The second of two private screenings of “Young Turks” drew family and friends of the subjects of the film as well as many downtown movers and shakers.
Developer Tom Gilmore, artist Gronk and Downtown Muse’s Melissa Richardson Banks were among the guests at the Downtown Independent on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Also in attendance were performance artists Bob & Bob — in the company of author and art critic Kristine McKenna — and several other subjects of the 95-minute documentary about life and art in Downtown L.A. circa 1980. In addition to Jon Peterson, Linda Frye Burnham, Coleen Sterritt, Marc Kreisel and Richard Newton, the mother and nephew of “Young Turk” Monique Safford attended the screening. The parents of filmmakers Stephen Seemayer and Pamela Wilson also showed their support for the film.
The response to “Young Turks” thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. Now the process of finding a way to make the film available to artists, historians and audiences everywhere will begin. We will post updates on the film’s progress as they become available.
Photographs by Raymond Newton