Cinema

ACTION! presents MOTHER’S DAY and LAPS: FILMS BY R.J. LOZADA

Friday, July 7 at 8 PM

Doors 7:30 pm. FREE!

Mother’s Day explores the impact of mass incarceration on a generation of youth through annual Mother’s Day charity bus rides that takes children from across California to visit their mothers in prison.

Laps is a documentary on the San Quentin 1000 Mile Running Club, a group of inmates that run daily for themselves, and their annual marathon.

This screening is part ACTION! Cinema as Sanctuary, a free summer series presenting political documentary films and workshops. ACTION! is made possible by support from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
R.J. Lozada is an award-winning filmmaker and radio producer based in the Bay Area. R.J. is deeply committed to working with and producing works on communities of color. Lozada has worked in varying capacities as a producer for radio and film, as a curator for film festivals, and as an educator. Lozada currently produces content for Making Contact, a weekly radio magazine show that focuses on social justice, and is in post-production for Passing Grounds–a multimedia project exploring America’s legacy of state violence through sites of death at the hands of law enforcement.

Filmmaker in attendance!

FILMS
Laps (2016), 17 mins
Mother’s Day (2017), 8 mins

FREE WORKSHOP
R.J. Lozada also will be holding a free workshop on “Collaboration and Cocreation: Building relationships in documentary filmmaking” on July 9, Sunday from 12-5PM at the Echo Park Film Center. To sign up, please visit http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/categories/school/

ACTION! Cinema as Sanctuary
Political documentary films take on a renewed role amid a reinvigorated rage against immigrants, refugees, and people of color in many places around the world. Through politically engaged cinematic work, many filmmakers are confronting old and new forms of racism, the deepening ungrievability of Black and Brown lives, and precarious realities faced by minority communities including indigenous peoples, the elderly, refugees, women and children. ACTION! series: Cinema as Sanctuary features political documentary films that re-assert the images and stories that remind us that a compassionate world rooted upon solidarity, friendship, and collective action is possible.

SCREENINGS
June 2 The Native and the Refugee (with Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny)
June 16 Pangandoy (with Hiyasmin Saturay)
July 7 Laps (with R.J. Lozada)
July 21 (TBD)
August 4 Nobel Nok Dah (with Emily Hong)

WORKSHOPS
June 3 What is a Political Film? (with Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny)
June 18 Making Films that Serve our Communities (with Hiyasmin Saturay)
July 9 Collaboration & Cocreation in Documentary Filmmaking (with R.J. Lozada)
July 23 (TBD)
August 6 Social Justice Music Videos (with Emily Hong)

Curated by Nerve Macaspac of the Echo Park Film Center (EPFC), with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nerve is an award-winning filmmaker and a PhD candidate at UCLA Geography Department. His research focuses on community-led spatial strategies in protecting vulnerable civilian lives.

ALL SCREENINGS AND WORKSHOPS ARE FREE.

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