FRIDAY: JUNE 23
6:30 Gates and Snack Bar open
Typewriter-Themed Art Exhibit in the Snack Bar
The Greenville Drive-In hosts typewriter inspired artwork and multimedia projects at the snack bar throughout the weekend.
7:00pm Cocktails in the Biergarten
Raise a glass to celebrate National Typewriter Day; the anniversary of the granting of the U.S. patent to Christopher Latham Sholes in 1868. The Projectionsts Club offers a selection of unique cocktails to enjoy and featured local wine, spirits and beer.
7:45 - 8:45pm Live Music in the Projectionists Club Biergarten with Brian Dewan
Brian Dewan is an artist who works in many media, including art, music, audio-visual performances, decorative painting, furniture design, poetry and musical instrument design. He has produced four albums of songs and concertized extensively as a solo artist, as well as having performed in various collaborations and as a sideman. His musical releases include: Tells The Story, The Operating Theater, Words Of Wisdom, and Ringing At The Speed Of Prayer. Dewan lives in Catskill, New York. briandewan.com
9:00-10:15pm Screening of "Helvetica"
This 2007 documentary by Gary Huswit explores typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Helvetica looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
SATURDAY: JUNE 24
3:30 - 6:30pm Projectionists Club Biergarten type-in hosted by Erik Molbach
Erik shares a portion of his typewriter collection for poetry, letter or other writing and is available to answer questions and share his experience with collecting and repairing typewriters. Bringing in your own typewriter is strongly encouraged.
Remote Post Office Site
The USPS will set up a remote mailing station so you can type a letter and send it from the Greenville Drive-In.
4:00 - 6:30 pm On-Demand typewriter poetry
Typewriter poets will be available to create unique poetry as you listen to the click clack of the keys.
7:00-8:30pm Live performance with The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
A collective endeavor which engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. BTO aims to entertain the masses while providing an outlet for the creative urges of its members. *BTO promises to protect customer confidentiality with the utmost vigilance while remaining irreverent at all times. bostontypewriterorchestra.com
9:00-10:45pm Screening of "California Typewriter"
California Typewriter by director Doug Nichol, is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.
$10 for Friday 6/23 only ($5 for ages 15 and younger)
$15 for Saturday 6/24 only ($10 for ages 15 and younger)
$20 for a Festival Pass ($12 for ages 15 and younger)
A packet of customized letter writing materials is FREE if you order tickets before 6/15.
Tickets are available on the website www.drivein32.com and at the door.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917.755.2452.