UCLA and USC might be cross-town rivals, but if there's one thing the two universities can work together for, it's the preservation and projection of rare 16mm films about Los Angeles' cultural history. This Saturday at DIY cinema space Echo Park Film Center, UCLA's Dr. Allyson Nadia Field, assistant professor of cinema and media studies, and USC's Dino Everett, archivist of the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive, will do just that when they dig through their collections to present six shorts about race, identity and environment. Race and Space in Los Angeles: 16mm Films From 1949-1973 includes “Chavez Ravine,” a 1957 USC student film about public housing in the area where Dodger Stadium now sits; “Felicia,” a 1965 UCLA student film about growing up in Watts, shot in the spring before the Watts riots; and “Eastside Story,” a 1974 UCLA student film about a Chicano youth's identity struggle after his gang moves away following the demolition of their East L.A. neighborhood. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park; Sat., March 8, 8 p.m.; free. (213) 484-8846, echoparkfilmcenter.org.
Sat., March 8, 8 p.m., 2014
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