received the 1970 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
This director’s cut expands on the original film with a better understanding of the events surrounding the creation of one of the largest concerts ever held anywhere. Over 400,000 people, in the midst of the Vietnam War, racial strife and the rise of the Hippie Movement, came to the hamlet of White Lake in the small town of Bethel New York and Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm on August 16-18 1969 to celebrate “3 Days of Peace and Music.”
Directed by Michael Wadleigh, with Martin Scorsese(among others) co-editing, the film was a financial and commercial success and spawned much imitation of its cinema vérité, freewheeling multi-frame film style.
|1.*||Crosby, Stills & Nash||“Long Time Gone”|
|2.*||Canned Heat||“Going Up the Country”|
|3.*||Crosby, Stills & Nash||“Wooden Ships”|
|Richie Havens||“Handsome Johnny”|
|“Freedom” / “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”|
|Canned Heat||“A Change Is Gonna Come” **|
|Joan Baez||“Joe Hill”|
|“Swing Low Sweet Chariot”|
|The Who||“We’re Not Gonna Take It” / “See Me, Feel Me”|
|Sha-Na-Na||“At the Hop”|
|Joe Cocker and the Grease Band||“With a Little Help from My Friends”|
|Audience||“Crowd Rain Chant”|
|Country Joe and the Fish||“Rock and Soul Music”|
|Arlo Guthrie||“Coming Into Los Angeles”|
|Crosby, Stills & Nash||“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”|
|Ten Years After||“I’m Going Home”|
|Jefferson Airplane||“Saturday Afternoon” / “Won’t You Try” **|
|“Uncle Sam’s Blues” **|
|John Sebastian||“Younger Generation”|
|Country Joe McDonald||“FISH Cheer / Feel-Like-I’m-Fixing-to-Die-Rag”|
|Sly and the Family Stone||“Dance to the Music” / “I Want to Take You Higher”|
|Janis Joplin||“Work Me, Lord” **|
|Jimi Hendrix||“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” (credited as “Voodoo Chile” in the film) **|
|“The Star-Spangled Banner”|
|“Woodstock Improvisation” **|
|30.*||Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young||“Woodstock” / “Find the Cost of Freedom” **|