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A Matter of Attitude

Art critic Joan Hugo introduces the event known as the Golden Turkey Awards at a downtown warehouse in 1981.

Art critic Joan Hugo introduces the event known as the Golden Turkey Awards at a downtown warehouse in 1981. (Photo by Steve Fritz)

“Reclaiming parts of the city’s DMZ,” is how the late Joan Hugo, art critic and teacher, described moving to downtown in the late 1970s. Her introduction to the 1981 book of the “Young Turks” film (based on the original rough cut) acknowledges the “pioneer attitude” of the artists profiled in the film, as well as all the others who had homesteaded the deserted industrial buildings all around the city’s urban core.

“Their common ground is less aesthetic than attitudinal,” she wrote. “Seemayer reconstructs their point of view in a feature-length collage of fantasy, document, art-fiction, pseudo-interview, cinéma vérité, theatrics and satire.”

Added 9 pm Show Tonight

Party Boys 2-CD "Ultimate Collection"

Party Boys’ 2-CD “Ultimate Collection”

Tonight (Wed., Feb. 13), “Young Turks” will screen at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. at the Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St. (between 2nd & 3rd), L.A. 90012. Angel City Brewery is offering $3 pints of their delicious beer, and “Young Turks” T-shirts and Party Boys CDs will be for sale. Tickets

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