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, February 3 – UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS – 8 PM
A rare screening of the Sundance favorite Until the Violence Stops featuring playwright and activist Eve Ensler, Rosario Dawson, Tantoo Cardinal, Queen Latifah, Rosie Perez, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and more. Extraordinarily empowering and heartbreakingly funny, this powerful film documents how Ensler's Broadway hit The Vagina Monologues grew into an international grassroots movement to stop violence against women and girls. More info: http://www.vday.org
Sunday, February 6 – FILMFORUM PRESENTS SOCCER LIKE NEVER BEFORE – 7:30 PM
Long before the films Zidane and Kobe Doin’ Work singularly followed their titular characters, German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard made the film that served as a model for both, Soccer Like Never Before, by, following George Best through one match of Manchester United in 1970. What better way to get away from the Super Bowl then through this absorbing film of football as defined by the rest of the world? Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6, free for Filmforum members. Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153087 More info: http://www.lafilmforum.org
Thursday, February 10 – CIRCLES AND SPINNING WHEELS – 8 PM
Artist Melody Owen has spent the last few years traveling in Paris, Quebec, Iceland, and the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. As she roamed, she collected video works from artists she met along the way. Owen has organized these works into two distinct screenings. The first, circles and spinning wheels, is a compilation of animations, mini-documentaries, music videos, and experimental films that feature the curves and planes of circles. This simple shape of Euclidean geometry remains constant despite the artists' different styles and methodologies. The second, If I Could Crowd All My Souls into That mountain, features videos by an international cast of characters who have stepped from behind the camera and transformed into both subject and performer as they document their actions in the world. Artists featured include Boris Achour, Guler Ates, Barak Bar-am, Jean Charles Blanc, E*rock, Ben Fino-Radin, Liz Haley, John Hey, Gretchen Hogue, Cassandra C. Jones, Alexandra Lakin, Chris Lael Larson, Zak Margolis, Alicia McDaid, Ma Qiusha, Daragh Reeves, Michael Shamberg, Sigtryggur Sigmarsson, Catarina Simoes, Matt Underwood, and Ola Vasiljeva. Melody Owen is an artist and curator, and is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Saturday, February 12 – FILM JOURNEYS: ALAMAR – 8 PM
A new monthly screening series and cine club highlighting emerging trends in contemporary world cinema, the film will be followed by open discussions that will consider the techniques and strategies used in each film. This month's film is Alamar by Pedro González-Rubio, "A poignant cinematic ode to father-son relationships, an elegy to the virtues of freedom in childhood, and a passionate defence of the integrity of nature's few remaining paradises." - Lee Marshall, Screen International
Thursday, February 17 – THE CAGE WE ARE TRICKED INTO – 8 PM
Collaborators for fifteen years, experimental filmmakers Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry screen a body of work that examines the human impulse toward dualism and narcissistic command of the planet Earth. Their films create "a cinematic poetry of paranoia as a higher state of consciousness"- Film Threat, and "illustrate the perverse means by which narrative shapes our consciousness" - Slant Magazine. Inching ever closer to some resolution, these experimental and documentary films reflect an ongoing investigation of how we might cultivate a new approach to physical, mental and environmental equilibrium. FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!
Saturday, February 19 – INTRODUCTION TO FINAL CUT PRO – 1 TO 5 PM
Calling all interested adults (ages 20+) looking to learn the beauty and grace of digital editing! All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Instructor: Will O’Loughlen. Class held at the EPFC Analog Annex; limited to 10 students; tuition is $60/$50 members.
Sunday, February 20 – FILMFORUM PRESENTS FRED WORDEN: ILLUSIONS AND ALTERCATIONS – 7:30 PM
Los Angeles is proud to welcome one-time Angeleno Fred Worden with the first of two programs of his work in film and digital video, spanning four decades of moving image making. Fred Worden has been making experimental film since the mid 1970s. His films have been shown in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art , The Centre Pompidou, The Pacific Film Archive, The New York Film Festival, The London Film Festival, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, The Hong Kong International Film Festival and numerous other experimental film venues. Fred Worden is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at UMBC.
Please join Fred for another completely different program of films at REDCAT in Downtown L.A. on Monday February 21 at 8:30. http:www.redcat.org Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6, free for Filmforum members. Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153302 More info: http://www.lafilmforum.org
Thursday, February 24 – ENCORE SCREENING OF TRANSGENDER SHORT FILMS FROM THE TG FILM FEST – 8 PM
Back by popular demand! The screening last month was beyond sold out and we had to turn folks away so we’re doing an encore presentation! 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
Friday, February 25 – PERSONAL ETHNOGRAPHIES – 8 PM
An evening of short video portraits, live music, and libations. Personal Ethnographies are an assembly of up-close depictions of friends and colleagues, both homemade and collected. Many of the subjects happen to be figures from the world of independent cinema, including portraits of or by Wendy and Shirley Clarke, Andy Lampert, Jonas Mekas, Sid Laverents, and the cast of Killer of Sheep. Also peppered in are informal glimpses and rare documents of LA's cultural landscape, including the subCacophony Society, Nora Keyes, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Listing Ship, and Monotrona. Filmforum's Adam Hyman will join the night's festivities in presenting his own recent portraits of the LA film scene in glorious Kodachrome. The evening will then morph into a music party with live performances by the illustrious Laura Steenberge and the Here and Now (aka the Echo Park Film Center's own Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr)! PRESENTED BY FILMMAKER/ARCHIVIST ROSS LIPMAN with special guests ADAM HYMAN, LAURA STEENBERGE, JAMES FLETCHER and THE HERE AND NOW
Saturday, February 26 – INTRODUCTION TO SUPER 8 & HANDPROCESSING - 12 TO 5PM
This workshop includes basic camera operation, shooting techniques and hand processing. No previous filmmaking experience necessary; all equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Class held at the EPFC Analog Annex. Instructor: Rick Bahto. $75/$60 EPFC members.
Saturday, February 26 – INSTEREO @ THE EPFC ANNEX – 8PM
View the first anniversary premiere screening of INSTEREO, a synchronistic image exchange project by Ursula Brookbank and Christine Alicino. Daily images were captured via iPhone and atmospherically transmitted resulting in 365 unforeseen pairings. A live sound track performed by Emily Lacy will accompany the images. The evening will also showcase a variety of sights and sounds embracing notions of synchronicity and telepathy. CALL OR EMAIL FOR LOCATION DETAILS.
Saturday, February 26 – BY TECHNOLOGY ALWAYS – 8PM
Join the winter youth intensive students as they premiere all new work made in the last four weeks! FREE! FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!
Monday, February 28 – ORIGINS: EPFC SPRING YOUTH CLASS ORIENTATION – 7:30 PM
ORIGINS looks back into the history of Los Angeles - before Spanish contact and before the land was known as Los Angeles. Exploring the history of the first inhabitants of the land--the Tongva--we'll look at the ways they lived, managed, and expressed their environment and examine how Los Angeles has changed as well as the issues that surround descendants of the Tongva and our modern environment. This class will give students the opportunity to blend past and present in a way that is intuitive and thoughtful, providing a platform for myth and reality to meet and form vibrant expressions of connections to land. Open to youth ages 12 – 19; no filmmaking experience necessary. The EPFC Spring Session is open to youth ages 12 – 19. No filmmaking experience necessary; all equipment, materials, supplies and field trips provided free of charge. This one-hour orientation session is mandatory for all youth interested in participating!
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