Cinespia: The End of an Era?

For 37 years, LACMA Film Screenings have been a part of the Los Angeles film culture.

Entertaining audiences with cult and old school classics for years, Cinespia and LACMA have allowed movie fans and film junkies alike to enjoy not just a film but an unforgettable experience. Where else can you see Bullitt on the big screen (in this case on the outdoor wall of a mausoleum) while surrounded by the resting place of greats like Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino?

It was recently announced that LACMA's film program would be undergoing changes - one of which the halt of their weekend cemetery film screenings.

The main cultural and artistic contribution of our great city is film and LACMA's inability to maintain this cinematic standard is disheartening to say the least.

Check out the Cinespia schedule and calendar for the rest of this summer and be sure to attend a screening.

For an insightful look at the situation, check out Edward Goldman's Art Talk on the KCRW site.

Save Film @ LACMA has set up an online petition to prove to LACMA's Director, Michael Govan, that this tradition is worth fighting for.

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