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
February 20, 2012 • 11:04 am
Cinema Speakeasy is proud to team up with ATX to present
The 5 for 5 Clothing Swap for the East Side Lady
February’s event has nothing to do with film, but you know what? We’re diverse people with diverse tastes that need to be explored. So, we decided to take it to the east side to host our inaugural clothing swap.
This is just what it sounds like: This thursday, we’re giving you a chance to exchange your boring old duds for someone else’s more awesome and fashionable duds. And to drink and make new friends, barside.
5 items of clothing – no more, no less
A persuasive smile
$5 bucks for the kitty
The better your items, the better stuff you’ll be able to trade them for. Focus on things that are adaptable to different sized people for maximum trade efficiency. All clothing must be laundered, please. Also: Accessories TOTALLY count as an item of clothing.
The format will be individual transactions: Browse and strike deals to your heart’s content. Persuade your new trader friends to swap your old sweaters for their awesome chanel gowns. Hey, it could happen.
Patient boyfriends, girlfriends, stylist friends or passive voyeurs get in for free, in exchange for comedic relief or awesome shwag to throw into the mix.
Thurs. 23 February
7PM to 9PM
ATX Restaurant (3245 Casitas Ave., L.A. CA. 90039)
$5 per trader at the door
Info & Directions: http://atwatercrossing.com/index.html
ATX Restaurant will be providing $2 PBRs, and wine for the classy folks.
Filed under: Screening, atwater crossing, clothing swap