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The 21st Annual Brainwash Movie Festival  – kicks off July 24th and 25th at Nimby, 8410 Amelia at 85th Ave., Oakland, CA, USA, and continues July 31st and Aug. 1st at the fabulous Palace Theater, 1445 23rd Ave., Oakland, CA, USA.
With a virtual 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. A must see again this year, including movies that will entice, shock the sensibilities and touch your heart. 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.
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.”
You won’t want to miss it!

Admission is $10ea. per show, with discounts becoming available online.

Contact Shelby Toland:, 510 836-3210 for more information.

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The Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival.
The Brainwash logo.
Brainwash logo with URL
Timelapse photo of the Brainwash Movie festival (please credit Gary Nakamoto).
Brainwash Movies’ irascible and (perhaps) mythical founder, Shelby Toland, issues a directive to festivalgoers from onscreen.
Executive Producer Duncan Maddux presenting “Brainwash First Feature” award in 2009 (from behind the screen).
Repurposed trophies that are actually awarded to moviemakers.
Man in derby and moustache thinks about Brainwash (no known copyright restrictions).
Stylized image of festival with logo.