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A Day In The Sun

EPFC | September 2nd, 2017

Happy first day of September! On the first of the month, we typically announce a new guest curator for MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS, our weekly online-only screening series. This month, however, we’re keeping things in-house so we can bring you some of the fruits of “A Day in the Sun,” a recent exciting EPFC project made possible by an Artist Project Grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Launched in June of last year, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Artist Project Grants seek to further Mike Kelley’s philanthropic work and honor his legacy by supporting innovative projects with visual artists at L.A. nonprofit institutions and organizations. The goal is to benefit both visual artists and arts organizations alike and to support compelling and inventive projects in any medium, particularly work that is under-known, or has proven difficult to make or to fund.

In recognition of their countless hours as the Center’s educators, programmers, projectionists and facilitators, Echo Park Film Center Co-op members—Rick Bahto, Emett Casey, Brenda Contreras, Paolo Davanzo, Andrew Kim, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, Kate Lain, Lisa Marr, Shauna McGarry, Beaux Gest Mingus, Gina Napolitan, Will O’Loughlen, Ellie Parker, Miko Revereza, Chloe Reyes, Cosmo Segurson, Sharmaine Starks, Mike Stoltz, Ariel Teal, and Penelope Uribe-Abee—were commissioned to make new experimental lens-based works exploring their relationships to Los Angeles. Coming from all walks of life, Co-op members include both experienced and self-taught filmmakers, queer-identifying filmmakers, artists of color, art school graduates, and EPFC youth film program alumni.

Their films, single and multichannel projections, site-specific installations, itinerant performances, and multimedia and expanded cinema experiments premiered earlier this year in March. We’ve been continuing to share these works around town and are excited to now showcase some of them here on our Facebook page through MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!

{break}through

EPFC | August 21st, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
Guest Curators: Amada Torruella and Alison Kozberg
{break}through by Roni Nicole

{break}through is an exploration of the emotional memory of water. We map the uprising of South Carolina’s waterways during the 2015 floods on the bodies of 9 dancers, in honor and memory of the fallen innocents of the Charleston 9 massacre. This film is a collaboration between renowned choreographer, Kwame A. Ross; composer, Venecia Nahai and director, Roni Nicole Henderson.

The Bags

EPFC | August 17th, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
Guest Curators: Alison Kozberg & Amada Torruella

The Bags, Probably 1971 (2014) Dir. Josh Yates

This week the programming team from Nickelodeon Theatre and Indie Grits is highlighting alternative media produced in the American South.

Experimental filmmaker and current Carolinian Joshua Yates pieces together a southern celebration from distressed found footage and ad hoc recordings.

Welcome, Kaori!

EPFC | August 3rd, 2017

We are delighted to welcome filmmaker Kaori Oda from Osaka, Japan, as EPFC’s 2017 Summer Artist In Residence.

During her month-long residency at EPFC, Kaori will be teaching a Super 8 Youth Workshop and presenting her own work as part of the ACTION! Cinema As Sanctuary series as well as working on some Super 8 and 16mm films inspired by her time in LA. Stop by and meet Kaori at an informal welcome reception at 7 pm before the Open Screen on Thursday, August 3!

Kaori Oda’s residency is made possible in part by the generous support of The Japan Foundation and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

 

 

Pony

EPFC | August 1st, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
guest curator: Jennifer Sullivan

For my final dance scene post in my curatorial series, I chose the Pony dance scene from Magic Mike XXL because it’s low key one of the funnest movies I’ve scene in the theater in recent years and it’s summer, and it genuinely makes me happy. Enjoy!