The Sound We See: A Pamplona City Symphony Premieres March 10!

EPFC | March 10th, 2018

Pamplona friends, join us tonight for The Sound We See: A Pamplona City Symphony, premiering tonight as the closing event for the 2018 Punto De Vista International Documentary Film Festival! 24 fabulous filmmakers in attendance and live score by Harkaitz Cano y Maite Arroitajauregi (Mursego). Share the love!

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Unruly Women

EPFC | March 10th, 2018

Guest Curator: Jennifer Reeder

Theme for March: UNRULY WOMEN

In real life and in fiction, I deeply appreciate an unruly woman. A woman who lives and thrives on her own terms and whose own internal power is lawless, feral even. Sometimes these women are called bitches which of course is just a way to dismiss their inherent agency. For all the Monday’s in March, I will post short narrative films directed by women about women (or girls) who are actualizing their audacity.

BONESHAKER by Frances Bodomo

EPFC Spring 2018 Youth Class Starts Saturday, March 3!

EPFC | February 26th, 2018

FREE for teens ages 12 – 19! Still a couple of spots left!

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The Sound We See: Pamplona Begins!

EPFC | February 26th, 2018

The 15th installment of Echo Park Film Center’s international analog project that invites people of all ages to explore their city on film is underway! Part of the fabulous Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival,  The Sound We See: Pamplona will premiere on March 10. Check out all the action here!

Green Ray

EPFC | February 26th, 2018

Guest Curator: Nellie Kluz

Like “Moonstruck,” this week’s film is concerned with celestial bodies – lunar, solar, tomayto, tomahto – and the way they act upon humans. “Green Ray” is a 2001 film by Tacita Dean about a rarely-sighted visual phenomenon – the last, slowest ray of the setting sun, which can be seen as a green line on the horizon under certain conditions. Similar to the powerful full moon in Moonstruck, people think of the green ray as “a harbinger of great change or fortune in their lives,” as Dean narrates for us, in her extremely crisp British accent.

This is a simple, and I think romantic film about faith and patience, the artist’s belief in celluloid film (this is a video version, sorry Tacita Dean!) and watching vigilantly to glimpse the unseen forces at work in the universe. Eric Rohmer’s 1986 film “Le Rayon Vert” also uses the green ray as a metaphor and plot point, tied in to a woman’s meandering and uncertain quest for romantic connection on her summer holidays. I recommend that film too – it stars Marie Rivière whose hair and world-weariness are French cognates to Cher’s in “Moonstruck.”