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The 22nd Annual Brainwash

Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival

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Friday July 22, 2016  9: 00PM

Head – Stav Levi

The Postmodern Pioneer Plaque – Boris Kozlov

Dance of the Neurons – Jody Oberfelder

Honk! Honk! – Lars Fuchs

“Ahavot” Be’Kitsur / Short Love – Yaron Yarkoni

River – Stephanie Maxwell

The Morning Ride – Reid Hemsing

High Signs – Damien Patrik

Yo Soy Pedro – Inconstant Jordan

 

Saturday July 23, 2016  9: 00PM

The Panty Symphonic – Zach Strum

Little Red Riding Hood – Stephane Guenin

Death of Del Paso – Phil D’Asaro

An Ape Walk Into a Bar: A True Story – Eric Maierson

The Red Card – Dana Brawer

Dark Queen – Dave Reda

Filament, Filament, Filament – Brandon Doherty

Bubble – Alexander Moss

Clyde’s Game – William Howard

 

Friday July 29, 2016  9: 00PM

Lilly Gets a Pet – Xstine Cook

Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs – Justin Gaar

 

Saturday July 30, 2016  9: 00PM

Chénmò de péngyǒu / Silent Friends – Rachel Meyers

This is Not a Love Song – Ursula Ellis

The Devil’s Argument – Peter VanOosting

Twinsburg – Joe Garrity

We’ll Get It – Michael Nardelli

The Ride – Waylon Bacon

Artemis – Heather Freeman

Blotch Murder – Serge Goldwicht

Escape – Rachel Meyers

 

Thanks

to our judges – Kamala Stuart, Neil Kaplan & Dave Krzysik,

our sponsors – Ink Tip, East Bay Express & Jungle Software

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 8:36 am by Shelby Toland, filed under Brainwash Movies, Top of Brain

The 21st Brainwash Festival Winners:

The First Prize Award winner: Predatory Lender – Jim Meyer

2nd Grand Prize: Advanced Doodling – Mike Cantor

Third Prize Award: Dirdy Birdy – John Dillworth

Fourth Prize: Helio – Teddy Cecil

Fifth: Coppersmith – Taylor Mosley

The Audience Choice Award: Directors On Directing – Damien Patrik

More to come online in our Awards Presentation show on the Brainwash Movies’ Big Weird Time broadcast series, so stay tuned!

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm by Shelby Toland, filed under Brainwash Movies, Top of Brain

Land Action Movie festival!

At the Omni Oakland Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California. Sunday, May 15th, 6:00pm.

Liberated Lens in collaboration with the Land Action 4 hosts 2 days of films, workshops and fun!! Bay Area social justice, activist organizations will be sharing their knowledge and experience throughout the festival and holding hands on activities in between the films.

Our selection of films connects the dots between local land/housing movements and global land struggle. The histories of these other campaigns illuminate the successes and setbacks we’re experiencing now in our own city. Globally, massive popular movements have taken principled action in pursuit of fundamental human rights and have thereby forced their governments to compromise. We make the case that direct action is still productive and relevant, and that we should fight to ensure that direct action remains legal in the Bay Area.

After each screening, there will be a Q&A with the directors, activists, and folx involved with the film.

SCHEDULE
6 pm – Dinner and Drinks, BYOB
6:15 – “Homefulness: The Struggle,The Vision, The Poor-People Led Revolution”
6:30 – Homefulness Q&A with Tiny Gray-Garcia of POOR magazine
6:45 – “Shelter: A Squatumentary”
7:30 – Shelter Q&A with members of Hellarity House
7:45 – stretch and mingle, + Homes Not Jails workshop (hands-on!!)
8:00 – “The Story of the MST: Parts I-III”
8:30 – MST-Landless Workers Movement Q&A with Friends of the MST Gustavo Oliveira
8:45 – stretch and mingle, Homes Not Jails workshop (you got it!! hands on)
9:00 – “Table Bed Chair: a documentary about the squatter scene of Amsterdam”
9:30 – Closing with Land Action 4

Attending Organizations:
Northern California People’s Housing Union
East Bay Homes Not Jails
Land Action
Friends of the MST
Permaculture Action Tour
POOR Magazine
Occupy the Farm
Tiny House Builders Contingent
-Marcus Owens of CAMO Projects

The Film Fest is a BYOB, Bar is TBD
Suggested donation for movies, free popcorn, workshops and shenanigans: $5-$25, NOTAFLOF!
Dinner provided by our favorite catering collective, Dos Manos! It’s gonna be delish! Price and menu pending (:

This is another fundraiser for the legal defense of the Land Action 4. We are currently about $500 away from paying back Patrick Xu’s bail and we will keep fundraising for future court fees.

