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Movie Night feat. Helix Collective

LA's favorite indie classical ensemble, Helix Collective, teams up with some of the brightest up and coming independent filmmakers and film composers for the premiere of Movie Night. Six short films will be screened while the ensemble performs live, original soundtracks to each one. Come be part of this exciting multi-media experience as the films are completed right before your eyes.

• Happy Hour drink specials (cash only)

• 21 and over

• The No Show Policy is in effect. Members who cancel within 24 hours or fail to attend may be kicked out of LAFC.

• Food can be brought in from area restaurants including Cafe Tropical next door and Silverlake Ramen across the street. 


Monroe - film by Gregory J.M. Kasunich, score by Eugene Micofsky. In Monroe, a young Angeleno takes his girlfriend, who just happens to be a cardboard cut out of Marilyn Monroe, on a date around the city of Los Angeles as he prepares to propose to her. However, things never go as planned. Gregory J. M. Kasunich is an award winning filmmaker and published writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania currently living and working in Los Angeles. He has worked with several different television and animation studios and has created a number of projects including music videos, short films, and documentaries. Gene Micofsky has produced scores for award-winning features and TV productions on both coasts, working with Comedy Central, Comcast, Fuel TV, Lionsgate, and others.  His score for the 2013 feature “Patric,” was recorded by the orchestra at Skywalker Sound.

Done - Ashley Vetere - writer/director/producer, Ernie Smith - cinematographer/editor/producer, score by Elliott Goldkind. In this short thriller, a woman experiences disturbing memories as she returns to her old home. Award-winning producer Ernie Smith, a member of the independent film group Skelly Films, released this film in 2013. Composer Elliott Goldkind has collaborated with Jeff Buckley and David Mamet. He has written music for television, documentaries and feature films, including Entourage, Class Act and Infinite Space: the Architecture of John Lautner. 

Perfection at the Plate - Narendra Gala - writer/director, Darwin Carlisle - editor/cinematographer, score by Kevin Wilt. Perfection at the Plate is a film about the healing power of inclusion. Narendra Gala is originally from Columbus Ohio and also works as an actor in film tv and stage. Darwin Carlisle is a filmmaker who has worked on numerous films, including Gus Van Sant's Promised Land and Ang Lee's Life of Pi. Composer Kevin Wilt has scored several short films and feature films, including The Wars of Other Men. 

Driving Thought - film by Raj Jawa, score by Phil Popham. Driving Thought documents a self-reflective drive. Busy actor, director and producer Raj Jawa has produced films with mbcFilms as well as directed several short films of his own. He works regularly as an actor in film and television. Composer Phil Popham is composer-in-residence at the Tahoe Chamber Music Society and was recently commissioned by the West Michigan Symphony for their Click,Clack, Moosic program. Phil moved to Los Angles in 2011 to join the film music industry, and has since performed on films and television shows including Asterix and Obelix: Take Britannia, and USA Network's The Moment. He has also scored several short films and commercials. 

H2O - film by Ralph Steiner, score by George N. Gianopoulos. H20 is a visually stunning film that captures the abstract patterns created by waves. George N. Gianopoulos' music has been premiered throughout Europe and America including premiers in Israel, Greece and Southern California. He has been commissioned by the Glendale Philharmonic and is composer-in-residence for the Symbiosis Chamber Orchestra. George chose to score this classic 1929 film by Ralph Steiner, the American photographer, documentarian and avant-garde filmmaker. 

Suspended Ballet - shot and edited by Darwin Carlisle, score by Phil Popham. Suspended Ballet, depicts silk artists performing daring, beautiful routines in the Robin Murez' Art Sculpture Gallery in Abbot-Kinney. Popham's score captures the grace, excitement and courage displayed in this captivating film.


Helix Collective performs a high-energy, out-of-the-box mix of world, classical and rock n' roll. The ensemble is at home in nightclubs and on the concert stage from a residency at Los Angeles’s venerable Silverlake Lounge to performances for the West Michigan and Pacific Symphonies. Helix "has a little something for everyone: those who like their classics straight up, with a contemporary edge to it, or with populist appeal” (Audiophile Audition). Called "dizzyingly virtuosic [with] exquisite musicianship and world-class range" by The Free Times and praised for their "beyond-the-ordinary programming," the flexible ensemble includes flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, cello, piano and percussion.

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  • Mary

    Thanks :)

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Jan P.

    I enjoyed the event-especially hearing comments from the composers and film makers.

    May 4, 2014

  • Lionel

    Doing the old cab callaway song hi dee hi dee ho ho. Killin it.

    May 3, 2014

  • Lionel

    Elaine is singing Fever. It's getting hot in here.

    May 3, 2014

  • Lionel

    I requested my fav sinatra & elaine is singing it! Send in the clowns.

    May 3, 2014

  • Lionel

    Marty is singing Fly Me to the Moon. Frank would be proud.

    May 3, 2014

  • Frank

    Where's the after party?

    May 3, 2014

  • Thomas

    If I hadn't just noticed this (6 minutes before it begins...), I would have gone. When's the next time they do this?

    May 3, 2014

  • Julie

    Do we just say LAFC at the door or will we check in with you outside?

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate to miss it but won't be able to make it out to Silver Lake with Saturday traffic.

    May 3, 2014

  • Lionel

    Does anyone wanna go to the Dresden Room afterward? Appies, cheap cocktails and the best live lounge act this side of the Vegas Strip!

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Sarah

    Looking forward to this Meetup tomorrow night! There should be plenty of opportunity to meet each other as well as the musicians, composers and filmmakers that are part of the show! See you soon!

    May 2, 2014

    • Lionel

      I'm looking forward too. And unless I get tipsy and fall into a creek at Malibu Wines I'll be there. (Don't get mad Sarah: I'm trolling a bunch of events tonite lol.)

      May 2, 2014

  • Lionel

    Will there be popcorn or is this BYOP yuk yuk.

    May 2, 2014

  • Sarah

    We'll be doing repeats of this program in other locations but this will be the one and only performance that is offered FREE!

    2 · April 27, 2014

  • Lionel

    Take it from someone who has been in this group 6 years and attended over 100 events: this is going to be EPIC!

    April 21, 2014

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