This Week At EPFC North

EPFC | October 10th, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada and as a special treat we’ve got  Artist In Residence Beaux Geste Mingus from LA at EPFC North to present a free workshop and screening on Sunday, October 13! Bring the whole family! Pumpkin pie will be served.

Workshop: Shoebox Projectors
Sunday, October 13
2 pm – 5 pm
Learn how to make your very own portable projector! we’ll provide the shoeboxes and the lenses, BYO smartphone. Free event! Everyone welcome!

Screening: Vinegar Syndrome presents ON THE MOVE plus Films by Beaux Mingus
Sunday, October 13
5 pm – 7 pm
Vinegar Syndrome is our Gong Show­-style grab bag series of short educational and ephemeral films, plumbing the depths of EPFC’s impressive film library. For enthusiasts of found footage and collage films, it’s a great way to learn what kinds of films are available at the Film Center—the weird, the cool, the good, the bad, the ugly. All films are selected purely by title around a specific theme and we won’t be previewing anything, so we’ll be just as surprised as you guys! This show’s theme is ON THE MOVE–Films about traveling, moving forward, thumbing for a ride and flying high! As always, there will be lots of snacks and plenty of silly commentary from your host–visiting Artist In Residence Beaux Mingus–and our feisty audience. And speaking of Beaux Mingus, we’ll start the evening off with a few of Beaux’s best loved short films! Free event! Everyone welcome!

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Extravagant Acts

EPFC | October 10th, 2019

guest curator: Zachary Epcar

The theme of this month is EXTRAVAGANT ACTS: four moving image works full of excesses of all kinds; vivid visuals; heightened gestures; performances outrageous and unwieldy; the delirious, the deviant, the utterly irrepressible.

To begin, Valie Export’s 1986 piece ‘Ein perfektes Paar oder die Unzucht wechselt ihre Haut (The Perfect Pair, or Indecency Sheds Its Skin)’

“Your eyes are the most beautiful blue ad space. Your cheek could promote Mercedes. Your neck could be a logo for styled technology. Your lips could be dollar bridges to dream islands.”


Comida A Mano Opens Saturday October 5!

EPFC | October 4th, 2019

Join artist Eva Aguila on October 5 at Reseda Park (18411 Victory Blvd, Reseda, 91335) for the opening of COMIDA A MANO, a project created as part of Current:LA 2019 that includes films created by EPFC Youth!

Comal activation 5:00 – 7:00 pm followed by the screening 8:00 – 9:30 pm. Free event! Everyone welcome!

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This Week at EPFC North

EPFC | October 1st, 2019

It’s a new month and we’ve got a bunch of awesome free, all-ages workshops and screenings for you at Moberly Fieldhouse! This week, join us on Saturday for some Phun with Phytograms!

Workshop: Phun with Phytograms
Saturday, October 5
1 – 4 pm
Developed by filmmaker Karel Doing, the Phytogram Method is “a technique that uses the internal chemistry of plants for the creation of images on photographic emulsion.” Intrigued? Let the experiments begin…

Marvelous Movie Mondays October Curator: Zachary Epcar

EPFC | October 1st, 2019

It’s a new month and we’re excited to announce the artist who will be taking the curatorial helm of MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS for October. Please join us in welcoming…


Zachary Epcar (b. San Francisco) is a filmmaker whose work has screened at NYFF Projections, TIFF Wavelengths, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Pacific Film Archive, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Crossroads, Onion City, Images Festival, and elsewhere. He is currently in an MFA program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and is co-programmer of Light Field, an annual exhibition of experimental cinema in San Francisco.

Here’s a work by Zachary that you can check out: Under the Heat Lamp an Opening
An expanded view of the lunch crowd at an open-air restaurant, from a bird’s-eye of the exterior to the depths of the interior.
“The truncation of the narratives we might imagine follow on from these beginnings—they would, like every other object here, assuredly be banal — tears openings in the surface of the film which resonate out in weird, rippling vibrations…” – Phil Coldiron, Cinema Scope