Owen Korb has released Pull Up LA, a new documentary about a subculture of Los Angeles artists who participate in meetups that encourage artistic expression in disused spaces around the city. Go to https://pullupla.com for more information.
Meetup Documentary Explores Art Performance In
Los Angeles Creative Community
Discover how all kinds of artists throughout Los Angeles have harnessed
the power of meetups to explore gritty and discarded spaces around the
city while participating in art with others.
Pull Up LA, a new documentary by director Owen Korb that
was just released online, will introduce you to a fascinating
world of creatives who meet up to share their art around Los
The film features photographers, videographers, makeup artists,
and performers who meet in often dangerous and abandoned
parts of LA to participate in spontaneous and lively expressions
of their creativity.
The recently released documentary won
Best of Festival and Best Director,
Documentary at FirstGlance Film
Festival Los Angeles and is now
available to stream on Tubi.
Pull Up LA documents how artists use
meetups to reach out and share their
work in ways that can help combat
feelings of isolation and make meaningful
connections with other artists.
The meetups have been seen by outsiders as dangerous, with some events
being broken up by police after nearly escalating to riots. The film serves to detail
the artistic and social purpose the meets serve.
Filmmaker Owen Korb decided to
make the documentary after seeing
the meetups being organized on
He was curious about the many ways in which
people were exploring and sharing their
creativity in abandoned, run-down and often
beautiful spaces where they were not supposed
The 100-minute documentary features interviews with artists about their
work and their personal stories. The clips are interspersed with footage from
meetups that took place around Los Angeles.
Korb saw the documentary as a way
to contribute to the spirit of the
meetups with his own form of artistic
“Everyone goes to the meet to create
something special," he said. "In my
case, I went to the meet and ended up
creating this documentary.”
Go to pullupla.com
to find out more.