Great 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.
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:
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.”