MANIFESTO: To show films wherever and whenever possible. On barns, on sheets, on walls, on anything. Always different - Always free. All are welcome. A few years ago a group of us at Polyester Prince Productions grew tired of screening films in the same venues for the same select group of film enthusiasts. After much discussion, we came up with a plan of bringing "film to the people". On a monthly basis and largely unannounced, we would perform Guerilla film screenings around town. So what does that entail? We would search for places where we could find electrical current and have a surface where we could project an image. We would then set up a projector, some music, lay down a few blankets, pass round the wine and let the magic begin. These spontaneous screenings have created a new outlet for guerilla cinema and found an entire new audience of people who previously had little or no experience with small format filmmaking.
Even we're not old enough to remember the drive-in. According to legend, there was a huge drive-in cinema in Goodwood [where GrandWest is today] a couple of decades back. Zebras also used to roam free and chew grass where Mavericks is today. Blankets, Cortinas, beer and picnics were the order of the day along with heavy petting and not a great deal of movie watching. The idea might be set for a rerun however. California-based MobMov is a drive-in movie system built into a car, that pops up at different locations every week. MobMov, which is short for mobile movie, was founded last year by Bryan Kennedy, a 25 year old web developer who wanted to create a guerilla drive-in for his friends.