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It’s Time For ACTION! New Summer Series at EPFC!

EPFC | May 7th, 2017

ACTION! Cinema As Sanctuary

Political documentary films take on a renewed role amid a reinvigorated rage against immigrants, refugees and people of color in many places around the world. Through politically engaged cinematic work, many filmmakers are confronting old and new forms of racism, the deepening ungrievability of Black and Brown lives, and precarious realities faced by minority communities including indigenous peoples, the elderly, refugees, women and children. ACTION! Cinema As Sanctuary features political documentary films and filmmaking workshops that re-assert the images and stories that remind us that a compassionate world rooted upon solidarity, friendship, and collective action is possible.

All events are FREE! Check the EPFC Cinema and Workshop calendars for more details.

Curated Nerve Macaspac of the Echo Park Film Center, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 


Stateless

EPFC | May 2nd, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
guest curator: Roger Hill

The theme of May is “Stateless” and explores the works of diaspora Syrian and Palestinian artists and their stories.

This month we will explore different genres: Experimental, Documentary, Animation, Science Fiction and Drama.
Starting off with this fantastic experimental piece by Hasan Tanji.

Sweat is a story that began from the sea of Palestine… the journey of the refugee towards an exile he didn’t chose, and that was forced upon him. A story of wars and conflicts, leaving behind a new exile each time, killing memories and creating new ones. The refugee remains in constant struggle with place and identity and tries to find stability in his unstable life. This time, the sea is the last resort.
https://vimeo.com/204171070

Kenny Powers

EPFC | April 24th, 2017

Marvelous Movie Mondays

Guest curator: Sophia Peer
FAILURE + TENACITY = SUCCESS

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a character who generally gets it wrong, failing hard, but when they get it right- they get it SO right. Kenny Powers in Eastbound & Down is a great example.

I recommend you look past what this show may appear to be. I get it, it’s a mullet dude on a wave runner, spewing misogynistic sound bites for teenage boys to store as one-liners that degrade women. I felt a lot of resistance towards watching this show because of that, but if you check it out, I think you’ll find that this show is about doing the best with what you got, to achieve seemingly impossible dreams by using extreme force and determination. Kenny can’t settle for being anything but the man he fantasizes himself to be.

Here’s a great quote:
“Fearlessness looks like insanity to a coward”
-Louis Farrakhan

And here’s a scene from the final season (but watch them all!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM9QkZ8cRL8

FILMMOBILE EVENT! ITSY BITSY SHORTS at LA ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

EPFC | April 19th, 2017

SATURDAY APRIL 29: 10 AM TO 11:30 AM at TATEUCHI DEMOCRACY FORUM

As part of the Los Asian Pacific Film Festival, this short film screening is geared for the littles film lovers. Kids will also explore movie magic through interactive activities, including an appearance by the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile, a school bus transformed into a mobile media classroom. Come for the filmmaking, stay for the snacks! FREE PROGRAM BUT TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED!

Takeuchi Democracy Forum | 111 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles 90012

 

 

Main Squeeze

EPFC | April 17th, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
Guest curator: Sophia Peer
FAILURE + TENACITY = SUCCESS

This is a video of artist Kate Gilmore battling an obstacle that she has created for herself-
https://vimeo.com/99037591

There are plenty more like this on her site, like this one-
http://www.kategilmore.com/projects/#/standing-here-2010/