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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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Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm
No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National SocietyRead more about PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm
No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National SocietyRead more about PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 23 @ 9:15 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 23 @ 9:45 pm
No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National SocietyRead more about PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm
FILM CLUB MEMBER SCREENING The Frida Cinema, with the generous participation of Netflix, is proud to present our first Film Club Member Screening of 2018 – director Dee Rees’ Mudbound. Nominated for two Golden GlobeRead more about Frida Cinema Film Club Screening: MUDBOUND[...]
Jan 24 @ 9:15 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm
It’s time to Kiki at The Frida! Join us for a one-night-only FREE event, a big-screen presentation of the 2018 Season Premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars! Are you #TeamTrixie? Or #TeamBenDeLaCreme? Maybe #Shangela? Kick back andRead more about RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS SEASON PREMIERE – Free Viewing Event[...]
Jan 25 @ 9:15 pm
From Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes Mary and theRead more about MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER[...]
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 26 @ 11:00 pm
“Dirtiest fighting ever!” – Kung Fu Express “A triumph of Turkish cinema.” — Pete Tombs, Mondo Macabro Before the infamous Turkish Star Wars, — there was 1975’s The Sword and the Claw! The American Genre FilmRead more about THE SWORD AND THE CLAW: 4K Remaster by American Genre Film Archive![...]
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm
No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National SocietyRead more about PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm
No retrospective of the works of Guillermo del Toro would be complete without unforgettable 2006 fable Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno), winner of over 100 international awards, including three Academy Awards, and the National SocietyRead more about PAN’S LABYRINTH: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm
After the international success of his action/sci-fi epic Pacific Rim, Universal Pictures gave visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro a big green light – complete with a $55 million budget and complete creative control – toRead more about CRIMSON PEAK: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 9:00 pm
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 27 @ 11:00 pm
Bust out those plastic spoons!  Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM returns to The Frida Cinema every last Saturday of the month through 2018!!  Tickets for our next screening – Saturday, January 27 at 11pm – now availableRead more about THE ROOM[...]
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am
We close out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes,Read more about THE SHAPE OF WATER: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]

 

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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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