HFPA Restoration Tribute Continues at LACMA
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has always believed that preserving the world’s film heritage is a cultural mission of vital importance and film restoration efforts have always been a primary beneficiary of HFPA grants. That mission continued this year with a donation of $350,000 to the Film Foundation, which was accepted at the HFPA’s Installation and Grants lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel by Steven Spielberg.
The Foundation, which director Martin Scorsese founded in 1990, has been at the forefront of film preservation and to date has helped, with generous donors such as the Hollywood Foreign Press, to save more than 545 films. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is featuring many of those in the HFPA Restoration Tribute, a series showcasing restored prints of classic films. The next screening will be on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 pm.: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1943 classic Shadow of a Doubt.