Announcing: Cinema Speakeasy

Cinema Speakeasy

Announcing a new, invite-only, monthly film series – initially in Los Angeles – which aims to:

  • showcase newer independent films that are doing the DIY Distribution rounds
  • support the filmmakers by aligning them with new audiences outside the industry
  • give potential non-industry audiences exposure to this new wave of content in an accessible and hip context

We are targeting taste-makers outside of the film industry as our core audience, and we are fully committed to showcasing content that is doing the independent distribution route. We’re hoping that as a result, we can help further nudge the dialogue surrounding this distribution revolution outside of the usual circles, and help pave the road towards collaboration and conversation with other industries.

We – also – aim to donate half of the proceeds back to the filmmakers (after the inaugural screening).

So, in practice: The first Tuesday of every month, at the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, we will show a new indie film. We’ll also have a speaker, tasked with presenting an idea in ten minutes or less. Costs $5 to get in with passcode, and bring something to drink.

The first screening is Tuesday August 4th. The film is the b-side supported film VISIONEERS, the speaker is producer Georgi Goldman (MTV, Current…) who will be discussing her take on the medium vs message conundrum.

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Oh, and you have to know the password. It’s a speakeasy, after all.

Here’s more information, from the Cinema Speakeasy site.

Cinema Speakeasy is simple
the first tuesday of every month,
7:45pm @ the Echo Park Film Center
$5 at the door, but you have to know the password

Bring a bottle of liquids and a shifty look in your eyes.
We provide the cups, people, ideas:
A ten minute talk about the business of film,
and an (independent) film to applaud.

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