22 January 2017 | facebook-56514
Real life in a good place and a good way...
I just watched Echo Park on Netflix, it touch me in so many ways.
This movie was incredibly faithful to the pulse of our community. I lived in Echo Park for many years, and also in the nearby Silverlake area; there is no doubt that writer Amanda Marsalis and director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta understood exactly how special it was, and is, to belong to such culturally rich communities.
The cast was equally incredible, especially Mamie Gummer, who I dare say is another the Meryl Streep in the making! I have a root connection to Echo Park, growing up on Echo Park Avenue. My grandparents lived at 1513-1/2, literally just a couple of doors down from Elias' gallery showing.
Connection or not, I'm a fan of this movie, pure and simple. Hats off to the entire Echo Park team.