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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 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Foot Clan is ransacking the city, but never fear!  The team of cinema-superheroes at Nostalgic Nebula returns on Saturday, January 20th for a one-night-only screening of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). Enjoy themed drinks,Read more about TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) + Composer John Du Prez in Person! Presented by Nostalgic Nebula[...]
Jan 20 @ 8:00 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 20 @ 10:15 pm
Teens in horror movies – when will they ever learn??  From IFC Midnights (The Babadook) comes The Midnight Man, featuring horror legends Robert Englund (the A Nightmare on Elm Street series) and Lin Shaye (theRead more about THE MIDNIGHT MAN[...]
Jan 20 @ 11:00 pm
The sort of What if? scenario dreamed up by a screenwriter that’s a blast on screen but downright nightmarish to imagine in reality, Mom and Dad is the new pitch-black horror-comedy by Crank series creator Brian Taylor thatRead more about MOM AND DAD[...]
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am
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 *English Dub 11:30am Matinee*[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm
The manga hit that became an anime sensation is now the live feature film that took Japan by storm last summer, emerging as the country’s top-grossing live-action summer film, smashing popular film franchises before explodingRead more about GINTAMA[...]
Jan 21 @ 2:00 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 21 @ 2:45 pm
Our five-film tribute to the visionary Guillermo del Toro continues with del Toro’s dazzling 2013 sci-fi/action spectacular Pacific Rim! A consummate explorer of the nature, complexity, and ultimate meaning of a “monster,” here del ToroRead more about PACIFIC RIM: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 21 @ 4:30 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 21 @ 5:15 pm
Our five-film tribute to the visionary Guillermo del Toro continues with del Toro’s dazzling 2013 sci-fi/action spectacular Pacific Rim! A consummate explorer of the nature, complexity, and ultimate meaning of a “monster,” here del ToroRead more about PACIFIC RIM: The Films of Guillermo del Toro[...]
Jan 21 @ 7:30 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 21 @ 8:00 pm
The manga hit that became an anime sensation is now the live feature film that took Japan by storm last summer, emerging as the country’s top-grossing live-action summer film, smashing popular film franchises before explodingRead more about GINTAMA[...]
Jan 21 @ 9:45 pm
The sort of What if? scenario dreamed up by a screenwriter that’s a blast on screen but downright nightmarish to imagine in reality, Mom and Dad is the new pitch-black horror-comedy by Crank series creator Brian Taylor thatRead more about MOM AND DAD[...]
Jan 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 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[...]

 

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