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Dark Progressivism Fundraiser ~ May 15th

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Steam Press Publishing Group and Footsie’s Bar are proud to present a Silent Auction Art Fundraiser on Thursday, May 15th, from 6pm to 9pm for Steam Press’s debut documentary film on the Los Angeles urban art culture, DARK PROGRESSIVISM: ON RUPTURE AND REBELLION.

Directed by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre—author of Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs and the forthcoming novel Grave Situation, anda contributor to The Huffington Post and The Westsider Blog—and produced by James J. Yi (Twinsters, Mooz-Ium), DARK PROGRESSIVISM: ON RUPTURE AND REBELLION will follow and feature one-on-one interviews with world renowned artists, such as Saber, Cryptik, Defer, Big Sleeps, Gajin Fujita, Prime, Patrick Martinez and other prominent native Los Angeles artists as they prepare for the Getty Black Book exhibition, Scratch, which opens June 8 at the El Segundo Museum of Art.

The Footsie’s silent auction is a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire works by acclaimed urban artists, some of whom are featured in DARK PROGRESSIVISM: ON RUPTURE AND REBELLION. Gajin Fujita and Alex DEFER Kizu have shown internationally, and their works and those by others in the auction have been featured in museum exhibitions. Works by emerging and collectible artists who appear in the film and those who support the film’s production will also be on auction. Several artists and the filmmakers will be present.

Proceeds from the silent auction and a percentage of the night’s drink sales will go towards funding the production costs of this inspiring, groundbreaking film. So, come drink, bid, dance and be merry – all in the name of the arts.

For more information about DARK PROGRESSIVISM: ON RUPTURE AND REBELLION please visit

WHEN: Thursday, May 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Footise’s Bar, 2640 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

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