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AUTOMOTO FILM FEST IS BACK!  

Sunday December 10, 2023

2:30 PM - 8:30PM

SOUTH PARK CENTER (USC TOWER)

1139 S Hill St. •  Los Angeles, CA 90015

$30.00

PER PERSON

TICKETS SOLD THROUGH

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To Purchase tickets for this event to donate for use by Ronald MacDonald House Pasadena residents please use Promo Code RMHPASADENA

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Evening  Events

2:30PM

Doors Open

2:40PM

Shorts and Micros

A presentation of selected Shorts and Micro's from our 2023 Festival submissions.

Introductions by Sperry Hutchinson

3:30PM

ART IS LOVE:NEPAL

Artist Sean Starr invites you on an fascinating motorcycle adventure through the heart of Nepal. Follow Sean’s journey through the rural villages of Nepal. Starr finds himself drawn in by the vibrant images and culture of the multi-generational artisans who have devoted their lives to preserving ancient crafts and traditions. 

 

The film examines the role of preservation of art and culture in an ever-evolving, technology-driven global society as it peers into the soul of Nepal, shedding light on its rich artistic and cultural heritage. "Art Is Love" beautifully captures the essence of people of Nepal while demonstrating the selfless act of sharing one's creative talents with the larger community as an expression of love.

Following Screening:
Sperry Hutchinson will Interview Sean Starr, and the filmmakers, Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky.

6:00PM

ROBT. WILLIAMS: FACILE RACONTEUR

Step into the intoxicating world of Robt. Williams. Facile Raconteur examines the life and creative genius of the "Godfather of Lowbrow Art." Filmmaker Steve "Sketch" Vallino provides a unique perspective to Williams' outlaw artistry.

 

Williams was one of the seven original contributors to Zap Comix, an integral part of the counterculture movement. His influence on alternative art and culture is immeasurable, and his legacy is nothing short of revolutionary. He championed young artists' opportunities to gain exposure, ultimately giving birth to the iconic art chronicle, Juxtapoz magazine. In the 1960s, as Art Director for the famous custom car builder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Williams found himself at the epicenter of rebellious, anti-war circles, sparking a unique artistic evolution that still resonates with enthusiasts and artists alike.

 

Williams introduced the term "lowbrow" into the fine arts lexicon, marking a significant turning point with his groundbreaking 1979 book, "The Lowbrow Art of Robt. Williams." This pivotal manifesto laid the foundation for the emergence of the seminal elements of west coast outlaw culture, an aesthetic that continues to resonate today.

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Robert Williams IN PERSON

Following Screening:
An exclusive interview and Q & A with Robert Williams
Interview conducted by Joseph Givens - Art history professor LSU University and Robt Williams biographer.

CRAFT OF SPEED

(extended trailer / SNEAK PEEK)

7:30PM

This story of passion and resilience chronicles two Japanese/Japaneses American hot rodders, Shige Suganuma and Chico Kodama, as they fight to preserve the iconic American speed parts company, Moon Equipment. Their unwavering commitment to Dean Moon’s original vision sparked a cultural evolution and transformed Mooneyes into the globally admired brand, Mooneyes.

 

Producer/Writer/Director Ming Lai draws on his  expertise working with Humanist Films, to create an enduring film that is sure to connect with fans within hotrod community and beyond.

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Following Screening:
Interview of Ming Lai (filmmaker) and introduction of Shige Suganuma and Chico Kodama, Mooneyes principles and subjects of the film.

8:30PM

Closing comments.

The artwork of Robert Williams will be on display as a backdrop to panel discussions with Robert himself and all of the filmmakers, along with softdrinks and beer by Oak & Iron and artisan pizza by Slice And Run Pizza 

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We welcome donations of Gift Cards (preferred), Toys, New Clothing, Books, and School Supplies.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Pasadena.
 

 

Ronald McDonald House Pasadena is a home-away-from-home for families with critically-ill children, keeping them close to one another, their doctors, and needed medical care.

 

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