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YEAR END GIVING
Yes, folks, it’s that time again. This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving… your donation supports EPFC’s fabulous microcinema programming, Filmmobile Summer Screening series, artist residencies and free filmmaking programs for youth and seniors all year long! And it’s tax deductible too!
Come watch beautiful images dance upon a screen in your own neighborhood!
Shows begin promptly @ 8 PM and are $5 suggested donation (unless otherwise noted).
Thursday, December 1 – OPEN SCREEN – 8 PM
Our cinematic free-for-all dares you to share your film with the feisty EPFC audience. Any genre! Any style! New, old, work-in-progress! First come, first screened; one film per filmmaker; 10-minute maximum. DVD, VHS, mini-DV, DV-CAM, Super 8, 8mm, 16mm. FILMMAKERS GET IN FREE!
Friday, December 2 – 12TH ANNUAL NIHILIST FILM FESTIVAL – 8 PM
For the twelfth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world. The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly. Pretty much, something for everyone (except children and clergy). As a special feature, all those who bring their own televisions and arrive fifteen minutes early will be able to include their appliances in the traditional ritual Blessing of the Televisions featuring the high priestess of performance art, Anna Homler. NIHILIST FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR ELISHA SHAPIRO IN ATTENDANCE! More info: http://nihilists.net/film.html
Saturday, December 3 – SOMEPLACE I DON'T BELONG – 8 PM
A not-to-be-missed night of Italian Futurist ponderings, poignant portraits, animated evocations, intimate glimpses of shrimp, and much more. This collection of film and video includes work by Scott Stark, Janie Geiser, Matt Wolf, Allison Schulnik, Lewis Klahr, Ben Coonley, Ely Kim, Keith Wilson, and John Davis. Program compiled by John Palmer. Stick around after the screening for libations, treats, and lively discussions. More info: http://someplaceidontbelong.tumblr.com/
Thursday, December 8 – HISTORY LESSONS (GESCHICHTSUNTERRICHT) – 8 PM
"History Lessons derives from sections of Brecht's incomplete novel The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar. It comprises four interviews with contemporaries of Caesar: a banker, a former soldier, a lawyer and a writer, all of whom place Caesar's exploits in direct political perspectives. Typically, though, the filmmakers insist on doing more than merely re-examining historical fact. They inscribe the dissection of Rome's imperialist past within three detailed studies of Rome today, establishing links that work both ways... This is arguably political cinema at its most advanced and provocative." -- Time Out London
Dirs. Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet / 85min / DVDShown with: Tauw Dir. Ousmane Sembene / 26.5min / 16mm
Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11 – EPFC TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Echo Park Film Center is 10! Join the celebration with a whole weekend of free events celebrating a decade of community cinema in Echo Park. The weekend will include live music, delicious food, receptions, speeches, glorious new merchandise and of course FILMS – A whole lot of them!!!! Here are the details…
Friday, December 9 * 8 – 11 PM
Libations, Live Music and Films at STORIES
1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Saturday, December 10 * 11 AM – 6 PM
Family Filmmaking Workshops and Open House at ECHO PARK FILM CENTER
1200 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Saturday, December 10 * 7 – 10:30 PM
Filmmobile Silent Films Screening in the VONS PARKING LOT
1342 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Sunday, December 11 * 2 – 6 PM
Punk Rock Songs & Cinema at THE SMELL
247 S Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Sunday, December 11 * 6:30 – 10:30 PM
Reception and the Premiere of City of Angels 11: An EPFC Youth Film Project at
251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Thursday, December 15 – LA AIR: COSMO SEGURSON – 8 PM
LA AIR is a new artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles filmmakers to utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over a four-week period. "Vulgarians 1 2 3" is a science fiction nightmare collage project. Cosmo Segurson has made three 16mm films that take place on a fractured Earth in the near future. Themes of communication, Perspective, and Junk Mail are collapsed together in roughly 5 minutes of surreal time. All three films will be projected on top of each other at the same time from three projectors, and scored live by three musicians who haven't seen the other films, or heard the other scores. It could be a total disaster. Come find out Thursday December 15th for the world premiere of Cosmo Segurson's "Vulgarians 1 2 3". FREE!
Friday, December 16 – EPFC FILMMOBILE PRESENTS: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – 8 PM
What would the holidays be without some uncontrollable sobbing? Come out tonight and huddle around the Filmmobile for our annual screening of It’s A Wonderful Life... There will be Christmas cake! **Location announced the day before the show via twitter @EPFCFilmmobile (you can also call 213.484.8846 or email email@example.com for directions!)**
Saturday, December 17 – PLACES IN PIECES VOL.3 – 8 PM
Jason Pappariella's places in pieces vol.3 focuses on the mundane, the peculiar, and the discarded throughout the southern United States. The video has a running time of 50 minutes, with a soundtrack provided by Adam Parks and Emily Baker. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE! LAST SHOW OF 2011!
Saturday, December 17 – INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO – 1 – 5 PM
Calling all interested adults (ages 20+) looking to learn the beauty and grace of digital editing! All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Class limited to 9 students; tuition is $60/$50 members. Instructor: Will O’Loughlen
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