On May 22, 2016 I was part of the screening of “Sunset and Alvarado”. Our film was inspired by the original “Sunset and Alvarado” that was filmed in 2002. Students revisited the home of the Echo Park Film Center and learned about the establishments and the changes going on at the time. So much has changed!!!!! But looking at the flyer of the 2002 screening brings me joy to know that laughter, love, and food will always be staples of our youth screenings.
MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
guest curator: LJ Frezza
Just as all movies end, we will all end, and even this planet will end. What will come after is unknowable. But before all that, I’ll be posting videos that address progress, eschatology, and other terminal points.
This week, we’ll continue to explore the end, and in particular, the end of New York, with THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI. Named for the most perfect game of Sim City ever played, in which all urban space was optimized for maximum population density, THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI shows an old city is demolished to make room for luxury developments. Through a collage of wandering street-videography and a rambling yet insightful voice-over, director John Wilson explores hyper-gentrification, the police state, and the comedic absurdity of the city, questioning why the old New York has to end and just who this New New York is being built for.
Art Book Market
at Blum & Poe
2727 La Cienaga Blvd.
EPFC is in Uruguay for Montevideo Cine Experimental! Besides the 17th edition of The Sound We See, we’ll be working on a very special project with FAC entitled BLOW UP… It’s gonna be a blast! Find out all about the festival and the projects here!
Projects made possible with the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts.