Lummis Day Presents Three Films about Los Angeles

On Friday, June 3rd, from 7pm until 10pm, the Highland Park Independent Film Festival and Lummis Day will present Three Films about Los Angeles. The evening will begin with two short films — “Once Upon a Time in Chavez Ravine,” directed by Javier Barboza with a narration by Tomas Benitez, and “Murals of Aztlan, The Street Painters of East Los Angeles,” directed by James Tartan.

The feature film of the evening is the award-winning “East LA Interchange,” directed by Betsy Kalin. The film relates specifically to Northeast LA. There will be a Q&A panel immediately after the screening led by the Highland Park Independent Film Festival’s Terrence Butcher.

Lummis Day is a 3-day festival established 11 years ago to celebrate the arts, history and diversity of Northeast Los Angeles. The annual festival also includes live bands, poetry readings, dancers, puppets and the Gentlemen’s Society Circuit Bending Marching Band and Ladies’ Auxiliary Parade. According to Wikipedia (and our astute commenter below), “Lummis Day was named for author, adventurer and early advocate of multiculturalism Charles Fletcher Lummis.”

The event takes place at The Choi Auditorium, Occidental College. 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90041. Admission and parking are free.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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2 Responses to Lummis Day Presents Three Films about Los Angeles

  1. K. C. McCarthy says: is the Lummis the day is celebrated for, not his grand-daughter, Suzanne. Good lord, what has happened to American journalism? Get your facts straight before you publish…

    • I apologize. The official webpage hade Suzanne on it and no other Lummis was mentioned. Thank you for the clarification. I will make the correction.