Film, Live Music and Discussion at Eagle Rock’s Center for the Arts
By Nayeli Pelayo EGP Staff Writer
The Lummis Day Foundation and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock will host an evening of film, live music and discussion this Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
The event will be held at Center for the Arts, located at 2225 Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock.
Noted filmmaker, and Emmy Award recipient, Rubén Martinez will present “When World’s Collide: The Untold Story of the Americas After Columbus,” a film which he co-wrote with Carl Byker. The documentary production explores the contact of two civilizations and the impact it had on identity.
Martinez, board member of the Lummis Day Foundation, co-wrote the film for a PBS broadcasting. Martinez will present the film in a theatrical format for the first time.
The film selections for the show are right in line with the type of programming and experiences the sponsors try and promote,” explained Eliot Sekuler, a spokespeson for the Lummis Day Community Foundation, Inc.
“We promote a greater understanding among all the people who live in our area,” Sekuler said.
Excerpts from the unfinished motion picture of Russian avant-garde director, Sergei Eisenstein, will also be shown. Eisenstein’s film, “Que Viva Mexico,” was created in the 1930s, and will be screened with an accompaniment of live piano. Michael Feldman, sound editor and sound designer from Sony Pictures will play the music for Eisenstein’s film.
Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased via Paypal at www.lummis.org or at the following retailers:
Cafe de Leche
5000 York Blvd. Highland Park, CA. 90042.
Antigua Coffee House
3400 North Figueroa St. Highland Park, CA. 90042
Galco’s Old World Grocery
5702 York Blvd. Highland Park, CA. 90042
Proceeds from the event will benefit the 6th Annual Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles which takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who helped introduce the concept of diversity in Los Angeles, said Sekuler.
Because the Lummis Day Community Foundation receives limited funds from the city, the foundation must organize events where the community can help raise money for Lummis Day, he said.
“Lummis Day brings everyone together, Filipino, country, African-Americans. It’s an event that is very multicultural, both in food, and music and dance,” Sekuler said.
The 6th Annual Lummis Day is free to attend and will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2011.
For more information, contact Eliot Sekuler at (818) 535-9178.Print This Post
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