Our first hearing is May 20th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520368628271764/

SF BayView interview with Patrick Xu:
http://sfbayview.com/2016/05/patrick-xu-of-the-land-action-4-speaks-on-their-case-human-rights-and-squatter-movements-locally-and-internationally/

Posted on May 14, 2016 at 12:15 am by Shelby Toland, filed under Top of Brain

Special Brainwash Retro show @ Nimby!

A special free movie night in the Nimby gallery Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 7:00pm.

 

A quick look back at our July 19th, 2013 show of selected shorts:

American Ubiquity – David Sutera

We Bought a Ghost – R. & M Etheridge

When I Met Dottie – The Bum Family

Consignment – Justin Hannah

Bob Hope – Careen Ingle

Car Alarm-B-Gone – Bill Ross

Day of the Spectre – Chris Peters

A Stroll Through the Park: An Asbury Symphony – Sage Seb

Space Out – Aidan Fraser

Kayip – Mete Sozer

 

Nimby is located at 8410 Amelia Street in Oakland, CA, off of 85th Avenue.

All are welcome!

Brainwash Movies:

Always with a vital array of movies from all over the world for the cinematically adventuroUS!

 

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm by Shelby Toland, filed under Top of Brain

The 21st Brainwash Movie Festival Program!

A plethora of weird, unusual and just plain great short and feature movies, this year again promises to be worthy of the culmination of 21 years of fine movies for audience enjoyment and edification from Brainwash. Witness, also, the settings: Nimby, the original DIY industrial art space in Oakland, and the Palace, one of the grand old theaters from the Golden Ages of Cinema.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 @ Nimby:

Cine Drive-In – Cinema Sob o Céu – Claudio Moraes

Ein Mercedes für Sierra Leone – Robert Fuhrmann

Arcadia – Rick Fisher

Directors on Directing – Damien Patrik

Eclissi – Tygh Runyan

M-Theory – TL Westgate

N’kisi Concorde – Nikki Sass

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 @ Nimby:

aWake – Chris Harper

Coppersmith – Taylor Mosley

Alcachofas piraña del abismo prehistoric – Javier Lozano Sánchez

September Sketch Book – Ronnie Cramer

Helio – Teddy Cecil

Sweet Nothings – Valerian Zamel

Advanced Doodling – Mike Cantor

On my way to NYC! – Mélanie Duault

Tete Noise, an interview in Tbilisi / Georgia – Virginie Thérèse Colombe

Corto – Alexis de Vigan

Oak and Scott: Pausing at High Speed – Sinem Yilanci

Ocean – Stephanie Maxwell

 

Fri. and Sat., July 31st and Aug. 1st at the Palace Theater Program

Friday, July 31th, 2015
The Dirdy Birdy – Redux John Dillworth
Being Dennis Trish Sie
Dennis Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Michael Nardelli
I Was a Teenage Girl, Apparently Lyn Elliot
Lilly’s Big Day Xstine Cook/The Bum Family
Seventy Percent Scott Campbell
Predatory Lender Jim Meyer

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 (Tickets not available on TicketWeb for tonights show)

The Bag – Phil Snyder

In the Course of Human Events (excerpt from City Symphony II) – Dominic Angerame

Advanced Doodling – Mike Cantor

G – Johnathan Ritter

Persistence of Vision – Scott Campbell

Atlantic Right Side Up – Katarzyna Kochany

And It Was Good – Graham Waterston

Cable Movie Classics Presents Fair Shake – Johnathan Ritter

Ballot Trailers

Awards Ceremony

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm by Shelby Toland, filed under Top of Brain

The 20th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival Award Winners!

The First Prize Award winner: A Farewell To Arm Phil and Robert M. Snyder

2nd Grand Prize: November – Eric Esser

Third Prize Award: Do What You Love – Katarzyna Kochany

Fourth Prize: The Spinster – Kristin Tieche

Fifth: Frogs, Phrogs, Frawgs – Bret Rogstad

The Audience Choice Award: Highway 15 – Rachel L. Meyers

Honorable Mention: EXpatZ – Jimmie Wing

 

 

More to come online in our Awards Presentation show on the Brainwash Movies’ Big Weird Time broadcast series, so stay tuned!

 

“Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking. Keep watching the skies.” The Thing (From Another World) (1951).

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 2:35 am by Shelby Toland, filed under Top of Brain

Here it is, folks, the lineup for this year’s Festival!

The 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie festival

will be at Nimby, 8410 Amelia St., at 85th Ave., Oakland, CA, USA,

Friday, July 18th, Saturday July 19th, Fri., July 25th, and Sat., the 26th, 2014.

