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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.


SCREENINGS
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, September 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, September 2 – BOOK LAUNCH & SUMMER CLASS DVD RELEASE PARTY! – 7 PM
Come celebrate the launch of our first publication CINEMA AUDIENCES 2008 – 2011 and the DVD release of our summer youth film workshop taught by EPFC Summer Artist In Residence, Merv Espina.  FREE EVENT!!! FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!

Thursday, September 8 – LEVI’S FILM WORKSHOP SHOWCASE – 8 PM
Join us for a celebration of our community and self portrait work made at Levi's Film Workshop during the Art in the Streets exhibit. There portraits were made using the flip video camera and explore themes like: clutter, aging, art in la and cooking. FREE EVENT! FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!

Friday, September 9 – LATIN AMERICAN CINEMATECA OF LA PRESENTS CINE SIN FRONTERAS – 8 PM
Cine sin fronteras is a sidebar program of the Morelia International Film Festival, the prestigious Mexican film competititon held annually in Morela. Some of the films that do not qualify for the competition are screened in the Cine sin fronteras program, especially films made in Mexico by non-Mexicans, Chicano films, and other relevant works. Tonight’s program includes Flexing Muscles by Charles Fairbanks, Cines abandonados by Andres Garcia Franco, La Patrona by Lizzette Arguello and Una frontera, todas las fronteras by David Pablos. CURATOR JESSE LERNER IN ATTENDANCE!

Saturday, September 10 – FILM JOURNEYS: UN LAC (FRANCE) – 8 PM

"...a dizzying, visual poem photographed by the director himself in the Swiss Alps. Using no more than six characters and straying far from the established notions of cinematography and narrative in film, the piece feels like something between an experimental video-art installation and one of Ingmar Bergman’s bleak feature films, though the work itself has perhaps no conceivable outside influence." - Guy Doley
Film Journeys is a monthly screening series and cine club highlighting emerging storytellers in contemporary world cinema. The film will be followed by open discussions that will consider the implications of the film's content and form - all are welcome!

Thursday, September 15 – JULIA HOLTER, SCOTT CAZAN & JANA PAPENBROOCK – 8 PM
A night of video and live music featuring collaborations between German artist Jana Papenbroock and LA based artists Scott Cazan and Julia Holter. The performances will be followed by a screening of Papenbroock's 60 minute film, What No One Knows,  "...an experimental film collage consisting of the personal myths and memories of strangers. A film about faces, empty places and the fictituous truths of stories." FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!

Saturday, September 17 – DOC NIGHT: SCRAPPERS – 7 PM
Set within Chicago's labyrinth of alleyways, Scrappers is a verite portrait of Otis and Oscar, two scrap metal scavengers searching for a living with brains, brawn and battered pickup trucks. The film shows how the 2008 financial crisis and crackdowns on undocumented immigrants effect these men and their families. Praised as one of the best documentaries of 2010 by Roger Ebert. FILMMAKER BEN KOLAK IN ATTENDANCE!   http://www.scrappersmovie.com

Saturday, September 17 – FUNERAL CLUB: MUSIC AND MOVIES – 9 PM
For their third full-length record, Bakersfield husband-and-wife duo Funeral Club pay homage to experimental film makers Maya Deren and David Lynch, film composer Ennio Morricone, and to Pulp's wonderfully sleazy film-noir inspired This Is Hardcore. Funeral Club is joined tonight by Vim Conroy and The Here & Now. http://www.funeralclub.blogspot.com/ http://www.vimcrony.com

Thursday, September 22 – PETER EMMANUEL GOLDMAN’S ECHOES OF SILENCE – 8 PM
“In my opinion, one of the finest silent movies ever made is Peter Emmanuel Goldman’s “Echoes of Silence,”
circa 1965…[It] is a visual account of the lonely life of a young man in Greenwich Village; it is an elegy of existentialism, a song of courage and poetry occasioned by acute loneliness and sorrow…Goldman’s haunting, almost metaphysical images recall the classic compositions of Theodore Dreyer [sic] or Sergei Eisenstein.”
 – Gene Youngblood. Dir. Peter Emmanuel Goldman/16mm/75 min. Curated by Sean Batton.

