Picture Shows

Hey! Remember when we all took over a drive-in movie theater in upstate New York? And screened short films with live music? And an old yellow school bus brought along a willing & wonderful audience? Well...the duo behind that Lost Picture Show project (Todd Chandler & Jeff Stark) are at it again this month with two series taking place, one on the docks of Brooklyn and one in the hinterland of England!

The High Tide Picture Show will be happening this Saturday out at the Rockaways where films will be screened, music will be played and, if you are lucky, maybe you will get to see that goat I posted a picture of earlier! The event will be on Marina 59 and is adjacent to the ever-so-popular Boatel project in which artists decorate a small boat that can be rented like a hotel room and lived upon by those willing to inhabit the strange seas of Brooklyn waters! (My favorite ship by far was Kelie Bowman's Sea Wolf, pictured below!) Sunset over the water is a thing never to be missed and neither are awesome short films by amazing artists!

The other Empire Drive In project will be taking place over in Manchester, England at the end of the month/beginning of the next and is part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival, a fest of "new cinema, digital culture & art." A series of short films will screen with live music accompaniment and a live-band performance of Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then will happen on August 30th in a newly fashioned pop up drive in setting! Hope everyone has a great time at these events and please: send postcards, pictures and popcorn!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.