Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile 2011 National Tour: A Green Film Event

July 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile Tour Poster

Coming to Lynden, July 25, 2011.

5 - 7 pm: Direct Animation Workshop -- Free and suitable for all ages.
7 pm: Join EPFC staff Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr for a picnic (bring your own picnic).
8 pm: Screening with live musica accompaniment.


The Echo Park Film Center, based in Los Angeles, is a non-profit media arts organization committed to providing equal and affordable community access to film/video resources. One way they do this is through the EPFC Filmmobile, their green-energy mobile cinema & film school. This year marks EPFC’s 10th anniversary and they are bringing the celebration to Lynden as part of a cross-country tour. The tour begins in Gilbert, Arizona on June 27 and ends in Salt Lake City on August 2—Lynden falls between stops in Madison and Minneapolis.

We’ll be setting up on the former tennis court (the graveled area between the waterfall and the bridge). There will be a workshop during the day (with some of that work to screen in the evening), followed by a picnic and then the outdoor screening (accompanied by live folk music). The program will include short films--claymation, cell animation, stop-motion animation, cutout animation, computer animation, hand-processed 16 mm film, Super 8—and is suitable for all ages.

About the Filmmobile
The Filmmobile takes Echo Park Film Center programs on the road to facilitate exchanges with communities beyond the boundaries of Echo Park. Working in conjunction with local innovators in mobile media and clean energy technology, they transformed a 1997 Bluebird into the EPFC Filmmobile: a full-service, eco-friendly screening and educational facility on wheels. The Filmmobile is completely self-contained and operates off the grid; they carry all the necessary equipment to make and project films with power coming from solar power and a small generator.

Filmmobile programs focus on free film screenings in non-traditional venues (parking lots, vacant lots, parks, etc.) for the general public and free filmmaking workshops for media-marginalized populations, specifically at-risk youth, girls and young women, recent immigrants, the homeless, seniors, people of color and low-income earners. These programs provide a fertile meeting space for skills building and the exchange and validation of ideas, knowledge, and experiences, empowering individuals to share their unique stories with the world. Running on waste-vegetable oil, the bus itself serves as a model of sustainability while simultaneously regenerating the long and noble tradition of itinerant cinema.

More information:

Download the Echo Park Film Center press release, here.

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