Friday, September 23 – WE HATE EVERYTHING INCLUDING THIS FILM SERIES – 8 PM
Call it punk, Americana, rock whatever you like but X were one of the most important bands to ever emerge from Los Angeles. Come celebrate with us at a special screening of The Unheard Music. This 1980’s portrait of the band by director W.T. Morgan remains a quintessential record that preceded a tumultuous era for the band members. Somehow X has survived it all and is still as relevant today as this film proves. SPECIAL GUEST(S) WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE, SO DON'T MISS IT!!!!

Saturday, September 24 – CINEMA INDIGENE PRESENTS OLDER THAN AMERICA– 8 PM
All over the world Indigenous people are picking up cameras and telling their own stories. Join us for this installment of the new screening series that highlights the best and most exciting works of contemporary Native made cinema and see how Native people are representing themselves, their cultures and histories on screen. Discussion of the film to follow.
This month's film is OLDER THAN AMERICA. A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, Older Than America delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada. FILMMAKER GEORGINA LIGHTNING IN ATTENDANCE!!!

Sunday, September 25 – LA FILMFORUM PRESENTS VITAL SIGNS: VIDEOS BY DANI LEVENTHAL – 7:30
Los Angeles Filmforum is delighted to host, for the first time in Los Angeles, the videos of Dani Leventhal, including two world premieres, Shayne’s Rectangleand Tin Pressed! Leventhal’s work is vital: about life, her life, but moreover infused with a sense of life itself. Whether peering into the folds of an elderly woman’s neck, surveying sidewalk vendors in Budapest or the grooves of a chain-lock fence in upstate New York, or investigating the matted feathers and fur of the many animals Leventhal examines and sometimes dissects, her camera is inquisitive and ever-present, a companion as much as a tool in the artist’s unyielding search for signs of life.  Curated by Genevieve Yue. $10; Students/seniors $6; Free for Filmforum Members. More info: www.lafilmforum.org

Thursday, September 29 – LA AIR 1: KATE LAIN – FIELD NOTES – 8 PM
LA AIR is a new Artist In Residence program that invites Los Angeles filmmakers to utilize EPFC resources in creating a new piece of work over a four-week period. The work premieres the last Thursday of every month. September’s artist is Kate Lain; her project: Field Notes: Processing the Idea of Nature in Los Angeles in 2011
“My project is to go out with a Super 8 movie camera and study the place and meaning of nature in the greater Los Angeles area.  I will do a series of field notes and sketches that will explore nature in different ways, only mine will be done with film equipment rather than with a pencil and paper.  On September 29, I will screen the hand-processed series at Echo Park Film Center.  At the presentation, we will all take a nature walk together and collaborate on a final sketch that we will screen that night.” ARTIST KATE LAIN IN ATTENDANCE!

Friday, September 30 – WELL OF THE BEAST – 8 PM
Shot on VHS and toy cameras, "Well of the Beast" tells the story of three radical poets' trip to an un-named South American town for a cheap eye surgery. Having declared poetic war on society, the three soon experience strange happenings as the newly replaced eyes of our hero, Anton, begin to suggest hidden and sinister agendas of his companions. Literary (and filmic) references run rampant in this campy, low-fi, arthouse feature that blends genres and styles into a madhouse romp through all things poetic. FILMMAKER EMETT CASEY IN ATTENDANCE!

CLASSES
Make your own movie this year at EPFC!

EPFC Fall Youth Class: City of Angels 11 – Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30 pm; September – December 2011
Announcing City Of Angels 11! In this 12-week after school workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking while creating individual short films celebrating family and community stories. This class is open to local youth ages 12 – 19; no experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided free of charge by EPFC. Space is limited to 20 students. Call or email for more information on participating!

Saturday, September 24 - INTRODUCTION TO SUPER 8 & HANDPROCESSING – 12 – 5 PM
This workshop includes basic camera operation, shooting techniques and hand processing. No previous filmmaking experience necessary; all equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Instructor: Rick Bahto $75/$60 EPFC members.

Saturday, September 17 – INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO – 1 – 5PM
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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