23rd Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie fest
The Annual Brainwash Drive-in, Bike-in, Walk-in Movie Festival: unique independent movies in a great East Bay atmosphere
The New York Times says the Brainwash Movie Festival
“pirates a piece of that old Hollywood magic and challenges conventions
on the role of public space in the process.”
Brainwash organizers say, “We show movies in a parking lot in Oakland.”
The movies shown at the Brainwash Movie Festival are a great mix of
original humor, experimental art movies, innovative animation, and short
live-action stories with high production values. The moviemakers are
unique and skillful storytellers, and the movies themselves pack a real
punch into anywhere from 5 to 18 minutes. In the past, we have also
featured great features: John Law & Flecher Fleudujon’s “Head Trip”
and an all-Jesus show featuring “Trailer Park Jesus”. Both two great,
rare features! Not to mention our usual abundance of innovative, unique
and vital shorts!
What’s a Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival? It’s set up like a
traditional drive-in with FM sound as well as two big amps. Arrive
however you choose: drive, bike, or walk in, perhaps with your favorite
chair or blanket.
Brainwash Movies has been showing great underground mostly short
movies since 1995, and we have accumulated the rights to over 500 titles
to produce an ongoing broadcast series. We’ve been written up in
Variety, the New York Times, the Chronicle Pink Section, East Bay Express, Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, and in AAA’s Via magazine, among many others. We’ve toured the US Southwest and played at CBGB’s in New York.
We are also developing a broadcast pilot that includes footage filmed
live at the festival. Stay tuned for a regular show of our short
movies, held together with commentary, banter, and an as-yet
confidential plot that may once and for all resolve the question: “Who
is Shelby Toland?”. Or maybe not!
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