Discover the downtown L.A. art scene c. 1980 in the new documentary, Young Turks. Premiering at the Downtown Independent, Feb 8, this film promises an up-close and personal glimpse of downtown Los Angeles in the 70’s and 80’s and the artists who lived there.
Multimedia artist Stephen Seemayer moved to the gritty downtown area for the cheap rent, as did many artists of the time. The young artists lived in the neglected downtown area and mingled among the homeless for the next four years. Their unique experience of creating art and hanging out was captured on 8mm film by Seemayer.
Seemayer and 13 other artist are featured in the 90 minute documentary, along with long-gone downtown hangouts like Al’s Bar, Terminal Café and Little Tokyo’s Atomic Café. The film should delight L.A. artists and long time L.A. residents who work or played in the under-appreciated downtown area of the time.
Young Turks debuts Feb. 8-14 at the Theater Downtown Independent, located at 251 S. Main St. Los Angeles.
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