Ξ March 23rd, 2010 | → Comments Off | ∇ Highland Park |
Though Eagle Rock is no stranger to the silver screen, this recent Sundance favorite caught me by surprise.
Spike Jonze, who’s best known these days for Where the Wild Things Are (though I could never forget his Weezer/Happy Days video), just released a robot love story called “I’m Here.” It’s a surreal, yet remarkably poignant, tale of robots living among people in Los Angeles, and largely shot around our neck of the woods.
What’s not surprising? Eagle Rock is full of hipster-robots (zing!).
When you have 30 minutes, check it out at imheremovie.com, though you’re supposed to be over 21 (it’s sponsored by Absolut) and you might have to wait for the next “screening.”
Ξ March 22nd, 2010 | → Comments Off | ∇ Highland Park |
I’m not sure why the he borrowed from the Blackhawk Down soundtrack, but filmmaker Evan Mather’s short film, Eagle Rock (Los Angeles) California, has made the final 8 in Los Angeles Magazine’s Get L.A. film competition. I just wish he had chosen any taco truck other than the “Korean taco truck that visits every Tuesday night”. Misplaced hype notwithstanding, it’s a nice piece from a man who clearly loves the neighborhood. Enjoy.
Franklin High is moving up again. For a school once associated more with gang fights than of academics, just about everybody was surprised when a group of nine students just took home the trophy for the LAUSD Academic Decathlon. It’s a tough competition that consists of speeches, essays, tests and interviews on a variety of difficult subjects. The Franklin High team mastered them all and is now heading to state.
Perhaps winning the Academic Decathlon is actually fitting for the school that graduated the man who would eventually become God to millions of nerds around the world, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry (yes, really). And of course there are many other success stories from Franklin High in the past, including graduates Sheriff Lee Baca and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo.
You can read the full story on the LA Times.