This Week at EPFC

  • Cinema
  • EPFC
  • August 6th, 2020

Doors Closed, Hearts Open

Since this lockdown began, EPFC's Co-op and Board have been meeting to discuss the best way forward during this unprecedented time. We have come to the decision that, given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the best thing we can do to serve our community is to keep our doors closed to the public for the rest of 2020. We want to do our part to keep all of you safe, so that means no public events in our space, but also no equipment or library rentals. That, however, doesn’t mean we’re going dormant!

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  • Cinema
  • EPFC
  • August 22nd, 2020
SWS New Haven

The Sound We See: New Haven at the New Haven Documentary Film Festival 2020

Online Pay-What-You-Can Event! The Sound We See: A New Haven City Symphony was created in the summer of 2019 as Artspace's 19th annual Summer Apprenticeship Program. This program gave twenty-two local teens, who are enrolled in one of New Haven’s Public High Schools, the opportunity to work together alongside Los Angeles based filmmakers Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr for three weeks in July 2019. Together, they produced a film that envisions a summer day in the life of New Haven.

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  • MMM
  • EPFC
  • August 5th, 2020

We Love You, Marvelous Movie Mondays!

Starting August 1, 2020, MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS is going on indefinite hiatus. It’s been nine fun years (almost eight of those with monthly guest curators). We’re in a time of intense change right now, and I’ve decided to pause MMM for now so I can take the time to regroup, listen, think, and figure out new ways forward. A huge thank you to Nicole Elaine, MMM’s guest curator for the past two months. And so much love to all of the wonderful artists who been the backbone of MMM as guest curators these past several years (find the whole list of guest curators and the themes they selected further down in this post!!). None of this would have been possible without your generosity and enthusiasm. Thank you for being part of this project and for sharing your love of cinema with the EPFC community!!! Thank you as well to Echo Park Film Center for being so supportive of #marvelousmoviemondays from day one. And thank you to all who have engaged with these posts over the years!!!! With gratitude, Kate Lain. Let’s see where we go from here!

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  • The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony

    Shot on Super 8 black-and-white film, this is a cinematic exploration of Los Angeles’s many environments and landscapes. A collaboration between the Los Angeles City Symphony and the Echo Park Film Center

  • I Started Off Holding The Camera and Then I Passed It On

    An EPFC Filmmobile community video project facilitated by visiting British filmmaker, artist and educator Ed Webb Ingall.

  • Free Time and Sunshine: Home Movies In Southern California

    A documentary exploring and celebrating the home movie in Southern California created by the Echo Park Film Center Fall 2013 Youth Class.

  • Chinatown Takeout

    An film noir homage exploring issues of gentrification and displacement in LA's Chinatown created by the Echo Park Film Center Spring 2017 Youth Class.

  • Sunset and Alvarado

    This hour-long documentary, SUNSET AND ALVARADO, by the EPFC Fall 2016 Youth Class, explores the realities of increasing gentrification in the Echo Park neighborhood.

    Filmmakers: Miabella Chavez, Bryan Chavez, Stephane DeLeon, Angel Fabre, Nicole Hernandez, Eliza Jimenez, Maria Monterrosa, Ivy Olvera, Unie Olvera, Angie Quiroz, Brigit Retana, Alex Roofhopper, Micah Siler, and Rene Aguilar Weber.

    Instructors: Gemma Jimenez, Georgiana Olivas, Miko Revereza, Mike Stoltz