On this week’s episode, we hang out with founders and fans of independent film gem, the Echo Park Film Center on the occasion of their 10th anniversary, and we review some lesser known work of a yellow press stalwart from 1940’s New York and L.A. Plus, a coda from the Baldwin Hills.
“It’s really hard for someone to get their head around what the Inglewood Oil Field is.” On this week’s Hear in the City we offer you part two in our series about oil extraction in the Baldwin Hills, and we help L.A. local-global micro cinema, the Echo Park Film Center, celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Listen to KPFK, 90.7FM, Tuesday’s at 3:30pm.
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Hear in the City is back in the ether after a break. On this week’s show, we hear about two very different urban places that are well worth visiting. Nearly two years after the Station Fire blazed through more than 160,000 acres of cottonwood, pine, and willow trees in the Angeles National Forest, architect and urban forester Holly Harper takes us on a tour of the slopes hit by the biggest fire in Los Angeles County’s recorded history, which are surprisingly green now. Access to the forest is open for the first time since the fires– in selected areas.
And vanguard moving image arts organization L.A. Freewaves is on the move on MTA buses all across Los Angeles County. We talk to executive director, Anne Bray, about the collaboration between Public Matters, The Echo Park Film Center, UCLA REMAP, and L.A. Freewaves to take over the Transit T.V. screens on 2,200 buses for the week of June 13th-June 19th with original place-based video and film projects made by youth in Los Angeles.
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