2019 Programs

Last Remaining Seats

Los Tallos Amargos

Co-Presentation with the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats Summer Series


Million Dollar Theatre
307 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
8 June 2019 | 2pm


About Last Remaining Seats | 2019:


Los tallos amargos is a noir tale of paranoia, shot in stark expressionist images. The film received the Argentine Film Critics Association Award for Best Picture, and cemented the career of its director, Fernando Ayala, who is now considered one of the most admired filmmakers of his generation.

Anfitrión: Guido Segal (Guionista y Critico de Cena)
Invitado Especial: Alan Rode (Escritor y Director de la Film Noir Foundation)

The UCLA Film & Television Archive restored the film in a 35mm format, with funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation and Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Charitable Trust.


View photographs of the event below:

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Check out photos from the event on Flickr


Pre-screening Tango dancing performance at the Million Dollar Theatre | 2019


Pre-screening discussion with special guests, Guido Segal and Alan Rode



2019 LACLA Student Film Festival

Art work Credit | Nadege Monchera Baer

Art work Credit | Nadege Monchera Baer


Thank you to everyone who made the 12th Annual Student Film Festival Possible!

Check out the 2019 film program below.


May 26, 2019

LACLA hosted its 12th Annual Student Film Festival at the Luckman Intimate Theatre on the campus of CSU, Los Angeles 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032.




Best Narrative - Susie Morales, Jasmine Rodriguez-Arillano, Lina Saleh for Whistle

Best Documentary - Theresa Lizarraga for The Body Image

Most Creative - Alexis Palacios for Mental


Watch an interview with Whistle’s Susie Morales and Jasmine Rodriguez-Arillano and Mental’s Alexis Palacios


Interview with Roy Lansdown, Bell High School Teacher


Student Winner Prize:


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12th Student Film Festival

Check out photos from the event on Flickr.


Watch the 2019 student films!


Special Guest and Judge:

Director, Rudik Osorio


During his time at UCLA’s Film & Television MFA Directing program, Rudik directed Doubleblind, the first pilot ever produced in an academic setting. He has premiered his dramatic 4-episode webseries So Far So Good about a working-class young man, Bernie, who does his best to make it through everyday life, and it premiered at the Pasadena International Film Festival. He has worked an Assistant Editor on The Unafraid, a documentary about undocumented students in the state of Georgia, directed and produced by Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney. He’ currently working on a web docu-series BIVA Sessions, where he profiles Los Angeles based artists.


Watch Rudik Osorio’s presentation and discussion on making the web docu-series BIVA sessions



Angela Flores


Community artivist, Angela Lucia Flores, is based in Los Angeles utilizing art as a tool for transformative social change to empower her community. She’s worked at the autonomous space The Eastside Café in El Sereno for over 15 years, co-facilitating free programming and events. With a BA in screenwriting from CSUN she's been a participant in several plays, film screenings and Social media collectives. She graduated from USC for the Arts in Leadership Masters Program under the Thornton School of Music in 2016.


Laura Sofía Pérez


Laura Sofía Pérez (b. 1989, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in the realms of video, installation, and sound. She received her MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts and her BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School for Design. Her work has been screened and exhibited in San Juan, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Buenos Aires. Exhibitions include "Santurce es Ley," San Juan, Puerto Rico (2011), "WIMMIN," Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY (2013), "Without a Song," Fundación ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014), "No Limits Within," California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA (2017), and "Homeless," Miami, FL (2017). She was a SUB30 artist in residence at Fundación ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2014. She has worked on video projections for theatrical and musical productions by director Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and composers Chris Ryan Williams and Samora Pinderhughes. She has designed sound for various award winning animated shorts by her CalArts colleagues, including "Las del diente" by Ana Pérez López, which screened this year in SXSW and ArcLight Hollywood as part of the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival. Her installations often speak on ideas of deterritorialization and the air of melancholy that arises from displacement.


College and Media Arts Program Fair Participants:


CSUN Cinema and TV Arts Department

California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA)

Cassandra Gonzalez, Financial and Scholarship Advisor