an evening of short video portraits, live music, and libations

presented by filmmaker/archivist Ross Lipman

with special guests Laura Steenberge, John Shaw, and The Here and Now

 Friday, Feb. 25, 8:00 p.m. at ECHO PARK FILM CENTER 1200 N. Alvarado, LA


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, John Shaw, and the Here and Now (aka the Echo Park Film Center's own Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr).

see video here