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Downtown Film Festival Opens Tonight

“Young Turks” to Screen at Downtown Independent on Thursday, July 18

ladtnarthur-fogel-poster-feb-2013As you can see on the L.A. Downtown News website, the fifth annual Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles opens tonight (July 10, 2013) with a red garpet gala and the U.S. premiere of filmmaker Ron Chapman’s “Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?,” a  documentary about the creative force behind seven of the 10 bestselling worldwide concert tours in history.

The film — which will show at the AT&T Center Theater — follows the journey of a former drummer from a forgettable rock band in Canada who finds his muse in organizing, not playing, live music, eventually becoming head of global music and touring for Live Nation and a close confidante to Madonna, Bono, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Sting and other music superstars.

Other highlights of the festival this week: An ArtWalk exhibit called “Art in Motion,” with a reception at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art at 5th and Main on Thursday, July 11; a program of shorts hosted by Oscar-winning “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher on Friday, July 12, at the Downtown Independent; and the documentary feature “Paladar,” about how two hungry USC students on a mission managed to turn L.A. food culture upside down (Saturday, July 13).

Tickets for most DFFLA events are $13 and can be ordered at dffla.com.
Here is the complete schedule of screening, panels, parties and other events. DFFLA 2013 Schedule

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