LACMA and Film Independent Join Forces on New Film Series

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced that it has entered into a partnership with Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. As a result of the museum’s analysis and strategic planning process (funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) over the past year around its current film program, Film Independent was identified as an ideal partner for its film series. The collaboration combines LACMA’s efforts in presenting film within an encyclopedic art historical context with Film Independent’s strong relationships with filmmakers and expertise in building audiences and developing programs for a wide spectrum of films. The partnership is effective immediately, with new programming to begin in September 2011. LACMA and Film Independent are al