1357 5th Street
Oakland, California 94607

Bay Area's own Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk In movie festival features original shorts from around the world! The New York Times says the Brainwash Movie Festival "pirat[es] a piece of that old Hollywood magic and challeng[es] conventions on the role of public space in the process." The sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes wacky, but always original Brainwash Movie Festival returns in the summer of 2008 for a slightly darker, perhaps more macabre engagement than in previous years. Attendees to the festival are encouraged to either drive, bike, walk, or take public transit to the venue -- a parking lot near the West Oakland BART station -- where movies are screened in traditional drive-in movie theater fashion, complete with FM transmission and a full-service concession stand. For two nights, the fully juried festival will screen original shorts such as Motherload of Trophies, Heartless, FilmDog?, Hotel Paradiso, Mercury Men, and Amor Peligrosa, among dozens of others.

Official Website: http://brainwashm.com/program08.html

Added by allaboutgeorge on July 7, 2008