Acropolis Cinema presents 88:88 at the Echo Park Film Center
March 11, 2016
88:88 (Dir. Isiah Medina)
Time: 7:30 & 9:00pm (Two screenings!)*
Location: Echo Park Film Center
Address:1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
*Note: Your single ticket purchase will be good for either screening.
Los Angeles premiere!
One of the most rapturously acclaimed and hotly debated experimental films in recent years, Isiah Medina's incendiary debut fearlessly pushes the aesthetic constraints of the cinematic medium by reengaging the nascent potential of its fundamental tools. A feature-length montage film in which untold hours of footage of the director's family and friends isstitched into a panorama of fleeting images, sounds, and sensations, 88:88 refines the Canadian director's early experiments with audio-visual disunity by expanding its coordinates beyond the confines of the impressionistic and into the realm of the purely visceral. As playful as it is provocative, the film confronts issues of poverty and racial injustice with a formal arsenal radical enough to reframe suchmatters as much as points of philosophical integrity as moral responsibility. Fresh of its premiere in Locarno and subsequent stops at the Toronto and New York film festivals,88:88 arrives in Los Angeles for a pair ofscreenings sure to incite and inspire in equal measure.
**Join us for complimentary refreshments before and after each screening.**
Echo Park Film (View)
1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026