Venue Details

1 Star Starred
Mandela Village Arts Center
1357 5th St. Oakland, CA 94607
415-273-1545
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Second night was much smoother - kinks were ironed out!
Brainwash Movie Festival info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
From the organizers: Electrical problem with FM transmitter was unexpected -- repaired this week.
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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

For the "17th annual" this was outstandingly disorganized. Started very late, audio didn't work, longest film of the evening was..... long.

Since it was such a small, casual, event, the presenters might have done a better job of communicating...continued

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9 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

I *really* enjoyed the four films shown (2 "standard-length" shorts, 1 "microshort", and 1 ~hour-long documentary), and found the image and projection quality to be high. The organizers seemed to still be working out some kinks in transmitting...continued

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attended Sep 03 2011

Went to this opening night event and saw a number of films, some of which were highly interesting. Liked the "drive-in" feel of the event a lot, and the food truck was something special (great fish tacos). My only negative is that the folks...continued

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Website

http://www.brainwashm.com/

Quotes & Highlights

Check out the full festival lineup.

Description

The 18th annual festival kicks off on September 15th at 8:00pm with popular local food trucks, music by Bekah Barnett, urban minstrel and Head Trip, John Law & Fletcher Fleudujon’s adventure doc (?) about a cruise with the Cyclecide bus hauling three Doggie Diner Dogheads across country from San Francisco to New York City, preceded by the short movie Surviving Your Bear Attack. Movies start at 9:00pm. 

On September 21st and 22nd, food vendors will open for business and Bekah will start singing at 8:00pm, and each unique 90 minute show of original short movies will start at 9:00pm. addition, Sunday, September 23rd features, of course, an all-show tribute to Jesus, starting with our own Jesus Festival Trailer, followed by the short Loaded Paradise and a remarkable feature from Louisiana (the other LA) Trailer Park Jesus. You won’t want to miss it!

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“Brainwash* has a great mix of original humor, experimental art movies, innovative animation, and short live-action stories with high production values, and some new surprises in 2012,” notes 2011 festival judge Jason Gohlke. “The moviemakers are unique and skillful storytellers. You don’t want to miss Brainwash this year.”

This year the festival returns to 1357 5th St (Mandela Village Arts Center), which means intrepid moviegoers can drive in, bike in, walk in, or take BART in to the festival. The movies will be projected on an outdoor screen, and the soundtrack will be available through your FM stereo (as well as played on amplifiers). “It’s a lot of fun, or my name isn’t Shelby Toland,” claims Toland. “Also, bring your favorite chair!” 

About the Ticket Supplier: Brainwash Movies

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. This year, we will feature a love story set in a post-global warming dystopia, a science-fiction period piece set in 1972, a six-minute Japanese historical epic comedy, and many more.