2012 Filmmobile Summer Screening Series: A Salute To Sennett

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. Film historians and filmmakers provide introductions and context. This year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Keystone Studios in Edendale, the 4th annual Filmmobile Summer Screening Series presents A Salute To Sennett, with six thematic Friday night screenings of Mack Sennett films in locations throughout Echo Park beginning Friday, July 27.

July 27: A Salute To Sennett Series Kickoff with special guest Brent E. Walker, author of Mack Sennett's Fun Factory featuring The Hollywood Kid and Edendale Follies
August 3: Here Come The Kops with live musical accompaniment
August 10: Tillie's Punctured Romance with special guest Ross Lipman, filmmaker and restorationist at the UCLA Film and Television Archives.
August 17: Kids and Dogs with live musical accompaniment
August 24: Beauties with special guest Karie Bible of Film Radar and live musical accompaniment by Cosmo Segurson and Scooter Chamness.
August 31: The Little Tramp with special guest Dino Everett the Punk Rock Archivist and live musical accompaniment

All events are free of charge and open to the general public.

We thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Metabolic Studio for their generous support of this program.

Screenings begin at 8 pm. Locations are announced 24 hours prior to show time; call 213.484.8846, email info@echoparkfilmcenter.org or follow us on Twitter @epfcfilmmobile for more information

Shows begin promptly @ 8 PM and are $5 suggested donation (unless otherwise noted).

Thursday, August 2 – 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, August 3 & Saturday, August 4 – ACTION ITEM – 8 PM
Action Item is band about moments. We've realized over the last couple of years that we share moments with fans that we/you will be able to remember for the rest of our/your lives. Our BIG idea is a long time coming so we'd like for it to be as descriptive as possible. This next album is make or break for our band. Don't get me wrong, we've experienced more success than most bands ever will, touring the world, having radio play, meeting our idols, selling out venues, working with A list industry, etc but it's time for us to show everyone what we're really made of. And we're off to a great start. This next collection of songs is by far some of the best material weever had & we can't wait to show it to you. Our idea: We will be documenting the experience of making our new record & along with tons of other footage from headlining, other recording, tours before we had any fans at all, we will be making a Plot-Driven Documentary of the band and how we got to where we are now. The Best Part: In 9 cities across the country, we will be holding movie premieres, red carpet & all. We are dressing up & we ask that if you attend, you dress up as well. When you walk down that red carpet, that is YOUR moment to shine. Most people will never get to experience walking a red carpet, and I know none of us have SO we thought that would be nice touch. Once you're inside, take your seat inside the theater. The movie will run for 45 minutes to an hour, followed by a Q&A about the music industry. We know there's a lot of fans out there who want to be a part of the industry but don't know where to start. Here's your chance to ask
anything you want because we have seen it all. Finally, we will be
performing a full band acoustic set of all new songs that will be on our
next record.

A second in a series of tribute screenings to the late, great Robert Nelson. 1967 was a particularly prolific year for Nelson, marking not only the completion and premiere of his epic classic The Great Blondino, but additionally the release of no less than TEN additional films, several of which will be shown in this program. More well-known shorts like The Awful Backlash, Hot Leatherette, and Grateful Dead will share the bill with the little-seen duo Penny Bright and Jimmy Witherspoon and Half-Open and Lumpy. If you haven’t seen a Nelson film, this is a great program to start with, full of his characteristic unpredictable humor and formal invention. HOT LEATHERETTE (1967, 16mm, b/w, sound, 4min.) THE OFF-HANDED JAPE (w/ William
T. Wiley, 1967, 16mm, color, sound, 8min.) HALF-OPEN AND LUMPY (1967, 16mm, b/w & color, sound, 3min.) PENNY BRIGHT AND JIMMY WITHERSPOON (1967, 16mm, color, sound, 3min.) THE AWFUL BACKLASH (w/ William Allan, 1967, 16mm, b/w, sound, 14min.) GRATEFUL DEAD (1967, 16mm, color, sound, 9min.) THE GREAT BLONDINO (w/ William T. Wiley, 1967, 16mm, b/w & color, sound, 43min.)

To celebrate the release of a new ebook and app guide to Los Angeles, author and Los Angeles Times travel writer Chris Reynolds offers a high-speed digital slide and video show. Featuring hundreds of great images from LA Times photographers and videographers, the night is free, but Reynolds would love it if you downloaded the ebook ($4.99) or the image-rich app (12 chapters, 99 cents each). FREE!

Thursday, August 16 – TONEWHEEL/FILM REEL: Personal film work of DOUGLAS
Tonewheel / Film Reel is a program of 16mm film and video work by Douglas Katelus, a San Francisco based filmmaker and organist. These movies are derived from observation while occasionally searching for what sits below those endless layers of asphalt, concrete and gasoline. The evening’s program will be in two parts. First a never-ending road trip followed by an homage to dead technology and lost landscape. Numerous works will be screened produced between 2004–2012. The most recent of which are set to a
live musical performance on the Hammond Organ.

Saturday, August 18th – A PLACE ON EARTH – 8pm
With an introduction by filmmaker and restorationist Ross Lipman (schedule permitting) A Place On Earth is a fiction film made with the participation of a real commune in Moscow, one in which the director himself lived. As with Palms, Aristakisyan's previous work, A Place on Earth is not just a film; it is an encounter, and it leaves one unsettled by its radical ethical demands. Says Aristakisyan: "The film does not leave room to maneuver and avoid change... It precludes the very possibility for indulgence in collective delusions after having seen it... It also precludes the possibility for neatly sweeping its contents under the intellectual rug...This is not a socially conscious film. There is no society... It is not a philosophical film either. There are no authorial points of view or ideas. It has to be admitted—this film is dangerous. Truly dangerous." Dir. Artur Aristakisyan, 2001, 120min, projected from DVD

Thursday, August 23 – NEW WORKS SALON V – 8 PM
Several local and visiting artists will present new in-progress or recently completed works.


Our August artists-in-residence Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr present aprogram of new work. FREE!

*All information provided by Echo Park Film Center

Any questions? Contact them at info@echoparkfilmcenter.org

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