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Dark Progressivism ~ April 17th at the Container Yard

10:55 AM PDT on April 14, 2016

Container Yard DP Flyer

The film Dark Progressivism, featuring the art of Big Sleeps, Defer, Prime, Chaz Bojorquez, Heaven, Tyson, Phowl and many others, plus music from Prayers, will have a pre-festival screening as part of World Arts Day on April 17 at the Container Yard.

The film makes its festival debut as an official selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival, April 22, screening at 7:45pm. 

Don't miss a chance to see a film that truly shows L.A.'s art scene like never before.

Here are some more details...

Here are the details:
The highly anticipated full-length pre-screening of Dark Progressivism will be this weekend. An official selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival, "Dark Progressivism" is a riveting inside look at the Los Angeles history of graffiti and tattoo art, the street gangs' influence on these arts, and the social conditions experienced during a specific time period. Featuring artists like Big Sleeps Alex Kizu (Defer), Joe Prime Reza, Heaven (Juan Carlos), Willy Heron, and Chaz Bojorquez, authors, academics and law enforcement officials, "Dark Progressivism" explores the artists' urge to create and the forces working for and against their desire for self-expression, set against one of the most turbulent periods in Los Angeles' modern history.

Trailer for Dark Progesssivism:

Following the film, there will be Q & A with director/writer, Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre hosted by the legendary Greg Escalante, founder of Juxtapoz Magazine, Copro Gallery and the newly opened Gregorio Escalante Gallery. Rodrigo is a contributor to the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Cartwheel Art, and the author of Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs.

More on Dark Progressivism can be found on their website at and from Cartwheel Art Magazine here:

Tickets are $15 and include admisison into The Container Yard, that features murals and art by many of artists in the film.

Also included is a 10% discount to Shreebs Coffee, which will be emailed an hour before the screening.

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