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Echo Park Film Mobile

If you’ve ever considered getting involved in the enchanting field of filmmaking, Sunday (July 17) is your chance to satisfy that curiosity with the encouragement of the Echo Park Film Center.  In conjunction with the Buffalo DIY Punk Festival, Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo is organizing a Filmmobile tour in celebration of EPFC’s ten years of commitment to its community.

EPFC is a non-profit organization determined to provide equal and affordable opportunities in the field of media arts to media-marginalized populations through a neighborhood microcinema, free and nominal cost education programs, a comprehensive film equipment and service retail department, an eco-friendly mobile cinema and film school, and a touring film festival showcasing locally established and emerging filmmakers.  Once a 1997 Bluebird, the Filmmobile bus now screens free films in parking lots and nontraditional venues of the like while simultaneously providing the community with a model of sustainable energy—it runs on vegetable oil!

This Sunday, the Filmmobile will exhibit an assortment of short format experimental and documentary pieces outside the Squeaky Wheel (712 Main Street) at dusk.  Meanwhile, a Direct Animation Workshop will take place from 6-9pm where you are free to work on a collective animated film—sans cameras—by physically altering and drawing directly on film.  Plus, Lloyd’s Taco Truck is providing eats, and donating a portion of the proceeds to support Squeaky Wheel’s arts and education programs for youth and adults.

-rachelle toarmino