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).
Thursday, May 3 – 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, standard 8mm, 16mm. FILMMAKERS GET IN FREE!
Friday, May 4 – SMALL POND – 8 PM
It's summertime in Columbia, Missouri and a blissfully irresponsible young woman named Kirsten reigns as the clown princess of the downtown bar scene. Indie cinema ingénue Hari Leigh stars alongside Susan Burke, Amy Seimetz, Josh Fadem and Ann Magnuson in this ode to easy living in the American Midwest. "The film features some brilliant surprising moments, at least one of which is sure to go down in indie cinema history." - Rachel Morgan, Sidewalk Film Festival (Programmers Award 2011). Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/19902401, or visit http://smallpondfilm.com. FILMMAKER JOSH SLATES IN ATTENDANCE.
Thursday, May 10 – TOM CHOMONT – 8 PM
A screening of recently preserved 16mm films by the late Tom Chomont. This rare screening of films brings the work of this artist back to Los Angeles. Filmmaker Jim Hubbard writes: “Chomont’s films offer a lyric depiction of the ordinary world, but at the same time reveal an unabashedly spiritual and sexualized parallel universe. His incomparable technique of offsetting color positive and high contrast black-and-white negative creates a subtly beautiful, otherworldly aura.” Fearless and tender, Chomont is a film alchemist, bringing a unique and ravishing vision to the screen. 16mm Chomont program includes: Ophelia/The Cat Lady (1969), Love Objects (1971, Holland), The Mirror Garden (1967), Epilogue/Siam (1969), Jabbok (1967), Phases of the Moon (1968), Oblivion (1969). Preceded by: Glimpse of the Garden by Marie Menken (1957), Fire of Waters by Stan Brakhage (1965), Lemon by Hollis Frampton (1969), and Futuristic Death Ray and Anna/Anna by Clay Dean (2003 and 2010), all on 16mm. Guest curator Kate Brown. Screening made possible by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation and through the Avant-Garde Master Program funded by The Film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation. 16mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funded by The Film Foundation.
Friday, May 11 – LA TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL presents an encore screening of ELVIS & MADONA – 8 PM
The lives of a genderqueer biker and a talented drag performer intertwine in this vibrant Rio-set romantic comedy. Elvis is an aspiring young photographer delivering pizzas to make ends meet. Madona's plans for a spectacular drag show have just been dashed when her rotten sometime lover steals all her money. When they meet by chance, Elvis and Madona's unlikely love will help them chase their dreams and deal with the obstacles that arise along the way. Elvis & Madona premiered at Tribeca, was released theatrically in Brazil in 2011, and has won many film festival awards. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door only. www.tgfilmfest.com <http://www.tgfilmfest.com>
Saturday, May 12 – LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM presents MOVING PICTURES: PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM – 8 PM
Part of Filmforum’s series Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980. Movies are made up of many still images, moving rapidly through a projector. And they are among the two-dimensional pictorial arts, along with painting and photography. And here’s a show bringing these ideas front and center, with lively deconstructions of movies into stills; commentaries on the “death” of painting; explorations into the possibility of making moving paintings; and intense explorations into the meaning of still images in the creation of the identity of a people. Including films by many artists, often people who also work in paint: John Baldessari, Paul McCarthy, Sam Erenberg, Morgan Fisher, Gary Beydler, and more! Some in person. For full information & Tickets, please visit http://www.alternativeprojections.com/screening-series/
Thursday, May 17 – PXL THIS 21 – 8 PM
PXL THIS 21, the 21st annual toy camera film festival featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder and the second oldest film festival in LA, celebrates visionary moving image artists from 4-years-olds to professionals. All genres are here: avant-garde, comedy, documentary, abstract, music, art, narrative & films words cannot describe. "PXL is the ultimate people's video." - J. Hoberman. "If movies offer an escape from everyday life, Pixelvision is the Houdini of the film world." - SF Weekly. DIRECTOR GERRY FIALKA WILL BE PRESENT FOR DISCUSSION.
Friday, May 18 – LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM presents THE ALTERNATIVE PROJECTIONS MARATHON – 8 PM – 2 AM
Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 has featured over 24 shows since October 2011. Alternative Projections is Filmforum’s exploration of the community of filmmakers, artists, curators and programmers who contributed to the creation and presentation of experimental film and video in Southern California in the postwar era. Tonight we celebrate with an incredible range of films and videos that we haven’t squeezed into other screenings, with frequent breaks for socializing! Come at the start or in the middle! Some classics and lot of rarities will please you to no end!
