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Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1976-1981

Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Linear feet

Summary: The scattered records of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis date from 1976 to 1981 and measure 1.1 linear feet. Founded in 1975, the organization offered a venue for avant-garde and experimental film as well as special merit documentaries. The records consist of scattered business and administrative records, including member information, the constitution, and by-laws; one folder of correspondence; various notes; printed materials; and a large number of files on filmmakers.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis was founded by a group of independent filmmakers, critics, and theorists in March 1976. The mission of the non-profit organization was to provide a southern California venue for mostly experimental and avant-garde film.

Provenance

Amy Halpern, one of the founders of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis donated the records in 1994.