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The Brainwash Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In Movie festival Announces the 23rd Annual Festival 2017 Program!!!

July 21, 22, 28 & 29/2017 @  Nimby,  8410 Amelia St., Oakland, CA, USA. All shows 9:00 pm.

Adm.: $15 ea. per show at the door.

$12ea., festival pass – $30 for all four shows @ Universe logo


Friday, July 21, 2017

Hell  No! – Sally Richardson/Dave Krzysik

Where Have The Flowers Gone – Sin-Hong Chan*

The Heart of a Nation – Doug Birnbaum

Impervia – Patrick Devaney

Living  Limbo – Paul Aumoeualogo

Regis #2 – Reny Masseglia

Backstage at the O – Olga Wilhelmine

Mostly Useless – Connor O’Rourke

StalkerZ – Damien Patrik

Spies – Katarzyna Kochany


Saturday, July 22, 2017

All The World’s A Stage – Hannes Rall*

Interior Night – Al Watt


Friday, July 28, 2017

Outside the Box – Steve Segal

Solved – Michael Bartolomeo

Pizza  Face – Justin Ulloa/Jamie Dwyer

Hell  No! – Sally Richardson/Dave Krzysik

Cab Elvis – Andrew Franks*

Wait  Wait  Wait – Emma Penaz Eisner

Shout at the Ground – Leela Menon

What Price Freedom: The History of Apocalypse Cartoons – Dean Packis


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lily Hits The Road – The Bum Family

Bien Mal À Qui!? – Daniel Jenny

Panic Attack! – Eileen O’ Meara

The Return – Hamid Reza/Mazrae Khatiri

An Exquisite Task – Beck Underwood

Seventy – Robert Belinoff

My Friend – Kate McCabe

Luis and the Others – Christophe Daci

Catch the Wind – Paul Aumoeualogo

The Blue Jet – Lawrence  Lam

Awards Presentation


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jackson Bolt – a’Ali de Sousa


*Courtesy Aug & Ohr Agency


Posted on May 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm by Shelby Toland, filed under Top of Brain

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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
2017 judges: Neil Kaplan, Dave Krzysik, Kamala Stuart, David Sutera and Shelby Toland

Special Thanks to:
Mike Snook and Nimby, 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, Victor Ho, John Law, The SF Cacophony Society, (we're on pgs. 230-231), Scott Beale, Rob Schmidt, J.D. Boggmann, Mr. Mystic, M2, Burning Man, Phil Shuey, Kathy Vaquilar, Annie Coulter, Mike Dingle, SomArts, Jabari Herbert, Monsa, 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.

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