|LISA AND PAOLO OUTSIDE THE FILM-MOBILE.|
THEY WORK HARD, THEY PLAY HARD.
BUT MOSTLY THEY WORK--FOR BEAUTY, FOR LOVE!
I am thrilled this week to present two heroes/mavericks/community activists of Eastside Los Angeles: Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr of the Echo Park Film Center.
For a post on the class on Introductory Documentary Film-making I took with them several years here, click here.
These two are crackerjack in every way.
Here's how the piece begins:
Thirteen years ago, Paolo Davanzo had a vision: education, community-building, filmmaking.
“My parents died when I was very young. They were altruists and social activists. I wanted to perpetuate their beauty and their power and their love.”
Thirteen years ago, Lisa Marr had just made her first film and was looking for a place where she could show it.
“There wasn’t anything in L.A.,” says Lisa, who came up with punk rockers and DIY folks. “A place where you could bring all kinds of people together and show all kinds of films without people feeling like they didn’t know the secret password”...
READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.