Sometimes life here in Malibu comes down to the basics: a summertime drive-in movie. Walk-in movie, actually, out on the neon-challenged Malibu pier. A few hundred people carried chairs and blankets and snacks to watch "Shut Up and Sing", a rockumentary about how Natalie Maines changed the course of the Dixie Chicks' career with 15 little words: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." Here's a trailer, and some more about the film.
It was a lovely night, clear sky, a million stars and a few slashing, sparkling meteors. The pier swayed a bit in the swells. The portable screen swayed a bit in the sweet night breeze. Afterward, it was drinks and a chat with co-director Cecelia Peck across PCH at the Malibu Inn. All in all, a great way to spend a Monday night. Next up on the schedule - "Bobby", "Blue Crush" and "Best in Show". Cost? It's free.