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Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm
Come to The Frida Cinema to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most uniquely shocking horror films of the 20th century, Audition—a film infamous for its stomach-turning final twenty minutes.     Seven years after theRead more about AUDITION[...]
Jun 2 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 3 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 4 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 5 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
Join us June 6th as OC-based filmmaker and Orange Coast College graduate Lisset Tania MendoZa premieres her new horror/comedy short The Walkers at The Frida! The Walkers is a comic look at the college lifeRead more about THE WALKERS: Premiere Screening[...]
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
You asked for it, and we listened! Los Angeles Arts Society strikes again with 2016’s Japanese epic Shin Godzilla, making landfall at The Frida Cinema on Friday, June 7th! A bold yet original take onRead more about SHIN GODZILLA + STEVE RYFLE Q&A/BOOK SIGNING: PRESENTED BY LA ARTS SOCIETY[...]
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm
Cool people never die in Jim Jarmusch’s self-described “crypto-vampire love story,” Only Lovers Left Alive. A movie as original and stylized as its famously rocker-chic director, this vampire flick bemoans the decline of human civilizationRead more about ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE[...]
Jun 7 @ 11:30 pm
It’s that time again, Zydrate addicts!   The amazing “shadow-cast” troupe Addicted to the Knife returns to The Frida with Repo! The Genetic Opera on Friday, February 22nd! An outlandish 2008 celebration of dirty, gory excess, replete withRead more about REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA: Live Shadowcast by Addicted to the Knife[...]
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm
Our month long retrospective of the work of Arnold Schwarzenegger begins with the quintessential ’80s action classic, Commando. A non-stop ride of bullets, explosions, and flexing muscles, it is an essential part of any collectionRead more about COMMANDO[...]
Jun 9 @ 2:30 pm
Our Volunteer of the Month film selection comes to us from our wonderful volunteer Ree Han, who has dipped into the filmography of auteur, Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are), and chosen his uniqueRead more about VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH PICK: HER[...]
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm
Our month long retrospective of the work of Arnold Schwarzenegger begins with the quintessential ’80s action classic, Commando. A non-stop ride of bullets, explosions, and flexing muscles, it is an essential part of any collectionRead more about COMMANDO[...]
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm
Our Volunteer of the Month film selection comes to us from our wonderful volunteer Ree Han, who has dipped into the filmography of auteur, Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are), and chosen his uniqueRead more about VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH PICK: HER[...]
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Our month long retrospective of the work of Arnold Schwarzenegger begins with the quintessential ’80s action classic, Commando. A non-stop ride of bullets, explosions, and flexing muscles, it is an essential part of any collectionRead more about COMMANDO[...]
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Cool people never die in Jim Jarmusch’s self-described “crypto-vampire love story,” Only Lovers Left Alive. A movie as original and stylized as its famously rocker-chic director, this vampire flick bemoans the decline of human civilizationRead more about ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE[...]
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Our Volunteer of the Month film selection comes to us from our wonderful volunteer Ree Han, who has dipped into the filmography of auteur, Spike Jonze (Where The Wild Things Are), and chosen his uniqueRead more about VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH PICK: HER[...]
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Our month long retrospective of the work of Arnold Schwarzenegger begins with the quintessential ’80s action classic, Commando. A non-stop ride of bullets, explosions, and flexing muscles, it is an essential part of any collectionRead more about COMMANDO[...]

 

May
30
Thu
THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as The Icarus Line, as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.

Joe and his band of punks grapple with potential label deals, play random gigs around town, and handle their personal lives while keeping their musical dreams alive in pursuit of a big record deal, all before they quietly and tragically call it quits.

From millennial-focused, indie-film distributor, Dark Star Pictures—and directed by Michael Grodner—this dramatic “documentary” is a mix of fact and fiction. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival for its hard-biting narrative set against notes of humor, and its exploration into the existential uncertainties that plague the creative process. A must watch for punks and a resounding FU to hipsters, join The Frida Cinema when we screen the 2018 musical-doc, The Icarus Line Must Die.

Directed by Michael Grodner | 82 minutes | 2018 | NR

Wednesday, May 29 – 7:30pm, 10pm
Thursday, May 30 – 8pm, 10pm

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“It’s a compelling mood piece that thrives on the city, the people, and their music, without glorifying or downplaying the troubles of any of them.” – Tom Bedford, Film Inquiry

“What sets Grodner’s story apart is its intense focus on specific people in the scene who are emblematic of a way of living and surviving in Los Angeles that’s slowly dying.” – April Wolfe, TheWrap

“It’s a sincerely felt experiment, and it has spirit.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE
May 30 @ 10:00 pm

The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as The Icarus Line, as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.

Joe and his band of punks grapple with potential label deals, play random gigs around town, and handle their personal lives while keeping their musical dreams alive in pursuit of a big record deal, all before they quietly and tragically call it quits.

From millennial-focused, indie-film distributor, Dark Star Pictures—and directed by Michael Grodner—this dramatic “documentary” is a mix of fact and fiction. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival for its hard-biting narrative set against notes of humor, and its exploration into the existential uncertainties that plague the creative process. A must watch for punks and a resounding FU to hipsters, join The Frida Cinema when we screen the 2018 musical-doc, The Icarus Line Must Die.

