Echo Park Film Center Screenings

Tuesday, May 11 @ 7:45 pm – CINEMA SPEAKEASY PRESENTS ART BY CHANCE: The Largest Public Art Event Ever! For this festival, you don’t need to buy a ticket or go to a movie theater! Movies just pop into your lives in subways, buses, airports, shopping malls, trains, sports centers, art galleries, museums, plains, campuses, cafes and bars! Internationally selected and “TIME” themed creative short films catch you unexpectedly while traveling in the subway, waiting at the airport, shopping or just strolling around. ART BY CHANCE is taking place May 7 though June 4 in over 100 cities worldwide. Go here for more info. Bring: Your happy self and a noisemaking machine. We will be creating our own soundtrack to these silent short films!

Thursday, May 13 @ 8:00 pm – IN CELEBRATION OF NOWHERE: NEW WORK BY EVAN MEANEY This program will feature individual works from The Ceibas Cycle (2007 – present), a series of experimental videos constructed through a glitching process, wherein their codes have been rewritten and their codecs, forced into crisis. This work sings a celebration for the digitally dead, while asking us to rethink how useful a ghost might be. Following this will be the 2010 film Centralia, a piececoncerned with the archive of documents and generational trauma surrounding a Pennsylvania town that has been on fire since 1962. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!

Thursday, May 20 @ 8:00 pm –  PXL THIS 19 Join Gerry Fialka and a posse of small format fanatics for PXL This 19! “PXL THIS, featuring films made with the Fisher-Price PXL 2000 toy camcorder, is one of the longest running film festivals in the entertainment capital of the world. Celebrating “cinema povera” moving image art, it evokes Marcel Duchamp’s axiom “Poor tools require better skills.” Pixelators from across the globe hoick up inventive approaches to the unassuming throw-away of consumer culture. FESTIVAL FOUNDER AND FILMMAKER GERRY FIALKA IN ATTENDANCE! More info: