Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles [Alexa@DFFLA.

February 2013 In This Issue... * Don’t Miss “Night”... Today * World Premiere Screening of “Young Turks” at Downtown Independent * Call For Entries for 2013 DFFLA * DFFLA Filmmakers In The News * Sponsors Spotlight: Kleverdog Coworking * Need a Location to Shoot? We Have Discounts For You at Spring Studios! * Volunteer Opportunities Stunning “Night” Documentary In Special Screening Tonight! “Night, an award-winning feature-length documentary and cinematic tour de force, will have a special screening tomorrow night at the Laemmle theater in Pasadena. The film from writer–director Lawrence Johnston and diretor of photography Laurie McInnes aims, no less, to explore “the universal nature of night and how we experience the night,” and does so in convincing fashion. [1][jpeg] The screening is a joint presentation of Downtown Film Festival L.A. and Film Festival Flix, which showcases festival award-winning films. Receive a 10% discount on your ticket price when mentioning Downtown Film Festival. [2][jpeg] Details: Screens today, Wednesday, February 6th, at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.Screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. [3][jpeg] Pre-screening reception at 6:00 p.m. at Monopole Wine Bar (21 2. El Molino Ave., about one block from the theatre). Red Carpet at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $14.00. Available at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 box office (626-844-6500) or online at [4] “Young Turks,”About Eighties Downtown L.A. Scene, World Premieres Feb. 8th [5][jpeg] Before their was a Downtown L. A. “renaissance,” in the 2000s, there was a wild and woolly art scene that emerged in the Eighties. “Young Turks,” a 95-minute documentary by filmmakers Stephen Seemayer and Pamela Wilson (who were there!), is an irreverent and intimate snapshot of a vital art scene that existed amid the mean streets of L.A.’s urban core. The film’s newly recut version will have it’s world premiere on Friday, February 8th at the Downtown Independent (on Main St. between 2nd and 3rd). Art critic Hunter Drohojowska, writing about “Young Turks” in the L.A. Weekly in 1981, called the rough-cut verson “a kaleidoscopic melange of Hollywood’s B-movie corn, bizarre underground existence and a few naked truths. Artists are portrayed earnestly explaining their work in one scene and participating in some hallucinogenic madness in the next.” [6][jpeg]

While the film about art and life in downtown L.A. circa 1980 has been fully digitized and reedited by Pamela Wilson, the filmmakers have attempted to maintain the energetic quality of the original rought cut, while giving some structure to the “inherent irony and absurd juxtapositions.” “Everything about ‘Young Turks’ strikes me as something of an L.A. phenomenon,” Drohojowska wrote. “It’s an extremely personal work, more about a lifestyle than art. It remains, nonetheless, a valid document, because it shows how the art created was so intimately involved in the style of life led.” [7][jpeg] Showtimes: (Feb 8th - Feb 14th) Fri, Feb 8th: 7pm: Reception 8 pm: 1st screening followed by a Q&A 10 pm; 2nd screening, Sat, Feb 9th: 7pm, 9pm ; Sun, Feb 10th: 8pm ; Mon, Feb 11th-Wed Feb 14th: 5pm, 7pm [8] Now Accepting Films Of A Different Stripe [9][jpeg] The 5th Annual Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA) will unspool for seven days this summer (July 12th -18th) and this year’s call for entries is underway. There are some 4,000 film festivals worldwide and a couple dozen in Los Angeles. But Downtown Film Fest L.A. is the only festival dedicated to showcasing truly independent cinema in the Film Capital of the World. We just don’t happen to be in downtown L.A. We embraces the whole creative zeitgeist of downtown LA. – from it robust artistic community and unique ethnic diversity to its burgeoning restaurant-lounge scene and unique architecture. That makes us a film festival of a different stripe, and we look for films with a similar pattern – out of the box, pushing the envelope, one of a kind. If you’re a filmmaker, hurry! Submissions for feature-length narrative and documentary films, shorts films and music videos closes April 1st. But if you act now, we’ll give you a healthy discount. De[10] tails on our website, or consult our profile page on DFFLA Filmmakers In The News DFFLA alum were represented at last month’s Slamdance Film Festival. Christo Dimassis anad Alana Krausz, who appeared in the cast of DFFLA’s 2012 Centerpiece Film, “Carlos Spills The Beans,” executive produced “Between Us,” a drama based on the hit Off-Broadway play with Julia Stiles, that premiered at Slamdance.

