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A Day In The Sun at Union Cinema Milwaukee

EPFC | October 12th, 2017

A DAY IN THE SUN: NEW WORKS FROM THE ECHO PARK FILM CENTER

TONIGHT! Thursday, October 12 at 7 PM – FREE!

UWM Union Cinema

2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema is a free series unspooling on most Tuesdays (and in this case a Thursday!) throughout the semester that shares contemporary and canonical experimental media. Presented by the UWM Union Cinema and the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.

Free and open to all!

 
In recognition of their countless hours as the Center’s educators, programmers, projectionists and facilitators, Echo Park Film Center Co-op members 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.

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Program:

Quantum Identity Politics // Miko Revereza // Video // 10 min.
To be an undocumented immigrant in America is a performance. I am now exhausted of this performance. As long as documentation is used to exclude, deport, and incarcerate people by race and class lines, then our role as artists and thinkers is to decode, reconfigure, and subvert documents as conceptual play objects.

The Burning of Los Angeles // Cosmo Segurson // 16mm transferred to video // 4 min.
An interpretation of a painting described in Nathaniel West’s “The Day of the Locust” from 1939.

From Brooklyn to Broadway // Brenda Contreras // Video // 7 min.
The untold collection of short, bizarre narratives.

Angelus Novus // Gina Marie Napolitan // 16mm loop with 35 mm slides transferred to video // 6 min.
A hopscotch through our historical, geographical, and cultured memory. Los Angeles as a place of wilderness up-ended by human settlement, and subsequently, a place of human settlement up-ended by nature time and again. “This storm is what we call progress.”

A Beautiful Tragedy // Sharmaine Starks // Video // 15 min.
Inspired by the numerous candle light vigils that fill the alleys, parking lots and street corners of Compton, Watts and South Central LA.

Palimpsest // Penelope Uribe-Abee // Super 8 transferred to video // 3 min.
A look into the spiritual and phantasmic effects that gentrification has an identity, self and the landscapes that these ontological frameworks spring from.

Beauties // Lisa Marr // Super 8 transferred to video // 10 min.
A cinematic mash note to the Mack Sennett Bathing Girls.

Worlds Below, Or: Los Angeles Breaks Its Mother’s Back // Emett Casey // 16mm // 7 min.
A rhythmic study of cracks in Los Angeles sidewalks, and their relationship to free root structures.

Avanti Popolo (People Move Forward) // Paolo Davanzo // 16mm Dual Projection // 3 min.
A journey through the city on my bicycle shot on 16mm film and hand-processed. A look at the rapid changes happening in Los Angeles and a hope to reclaim the fragments of community life that are being taken away from us.

Filmmakers and EPFC Coop members Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr in attendance!


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This program has been made possible by a 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.

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LA AIR 2018 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

EPFC | September 30th, 2017

LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period. We especially encourage applications from artists interested in engaging with EPFC’s areas of specialty: small gauge film, progressive politics & community activism, alternative and handmade photochemical processes, local histories, multidisciplinary work, and expanded cinema. Additionally, we encourage artists to engage with the greater EPFC community during the course of their residency. Previous artists-in-residence have included public workshops, curatorial programs, multi-media collaborations and class visits as part of their residency.

This year’s deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 15 at 5 pm.

More info here!

A Day In The Sun: The California Tour

EPFC | September 2nd, 2017

Hey California! We’re coming at you this Labor Day Weekend (and week) to share A Day In The Sun: Films by the EPFC Coop with project support provided by the very awesome Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts! All shows are outdoors, free and fun for the whole family! Bingo, prizes, refreshments… What better way to say so long to summer??? Look out for the big blue Filmmobile and follow us on Instagram @epfcfilmmobile and Twitter @epfcfilmmobile for times and locations.

Saturday, September 2 – Ventura: Main Street

Sunday, September 3 – Santa Barbara: De La Guerra Street, across from Elsie’s Bar

Monday, September 4 – Morro Bay: Harbor Park

Tuesday, September 5 – Santa Cruz: West Cliff

Wednesday, September 6 – Kingsburg, beside the giant Swedish Coffee Pot!

Thursday, September 7 – Bakersfield, outside Roy’s Tiki-Ko

Friday, September 8 – Mystery Spot TBA

Welcome, Kaori!

EPFC | August 3rd, 2017

We are delighted to welcome filmmaker Kaori Oda from Osaka, Japan, as EPFC’s 2017 Summer Artist In Residence.

During her month-long residency at EPFC, Kaori will be teaching a Super 8 Youth Workshop and presenting her own work as part of the ACTION! Cinema As Sanctuary series as well as working on some Super 8 and 16mm films inspired by her time in LA. Stop by and meet Kaori at an informal welcome reception at 7 pm before the Open Screen on Thursday, August 3!

Kaori Oda’s residency is made possible in part by the generous support of The Japan Foundation and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

 

 

KFEP NOW ON THE AIR!

EPFC | July 13th, 2017

Did you know that EPFC is now FM broadcasting in the LA area at 99.1 KFEP (K-Film Echo Park)??? Optical Track is a weekly show presented by members of the Echo Park Film Center Co-op, a group of artists who collectively staff EPFC as volunteers for the cinematic revolution. Each week we will bring you a sonic slideshow as we turn off the projector bulbs and turn up the sound. Tuesdays 8 – 10pm pacific time on KFEP.

Check out the first show here!