Los Angeles Myth At 2nd Annual Lummis Day Film Benefit
Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM at Highland Park Ebell Club
A first-look, diamond-in-the rough excerpt from the in-progress film adaption of the prize-winning Chicano noir play, “Water & Power” and a screening of the classic quasi-historical L.A. film, “Chinatown” will be presented at the second annual Lummis Day film benefit event at 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 21 at the historic Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 Avenue 57 in Los Angeles.
Author, filmmaker and Culture Clash co-founder Richard Montoya, who is currently adapting his acclaimed “Water & Power” for the screen, will introduce a rough-cut excerpt from the project and will offer a rare opportunity for the pubic to watch the creative process behind this adaption unfold.
Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased via Paypal at www.LummisDay.org, at the door or at Antigua Coffee House, 3400 North Figueroa Street and Galco’s Old World Grocery, 5702 York Boulevard. All proceeds will benefit the 7th annual Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles. For more information, call 818-535-9178.
Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who joined the L.A. Times as the newspaper’s first city editor in 1876. A prolific writer and photographer, Lummis was also one of the city’s first librarians, founded the Southwest Museum and helped introduce the concept of multi-culturalism to Southern California.
The 7th Annual Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles will be on Sunday, June 3, hosted by the Lummis Day Community Foundation and sponsors including the neighborhood councils of Northeast Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.