CULTURES UNDER ATTACK! Wounaan: A People of the Rainforest

SAT. 3/29 @ 7:30

Filmmaker Liz Kennedy in person!

Wounaan: A People of the Rainforest documents the rhythms and activities of daily life of the Wounaan, an indigenous tribe inhabiting the rainforest of the west coast of Colombia during the mid-sixties. The activities of a constructed day, through close-ups and candid moments, afford the viewer a unique glimpse into the cooperative and egalitarian nature of a subsistence culture based on agriculture and hunting and fishing. Since Wounaan, social life has recently been severely disrupted by capitalist violence, the film captures a critical historical moment.

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LA Underground #1: Recent works from Echo Park Film Center

 

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Drawing on works made by artists-in-residence and students at the Echo Park Film Center, this program is loosely based around the intersection of film and music in Los Angeles, from pop to experimental, noise to hip hop. Eve LaFountain’s Smudge Series, a trilogy of 16mm films made with musician Jon Almaraz, Rick Bahto’s Finale, a music video for Julia Holter’s song Tragedy Finale projected from the Super 8 camera original, Andrew Kim’s untitled 16mm film made with a live recording of a performance by 2Hi2Die, and Kate Brown’s Super 8 4X3 with sound by percussionist Corey Fogel, were all made in direct collaboration with musicians, while John Wiese’s videos are a direct extension of his work in sound. Penelope Uribe-Abee’s regular 8mm Dear Diary with sound on cassette tape and Walter Vargas’s LA Rising–fm both use pre-existing music as a way of extending the expression of their own personal and political ideas. Other works on the program are portraits of people or spaces that are involved in music, including an excerpt from Sharmaine Stark’s feature-length documentary about women in the underground West Coast hip hop scene Imma Hustle Girl: The Heart of the West, the Super 8 dual-projection film the wulf. to Jancar Jones by Pablo Valencia, incorporating a portrait of the Los Angeles experimental music venue the wulf. with music by Lucie Vítková, and Beaux Mingus’ Pipe Organs Exclusively, a portrait of the late James R. Spohn of Bakersfield as he discusses his hobbies of 35mm carbon arc projection, telephony, and theatrical pipe organs in the historic Granada Theater. Program approximately 90 minutes, works projected from Super 8mm, 8mm, 16mm and video.

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Recent Film & Video from Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles

LA UNDERGROUND #1

SAT. 3/1 @ 730

Filmmaker / Curator Rick Bahto in person!

Drawing on works made by artists-in-residence and students at our sister microcinema, the Echo Park Film Center, this program is based around the intersection of film and music in Los Angeles, from pop to experimental, noise to hip hop. These works, projected in 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and video, offer a unique insight into an alternative film culture being cultivated by the community and passionate engagement of this LA grassroots organization. Includes Eve La Fountain’s 16mm. trilogy Smudge Series and Sharmaine Stark’s Imma Hustle Girl, a film about women in the underground West Coast Hip-Hop scene.

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Sat 10/26
TUCSON ACOUSTIC HOME MOVIE NIGHT

LIVE SOUND // SILENT FILM
SAT. 10/26

Musicians Naim Amor & Chris Black!
In conjunction with National Home Movie Day, Exploded View conjures our own homespun event featuring musicians Naim Amor (guitar) and Chris Black (contrabass) improvising to the unidentified found trove of 1950-1970’s films of Tucson’s Cordova family. This evening will be a celebration of the small gauge amateur wonders common to many families. Perhaps you’ll identify lost friend and relatives…In any case, you’ll see mid-century Tucson like you’ve never seen it before, projected small in 8mm film!

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