Flashback Friday Flyer

EPFC | July 21st, 2018

This flyer not only is it a sweet reminder of the past work EPFC has done, but it also has been able to preserve a beautiful mural that is no longer here. I am not sure who the artist is* but wow what artwork! This mural depicts a mob of people, a mother with child and gun in hand, televisions depicting what looks like propaganda, and airplanes falling from the sky. On the right top corner, it says “Boycott Your Lifestyle”. This radical mural looks like it was inspired by Diego Rivera and the hardships of minorities. Who knows why this wall was painted over but at least there is proof of its existence. –Gemma Jimenez

*This piece was done by the fabulous Mear One… check out more here!


EPFC | July 7th, 2018

It is officially summer in California! The kids are out and about and the heat is real! Every summer the EPFC Filmmobile goes around LA and screens films for the public! Eight years ago you could catch some of my favorite films like Killer of Sheep or Mi Vida Loca. Can’t wait to see what this summer brings.

Filmmobile_Summer Screening 2010

Marvelous Movie Mondays: DAPS

EPFC | July 6th, 2018


Guest Curator: Adán De La Garza

Theme: Cultural Geography and Performance for video
The videos selected for this series focus on performances for video outside of the studio or gallery that highlight both the agenda of the artist and the how the location they move through can influence or dictate that performance. Simple in their execution the artists remain open to the influence of their surroundings, at time relinquishing control entirely, albeit temporarily. The videos participate in a slow revealing of context and experimentation that rely heavily on one another to expose a myriad of things from the unique sounds of the space, cultural climate, human interaction, or even the infinite potential of a space given vast imagination.


EPFC | June 29th, 2018

native youth flier (1) Here’s one from EPFC’s 2009 Youth Film Festival! An evening curated by EPFC’s own Eve LaFountain.

The 5th Annual EPFC Youth Film Festival kicks off with an inspiring and thought-provoking program of films made by Native American youth about their lives and communities. FREE!

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Eletrodoméstica

EPFC | June 26th, 2018

Guest Curator: Alexa Lim Haas
Theme: Imitations of The Everyday
In form, in method, in their naturalism.

What happens when nothing happens? We explore 4 films that resist the heroic and spectacular which are so foreign to our experience of the everyday. They are unconcerned with epic obstacles, bookends and grand conclusions. These films use documentary techniques to tell a fiction, blurring the lines of true and false and searching for the miraculous in the average. Often they involve non-actors and the means of production are minimal with filmmakers utilizing the resources available to them to imitate what they would consider an ordinary day. We shine light on the everyday because it is common ground for audiences to consider the effects of political and historical circumstance on the private lives of ordinary people.

This week a short by Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho — a master of showcasing beauty in subtle human moments. The rhythm of this short is in tune with the sounds of domestic appliances — timers ticking, microwaves beeping, fans lulling. Watch until the end to see what our protagonist’s watch timer is counting down toward!

The simplicity of his synopsis says it all: “The middle class. Brazil in the 90s. At 220 volts.”