After Sunset: The Life & Times of the Drive-In Theatre [DVD]
Four buddies embark on a whirlwind nostalgia trip to locate drive-in movie theatres. Interviews with theatre owners, filmmakers, and others augment the contemporary and vintage footage of outdoor theatres from California and Texas to Nebraska. Despite some haphazard organization, this fast-paced video is a fond remembrance of drive-ins in their heyday. Booklist
It represents an entire era of culture ranging from the space race to the automobile to the emergence of the teenager. But today, in the age of the multiplex, the drive-in theatre is a dinosaur.
With hopes of better understanding the past, filmmaker Jon Bokenkamp (screenwriter, Taking Lives) and his ragtag crew hit the road. Using drive-in theatres as their only map, these four young men travel the backroads of America in search of a simpler time. Talking to those who built and lived the drive-in, they paint an honest depiction of what the outdoor theatre was all about.
Enlivened by colourful commentary, After Sunset features notables such as horror film director John Carpenter (Halloween), film critic and satirist John Bloom (aka Joe Bob Briggs) and legendary movie mogul Samuel Z. Arkoff (producer of Beach Blanket Bingo). Whether youve never been to a drive-in, still frequent a remaining one, or simply recall those starry nights of popcorn and two-bit love, youll find After Sunset to be a unique tribute to one of Americas greatest legends.
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director Jon Bokenkamp, Photograph Gallery, and Talent Biographies.
Running Time: 45 minutes
Our Price: £17.99