Thursday, August 3 at 8 PM
Doors 7:30 pm. FREE!
A special edition of Open Screen with the first hour devoted to a screening of a collection of under 10-minute short films as part of the Action! Cinema as Sanctuary series.
This screening is followed by another hour from 9-10 PM of Open Screen of new work, old work, works in progress, every genre, every style.
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. 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.
Participating filmmakers include:
Brave New Films (“The Call to Sanctuary”, “Pursuing the Dream”, “Nowhere to Run”, among others), and others (to be announced soon)