Celebrate ten years of cinematic bliss with your friendly neighborhood microcinema! EPFC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Sell your TV and come to the cinema.
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).
EPFC’s microcinema is supported in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
12 Year Anniversary Weekend!
Thursday, December 5 – OPEN SCREEN – 8 PM
What better way to kick off EPFC’s weekend-long 12-year birthday celebration than with our cinematic free-for-all, daring 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, standard 8mm, 16mm.
Friday, December 6 – THE SOUND WE SEE TRILOGY FILMMOBILE SCREENING – 8 PM
Los Angeles. Rotterdam. Hanoi. In each of these cities Echo Park Film Center has embarked on a multi-week project with local youth and artists to produce a 24-hour exploration of city life. In black and white, these projects document the contemporary life, rhythm, and movement of each city in unique perspectives. Each of the projects draws on the same rich traditions and techniques of past avant-garde urban documentarians, while exploring new approaches to collaborative creative process and celebrating the energy and possibility of 21st century urbanism. Program: The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony (28 minutes, 16mm) The Sound We See: A Rotterdam City Symphony (27 minutes, 16mm) The Sound We See: A Hanoi City Symphony (25 minutes, Super 8 on 16mm). **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 7 – NEW WORKS SALON MARATHON & EPFC BENEFIT – 8 PM – LATE
Celebrate Echo Park Film Center’s 12 year anniversary with a marathon screening / benefit party. For the past year and a half, our (mostly) monthly series of New Works Salons have been giving out rolls of raw camera stock in Super 8 and 16mm to artists to encourage them to continue making new works in small gauge film. Tonight, many of those artists will come back to show work made with this film stock, including Dana Berman Duff, Eve LaFountain, Mike Stoltz, Erich Burci, Walter Vargas, Aida Lugo and more! Plus we’ll have new works by alumni from our LA AIR artist in residence program, including Mariah Garnett & Eve Fowler, John Palmer, Pablo Valencia, Margie Schnibbe, Will O’Loughlen, Nancy Jean Tucker, and a video installation in our storefront window by Ursula Brookbank and Christine Alicino! We’ll also have special performances and screenings of works by Charlotte Pryce, Reza Monahan, Ross Lipman, Huckleberry Lain, a midnight screening of works by Isabell Spengler and AnitRa Menning curated by Kate Brown, John Cannizzaro’s new 16mm film The Son Also Rises, plus more surprises that will be announced as the day approaches! So celebrate 12 years of independent small gauge film and video made in your friendly neighborhood film center. Sliding scale donation, suggested $12 for 12 years, but donations of any size small or very, very large are welcome.
Sunday, December 8 – FREE TIME AND SUNSHINE – 1 PM
This event will take place at the Velaslavasay Panorama. 1122 W 24th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007.
Echo Park Film Center invites you to the premiere of the EPFC Fall 2013 Youth Documentary Project… Free Time and Sunshine: Home Movies in Southern California. Working with local film archivists, preservationists and humanities experts, local youth between the ages of 12 and 19 have explored the history of the home movie as it pertains to life in mid-century Southern California and the perpetuation of the American Dream. Their half hour documentary project was filmed on Super 8, and incorporates historic home movie footage from local archives and personal family collections. Preceding the documentary, the students own home movies, filmed on Ektachrome Super 8, will be shown from the camera original rolls throughout the beautiful Velaslavasay Panorama building. This project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, in partnership with the NEH. Experience more at www.calhum.org. This is a free event! Refreshments will be provided! Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, December 12 – LA AIR: KELSEY BRAIN – 8 PM
LA AIR is an artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles filmmakers to utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over a four-week period. Our December LA AIR resident is Kelsey Brain. Of her project, Kelsey says: “The community in my apartment building is changing from old to young, from working class to middle class, and from families to individuals. Over time I have come to know my neighbors. With their help, I will make a film.”
Friday, December 13 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for directions!)**
Saturday, December 14 – GAMBLE IN SOULS on 28MM – 8 PM
This will be an extremely rare event! Quite possibly the very first time that a feature length film has been projected continuously on 28mm! Utilizing 2 antique Pathescope Premier projectors (both circa 1918), a nearly 100 year old film print will be projected switching between the 2 machines. Given the cost of the machines when they were originally sold, it is very doubtful that anyone purchased 2 for this purpose. As more and more silent films are beginning to be presented digitally, they are being removed from their proper historical context. Take advantage of this opportunity to see a rare film that only exists today on 28mm (1 print at USC and 1 print at GEH) and may never be given a full restoration. Live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. Program: Gamble in Souls, starring William Desmond, Dorothy Dalton, 1916, 28mm, 80 min. (Tinted, Archival 28mm print courtesy of USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive), plus How Movies Move (1918) from the collection of Pray Pictures shorts of Thomas Stathes.
Saturday, December 14 – INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO 7 – 1 – 5 PM
Calling all interested adults (ages 20+) looking to learn the beauty and grace of digital editing on Final Cut 7! All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Class limited to 6 students; Fee: $60/$50 members. Instructor: Will O’Loughlen
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