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Marvelous Movie Mondays: Eaton Canyon

EPFC | September 25th, 2017

Marvelous Movie Mondays! It’s our final week to celebrate A Day In The Sun: Films by the EPFC Coop and we’re giving a super special shout out to the fabulous Ms. Kate Lain, charter Coop member and the creator/curator/champion of Marvelous Movie Mondays! Thanks for all you do, Kate, in bringing the global experimental community together here each week!

Let’s enjoy a nature break with Kate’s film Eaton Canyon (1.2 miles in 50 feet).

Traces of what has come before imbue the present. In Eaton Canyon, one of the most trafficked hiking destinations near Los Angeles, you can find a multitude of traces of its own making—traces of geologic change, of jurisdictional decisions, of plant and animal life, of constructions built to last but now left as ruins. This suite of works is imbued with traces not only of a particular moment in this canyon, but also of their own making.

Born and raised in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Kate works in a variety of media including digital video, super 8 film, photography, paper, clay, and fabric. She is interested in intersections—of human and nature, myth and lived experience, feminine and masculine. Her video and film work verges on documentary and spans a wide range—from essay film to stop-motion collage to impressionist portrait. She has an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking, and her works have screened at festivals and venues internationally.

Hour of Pearl

EPFC | September 18th, 2017

Marvelous Movie Mondays! This month we’re celebrating A Day In The Sun: New Films by the EPFC Coop and today we invite you to enjoy Hour of Pear by Andrew Kim, EPFC’s AWESOME General Operations Manager.

“In Cannery Row, John Steinbeck refers to the Monterey dawn as the hour of pearl or “the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself.” Transposed to a community of fishermen at the Ventura Pier in 2017, these words offer a new kind of insight.”

Rise

EPFC | September 11th, 2017
Welcome back to Marvelous Movie Mondays!
 
On this 11th day of September, we continue our salute to EPFC Coop Members and the power of protest with Ariel Teal’s RISE.
 
Ariel Teal is an interdisciplinary artist and currently an MFA candidate in Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work explores ideas of gender, sexuality, femme-ness and empowerment.
 
“Rise is the pause before revolution, the breath we take before enacting change. Reflecting on personal and shared experience, I remember to fight.”–Ariel Teal
 
https://vimeo.com/207431696

Quantum Identity Politics

EPFC | September 4th, 2017

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS: LABOR DAY EDITION!

QUANTUM IDENTITY POLITICS: A FILM BY MIKO REVEREZA

This month Marvelous Movie Mondays celebrates the good people of the EPFC Coop and all the dedicated work they do in bringing the Cinematic Revolution to YOU!

In advance of the so-called President’s Tuesday announcement on whether he will rescind Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program, we share with you Miko Revereza’s powerful QUANTUM IDENTITY POLITICS that speaks directly to the frustration and fury inherent in being a Dreamer in America.

A Day In The Sun: New Films by the EPFC Coop was made possible with the support of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

https://vimeo.com/218718183

A Day In The Sun

EPFC | September 2nd, 2017

Happy first day of September! On the first of the month, we typically announce a new guest curator for MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS, our weekly online-only screening series. This month, however, we’re keeping things in-house so we can bring you some of the fruits of “A Day in the Sun,” a recent exciting EPFC project made possible by an Artist Project Grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Launched in June of last year, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Artist Project Grants seek to further Mike Kelley’s philanthropic work and honor his legacy by supporting innovative projects with visual artists at L.A. nonprofit institutions and organizations. The goal is to benefit both visual artists and arts organizations alike and to support compelling and inventive projects in any medium, particularly work that is under-known, or has proven difficult to make or to fund.

In recognition of their countless hours as the Center’s educators, programmers, projectionists and facilitators, Echo Park Film Center Co-op members—Rick Bahto, Emett Casey, Brenda Contreras, Paolo Davanzo, Andrew Kim, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, Kate Lain, Lisa Marr, Shauna McGarry, Beaux Gest Mingus, Gina Napolitan, Will O’Loughlen, Ellie Parker, Miko Revereza, Chloe Reyes, Cosmo Segurson, Sharmaine Starks, Mike Stoltz, Ariel Teal, and Penelope Uribe-Abee—were commissioned to make new experimental lens-based works exploring their relationships to Los Angeles. Coming from all walks of life, Co-op members include both experienced and self-taught filmmakers, queer-identifying filmmakers, artists of color, art school graduates, and EPFC youth film program alumni.

Their films, single and multichannel projections, site-specific installations, itinerant performances, and multimedia and expanded cinema experiments premiered earlier this year in March. We’ve been continuing to share these works around town and are excited to now showcase some of them here on our Facebook page through MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!