Marvelous Movie Mondays: Rituals and Ruminations

EPFC | January 15th, 2020

guest curator: Emily Chao

This week’s pick for the theme RITUALS AND RUMINATIONS is Lee Anne Schmitt’s haunting piece, womannightfilm. Schmitt uses the technique of rephotography to process trauma as a recurring experience.

“Shot on 16mm over a number of years, the film rephotographs and rephotographs, until the image itself is a ghost.”

This Week At EPFC North

EPFC | January 9th, 2020

EPFC North launches its second year at fabulous Moberly Fieldhouse, Vancouver with three terrific events!

Thursday, January 9: 10 am – 2 pm

Growing Healthy: An Elders Animation Project


Sunday, January 12: 1 – 4 PM

Roses In The Salad: an all-ages salad stamps workshop


Sunday, Juanuary 12: 5 – 8 PM

Dinner and A Movie: tasty images, tasty food!




Marvelous Movie Mondays: Landscape Series #1

EPFC | January 9th, 2020

guest curator: Emily Chao

The theme of this month is RITUALS AND RUMINATIONS—filmmaking as a compulsive act, a habit, a ritual. The films in this series fixate, almost obsessively, on found images often with mystifying results. Past lives are recalled, histories are left half buried, unresolved.

We begin this month’s series with Landscape Series #1, a film by Nguyen Trinh Thi. Comprised of seventy 35mm slides from Vietnamese newspaper reports. Each photo seems to suggest landscape as subject or in Nguyen’s words, “as the silent witness of history.”

EPFC Cinema Re-Opens January 11 with Kino Slang!

EPFC | January 9th, 2020

What better way to start the year than joining your fellow humans for a night of cinematic magic?

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Bruce Takes Dragon Town

EPFC | January 2nd, 2020

Welcome to 2020!! Happy New Year!! As always, new month means it’s time to welcome a new guest curator for MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS, our weekly online-only screening series where a different artist comes in each month to share movies on the EPFC Facebook page each Monday. Today, we welcome to the curatorial helm…


Emily Chao is a filmmaker and independent curator based in the Bay Area. Her films have been exhibited at the Viennale, REDCAT, Crossroads, and BAMPFA. She is a co-programmer of Light Field, an international exhibition of moving image art on celluloid, held at The Lab in San Francisco and a member of Black Hole Collective Film Lab in Oakland, CA. She earned an MFA in Film/Video from the California Institute of the Arts.

Check out her 2015 film Bruce Takes Dragon Town: