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“Young Turks” on KCRW

ww130206Los_Angeles_Eastside480x172Great mention of “Young Turks” on the KCRW program Which Way L.A.? with Warren Olney on Feb. 6, in advance of the film’s opening Feb. 8 at the Downtown Independent.

Art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

As part of “The Great East Side-West Side Throwdown,” Olney interviews art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp on the arts aspect of the debate over which “side” of L.A. is better and why. Here is what she said:

HDP interview

Drohojowska-Philp reviewed the original rough-cut of “Young Turks” for the L.A. Weekly in 1981, calling it “a kaleidoscopic melange of Hollywood’s B-movie corn, bizarre underground existence and a few naked truths.”

“Everything about ‘Young Turks’ strikes me as something of an L.A. phenomenon,” Drohojowska wrote back then. “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.”


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