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Thank you!

Thank you all for making the 17th Annual Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival a success! It seemed like the audiences had a good time. It’s late, but I am still posting the award winners: 1st Prize: Clean is Good by Carlos Matiella 2nd Grand Prize: Earthship by David Wilson 3rd prize: Coming Soon by […]

Video: More work!

It’s Friday night (Saturday morning, by now). Dave and Simon are doing physical labor, and I am documenting it thusly:

Video: That’s dedication.

Okay, here’s what Dave and I were doing at midnight last night to bring you, the Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival patron, the best possible drive-in film experience possible. By the way, this new, thicker vinyl screen is a significant upgrade from last year. Last year we added a new projector and FM transmitter, […]

Brainwash loves animation

As long as Brainwash has been around, animated shorts have been a major component of the festival. Following in the footsteps of such illustrious titles as Thought Bubble, Scrimshander, Boxcartoon, The Collection, and far more than I can name here (or, for that matter, remember), several very special, very distinct, and very original animated shorts […]

“How to Make it in Filmmaking”

Like Gideon Verite, How to Make it in Filmmaking is a movie that will be shown at Brainwash about… well, filmmaking. There are, however, many differences. How to Make it in Filmmaking (check out the movie site here) is a 59-minute documentary by Shanna Maurizi about a real movie director, while Gideon Verite is a […]

Gideon Verite: one of many great shorts for 2011

The heart of Brainwash is the movies we show. That’s why we call ourselves the world’s only drive-in bike-in walk-in MOVIE festival. One of this year’s shorts, Gideon Verite by Raquel Cedar, is in the classic Brainwash style. In an absurdist style somewhat reminiscent of Being John Malkovich, Gideon Verite creates an eccentric and theatrical […]

Trailer/teaser for 2011

Hey, look… here’s a weird preliminary trailer for 2011! Share and enjoy!

The final night!

Hi folks — tonight is the final night of the 16th Annual Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival! Hope to see you there for some great movies and our always entertaining awards ceremony!

A little about Opening Night: August 7th!

Opening night is TONIGHT! (Buy your tickets on TicketWeb here — and just for fun, why not RSVP on Facebook?) We’re screening a full-length feature called “Dynamite Swine” (facebook) by Mark Poisella, a rollicking action movie/buddy flick/poker movie that defies description but just works. This is the second year in a row we’ve opened with […]

Some weird footage we found

We were shooting footage for our trailer and something weird happened: A few random things as we approach festival time: We’ve updated the program page with short descriptions of the movies and where the moviemakers are from. We got a nice little blurb on KCBS’ website and another very good writeup in the East Bay […]