All shows at 9:00pm, with a virtual plethora of weird, unusual and just plain great movies for audience enjoyment and edification.

The New York Times says it “pirat[es] a piece of that old Hollywood magic and challeng[es] conventions on the role of public space in the process”.

“We project movies onto a tarp in West Oakland,” counters festival director Shelby Toland.

Admission is $12ea. per show, with discounts to City Car Share members: 2 for the price of one if “you flash your fob” and ALL occupants for free in a City Car Share Car!

or… get the Festival Pass$35.00 for ALL shows!  Get Tickets >>

 

Fri., July 18th

Super Camilla - Vitor Torao Akeda

The Man In White – Kyra Gardner

Candice is Currently Online - Patrick Schechter

Friendship - Xstine Cook

Traveler - Ron Hurley

Dearly Departed - Ashley Sinn

Love Stuck - Sierra Fein

A Farewell To Arm - Philip Snyder/Robert M. Snyder

 

Sat., July 19th- Special “Double Feature” show with Academy Award nominated Saint Dracula – a Bollywood classic!

Independent Film Maker - Andreas Goldfuss

Lullaby - Dana Brawer

F#*k Off - Berin Tuzlic

Highway 15 - Rachael L. Meyers

Bleach Formula - Heejin Jang

Dresden - Tahnee Gehm

Game Companion - Brian Morelan

Pop Psychology - Paul Fletcher

Warsaw January 2011 - Juliet Palmer

Cough - Jason Kempnich

Frogs Phrogs Frawgs - Brett Rogstad

Saint Dracula - Rupesh Paul/All Lights

 

Fri., July 25th

Bulimia: The Musical - Joe DiSanto

The Cabining - Mike Kopera

 

Sat., July 26th

Can We Be Happy Now? – Tahnee Gehm

Boome & Slade - Eric Jaffe

Kyrie Eleison / Transforming Gods - Volker Schlecht

Expatz - Jimmie Wing

Frenzbook - Paul Fontaine

The Spinster - Kristin Tieche

November - Eric Esser

Do What You Love - Katarzyna Kochany

Awards Presentation

 

 

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 6:33 am by Shelby Toland, filed under Top of Brain

The 19th Annual Brainwash Movie festival – 2013

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 and features 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 to 100 minutes.

Who won awards?

1st Prize: American Ubiquity – David Sutera
2nd Grand Prize: Space Out – Aidan Fraser
3rd prize: The Incendiary Adventures of a Scientist Gone Mad – Tanner Shay
4th prize: L & R – Jeff Toye
5th prize: Drink the Gloom – Yigit Kalyoncu

Audience Choice: TBA

How do I enter my film?

To submit your movies for 2014, please see our Call for Entries.

(Follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or join the email list).

 

The 19th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Festival Program

Music at 8:00pm, Movies at 9:00pm

The first patrons received a free Barf Bag just for showing up!

At Nimby’s: 8410 Amelia Street off 85th Ave., Oakland, CA

All shows broadcast in FM stereo!

 

Friday July 19th, 2013

American Ubiquity – David Sutera

(Barf Bag trailer)

We Bought a Ghost – R. & M. Etheridge

When I Met Dottie – The Bum Family

Consignment – Justin Hannah

Bob Hope – Careen Ingle

Car Alarm-B-Gone – Bill Ross

Day of the Spectre – Chris Peters

A Stroll Through the Park An Asbury Symphony – Sage Seb

Space Out – Aidan Fraser

Kayip – Mete Sozer

 

Saturday July 20th, 2013

The Can-Cannibals Double Feature (Grindhouse Trailers) – Matthew Ragsdale

Smoked – Jamie DeWolf/Joshua Staley

American Ubiquity – David Sutera

 

Friday July 26th, 2013

American Ubiquity – David Sutera

Dust Bunnies – Katarzyna Kochany

Dance of the Books – Lorena Fernandez

Asshole Robot and the Benefits of an Artificial Mind – Eric Caselton

Mirror Lies – Adam Rosenberg

Refugio 115 – Ivan Villamel Sanchez

Blue Sheep Suit – Kevin Lonano

I Am Sorry About What Happened – Jon Kiefer

Drink the Gloom – Yigit Kalyoncu

The Incendiary Adventures of a Scientist Gone Mad! – Tanner Shay

 

Saturday July 27th, 2013

Living Canvass – Ronnie Cramer

The road led here – Jennifer Hardacker

Nigga… Nigga… NIGGA! – Michael Blevins

Little House of the Big Cry – Alfred Hernandez

Delusional – Jeremy Scripter

It’s Not Saturday – Martha Pinson

L&R – Jeff Toye

So Far Above Humans They Are – Elizabeth Lawrence/Amanda Stymeist

American Ubiquity – David Sutera

 

Awards Presentation (w/Jesus Festival Trailer)

RiP Les Blank — A Life Well Lived — 1935-2013. Photo by and via Barbara Traub

This year’s festival in memory of Les Blank – A great example & true inspiration to all moviemakers.