Directed by Michael Grodner | 82 minutes | 2018 | NR

Wednesday, May 29 – 7:30pm, 10pm
Thursday, May 30 – 8pm, 10pm

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“It’s a compelling mood piece that thrives on the city, the people, and their music, without glorifying or downplaying the troubles of any of them.” – Tom Bedford, Film Inquiry

“What sets Grodner’s story apart is its intense focus on specific people in the scene who are emblematic of a way of living and surviving in Los Angeles that’s slowly dying.” – April Wolfe, TheWrap

“It’s a sincerely felt experiment, and it has spirit.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

May
31
Fri
OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)
May 31 @ 2:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 31 @ 2:30 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)
May 31 @ 5:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 31 @ 5:30 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 31 @ 8:00 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

AUDITION
May 31 @ 10:00 pm

Come to The Frida Cinema to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most uniquely shocking horror films of the 20th century, Audition—a film infamous for its stomach-turning final twenty minutes.    

Seven years after the death of his wife, widower Shigeharu (Ryo Ishibashi) is urged by his son, Shigehiko, to remarry again.  Not able to find love on his own, Shigeharu turns to his film producer friend to set up an audition for a fake movie, with hopes the finding the ideal wife.  When he comes across the soft-spoken and innocent looking Asami (Eihi Shiina), he’s immediately smitten.  Despite all the warning signs—men in her life disappearing or being murdered—Shigeharu still pursues Asami.  His unwillingness to see that his little angel, Asami, is not really who she appears to be leads him to his own personal hell. 

Audition is a film so disturbing that audience members at the International Film Festival Rotterdam had “…lines formed for the exits during the grisly finale,” per the Los Angeles Times.  Do you think you have what it takes to sit through the final twenty minutes?  Come to The Frida Cinema and find out!

Directed by Takashi Miike | 115 minutes | 1999 | Rated R

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 10pm
Saturday, June 1 – 10pm

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“A true masterpiece if ever there was one.”– Director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp FictionFrom Dusk til’ Dawn)

“Audition is such a brilliant film, because the whole movie is a build up to the [last] 15 minutes.  And so few films do that anymore.” – Director Eli Roth (HostileInglorious Bastards)

“I never feel creeped out by movies.  I just watch them and kind of enjoy them.  And [Audition] was the first time watching, starting to feel, “this movie is creeping me out.” – Director/musician Rob Zombie (House of 1,000 CorpsesThe Devil’s Rejects)

Jun
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OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)
Jun 1 @ 2:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented with dubbed English audio.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented with dubbed English audio.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented with dubbed English audio.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

AUDITION
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm

Come to The Frida Cinema to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most uniquely shocking horror films of the 20th century, Audition—a film infamous for its stomach-turning final twenty minutes.    

Seven years after the death of his wife, widower Shigeharu (Ryo Ishibashi) is urged by his son, Shigehiko, to remarry again.  Not able to find love on his own, Shigeharu turns to his film producer friend to set up an audition for a fake movie, with hopes the finding the ideal wife.  When he comes across the soft-spoken and innocent looking Asami (Eihi Shiina), he’s immediately smitten.  Despite all the warning signs—men in her life disappearing or being murdered—Shigeharu still pursues Asami.  His unwillingness to see that his little angel, Asami, is not really who she appears to be leads him to his own personal hell. 

Audition is a film so disturbing that audience members at the International Film Festival Rotterdam had “…lines formed for the exits during the grisly finale,” per the Los Angeles Times.  Do you think you have what it takes to sit through the final twenty minutes?  Come to The Frida Cinema and find out!

Directed by Takashi Miike | 115 minutes | 1999 | Rated R

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 10pm
Saturday, June 1 – 10pm

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“A true masterpiece if ever there was one.”– Director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp FictionFrom Dusk til’ Dawn)

“Audition is such a brilliant film, because the whole movie is a build up to the [last] 15 minutes.  And so few films do that anymore.” – Director Eli Roth (HostileInglorious Bastards)

“I never feel creeped out by movies.  I just watch them and kind of enjoy them.  And [Audition] was the first time watching, starting to feel, “this movie is creeping me out.” – Director/musician Rob Zombie (House of 1,000 CorpsesThe Devil’s Rejects)

Jun
2
Sun
OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)
Jun 2 @ 2:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

Jun
3
Mon
OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)
Jun 3 @ 2:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented with dubbed English audio.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

~

“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented with dubbed English audio.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented with dubbed English audio.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

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“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

Jun
4
Tue
OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)
Jun 4 @ 2:30 pm

Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences.

The story follows 12-year-old Oriko Seki, or “Okko” for short, who goes to the countryside to live with her granny after losing her parents in a car accident. Okko begins training to take over their traditional Japanese inn, Hananoyu Spa, built on top of an ancient spring believed to have healing waters and renowned for not rejecting any guests. One day, Okko discovers her ability to see the ghosts haunting the inn—not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games, and help her navigate her new environment. Through her trials of training to be an innkeeper, Okko ultimately discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) and from famed anime studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue), their new family feature, Okko’s Inn, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that—despite several floating characters—is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of growing up and overcoming grief.

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka | 94 minutes | 2018 | Rated PG

Presented in Japanese, with English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Saturday, June 1 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Sunday, June 2 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Monday, June 3 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Tuesday, June 4 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)
Wednesday, June 5 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (DUBBED)
Thursday, June 6 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm (SUBBED)

~

“Above all else, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Okko’s Inn is a warm and adorable new addition to the growing sub-genre of animated children’s films about grief.” – David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The touching animated feature Okko’s Inn offers an unusual ghost story that follows Japanese traditions and feels very different from its American counterparts.” – Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“For a family film about death, it’s much lighter, more playful, and more colorful than you’d ever expect.” – Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

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