On Wednesday, July 10th, the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles will launch a new webseries called CRIME: The Animated Series through its new contemporary art video initiative MOCA.tv. The series was created by Sam Chou of Toronto’s Style5 and author/filmmaker Alix Lambert, whose book CRIME inspired the series.

Each of CRIME’s six parts are produced by a different animator/designer in their own personal style, albeit using the same spare red-white-black color palette, and feature interviews with law enforcement, criminals and the victims of crime. The episodes shine a light on the “dark, compelling, heartbreaking, and yes — sometimes funny” subject of crime and how it affects society.

The screening, which is FREE, starts at 8pm (doors open at 7) at MOCA (250 South Grand Avenue, LA, CA 90012), and will be followed by a panel discussion with Sam Chou, Alix Lambert, bank robber-turned-author Joe Loya, sociologist Althea Wasow and true crime writer Jimmy Wu. See the Facebook invite or RSVP at rsvp.mocatv@gmail.com.

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