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IDA Board President Marjan Safinia Presents New ArcLight Documentary Series

By KJ Relth

Los Angeles-based ArcLight Cinemas has long supported the documentary art form. For the past several years, the theaters have presented the Documentary Film Festival, a showcase of the best in independent documentary filmmaking. This year, IDA Board President Marjan Safinia has been selected to curate the new ArcLight Documentary Series, a short run of four noteable recent documentaries. Each selected for their accolades from recent film festivals and their potential to unite the local documentary film community, the films in the series promise an exciting filmgoing experience in a city that already fosters a great love for the movies.

Starting on Tuesday, May 13, ArcLight Hollywood will be showing a new documentary film every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm:

Tuesday May 13, 7:30pm
112 Weddings

Tuesday May 20, 7:30pm

Tuesday May 27, 7:30pm
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Tuesday June 3, 7:30pm
Rich Hill

Each of the four films is making their Los Angeles premiere in the ArcLight Documentary Series. Both Slingshot and Rich Hill are part of IDA's Fiscal Sponsorship Program, which helps hundreds of independent documentaries, which may otherwise have been unable to secure funding, get funded and finished. Marjan has been a champion of these films, and is thrilled to finally present them to the greater Los Angeles public.

Be sure to stick around after each film for a Q&A with the filmmakers and a reception in the ArcLight Cafe Bar, where you can mingle with fellow filmgoers and connect around the film.

For more information on the series and to sign up to receive updates, please visit Please help spread the word to other documentary lovers in your world!