Seemayer Studios presents a new documentary, now in production, about the American Hotel in downtown Los Angeles and the Arts District that surrounds it. Since 1979, the American Hotel has been the beating heart of a rich community of artists who began moving into the deserted factory buildings between Alameda and the Los Angeles River.
As postproduction continues in 2016, the filmmakers will update progress and post video samples of what to expect from "Tales of the American."
In 1977, Bruce Moreland and his late brother, Marc, founded the seminal L.A. punk band Wall of Voodoo. The rock musician and songwriter, whose latest venture is Ravens Moreland, regularly appeared onstage at Al's Bar, not just with Wall of Voodoo, but also as part of Nervous Gender, the Weirdos and Concrete Blonde.