The HeArt Project Advocates are proud to present an exclusive screening of EASY RIDER, the last of this year’s four-part film screening series. Each film relates to our 2012-13 programs and EASY RIDER compliments “Making Choices: The Butterfly Effect” in partnership with UCLA Department of Art and Global Health. All proceeds raised from the film screening benefit The HeArt Project.
EASY RIDER is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two counterculture bikers who travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. The success of EASY RIDER helped spark the New Hollywood phase of filmmaking during the 1970s. The film was added to the Library of Congress National Registry in 1998.
A landmark counterculture film and a “touchstone for a generation,” EASY RIDER explores the societal landscape, issues and tensions in the United States during the 1960s such as the rise and fall of the hippie movement, drug use and communal lifestyle.
Film run time: 95 minutes; Film will start at approximately 7:30 pm.
Parking: Enter on Camden Drive. Validation is included. Light refreshments will be served.
The HeArt Project thanks WME for hosting the 2012-2013 Advocates Film Screening Series. WME's 80 seat screening room was designed by Neil M Denari Architects and is not open to the public. Thanks also to Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Paramount Studios for providing 35mm prints of these classic films.
When & Where
artworxLA, formerly The HeArt Project, combats L.A.'s epidemic high school dropout crisis with a long-term, sequential arts program.
artworxLA envisions a world where all students graduate from high school, thrive into adulthood, and contribute to society with their unique creativity. artworxLA aims to connect teens with art and the community that inspires them to stay in school and use creativity to rise from difficult circumstances.
artworxLA, formally The HeArt Project, is a 501(c)(3) public charity that combats the high school drop out crisis with a long-term, sequential arts program. artworxLA provides educational resources, connects students to a supportive network of mentors and cultural partners, and invests human and financial resources to ensure their success. Our goal is to engage LA’s most vulnerable students with rigorous art programs.
Founded in 1992, artworxLA is a Non-profit Organization dedicated to reengaging LA’s most vulnerable students through comprehensive and continual art programs.
The Hollywood Media Arts Academy (HMAA) is representative of artworxLA’s commitment to building a future for L.A. youth. Completing its third academic year, the Academy gives students access to artworxLA’s “ladder” as well as an additional eight hours a week of arts programming. Nine students graduated in June 2013 and another five students by December 2013. HMAA’s enrollment is the highest it has ever been and the school is at capacity (50 students), with a waiting list. HMAA is now a designated Career Technical Education school, adhering to rigorous state guidelines for media arts.
artworxLA / The Hollywood Media Arts Academy (HMAA) is proud to be part of California’s “Linked Learning” – a high school improvement approach that combines academics, career technical education, and real world experience in industry-themed pathways.
In January 2013, the Los Angeles County Office of Education received a grant to become one of 20 Linked Learning Pilot Districts in the state, and HMAA was selected as one of two community day schools to implement the program. Focused on providing students with the relevant tools and skills to contribute in a society rich in new media, the program provides a career track for young people aspiring toward art and design-related careers.
Cynthia Campoy Brophy founded The HeArt Project in 1992 as a response to the lack of arts education programs available for LA teens. After more than two decades, extensive program expansion, and a name change (now artworxLA), we continue to bring art to teenagers at the highest risk of dropping out. The top reason students give for dropping out of high school is lack of engagement. A key engager to reinvigorating students in their education is the arts. We have seen the impact it has had on so many students, and we know art works. 15 full time staff members along with several volunteer artists work together to inspire these teens.