[MetroActive Features]

[ 'Goldies' Index | Santa Cruz | MetroActive Central | Archives ]

[whitespace] Readers' Choice Awards

Helen Garvy
Photograph by George Sakkestad

Lights, Camera, History: Helen Garvy's 'Rebels With a Cause,' a documentary about the SDS, was top pick for local film production.

Best Arts

THE MORE MOVIES CHANGE, the more they stay the same. Last year's runaway (Run Away! Run Away! as Monty Python used to advise) winner for Worst Movie of 1999 was The Blair Witch Project. This year's top pick for bottom of the barrel is ... Blair Witch 2. Indeed, what a dreadful year it was at the cinema: Battlefield Earth provided the last nail in the coffin of John Travolta's comeback; Mission to Mars sucked worse than the vacuum of deep space; one reader stills bears a big enough grudge against Eyes Wide Shut to submit a vote for it in 2001. On the plus side, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon outleapt the competition for best film.

Locally, we fared better, with Helen Garvy's marvelous documentary about the SDS radicals of the '60s, Rebels With a Cause. Readers also gave a heartfelt nod to Mountain Community Theater, which has persevered and grown over the years with productions full of heart and high spirits. It also seems that every voter has a favorite artist, so we declared a great big tie at the top and listed as many worthy winners as we had room for.

Best Art Gallery

GOLD
Many Hands
1510 Pacific Ave., SC
429.8696

SILVER
Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center
705 Front St., SC
429.1964

BRONZE
Santa Cruz Art League Inc.
526 Broadway, SC
426.5787

Best Artist (visual; local)

GOLD
(Multiple Tie)
Tom Canon
Marie Gabrielle
Annie Allen
Michelle Armitage
Mott Jordan

Best Author (published; local)

GOLD
Adrienne Rich

SILVER
Asher Brauner

BRONZE
James D. Houston

Best Cartoonist

GOLD
Stephen DeCinzo

SILVER
Tim Eagan

BRONZE
Clay Butler

Best Festival or Community Celebration

GOLD
First Night

SILVER
Capitola Art & Wine Festival

BRONZE
Santa Cruz Art & Wine

Movie: Best of 2000

GOLD
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

SILVER
Traffic

BRONZE
Gladiator

Movie: Worst of 2000

GOLD
Blair Witch 2

SILVER
Dude, Where's My Car?

BRONZE
Battlefield Earth

Movie: Best Local production of 2000

Gold
Rebels With a Cause by Helen Garvy

SILVER
Santa Cruz Shorts

BRONZE
Peter Pan at Cabrillo

Best Movie Popcorn

GOLD
Nickelodeon Theatre
210 Lincoln St., SC
426.7500

SILVER
Santa Cruz 9 Theatres
1405 Pacific Ave., SC
460.2599

BRONZE
Skyview Drive-In
2260 Soquel Dr., SC
475.3405

Best Movie Theater

GOLD
Nickelodeon Theatre
210 Lincoln St., SC
426.7500

SILVER
Santa Cruz 9 Theatres

1405 Pacific Ave., SC
457.3500

BRONZE
Riverfront Stadium Twin
155 S. River St., SC
460.2599

Best Mural or Public Art

GOLD
Pearl Alley Bistro & Wine Bar
110 Pearl Alley, SC
429.8070

SILVER
La Esperanza Market
1204 Mission St., SC
429.1214

BRONZE
West Cliff Drive Surfer Statue

Best Museum

GOLD
Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center
705 Front St., SC
429.1964

SILVER
Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
1305 E. Cliff Dr., SC
420.6115

BRONZE
Surfing Museum
Lighthouse Point, SC
420.6289

Best Radio Program

GOLD
Ralph Anybody
(weekdays, 7pm-midnight, KPIG-FM, 107.5)

SILVER
Mark and Brian
(weekdays, 6-10am, CD-93)

BRONZE
Bushwackers
(Fridays, 6-9am, KZSC-FM, 88.1)

Best Radio Station: AM

GOLD
KSCO-1080

SILVER
KGO-810

BRONZE
KNBR-680

Best Radio Station: FM

GOLD
KPIG-107.5

SILVER
KUSP-88.9

BRONZE
KZSC-88.1

Best Street Performer

GOLD
The Real Jimmies

SILVER
The Dancing Man

BRONZE
The Violin Man

Best Theater Troupe

GOLD
Mountain Community Theater
336.2278

SILVER
Shakespeare Santa Cruz

BRONZE
Um ... Gee ... Um

Best Zine

GOLD
Vamp

SILVER
Metro Santa Cruz

BRONZE
Awkward Package

[line]

Readers' Choice Awards

Best Food & Drink
Best Music & Nightlife
Best Goods & Services
Best Sports & Recreation
Best People & Places
Best Write-Ins

Critics' Choice Awards

Jesse Davis: All the Shoes That Fit
Stuart Finch: Rock Balancing Act
Isabel Piekarski: Latin Dance Sensation
Juan Cuellar: Compassionate Warrior
Nate Brunskill: Film Fanatic
Warren Odell: Tour Guide to an Anomaly
Sarah Gerhardt: Woman Who Rides Mountains
Seema Weatherwax: Late-Blooming Photographer
Stephanie Smith: Student of the Sciences
Theo Paige: The Not.So.Mad Fiddler

[line]

[ Santa Cruz | MetroActive Central | Archives ]


From the March 21-28, 2001 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

Copyright © Metro Publishing Inc. Maintained by Boulevards New Media.




Foreclosures - Real Estate Investing
San Jose.com Real Estate