You’re invited--OOPS! You WERE invited! NOW IT's SOLD OUT!!! to the world premiere of a new documentary film from OC producer and MCAI Member, Art Kirsch—Free! You don’t have to wear your dusty tux or baubley ballgown, but do be sure to come with your entire entourage to this special event! But it's not too late to RSVP for the Oct 17th meeting to meet the filmmakers!
The film, “The Brick People,” based on a book of the same name, tells the fascinating story of a company-town built around a famous Southern California brick factory. The Simon brick factory’s contribution to the social history of urbanization of Southern California goes beyond the countless number of brick and tiles used to construct downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. The film is appropriate for all ages and students of California history will be surprised to learn of this little known company town that existed from about 1900 until the 1950s in a corner of Los Angeles County near today's City of Commerce.
After the showing of the film, you’ll meet the filmmakers; producer Art Kirsch; director-editor Mike Kirsch as well as the author of the original book, Alejandro Morales and his daughter, Alessandra Morales-Gunz who is the film’s writer and narrator.
You’ll also want to join us 2 weeks later on October 17th, when MCA-I presents the inside story of the making of the documentary as the filmmakers share the behind-the-scenes production details of adapting the book to the screen.
The Producer-Director team are father and son, Art and Mike Kirsch. Art is the founder/editor of www.SoCalShowbiz.com and has produced cinema-related live events as well as films. He has served as the Treasurer for the LA/Orange County Chapter of MCA-I and serves on the Board of the Media Alliance of Orange County, OC Multi-Media Assn among other industry organizations. His son, Mike Kirsch, is a producer-director with well-known OC Production house, The Buddy Group. He has won numerous awards for his TV commercials and on-line video work.
Author Alejandro Morales based his story on the experience of his parents at the Simons Brick Plant #3 in what today is Montebello. His novel begins in 1892, with Rosendo Guerrero laying out the ground plan for the original Simons brickyard in Pasadena, California and continues through several generations of Anglo and Chicano/Mexicano families and their interactions in Southern California in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the saga of two clans: the Simons and the Revueltas families, representing the capitalist and working classes respectively.
EVENT: Free Premiere of the Documentary Film, “The Brick People.”
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
COST: Free to all. Donations to support film festival entries will be appreciated
LOCATION: Woodbridge Movies 5, Irvine
In the Woodbridge Shopping Center
4626 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604
DIRECTIONS: From either I-5 or I-405 exit at Jeffrey Rd.
From I-5 turn West to Barranca; from I-405 Turn East to Barranca…
then turn north on Barranca Parkway. At Aprox the second (or third?) traffic signal turn left onto Lake Street and enter the Woodbridge shopping center from Lake Street. The movie theater is in the center of the complex.