Wednesday, August 26, 2009

$150,000, Curatorial Dept. for LACMA Film

No surprise: LACMA raised the money to continue its film program, at least for the time being. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Time Warner Cable are putting up $75,000 each. More sponsors are expected to follow. Surprise: LACMA "also intends to create a Film Department within the curatorial sphere of the museum that will be charged with critical thinking about the history and future of film as art," according to the release. There's no mention of whether LACMA intends to collect and preserve film, as the Museum of Modern Art's film department does. Several other Los Angeles institutions have large film archives.

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