The 17th Annual Brainwash Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival happens September 3, 9 and 10, 2011 at the Mandela Village Arts Center in Oakland, California and promises to be “bigger, better, and weirder”. This year kicks off on September 3 at 8 pm (doors 7 pm) with a live Burning Man video feed, followed by several short movies and a longer feature, How to Make it in Filmmaking, by director and filmmaker Shanna Maurizi. Films for this year’s festival will feature original shorts including “a love story set in a post-global warming dystopia, a science-fiction period piece set in 1972, and a six-minute Japanese historical epic comedy”.
New to the festival this year are local food trucks that will be open for business to provide sustenance for movie-goers starting at 7 pm on the second weekend of festival fun. All three nights will feature live performances from folks at Oakland art space, NIMBY.