Learn about the diverse history of Los Angeles at these upcoming film screenings at Union Station! The fall series of screenings is part of a collaboration between Metro and Echo Park Film Center. Show your TAP card at check-in and gain access to preferential seating. Guests are welcome to bring food and drink (but no alcohol is permitted).
All films will be shown inside the historic Fred Harvey Room unless otherwise noted.
- Thursday, Sept. 24: The Exiles, a film that traces one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in 1950s era Bunker Hill in Los Angeles. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Screening starts at 8 p.m. with a special introduction by film restorationist Ross Lipman. Please note: this screening will take place on the North Patio. You can RSVP for the event here.
- Thursday, Oct. 15: Hito Hata: Raise the Banner, a dramatic feature film about Asian Americans by Asian Americans that is partially set in Little Tokyo. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Screening starts at 8 p.m. with a special introduction by one of the directors, Robert Nakamura.
- Thursday, Nov. 12: Double Feature! Water and Power, a film about the metaphoric exchange of energy between two places. The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony, a creative take on a day in the life of the City of Angels. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. with a special introduction by director Pat O’Neill. RSVP for the event here.
- Wednesday, Dec. 9: Killer of Sheep, a film that examines the Watts neighborhood in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Screening starts at 8:00 p.m.with a special introduction by director Charles Burnett.
Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. The diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.