Also premiering at Slamdance was “Diamond On Vinyl,” a new dramatic feature starring Brian McGuire, who also appeared in “Carlos Spills The Beans.” ... After screening at DFFLA in 2013, Paul Grellong’s short film “Tracer Gun” went on to win a couple of awards: Best Thriller Short (Burbank International Film Festival) and Best Writing [Short] (FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia) Congrats to all! “The Rambler,” a new feature produced by DFFLA alum Roger M. Mayer, premiered at Sundance Film Festival last month to an enthusiastic SRO audience. Star Dermot Mulroney was on hand for the lively audience Q&A. Sponsors' Spotlight: Kleverdog Co-Working [11][png] Kleverdog Coworking is a community of talented creative people who are working independently but are also interested in the collaboration that can happen when working alongside others in the same space. Located in the heart of historic Chinatown, with facilities in DTLA’s historic Chinatown, Kleverdog offers the ultimate in flex space. [12][jpeg] The popular main studio houses two big work tables wired for plug and play! Come in between 8:30am - 6:30pm, grab a snack and/or fresh brewed coffee or filtered water and get to work. Free WiFi and free smiles with other mobile workers, creatives, freelance, consultants and solopreneurs. There's also a lounge with a comfy sofa, a lending library to help inspire and a state-of-theart conference room. Pet-friendly and bike racks waiting. Call or email for free tours: [13] 418 bamboo lane, suite A los angeles ca 90012 323-924-8463 ext 3 [14] Need a location to Shoot? DFFLA Filmmakers Get a Discount at Spring Studios! [15][jpeg] [16][jpeg]

Nestled between the Los Angeles State Historic Park, the Los Angeles River and Chinatown, Spring Studios is poised to become one of downtown LA’s coolest and most affordable sound stages. · · · · · · 70,000 sq. ft. of usable space[17] [jpeg] High ceilings 27' ft. high Two acre lot Green Screen Room: 100'w x 100'd x 27'h No Poles Room: 48'w x 100'd x 27'h

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With east access to the Los Angeles public transportation system as well as the Los Angeles freeways (101, 10, 5, & 110), going to or coming from the studio is a simple trip. Call ahead for an appointment and we'll make sure get you the best deal! Ask for DFFLA Discount at (323) 365-1496 or email [18] [19]Spring Studios[20] [jpeg] 1726 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Let’s Put On A Show, Together! Looking for a way to get your foot in door in the film industry? Or maybe your foot and the rest of you is already past the door but now you find yourself between jobs and looking for your next freelance gig? Either way, volunteering for Downtown Film Festival L.A. can provide myriad networking opportunities with directors, producers, publicists, agents, managers and other industry professionals. [21][jpeg] [22][jpeg] [23][jpeg] Ours is a largely volunteer organization, so we know how much your free time is worth. But here’s the thing: Despite the hard work involved in putting on a film festival, we can guarantee you’ll have fun in helping us do it. Currently, we’re looking for those with graphic design, sales & marketing, PR, social networking, and film-video production and editing skills. You don’t even have to live in to help us put on the show. Drop us a note, why don’t you, at [24] [25] Downtown Film Festival LA 2658 Griffith Park Blvd. #389 Los Angeles, CA, 90039 [26] [27][] [28][ 0coachpriest+%40kleverdog+%23film&via=dffla] References

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