Downtown fest sets experimental night


The Downtown Film Festival-Los Angeles, which runs through Aug. 22, will present a night of experimental film and performances, curated by Noel Lawrence, on Sunday at the AT&T Center in downtown L.A.

The program will offer a survey of recent audiovisual work from and about the city of Los Angeles and its relation to Hollywood. The show includes a special film screening, a program of expanded cinema and live performance, as well as a gallery in the Cinema Lounge that will be open throughout the festival.

The evening will kick off with Deborah Stratman's "O'er The Land" and will include Noel Lawrence's "J.X. Williams' L.A.," a video tour of the seamier side of L.A.