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Echo Park Film Center: The Decade You Spent A Decade Trying To Forget

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 8, 2013

Echo  Park Film Center

May 11
8:00 p.m.
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA

Hosted by: Bill Brown

Few filmmakers have captured the quirkiness of the American landscape quite like Bill Brown, who will be in attendance of this West Coast premiere of his latest documentary, Memorial Land. He will also be screening two of his earlier films and performing a reading.

From the Echo Park Film Center website:

“Lonesome drifter of underground cinema Bill Brown will present the West Coast Premiere of his latest movie, Memorial Land, a documentary portrait of six people across the United States who built their own DIY 9/11 memorials. He will also screen a selection of recent work on 16mm, including Document and The Other Side, ‘a personal essay… imbued with magical landscapes and searing observations softly spoken during the director’s cinematic trek along the United States-Mexican border’ (-Lincoln Center Film Society). In addition to the films, Bill will be reading from the soon-to-be-released 15th issue of Dream Whip, his ongoing collection of stories about road trips, all-night bike rides, and bad coffee.”

Screening lineup:
Memorial Land (2012, 28 minutes, 16mm & DV)
Document (2011, 2 minutes, 16mm on DV)
The Other Side (2006, 42 minutes, 16mm)

For more info on Bill Brown, read this interview with the filmmaker conducted by Sabine Gruffat for INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media.

This still from Memorial Land is from the INCITE! interview:

Man poses atop his tribute to the World Trade Center

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