This picture first appeared to promote the First Annual Cacophony Drive-In Short Film Video festival in the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Pink Section” in 1995. It is now the Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival – showing the movies above, still going 18 years later. Thank you, Les Blank, for such great art – a true measure of a life’s well lived success.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 10:41 pm by Shelby Toland, filed under Brainwash Movies, The Festival, Top of Brain

FREE BARF BAG!

That’s Right! The 19th Annual Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival this year features The Incendiary Adventures of a Scientist Gone Mad FREE Barf Bag

The first 100 patrons this year will receive a free Barf Bag just for showing up! Get yours!

Shows Fris. and Sats., July 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at Nimby’s: 8410 Amelia Street off 85th St., Oakland, CA. Music and food at 8:00pm, movies at 9:00pm.

All shows broadcast in FM stereo! Bring a blanket and a chair and see ya there!

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 12:42 am by Shelby Toland, filed under Top of Brain

18th Annual Festival Winners! 2012!

Who won awards?

1st Prize: Secret of Goat – Park BenchA Woman and a Man live in a cabin in the woods. They are in love. One autumn they buy a goat. Something starts happening to the Woman and Man, they begin to change… and so does their love.

2nd Grand Prize: Odokuro – Aurelio Voltaire – The skeleton of a rat-monkey comes to life in a room full of cursed objects in this Gothic tale with a sci-fi twist.  Narrated by electro-Goth, New Wave icon, Gary Numan, who did “Cars” (what could be more appropriate for a drive-in movie festival?).

3rd prize: Statue  – Olga Wilhelmine - A lonely, ‘living-statue’ street performer in the French Quarter of New Orleans tries to win the heart of a nearby street musician. Check out 219 Records for more of Olga’s many excellent projects.

4th prize: Another Dress, Another Button – Lyn Elliot –  The spare buttons have a field day on the dresser top. The spare button saver talks about why she does it, and how it makes her feel.  A stop-motion animation that explores the plight of the spare buttons: carefully saved, but never used.

5th prize: Trailer Park Jesus – Sean GerowinInspired by a true misadventure, a college student bargains his way home with a sheet of acid as he becomes stranded at a trailer park in rural Mississippi. Another remarkable award winner this year from Louisiana (the other LA). Reviews.

Audience Choice: Doctor Glamour – AndrewJonesA genius scientist contacts another dimension to save the woman he loves, summoning a flamboyant rock n’ roll superhero. (Note: Brainwash fans may remember the excellent movie “Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer“, also by Andrew Jones, from our 2010 festival).

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:44 am by Shelby Toland, filed under Award Winners

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And many thanks to the following contributors — past, present, and future:

Founders: Shelby Toland, Dave Krzysik, Barbara Traub & Scott Arford
Exec. Producer: Duncan Maddux
2016 judges: Neil Kaplan, Dave Krzysik, Kamala Stuart and Shelby Toland

Special Thanks to:
Amy Stabler, Dionne Stevens, Jason Gohlke, (General Partner Emeritus), Ron Baker, Simon Lang, Michael Mohr, Jalal Elhayek, Steve Mobia, Bekah Barnett, Ben the awesome fiddle and banjo player, Doug Campbell, Mark McGothigan, Gary Nakamoto, Dave Reda, Emmanuel Jonas, Steven DeCaprio, Sarah Fisher, Yvette Hochberg, Andy Kirk, D.J. Neel N. Kizmiaz, Lillian Phaeton, Bev Reiser, The Rhythmic Revolution, Hal Robins, Betty Tweedy, Jonathan Logan, Jesse Block, Ed Holmes, Vikki Vaden, Mark States, John Law, The SF Cacophony Society, (we're on pgs. 230-231), Scott Beale, Rob Schmidt, J.D. Boggmann, M2, Burning Man, Phil Shuey, Kathy Vaquilar, Annie Coulter, Mike Dingle, SomArts, Phil Snyder, Mark Thimijian, ALL of our moviemakers! and, in memoriam to Michael Hawk and Les Blank, whose movies live on.

Theme Music for the Festival and Big Weird Time Webisodes: Traffic Man, written by Dave Krzysik & Ed Bullins.
Performed by:
Hot Tub Man: Benny Lewis, Joe Shelby, Gaylord Birch, Nik Phelps, Joe McKinley, & Dave Krzysik.

Not To Mention The Doggie Diner Dogheads: