EPFC | October 14th, 2016

Tonight! The 16th Annual EPFC Human Rights Film Festival kicks off with La Decision de Vencer (Los Primeros Frutos). “A little gem from El Salvador, made in coproduction with México, it shows daily life in Morazán, a “liberated zone” in El Salvador, during the days the Frente de Liberación Nacional Farabundo Martí (FMNL) was in war with the landowners’ government (and indirectly with the United States, who gave support to the oppresive rulers). It shows peasant children attending classes, a young woman learning to use a rifle, a wedding, a battle, all real facts from a time long gone.” Directed by Colectivo Cero a la Izquierda. (1981, 73 minutes, in Spanish without English subtitles). FREE EVENT!

2017 LA AIR Call for Applicants

EPFC | September 30th, 2016

LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period in 2017. 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.

More info here!

Application Deadline is November 15.


EPFC | September 2nd, 2016

New month and lots of awesome upcoming events including the EPFC GIANT 2-DAY RUMMAGE SALE, September 3 and 4!!!!!


Chatty Catties

EPFC | September 1st, 2016

Past EPFC LA AIR artist Pablo Valencia’s debut feature film, CHATTY CATTIES, is a laugh-out-loud comedy set in an alternate world in which cats are able to communicate with humans. Sassy tabby Leonard (voiced by John Autry) is at odds with his human roommate, Shelby (Megan Hensley), whose own emotional problems limit her abilities to provide for the most basic of Leonard’s needs. But, when Shelby begins a relationship with kind-hearted musician, Nate (Matthew Grathwol), Leonard sees a brighter future for both him and his owner, but it won’t come without a few emotional fireworks along the way. Playing this weekend at the Roxie in San Francisco!

More info here!


EPFC | July 29th, 2016

Check out EPFC’s front window over the next few weeks and you will see a compelling documentary that transforms 100 murder sites in Los Angeles into art.

As part of LA’s Public Art Biennial Current:LA, Mexican Artist Teresa Margolles created La Sombra (“The Shade”), a large temporary monument in Echo Park that used water gathered from the cleansing of these murder sites as part of its construction.

The sculpture is currently on view at the north east corner of Echo Park Lake. In addition to screening at EPFC, the documentary is also showing at various shops in Echo Park including El Clasico Tattoo and Eyla Hair Salon.