Join us for the first screening of the 2021 Filmmobile Summer Screening Series: Robert Diaz LeRoy’s River Bottom (1993). This year’s series, programmed by Nicole Ucedo on the theme of DEMYTHIFYING LOS ANGELES, features Latinx directors making work in and about Los Angeles.
Note: Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, this year’s series is beginning online with a series of free screenings and workshops. We hope to be able to offer additional outdoor screenings later in the year…
Stay tuned for more info!
Our first event is a free screening of Robert Diaz LeRoy’s River Bottom  (1993). This screening is completely free and open to the public! Screener link available on the EPFC website homepage May 16 – May 22. We will also be hosting a live Q&A with the director Robert Diaz LeRoy and UCLA film professor and curator Chon Noriega on May 22 at 12 pm (PST). Youtube link for the Q&A: 
Additionally, we are pleased to host a 2-day long screenwriting workshop by the director Robert Diaz LeRoy! This workshop is also completely free! If interested sign up and write us a few lines about why you want to participate in the workshop. Ten spots are available and we are asking that if you sign up to please attend both sessions on May 22 and May 29 from 1 – 4 pm. Priority will be given to Latinx-identifying individuals based in/from Los Angeles, but all are welcome to apply! 
About the director:

Robert Diaz LeRoy has always infused his Latinx and Native American (Tohono O’ Odham) culture into the body and soul of his work. He began on stage as a dancer, singer and evolved into a performance artist. Next, Robert attended Cal Arts film school to move his art of storytelling to a higher level. After Cal Arts Diaz LeRoy’s script I’ll Be Home For Christmas won the Hispanic Film Project/Universal Studios award. Later, when he went to teach at a middle school in an impoverished area for six months, he discovered horrific situations many youths endured. To his shock, some were homeless but still attending school. These real stories gave him the inspiration for his next film River Bottom. Since then Diaz LeRoy has made many short films, features, and episodic length projects including Hub City Heroes, Elvis is Alive I Swear I saw Him Eating a Ding Dong, and Countdown 2 ZeroHe also works directing commercials, music videos, and TV shows and is currently in post-production for his experimental Latinx horror TV series Dark Gospels.

About the series programmer:

Nicole Ucedo is a filmmaker, educator, and EPFC Co-op member based in Los Angeles. Nicole received her MA from UCLA in Cinema and Media Studies where she researched the films for this program. Nicole hopes to showcase genuine storytelling that helps build and bring community together.

Special support for this program is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

For questions or comments please email Nicole Ucedo at 
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