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The 14th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival

Come one, come all, to the 14th Annual Brainwash
Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk-In MovieFestival, featuring original shorts from around the world! (Program specifics are listed below.)

What: The 2008 14th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival
When: Fri. & Sat., July 25th and 26th at 9:00 p.m. each night.
Where: Mandela Village Arts Center,
1357 5th St., Oakland, California, USA.
How: $9/nite, discounts available on our site - http//
Wheelchair accessible.
Who: You, and everyone you can drag along!
The New York Times says the SF Bay Area's own Drive-In/Bike-In/Walk In
movie festival, the Brainwash Movie Festival, "pirates a piece of that old
Hollywood magic and challenges conventions on the role of public space in the

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.

And ongoing this year, on Stage II, for your edification and viewing enjoyment,
Hologlyphics will be showing Volumetric Movies, 3D video with holographic
properties, seen without special glasses -

The short movies screening this year are as follow (with descriptions):


(Invocation and ritual introduction by the Rhythmic Revolution)

The Drill - Dan Seneres…Survival, control, and revenge in a post-apocalyptic

The Road - Owen Thomas…Random acts of kindness go unpunished.

Crossin' All The Boundaries - Rebecca Parrish…Race, class, gender, and
power explored in a Mississippi town, via the 2008 election.

Psych Burn - J.X. Williams…Rediscover J.X. Williams' classic.

Hotel Paradiso - Sol Bundy…Warum sind Sie hier, bitte? Ich muss ein Huhn zu

Human Park - Mick Cusimano…Dinosaurs go to the human zoo

FilmDog™ - Joey Bargsten…Learn the exciting basics of making film from A
Boy And His Dog.

The Language Lesson - Eileen Finn…The dangers of procrastination.

Wiffle Ball - Jim Ford…It's just a game. Seriously.

Treehugger - David Burns…Man loves tree.

Dead Boyfriends - Xstine Cook…Fire! Blood! Puppet Death!

The Death of Artists (Air 56) - Jim Magrini…Abstract, image-laden critique of
the artists themselves.

Severely Spaced - Mark McGothigan & Ure Thrall…The Cosmos redistributed.

Bally Master - Gary Beeber…Meet Scott Baker, master of the Bally stage at
Coney Island.

Video Calibration - Caitlin Horsmon…0:01:25

Friday running time: 119.083333333333 minutes


J.X. Williams trailer - Noel Lawrence…Rediscovered 60's movie genius
(Featuring an appearance by Noel Lawrence, Executive Director of the J.X.
Williams Archive)

Heartless - Paul Dalio…Simon adapts the story of the Tin Man, with heart.

Every Seven Minutes - Josh Bass…Mike just wants to sleep. His alarm clock has
other ideas.

Motherload of Trophies - Karim Amara…"There's beauty in junk...
people throw away so much good stuff."

The Human Error - Derek Burnett…A problem has been detected that seems to
have been caused by the following file: you.

Whitebread and Goatman - Steve Hosford…The biggest score of two cops'

Long Night Drone - Neil Forman…A music video that chronicles the building of
a rock star.

Even - Ben Jurin…Revenge is served raw and red.

Amor Peligrosa - Michelle Silva…Love in the shadows.

And the Birds Flew From the Trees - Sean Buckelew…A walk in the forest takes
an unexpected turn.

The Mercury Men - Christopher Preksta…The fate of the universe rests in the
hands of a meager office drone.

Optech 1 - Dan Monceaux…Deceptively simple Op Art-inspired audio-visual

The Double - Rani DeMuth…A man on a journey to discovery.

Transrexia - Voltaire…Rawr!

Followed by the ever-popular Awards Presentation and closing remarks, MC'ed
by the Rhythmic Revolution

Saturday running time: 111.666666666667 plus.

And Special Mention to two great feature films which will not screen this
weekend at the Brainwash festival, but will be showcased in special Brainwash
shows soon:

D.O.P.E. - Brian Stewart…DOPE is a look at four legendary world champion
skateboarders, Jay Adams from Dogtown's Z Boys, Christian Hosoi, Dennis
Martinez, and Bruce Logan, examining their rise to the top, their descent into
the drug and crime culture, and their slow climb back to life.

Freaky Faron - John Ross…A teenager and former mental patient who once
believed that aliens trained her to protect earth uses her strange abilities to
solve mysteries for kids.

The Brainwash Movie Festival:


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