April 25, 2012 • 11:01 am
Shorts from the movement.
A panel with radical filmmakers
A call to create.
When the Occupy movement hit the streets of the US and abroad, we here at Cinema Speakeasy were over the moon. As an organization devoted to furthering independent media, we know first-hand how artists of all stripes suffer under a corporate-led system. With little to no public support for the arts, most filmmakers turn to sponsorship or advertisement — with all the strings attached. In short: A new system for our country means a potentially more supportive environment for artists; a world where success is not defined by winning a crowd-sourced Doritos commercial competition.
With all this in mind, Cinema Speakeasy is thrilled to partner with the vital new organization Occupy.com to bring you a free night of short films about the Occupy movement. The film program will last about an hour, with plenty of time for drinking and socializing beforehand. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Occupy.com’s David Sauvage.
Tuesday, May 8th
9:30PM Join us for a post-screening panel on filmmaking and activism, featuring:
Gina Levy (filmmaker)
Abraham Heisler (filmmaker)
Sandrine Orabona (filmmaker)
Lisa Clapier (OccupyLA media producer)
Moderated by David Sauvage (filmmaker, Occupy.com)
Space 15 Twenty
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles CA. 90028
Entry is free.
Cash bar, bring your designated driver!
Download the flyer here.
Filed under: Screening, Abraham Heisler, Cinema Speakeasy, David Sauvage, Georgi Goldman, Gina Levy, Occupy, Sandrine Orabona, Saskia Wilson-Brown, Space 15 Twenty
Estamos muy feliz to team up with Mexican directors José Luis Figueroa Lewis and Sebastián Díaz Aguirre to present their newest film, ‘Tierra Brillante‘ (Brilliant Soil). We’ll be screening the movie at East LA’s coolest new arts space and our new semi-permanent home, Atwater Crossing!
‘Tierra Brillante‘ is a moving and compelling documentary that gives voice to the spirit and aspirations of a Purepecha artisan from Michoacan.
We will also be hosting a lead-free pottery exhibit and sale from the Michoacan communities of Santa Fe de la Laguna and Capula. Proceeds from sales benefit Purepecha artisans and the D.I.Y. distribution of Brilliant Soil.
By custom, thousands of artisans in Mexico still use lead based glazes in their pottery without knowing the damage that this toxic element causes to their health. Herlinda, an indigenous Purepecha potter, is one of the few artisans in her community who uses alternative lead-free glazes. Having achieved safer and healthier living conditions for her family, she faces the difficult task of finding a market for her impressive pieces.
But this does not dull her dreams of having her shop thrive and her brothers return from the United States to rejoin the family tradition. An unexpected trip could crystallize this dream.
There will be beer and wine for sale at the venue, so bring your favorite designated driver.
Check out the trailer
Brilliant Soil (Tierra Brillante)
Sunday April 15th, 7PM
Atwater Crossing Screening Space (3245 Casitas Ave., LA 90039)
Followed by a Q&A with the producer & directors
$5 at the door (goes to the filmmakers and the venue)
Filed under: Screening, atwater crossing, mexican film, mexico, michoacan, purepecha, tierra brillante