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Movie Night at the Bike-In

Carlton Evans likes to shift paradigms. Whether it’s the way Jews daven together or the way people make and watch films, he’s known for bucking convention.

An early organizer of San Francisco’s Mission Minyan, a lay-led, non-denominational, highly participatory, egalitarian, queer-friendly and halachically oriented community, Evans has more recently focused his energies on co-founding and directing the Disposable Film Festival.

Evans views the grassroots character of the Disposable Film Festival and the centrality of its social and ecological awareness as a natural progression from his efforts with the Mission Minyan, where these values are also front and center. In this regard, Evans is especially enthusiastic about the bike-in screenings organized by the festival, which will be taking place in cities across the country throughout August. In addition to valet bike parking, audiences at the bike-ins enjoy snacks from local sustainable food vendors. “There is no rule that says that you have to drive to the movies and eat unhealthy, mass-produced popcorn and candy while watching them,” Evans said.

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