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