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Kenny Powers

EPFC | April 24th, 2017

Marvelous Movie Mondays

Guest curator: Sophia Peer
FAILURE + TENACITY = SUCCESS

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a character who generally gets it wrong, failing hard, but when they get it right- they get it SO right. Kenny Powers in Eastbound & Down is a great example.

I recommend you look past what this show may appear to be. I get it, it’s a mullet dude on a wave runner, spewing misogynistic sound bites for teenage boys to store as one-liners that degrade women. I felt a lot of resistance towards watching this show because of that, but if you check it out, I think you’ll find that this show is about doing the best with what you got, to achieve seemingly impossible dreams by using extreme force and determination. Kenny can’t settle for being anything but the man he fantasizes himself to be.

Here’s a great quote:
“Fearlessness looks like insanity to a coward”
-Louis Farrakhan

And here’s a scene from the final season (but watch them all!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM9QkZ8cRL8

FILMMOBILE EVENT! ITSY BITSY SHORTS at LA ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

EPFC | April 19th, 2017

SATURDAY APRIL 29: 10 AM TO 11:30 AM at TATEUCHI DEMOCRACY FORUM

As part of the Los Asian Pacific Film Festival, this short film screening is geared for the littles film lovers. Kids will also explore movie magic through interactive activities, including an appearance by the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile, a school bus transformed into a mobile media classroom. Come for the filmmaking, stay for the snacks! FREE PROGRAM BUT TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED!

Takeuchi Democracy Forum | 111 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles 90012

 

 

Main Squeeze

EPFC | April 17th, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
Guest curator: Sophia Peer
FAILURE + TENACITY = SUCCESS

This is a video of artist Kate Gilmore battling an obstacle that she has created for herself-
https://vimeo.com/99037591

There are plenty more like this on her site, like this one-
http://www.kategilmore.com/projects/#/standing-here-2010/

I, An Actress

EPFC | April 7th, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
Guest curator: Sophia Peer
FAILURE + TENACITY = SUCCESS

Each video I post this month, will show an artist/filmmaker/actor succeeding in unpredictable ways. Their mistakes have their own magic. This has been on my mind in reference to a series I’m currently writing and directing, based around the acting career of Annie P., a New Yorker who has always wanted to act but never did anything about it till now, in her mid 50’s. She has opened herself up to every possible opportunity to perform, no matter how appropriate the project is for her skill-set.

Annie reached out in response to a craigslist casting call I posted, and we met for an audition at a Burger King (her choice). It immediately became clear to me that Annie’s zeal outweighed her inexperience. I decided that directing Annie would actualize our respective career goals. I’m very interested in what happens in film and video when you bite off more than you can chew; something I do almost every time. The chaotic nature of filmmaking for even the most experienced people, begs the question- does anyone really know what they’re doing anyway? Can straight up chutzpah be the only necessary ingredient to achieving success?

A great artist and friend- Jennifer Sullivan– recently showed me a George Kuchar film- I, an Actress. The worst direction brings out the best performances, from both the actor and director.
http://bit.ly/2nid3wk

APRIL EVENTS

EPFC | April 6th, 2017

Lots of great stuff at the cinema this month… And a special shout out to awesome EPFC Volunteer Martha Ormiston who designs our gorgeous calendars!epfc-april-v2