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The Frida Cinema is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema. Founded February 21, 2012, we are Orange County's year-round film festival, presenting quality independent, classic, student, short, anime, and avant-garde cinematic programming, complemented by community engagements, live concert events, and other diverse cultural experiences.

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Calendar

 

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Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about KILLER OF SHEEP[...]
Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 20 @ 3:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about KILLER OF SHEEP[...]
Feb 20 @ 9:45 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 20 @ 9:45 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about KILLER OF SHEEP[...]
Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 21 @ 3:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
The people have spoken! Escape from New York is our 4th Birthday Screening!     Last week we launched a poll to find out which of two Remasters you’d rather see at The Frida Cinema onRead more about ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: Free Screening in Celebration of our 4th Birthday![...]
Feb 21 @ 9:45 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 22 @ 3:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
February 22, 2018 will mark the 75th Anniversary of the execution of 21-year-old German student Sophie Scholl.  To commemorate the life of this largely unknown young activist, The Frida Cinema presents the acclaimed 2015 historicalRead more about SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS[...]
Feb 22 @ 9:45 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 22 @ 10:30 pm
Just a few episodes left! Join us for a free big-screen presentation of Season 3, Episode 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars! Doors open at 10pm! FREE event! First-come, first-served – we’ve only gotRead more about RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: Season 3, Episode 5 – Free Viewing Event[...]
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm
Director Malcolm D. Lee’s hilarious Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish as four lifelong friends who embark on a mission to rekindle their sisterhood by traveling together to NewRead more about GIRLS TRIP[...]
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Director Malcolm D. Lee’s hilarious Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish as four lifelong friends who embark on a mission to rekindle their sisterhood by traveling together to NewRead more about GIRLS TRIP[...]
Feb 23 @ 10:30 pm
From IFC Midnights (The Babadook) comes The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí), the buzzed-about terrifying new horror vision from Vietnam!   Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumblingRead more about THE HOUSEMAID (Cô Haû Gaí)[...]
Feb 23 @ 11:00 pm
Two years before he revolutionized television sketch comedy with In Living Color, Keenen Ivory Wayans wrote, directed, and starred in the sensational 1988 comedy I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, a hilarious send-up of 1970’s blaxploitation cinema thatRead more about I’m Gonna Git You Sucka[...]
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Santa Ana Public Library
On Saturday, February 24, The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with Santa Ana Public Library and community non-profit, educational, and cultural organizations in free event Forest of the Enchanted Drag Queens: All Ages Storytime andRead more about Drag Queen Storytime & Resource Fair at Santa Ana Public Library[...]
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm
From Azoland Pictures and Sentai Filmworks comes a rare opportunity to experience a back-to-back presentation of the first two installments in the Initial D Legend series on the big screen: Initial D Legend: Awakening andRead more about INITIAL D LEGEND PART 1: AWAKENING + PART 2: RACER – Double Feature[...]
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm
From IFC Midnights (The Babadook) comes The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí), the buzzed-about terrifying new horror vision from Vietnam!   Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumblingRead more about THE HOUSEMAID (Cô Haû Gaí)[...]

 

Support Your Local Cinema

Here are a few ways you an help

Film Club Membership

As Orange County’s only non-profit, independent art house cinema, we rely on support from film lovers like you to keep our doors open and our screens lit, and Memberships are the perfect way to lend your support throughout the year!

Donating

All gifts will go a long way in helping us be OC's year-round film festival. Your support allows us to continue to serve fellow nonprofit, arts, and education organizations, by means of collaborative events and fundraisers. We accept both one time and recurring donations.

Volunteering

Join The Frida Cinema team! Our volunteers are the heart of The Frida Cinema. Whether you need to fulfill volunteer hours for school or you are just passionate about film, we have opportunities of all kinds. Contact us to learn about what opportunities are available and let us know how you can help!

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