Summer Screening Series
Angelenos are invited to discover and explore their changing urban landscape when the Filmmobile projects an array of classic films at (actual or implied) cinematic locations across the city. Local historians, film preservationists and filmmakers provide introductions and context. Showtime is 8 pm; the events are free and open to the general public. Call 213.484.8846 or follow us on Twitter @EPFCFilmmobile for details and locations.
2012 Screenings: A Salute To Sennett
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Keystone Studios in Edendale, this year's series is devoted to the silent films of Keystone and its founder, Mack Sennett, the investor of slapstick and known as "The King of Comedy." Fun for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! * Friday, July 27 A Salute To Sennett Series Kickoff: with special guest Brent E. Walker, author of Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory and featuring The Hollywood Kid (1924), Mabel’s Dramatic Career (1913), Barney Oldfield’s Race For A Life (1913) and Edendale Follies (2007).
* Friday, August 3 Here Come The Kops: a program of wacky antics by Sennett’s Keystone Kops, with special guest film historian Robert Birchard and live musical accompaniment by Heather Lockie.
* Friday, August 10 Tillie's Punctured Romance the first feature-length silent comedy, with special guest Ross Lipman, restorationist at the UCLA Film and Television Archives.
* Friday, August 17 Kids and Dogs: films featuring toddling tots and canny canines with live musical accompaniment by Cosmo Segurson and Scooter Chamness
* Friday, August 24 Beauties - Gloria Swanson, Mabel Normand, Carole Lombard and a full array of Sennett’s Bathing Beauties will join special guest Karie Bible of Film Radar and live musical accompaniment by Casey Anderson and Scott Cazan.
* Friday, August 31 The Tramp - the series finale featuring the early films of Charles Chaplin – all on glorious 16mm – with special guest Dino Everett the Punk Rock Archivist and live musical accompaniment by Josh Gerowitz and friends.
Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
* What Price Hollywood (George Cukor, 1932, 88 min), at Hollywood and Vine with architectural historian Daniel Paul
* Hito Hata (Robert A. Nakamura, 1980, 90 min), in Little Tokyo with filmmaker John Esaki
* Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943, 18 min), outside Deren's former home in the Hollywood Hills
* College (James W. Horne and Buster Keaton, 1927, 66 min), at LACC with live musical accompaniment by percussionist Corey Fogel
* Riot On Sunset Strip (Arthur Dreifuss, 1967, 87 min), at the former site of Pandora's Box in West Hollywood with author Domenic Priore
* The Films of Charles and Ray Eames at the old Eames office in Venice
* Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Bess Lomax Hawes and Bob Eberlein, 1968, 18 min), in South Central with filmmaker Bob Eberlein
* Robot Monster (Phil Tucker, 1953, 66 min), near Bronson Cave with LA 3D Club members Ray Zone and Eric Kurland
* The Decay of Fiction (Pat O'Neill, 2002, 73 min), across from the Ambassador Hotel site, Koreatown
* King Kong (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933, 100 min), at the Shrine Auditorium with historian Hillsman Wright
* Lady Sings The Blues (Sidney J. Furie, 1972, 144 min), at the Lincoln Heights Jail with actor George Wyner
* The Savage Eye (Sidney Meyers, Joseph Strick and Ben Maddow, 1960, 88 min), on Hollywood Boulevard
* Mi Vida Loca (Allison Anders, 1993, 92 min), in Echo Park with actors Angel Aviles and Seidy Lopez
* Roller Boogie (Mark L. Lester, 1979, 103 min), in Venice Beach with archivist and 16mm collector Dino Everett
* Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1981, 83 min), in Mid-City with filmmaker and activist Ben Caldwell of KAOS Netwerk
* Intolereance (D.W. Griffith, 1916, 3 hours 17 min), at the Von's parking lot with film historian Robert Birchard and live musical accompaniment by dublab
* Them (Gordon Douglas, 1954, 94 min), under the 6th Street Bridge, downtown
* Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950, 110 min), across from the Paramount Gates in Hollywood
* Safety Last (Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1923, 73 min), at Olive and 7th Streets, downtown with live accompaniment by Erik Hietter
* A Salute to Edendale: a program of early silent shorts at Echo Park Lake with live musical accompaniment by Non Credo, Marshweed, Team Andrew, Professor Cantaloupe, Magic Gas, and The Grizzly Owls. Co-presented with the Echo Park Historical Society
* The Music Box (James Parrott, 1932, 30 min.), at Vendome and Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake
* The Exiles (Kent McKenzie, 1961, 72 min), next to Angel’s Flight downtown with film preservationist Ross Lipman