Marvelous Movie Mondays: The Heavy of Your Body Parts and The Cool Air of The Air Condition

EPFC | September 4th, 2019

guest curator: Florrie James

Day Job, Night Shift, Soul Work: The films I show for this month’s Marvelous Movie Mondays will all concern work and working life in all its disparate forms including manual labour and the day job, new forms of work, emotional labour and digital nomadism.

This weeks addition will be a marvelous example of the intricacies of the working life and its emotional effects on a new era of the spiritual expat workforce as they travel the globe on knock-off luxury cruise ships. The Heavy of Your Body Parts and The Cool Air of The Air Conditioning by Ross Little follows a group of digital nomads and hippies on a repositioning cruise from Gran Canaria to Brazil before visiting a ship wrecking yard in India. The dreamy pace and poetic structure of this bizarre documentary present the strange warping of digital labour and economic migration as it shows labour hierarchies within the cruise ship as well as the extreme working conditions at the boat yard in India. Laced with a classic Ross Little style battle between cynicism and spirituality, and a wide spiralling narrative. When exhibiting this film at Collective Gallery in Edinburgh, Ross Little kept a live Jellyfish in the entrance to the screening room, perhaps as a gesture to the tentacular beings that we are forced to become in this era of working with your mind body and soul.

Ross Little is an artist filmmaker based in Glasgow and is part of the Lies and Liars production company along with myself and Georgia Horgan. In 2015 Ross Little was awarded the ‘Didact Prize for Meaning’ from the not very prestigious Integrity Painting Prize and has continued to live up to this award in his recent film My body as A Weapon as Yours is, a short film set during the recent Armenian uprisings.


Marvelous Movie Mondays: Old Man

EPFC | August 28th, 2019

guest curator: [Sarah Ellen Stephens]

“Every time you start dreaming or thinking about your past …you can’t step from this moment and expect reality to last.”

Thought we could take a little walk on the dark side this week in regards to our theme: Because, People.

Was he on to something? Perhaps the more we can individually engage in what’s happening around us in the present, the less our past mistakes and horrors can repeat themselves. Perhaps we have to stay with the darkness long enough to see the light…

Beautifully and disturbingly animated by director Leah Shore (The Criterion Collection), these are never before heard phone conversations between Canadian best selling author Marlin Marynick and Charles Manson.

2019 Summer Screening Series Presents E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial August 1

EPFC | July 31st, 2019

The 2019 Filmmobile Summer Screening Series continues Thursday, August 1 at 8 PM with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
Location: north side of White Oak Ave. and Chatsworth St. intersection, Granada Hills.   Look for the EPFC Filmmobile!


Marvelous Movie Mondays: Language of Memory

EPFC | July 16th, 2019

guest curator: Sean J Kenny

Welcome to week three of the July 2019 version of MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS. My selection for this week is, the LANGUAGE OF MEMORY by: Laura Kraning.

“Language of Memory is a hand-processed, optically printed film composed of rayographs of my grandmother’s still negatives from the early 1900’s, strips of her old lace casting abstract patterns on high contrast film, and the overlapping gestures of sewing and splicing film, related techniques historically attributed to women. It is both homage to my grandmother’s creative influence and a deconstruction of memory through fragmentation and the accretion of associations surfacing from the tactile processes of the film’s making. ” LK

You had me at, “strips of her old lace casting abstract patterns…” This film is lace and shadows and rhythm, like pure memory somehow laid down on film.

Sean Kenny
The Pickle Fort Film Collective (Facebook)


Trains Are For Dreaming

EPFC | July 8th, 2019

guest curator: Sean J Kenny

HELLOOO film lovers! Welcome to week two of the July version of MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS. My selection for this week is a mesmerizing film by Jenn Reeves entitled, “Trains Are For Dreaming.” As the title suggests, watching this film is like watching a dream. I recommend that you view Trains… several times in a darkened and quiet place. It is absolutely hypnotic. Some argue that cinema was created so humans could dream awake. “Trains Are For Dreaming” certainly lends support to that claim.

Thanks Jenn Reeves for letting us screen this amazing film. See you next Monday with another film.

Sean Kenny
The Pickle Fort Film Collective
Guest Curator