Wednesday, August 5, 2009

LACMA getting an earful about axed film program

Film critic David Ng, writing for the Los Angeles Times, caught up with the work of Save Film @ LACMA this evening:

"Who knows the wrath of a film community scorned? The Los Angeles County Museum of Art does.

In a little more than a week, the controversy over LACMA's decision to ax its 40-year-old film program has grown into a full-blown online debate, with the museum starting its own electronic forum Tuesday in response to an aggressive Facebook campaign and online petition seeking to restore the much-loved but debt-ridden program."

Full story here. We're delighted that the conversation is building day by day.

The Times also posted Kenneth Turan's Critic's Pick--LACMA's upcoming roster:

"With the film series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art heading into the sunset, this weekend and the next provide a chance to do three good things at once: (1) experience the soon-to-be-empty Leo S. Bing Theater, one of this city's great movie venues, (2) see some wonderful films -- "Being Jewish in France," a compelling documentary, from Friday to Sunday, and "Leon Morin, Priest," a rare Jean-Pierre Melville classic on Aug. 14-15 -- that would not be in Los Angeles at all if it weren't for LACMA, and, finally, (3) show support for a fine program that is falling victim to painfully shortsighted and craven behavior. Thus pass the glories of the world."

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