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Come watch beautiful images dance upon a screen in your own neighborhood! Shows begin promptly @ 8PM and are $5 (unless otherwise noted). EPFC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Sell your TV and come to the cinema.

ECHO PARK FILM CENTER THANKS THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS
AND SCIENCES FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE EPFC THURSDAY NIGHT MICROCINEMA SERIES AND THE FILMMOBILE SUMMER SCREENING SERIES. http://www.oscars.org

Thursday, January 13 – TRANSGENDER SHORT FILMS FROM THE TG FILM FEST – 8 PM
These genre-blurring short films weave elements of documentary and narrative film to entertain and enlighten with sweet, seductive, and subversive visions from the queerest part of the LGBT spectrum. The screening includes works by established and emerging filmmakers including Iris prizewinner Lee Mi-Rang's The Bath, and Transproofed by Andrea James and Calpernia Addams, the real-life subject of the Emmy-winning Soldiers Girl. Zsa-Zsa Gershick’s Door Prize won for Best Short at the 2010 Kansas City Gay and Lesbian Film Festival while Queerer Than Thou has screened at over 50 LGBT film festivals on four continents. These films will make your heart twinge, melt, race, and pound.  Enjoy the ride! FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE! More info http://www.tgfilmfest.com

Saturday, January 15 – HOLLYSHORTS – 7:30 PM
HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced that are 30-minutes or less. $10 admission for this event. Refreshments provided. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE! More info: www.hollyshorts.com

Wednesday, January 19 – SPEAKING FOR MYSELF – 8 PM
This documentary film captures the core of New York City on a human scale, focusing on the work of eight widely varied performing artists: a dancer, a concert pianist, an actress, a Noh performer, a multi-instrumentalist, a tabla virtuoso, an organist and a singing poet. Manhattan, the provocative, dense and iconic home to 8 million human stories, ever changing and often over-whelming to countless masses of visitors. Often-unseen and surprising images of the city’s unique atmosphere lend an evocative dimension to the very personal glimpses into the lives woven throughout the film. This rare view of Manhattan’s creative heart powerfully conveys the intensity and scope of the city that is both humanistic and insightful. FILMMAKER BERT SHAPIRO IN ATTENDANCE!

Thursday, January 20 – FIELD NOTE FABLES: FILMS BY AMANDA MOVLAI – 8 PM
An evening of experimental shorts by Amanda Frances Movlai. A visit to places we have been in our memory, a feeling we have had in our quaint reflection, an old season we keep ideal, and a new season realized through the images we move through. A film of enchanted friendship, a film about the fastest man in the world, and a strange winter. The films are shot on a variety of film stocks including 16mm and Super 8 Kodachrome, Ektachrome, and Tri-X. There will be a soundtrack performed live by local musicians. FILMMAKER AMANDA MOVLAI IN ATTENDANCE!

Saturday, January 22 – STEVE ABEE READS FROM JOHNNY FUTURE – 8 PM
It ain’t published, but it’s done. Johnny Future Novel Celebration! Steve Abee will read selections from his long awaited visionary goof truth novel Johnny Future, the story of a deluded drug deranged wanderer and his crazy friends who busts his grandma out of her nursing home in order to save her from death only to be chased by the cops across the City of Angels right into the blue TV lit living room of the truth. For a couple of years there in the mid 2000’s, Abee was reading regular installments from his novel in progress here at the Film Center. Finally, the book is truly done, save for a few choice edits. Ha! And now Abee will let us know how it all ends. Refreshments provided!

Sunday, January 23 – LA FILMFORUM PRESENTS RADICAL LIGHT: SMALL GAUGE – 7:30 PM
In conjunction with the release of Radical Light: Alternative Film And Video In The San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000, edited by Steve Anker, Co-Curator of Film at REDCAT, and Bay area curators Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid, Filmforum presents this show of work, curated by Steve Anker, of super 8 and regular 8mm films made in the Bay Area. Even though regular 8mm and later super-8mm were designed as amateur home mediums during the middle decades of the last century, artists using these small-scale tools increasingly appreciated the intimacy of the screening situations and the low-key and fragile qualities of the image and spontaneity that 8mm filming allowed. This program showcases a wide range of ways that San Francisco based moving image artists consciously worked with the small-scale nature of 8mm, using home distributed found footage, working with daily ‘home movie’ subjects to create expressive and direct diaries and cinematic reveries, or using the nature of these tools for formal exploration. Filmmakers include Bruce Conner, Scott Stark, Janis Crystal Lipzin, silt, Julie Murray, Bob Branaman, Nathaniel Dorsky and others. The book is a rich compendium of essays, reminiscences and striking visuals that attests to the vital and varied experimental film and video scene that has existed in the Bay Area for more than half a century. CURATOR STEVE ANKER IN ATTENDANCE! $10

Thursday, January 27 – ISLAND FEVER: PUERTO RICAN SHORT FILMS – 8 PM
Featuring the works of young Puerto Rican filmmakers, Island Fever is a collection of short films you won’t get to see anywhere else. CURATOR AND FILMMAKER DANIELA SWAMP IN ATTENDANCE!

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