Brainwash Movie Festival Drive-In: Back and Weirder Than Ever
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The last date listed for Brainwash Movie Festival was Sunday September 23, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Muey S
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It got pretty chilly when the sun went down. Tacos were very good - fish, shrimp & steak. $2 each or $1.5 for steak & chicken. Each were pretty filling since it had a slice of avocado & a dollop of rice. The random rain that visited only lasted about 5 minutes. Bathrooms are behind the screen to the door on the right, after going up the walk ramp. Dog friendly. People & crew were nice. They started on time at 9pm.
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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
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. In 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!
“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!”