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LACMA Film Event Will Highlight Nancy Paulikas Case

Sep 20, 2017 06:14PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Promoting search efforts for Nancy Paulikas at the FirstGlance Film Festival are members of the "Chocolate" film team, including Amy Argyle, actress, Thiago Dadalt, writer/director, Piercey Dalton, who won for "Best Actress", and Kirk Moody, husband of Nancy Paulikas.

It has been nearly one year since Manhattan Beach resident Nancy Paulikas, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimers, disappeared while on a family outing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Paulikas' case will be highlighted at a special event on Saturday at LACMA, preceding the screenings of two films dealing with Alzheimer's issues.

Paulikas' husband Kirk Moody and other volunteers will hold a press briefing at LACMA on Saturday, September 23, at 3:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m., there will be screenings of the short film Chocolate, about an early onset Alzheimer's patient who wanders from her family and is absorbed into L.A.'s homeless community; and Still Alice, about a Harvard University psychology professor and linguistic expert coping with Alzheimer’s and the impact the disease has on her and her family.

The event is free, but you must reserve a ticket to attend the film screenings.

Paulikas, 56, disappeared on October 15, 2016. Other than a few security camera views of her walking away from LACMA on that afternoon, she has not been seen since.

Moody has led a tireless search to locate her, enlisting teams of friends and family voluteers. Their extensive search efforts have included widespread dissemination of thousands of flyers, review of local security cameras, the hiring of a private investigator, contact with all 173 hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange County, mailings to thousands of residential care facilities in Los Angeles County, follow-up calls to 1000 care facilities and in-person visits to hundreds of facilities, searches in homeless encampments, TV and newspaper stories, ads in the L.A. Times, far-reaching pleas on social media, coordinated efforts with various government agencies and elected officials, and more.

The possibility of Nancy being deceased is an ongoing fear of the family, but police and coroners have yet to believe this is the case, as no bodies with her DNA or fingerprints have been located in Los Angeles and counties beyond.  A website dedicated to the search is continually updated at

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