October 6 – 5:30p – First Thursday Artwalk Kick-Off with Gallery Exhibition of The Noir Series, 446 W. 6th 

October 15 – 5:30p – Dark Progressivism Screening

SPIFFest kicks off on First Thursday Artwalk October 6, featuring an art exhibition in conjunction with the documentary Dark Progressivism, directed by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre and the book,  The Federal Informant, written by d’Ebre who is a well known art historian and writer. The exhibition features the Noir series, with works by  fine artists Jim McHugh, Roberto Gutierrez & Jose “Prime” Reza.

The film covers LA’s history of murals, tagging and street art born during the urban upheaval of the 80s and 90s, showcasing some of the most renowned artists today – Chaz Bojorquez, Defer, Prime, Saber, Big Sleeps, Cryptic, Germs, Gajin Fujita, UGLAR, Skill, Roberto Gutierrez, Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez. The film screens October 15  in the historical elegance of the Warner Grand Theatre 

*The Warner Grand Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs*