“IDEA” LAIFF Open 1999 (LA Ind. Film Festival)

This piece created by filmmaker Arthur Klein for the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival is titled “Idea” and was inspired at an American Film Market Party on the Santa Monica Pier in February 1998 where I was sharing a martini with Linda Rattner of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. We discussed what it might be like to follow an idea from inception through exhibition.

That night when i returned home I wrote a 2 page script and concept beat sheet. I faxed it to Linda, faxes were big then; she called me minutes later saying she wanted to do it… This is the finished product! Continue reading

@Sunset On Sunset 1980-1982

At Sunset was an after hours club/salon which was home to many artists and celebrities… Everyone from John Belushi to David Lee Roth to Jean-Michel Basquiat to studio heads, to celebrities of all kind would show up!

These two little videos are the only footage i know of that documented this time in 1982 in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip. Today the same property is Dukes restaurant. Hope you enjoy this vintage footage.

Arthur Klein
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