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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).
EPFC’s microcinema is supported in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Saturday, March 15 – ALL INDIA FILM NIGHT– 8 PM
Join us as we celebrate the beauty, power and grace of Mother India. Echo Park Film Center staff members Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo recently returned from a 2-month teaching and filmmaking journey through India and can't wait to share images and stories with you! The first half of the night will feature collaborative Super 8 and 16mm films made with youth communities at Desire Machine Collective in Guwahati and The National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. Later in the evening, we invite friends and colleagues to mix up the masala with more short films, songs, photos and memories from this magical land. Program includes the Los Angeles Premiere of The Sound We See: Guwahati, the fourth in the EPFC series of City Symphonies. FREE EVENT! Sweet and spicy food/drinks welcomed and encouraged.
Thursday, March 20 – HEARKENINGS PRESENTS: JEAN EPSTEIN & CHRIS MARKER – 8 PM
Jean Epstein’s Mor-Vran (1931, 25min, 16mm) explores the sea, the rocks, the sailors, and the black-clad women in a small fishing village in Brittany. “One of the most beautiful documentaries in the history of French film, a true poem about Brittany and the sea," wrote Henri Langlois. Chris Marker and Koumiko met at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo where she guides him through the advertisements, crowds, and mannequins on the city's streets in The Koumiko Mystery (1965, 54min, 16mm). "A romantic vision which depends on maintaining mystery, on refusing to give rational explanations of people and cities, is one which denies the possibilities of objective truth...For Marker, truth is a subset of cinema." -- Harvard Crimson
Saturday, March 22 – NEW WORKS SALON – 8 PM
The New Works Salons series is a casual forum for the presentation and discussion of new works in film and video, with local and visiting artists in-person to introduce their work. Penelope Uribe-Abee will show a new Super 8 film: “for about 30 years, my Uncle has swept floors, cleaned bathrooms, and taken out trash on different parts of the UCLA campus. As of now, he cleans the Art building—where I coincidentally study. I find it very comforting that my Uncle cleans the building I work in, and from 5pm-2am he sweeps up the dust that falls from my shoes, or takes care of the trash I left behind that day. He is like a sandman who comes at night, I am aware and grateful for his presence. To other students, custodians are invisible and my Uncle's hard work is unknown to them. It is important to me to document his experience at UCLA before he leaves. Rick Bahto will show excerpts from his new work Concert, an hour-long Super 8 film made up of small performances in his bedroom using materials at hand. Kate Brown will show a series of short Super 8 and 16mm films used as part of A One Woman Nutcracker, a collaborative performance host by Machine Project on Valentine’s Day this year. Plus other artists TBA!
Thursday, March 27 – LA AIR: MIKO REVEREZA – 8 PM
LA AIR is an artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles filmmakers to utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over a four-week period. Miko Revereza was born in Manila and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since relocating to LA in 2010 he's worked primarily on music videos and live video art installations for LA's experimental music scene. His personal films explore identity and Americanization of the Filipino immigrant. DROGA! is a Super 8 tourist film about the LA landscape through the lens of Filipino immigrants. The film closely examines cultural identity by documenting the intersections of American pop culture and Filipino traditions. AYUS! is a video art piece shot on VHS. The images are screen tests of family members, canned foods and soda from the Philippines. “Ayus!" is a slang phrase in Tagalog which means "Sounds like a good plan!"
Saturday, March 29 – ROBERT SCHALLER’S CELLULOID VISIONS – 8 PM
Filmmaker Robert Schaller shows recent short 16mm pinhole films along with other works, including his new film Mailfor film and live cello. Schaller’s films present a re-envisioning of the world in which sight is filtered through the kind of rhythmic structures that more often characterize music, and the human tendency to reduce the seen to a name is frustrated by the fleetingness and ephemerality of images which instead defy easy grasp. He strives to create deeply personal and embodied visions of the physical world—of landscape and dance in particular—grounding the physicality of subject in an embrace of the materiality of celluloid itself. Celluloid film presents a wonderful mixture of the wholly immaterial image entirely produced by a wholly physical process. In this admixture Schaller finds a potent analogy to the human condition which his film work embraces: on the one hand, he pre-plans films down to the frame on paper and visualizes rhythms using a computer, but then builds cameras out of boxes and tape and strips of metal, makes his own emulsions and film stocks, processes everything by hand in buckets, edits on a light table, shoots with only a metronome and the slow-motion movement of his body as means to control to exposure, framing, and timing. Through this rootedness in the messy reality of process and presence he finds a path towards the sublime, towards a way to create and share at least a fragmentary view of the irreducible splendor of existence.
Saturday, April 5– TINTING & TONING WORKSHOP – 1 – 5 PM
Introduction to the basics of tinting and toning film material. EPFC will supply footage to experiment with, and we'll be using traditional chemical toners, commercial tinting packages, and home-brewed kitchen-ingredient tinting agents. Each student will create their own short film loop. No experience necessary!
Class Size: 6 students
Instructors: Chloe Reyes & Ellie Parker
Saturday, April 19 – ONE MINUTE MOVIE WORKSHOP – 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Today we will write, shoot, edit and upload a one minute documentary/experimental film. We will strike out using digital cameras and the surrounding neighborhood as a backdrop. Then using Final Cut Pro 7 we will edit the film to perfection. Finally we will upload your film to vimeo for you to share with your audience. Class is primarily for novice filmmakers. Topics covered: story structure, camera basics, and editing skills.
Class size: 6 students
Instructors: Will O'Loughlen
Fee: $75/$60 EPFC Members
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