Many thanks to all the Bay Area residents who made the trip to the parking lot of The Good Hotel at 7th and Minna street last Friday night for this season’s launch of Independent Lens and free outdoor screening of The Parking Lot Movie. The event was part of the annual Park(ing) Day, which encourages citizens to turn metered parking spaces into public spaces for a day.
More than 140 indie film enthusiasts spread out under the Northern California stars to enjoy Meghan Eckman’s film about one small parking lot in a college town and the asphalt philosophers who work there.
Peckish parkers had multiple food options with both a taco and French bistro truck dispensing savory pre-movie fare. ITVS staffers were also on hand to introduce this year’s lineup of Independent Lens shows and to announce a host of Community Cinema events slated to play in more than 85 cities nationwide.
Enjoy some (ahem) artfully grainy film footage and photographs below from Friday’s event:
Also, one faithful BTB staffer was delighted to run into a viewer who knew the stars of The Parking Lot Movie personally. Check out what he had to say about the band of over-educated parking attendants in the clip below:
Again, thanks to all for coming to the event, and remember to mark your calendars and set your DVRs for the official broadcast premiere of The Parking Lot Movie, airing on Independent Lens Tuesday, October 19 at 10:00 PM (check local listings).