For full information, please visit http://www.alternativeprojections.com/screening-series/
Saturday, May 19 – NEW WORKS SALON: CALARTS EDITION – 8 PM
A special CalArts student edition of the New Works Salon, in which several artists will present in-progress or recently completed works. This screening will present a broad range of film and video work being made at the California Institute of the Arts, undergraduate and graduate students from the film/video program, experimental animation and the school of art will be showcased. Former EPFC student and current teacher Walter Vargas will show Driving South Florence, a 16mm portrait on South Central made during his first year at CalArts, 16mm Standards of Perfection by Andrew Kim is not a film about miniature horses, Marisa Williamson presents a myth of origin--about Africans who could fly, who lost their wings on the Middle Passage, but relearned the ability to fly in a moment of danger, Jackson McCoy shares "an ocean" a meditation on water, film, wet film, and dry ice, Silvia das Fadas presents Apanhar Laranjas / Picking Oranges a 1 minute 16mm film, Calvin Fredrick made a film in which "A beef thief gets some ham lip and is hampered by the doo,” all Ryan Betschart set out to do was to make an amazing Disney Channel Original Movie, but ended up making lo-fi demonic musings on his own childhood, John Warren will show his 16mm Poppy Fields Forever, Mike Stoltz will show In Between and curator, EPFC staff member and current MFA student at CalArts Eve LaFountain will show her latest pinhole/8mm dual projection film Elderberry, Black Walnut, Oak.
Sunday, May 20 – MOVE IT! An EPFC Youth Project – 7:30 PM
Please note off-site location:
Pieter PASD / 420 West Ave 33, Lincoln Heights, 90031
Come see the EPFC youth's latest creation!! Three collaborative films/performances will take place as part of the Move It! class' culminating event. The pieces will be shown simultaneously throughout the space several times over the course of an hour, so feel free to drop in, walk around, and view the magnificence of cinema. Please note--only street parking will be available, public transportation is highly encouraged!!! Pieter is conveniently located in Lincoln Heights by the Metro Gold Line. PS IT'S COMPLETELY FREE!!
Thursday, May 24 – BRAKHAGE / KUCHAR / LEVINE / PRICE – 8 PM
A diverse program of experimental Super 8 mm films. Stan Brakhage’s Airs, from a collection of Super 8 films he completed in 1976 and later blown up to 16mm. Luther Price’s Green, “Green is a world where ghosts live … conjuring the familiar, reliving, events unresolved, revealing very little” (Price). Steve Polta’s 1997A (Arrival) “renders a subtle spectral impressionism via tenuous images of space, form, and color in disembodied flux” (New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde). Saul Levine’s “midsummer daydream” Light Lick: Only Sunshine and Submission, “confrontational rant addressed to the judges of the films entered in a Super 8 competition” (Levine). George Kuchar’s Mom, “something for me to play and remember my mother by when she is not here to visit me: smiling, eating, walking around nice places that are filmed with a cheap lens so that you can’t see the cracks and the dirt” (Kuchar). Films projected from Super 8, except for the Brakhage, which will be projected from 16mm.
Saturday, May 26 – PALMS – 8 PM — RESCHEDULED
The screening of Artur Aristakisyan’s Palms has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 30th.
Thursday, May 31 – LA AIR: TUNI CHATTERJI – 8 PM
LA AIR is a new artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles filmmakers to utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over a four-week period. Tuni Chatterji’s conceptual framework starts with form itself. She is interested in looking at the physical and philosophical spaces between fiction and documentation and the relationship between images and sounds relative to the phenomena of the cinematic experience. Her filmmaking practice is informed by her study of painting. After receiving a BFA in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she went on to receive a MFA in Filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts. In 2007, Tuni received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and start production on her feature length documentary Okul Nodi. Tuni’s work has been screened around the world at venues including Rotterdam International Film Festival, Printemps du Septembre and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Beginning with the movement around a specific place and time, her proposed residency project SUNSET AT NOON will be a study of Sunset Boulevard at Noon. FREE!
Saturday, May 19– INTRO TO FINAL CUT PRO 7– 1 – 5 PM
This one-day class opens the door to the power and majesty of a digital editing program that is fast becoming the industry standard. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Instructor: Will O’Loughlen. Tuition: $60/$50 EPFC members.
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