Marvelous Movie Mondays

EPFC | February 3rd, 2020

guest curator: Bernardo Britto

In honor of Black History Month, the start of primaries for the 2020 election, and the 5th anniversary of my American citizenship test, I wanted to highlight a few social issue films that deal with their subject matter in ways that are not boring and obvious but rather new, fun, different, and cinematic.

First off are two (very) short documentaries from Joe Callander. “Tim and Susan Have Matching Handguns” and “Tina Delivers a Goat”. Both have overly descriptive titles that also double as loglines. Both premiered at Sundance in 2014. And both do a great job of mining human comedy out of actual issues (gun ownership for Tim and Susan / colonialism, white guilt, and global inequality for Tina). The straightforward documentary presentation exposes the absurdity of the situation without minimizing or trivializing the topics, and without providing any sort of easy answer or definitive statements.

Tim & Susan:


EPFC Cinema Re-Opens January 11 with Kino Slang!

EPFC | January 9th, 2020

What better way to start the year than joining your fellow humans for a night of cinematic magic?

It’s Anniversary Week at EPFC! Join us for our the Marathon Salon on Saturday, November 22!

EPFC | November 22nd, 2019

EPFC 18th Anniversary Celebration continues Saturday, November 23 with the Marathon Salon at Echo Park Film Center

Doors 7:00 pm; FREE EVENT!

Celebrate 18 years of EPFC with brand new Super 8 films, work from our LA AIR artists-in-residence, plus films and videos and music by friends & family. FREE EVENT but donations in any amount are welcome and appreciated!

It’s Anniversary Week at EPFC! Join us for New Work by the EPFC Co-op on Friday, November 22

EPFC | November 20th, 2019

EPFC 18th Anniversary Celebration continues Friday, November 22 with New Work by the EPFC Co-op at Echo Park Film Center

Doors 7:30 pm; FREE EVENT!

Started in 2014, the EPFC Co-op is a multi-generational working group of 20 filmmakers and film activists who collaboratively plan and facilitate Echo Park Film Center’s screenings, workshops and special events. Come on down and see the cinema delights they’ve been working on!

It’s Anniversary Week at EPFC! Join us for Nepantla: Migration Narratives at Chuco’s Justice Center Wednesday Nov 20!

EPFC | November 18th, 2019

EPFC 18th Anniversary Celebration kicks off Wednesday, November 20 with Nepantla: Migration Narratives at Chuco’s Justice Center, 7625 S. Central Ave, 90001

Doors 6 pm; Films 7 pm


Join us at Chuco’s for a screening of films created by local youth as part Nepantla: Migration Narratives, a free workshop facilitated by Eliza Jimenez, Gemma Jimenez and Nicole Ucedo. Q&A with the filmmakers and a panel discussion will follow the films. Refreshments will be served!

Nepantla (Nahuatl word for being in-between): Migration Narratives was a free 4 week, 8 session film class for youth to explore migration narratives, especially focusing on migration to Los Angeles. We invited local youth to delve into and express these untold immigrant stories through film and video. We welcomed all directly impacted by immigration, whether undocumented or documented, queer and/or trans; we have all experienced Nepantla.

This project is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

Nepantla Migration Narratives Culminating Event (1)