So very much to do in Los Angeles this weekend, starting this evening -- all across town. Downtown, there's the Move On-affiliated rally in support of Wisconsin protesters, tomorrow at noon at City Hall. At UCLA there's the Experience Music Project's Pop Conference all weekend (Chicken Corner's husband, RJ Smith, is a participant). And in EP we have two big events: Ethnographies at the Film Center this evening, Friday, and a fundraising game of Balderdash at Costa Alegre on Saturday. Oh, and there's the Oscars, too. This year Chicken Corner has been nominated for a little-know Oscar category: best chicken and goose blogging. Her gown is made of faux feathers.
Here's the info on "Personal Ethnographies, an evening of short video portraits, live music, and libations":
PRESENTED BY FILMMAKER/ARCHIVIST ROSS LIPMAN
with special guests LAURA STEENBERGE, THE HERE AND NOW, JAMES FLETCHER, and JOHN SHAW; Friday, Feb. 25, 8:00 p.m. at ECHO PARK FILM CENTER 1200 N. Alvarado, Los Angeles 90026
Personal Ethnographies is an assembly of up-close depictions of friends and colleagues, both homemade and collected. Many of the subjects happen to be figures from the world of independent cinema, including portraits of or by Wendy and Shirley Clarke, Andy Lampert, Jonas Mekas, Sid Laverents, and the cast of Killer of Sheep. Also peppered in are informal glimpses and rare documents of LA's cultural landscape, including the subCacophony Society, Nora Keyes, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Listing Ship, and Monotrona. The evening will then morph into a music party with live performances by the illustrious Laura Steenberge, the Here and Now (aka Echo Park Film Center's own Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo), and John Shaw!