Echo Park Film Center and Los Angeles Filmforum present LOCAL HISTORY: A Robert Todd Tribute

Saturday, May 25: 6 – 11 PM


A free five-hour screening marathon celebrating his life and work!

The world lost one of its great poets of the moving image in August of 2018.  Robert Todd was a dedicated and tireless educator, artist, and engaged community member, both locally in his home of Boston and globally with his international film family.  For so many of us, his peerlessly delicate and exquisitely beautiful cinematography, combined with intuitive, lyrical editing, represented the expressions of an absolute master in the form of personal, poetic filmmaking.  Rob poured his empathy and soul into everything he made, guided by a total commitment to the communicative power of film to share, unite, and move. And for the many who knew him, his support, engagement, and brilliantly absurd sense of humor made him such a pleasure to know.  He is deeply missed.

As one of contemporary experimental filmmaking’s most prolific artists, one regular program would barely represent even a tiny fraction of his prodigious output.  So instead, we’ll be celebrating his life and work with a slightly bigger fraction in the form of a five-hour marathon screening! Many very special thanks to Tessa Day and Deb Todd Wheeler for supporting this event! (Mark Toscano)

As this is a free screening in tribute to Rob, if you’d like to make a donation to a worthy organization in Rob’s name, please consider giving to:


Rob was a dedicated member of this Boston area film collective very much in the spirit of Echo Park Film Center.  AgX is part of a growing movement of artist-run film collectives and laboratories around the world who are uniting to share resources, equipment, camaraderie and knowledge in order to build a vibrant space that focuses on the creation and appreciation of photochemical filmmaking.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Echo Park Film Center

Big thanks to Echo Park Film Center for hosting this event and providing their space, time, and care in paying tribute to Rob with us.  Their mission and community engagement is vividly in line with Rob’s own filmic ideals and they definitely deserve our support!

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