Drive-ins are theoretically wondrous, but really, who wants to sit two hours in a crappy car that doesn't even travel back in time to when they actually had drive-ins? For a grander outdoor movie experience, hit Cinema East
Produced by a behind-the-scenes Transmission Ent vet and curated by an up-and-coming media shaker, East is a free, fortnightly film series bringing low-pretension festival favorites and their Q&A-able crews to a BYO-lawn chair field outside recording studio/DIY venue Baby Blue (evening-ending announcement: "It's all over now..."). Screenings kick off with Sunday's We Live in Public, a doc about an internet pioneer with a clown-faced alter-ego and a fetish for privacy-shattering social experiments; coming weeks will see Earthling, exploring the mind-screwing effects of a mysterious space object, and The Fearless Freaks, a Flaming Lips doc whose heroin-injectingly intimate sequences are intended to show that this band's not just in it for the Coyne. Sexier fare ranges from locally-made Cummings Farm, about an enlightening orgy at a strawberry farm; to Trinidad, chronicling the Colorado town's transformation into the sex-change capitol of the world -- if you've got gender issues, you've simply got To(ba)go see it.
Beyond lawn chairs, the events are also BYO beer, with catering provided by Ethiopian spice-mongers Karibu, organic squeezers Daily Juice, and gourmet hot doggery Frank -- which you'll surely turn into a gut-busting double feature, then remorsefully wish you could go back in time.
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