The Filmcycle Is Back: RITUAL for Earth Day!

EPFC | April 19th, 2022
First Filmcycle event of the year… RITUAL for Earth Day!
Friday, April 22
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Join us for the first Filmcycle Screening of 2022 as we present RITUAL from Vague Research Studios, Sweden! Meet up at Victoria Park (between Grant and Kitcheners Streets, 1 block east of Commercial Drive) for the first screening at 7:30 PM, followed by a group bike ride around the East Side with stops at various parks along the way. Free event! Everyone welcome!
Created as part of the project “The Use of Technology as Ritual and Resistance”, Ritual is a collaboration with Vague Research Studios; Kajsa G Eriksson and Lena Berglin and Maria Magnusson. The film explores energy greed as a social phenomenon, ritual as an artistic method, and has been filmed in eleven places in Sweden: Burseryd, Kinnekulle, Sandviken, Hofors, Grängesberg, Njakafjäll, Meselefors, Kallak, Ligga, Messaure, and Jokkmokk. In the selected localities, there exists a historical connection to the extraction of raw materials needed to produce energy. This history is relevant today as we transition to green energy and to the use of renewable raw source materials. The artists have specifically chosen to highlight how urban lifestyles are dependent on the natural environment and people in sparsely populated communities in Sweden.”

This Week On Optical Track: Maria Magnusson and Zerene Eurydice

EPFC | April 11th, 2022

Tune in on Tuesday, April 12 at 8 pm for AIR on the Air Episode 32 featuring 2017 EPFC International Artist In Residence Maria Magnusson followed by the return of The Grrrlworld Tapes curated by the mysterious Zerene Eurydice. Optical Track is EPFC’s weekly radio show on Can’t join us live? Optical Track is archived for anytime listening at

Support for AIR on the Air is provided by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Edendale Library + Heavy Manners Library = Awesome Film Night

EPFC | March 30th, 2022

From Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian at the Edendale Library re: this week’s Movie Club discussion:

Hope you got a chance to watch Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts on Kanopy. Join us on Zoom Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 if you can to discuss it with our new Echo Park neighbors, Heavy Manners Library!  They are a really cool space that archives and lends out artists’ books, zines and other media, as well as hosting art exhibitions, classes, workshops, concerts and much more – around the corner from us at 1200 N. Alvarado. Email for Zoom link:

Films We Love: The Ukrainian Time Machine at Cornell Cinema

EPFC | March 28th, 2022

If you happen to be in Ithica, New York on Tuesday, March 29… a special screening of wondrous films by our dear friend Naomi Uman. More info:

This Week On Optical Track: AlgoRhythm with DJ Smoke Lotus

EPFC | March 22nd, 2022

“Forgiving people when they fail is super important…I didn’t really get that lesson until I required so much forgiveness.” ~ Ananda

Tune-in to for an intimate conversation with special guest Ananda Lewis from 8 to 10p on Tuesday, March 22.

Celebrating Women’s History Month!
Please join me for a fun and intimate conversation celebrating this phenomenal woman for the #WomensHistoryMonth Edition of The Universal Truth Collective on Optical Track’s AlgoRhythm!

Prepare to be inspired & uplifted as we talk about Life, Love and everything in between!

Showering oneself with positivity is a great way to usher in the renewing season of spring and this discussion is filled with countless gems of empowerment!

Wishing Ananda all the love and joy imaginable during her Birthday season & beyond!

Love you sis! You already know what it is! ✨💫