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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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Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm
From director Mark Gill comes England is Mine, the story of The Smiths front-man Steven Patrick Morrissey – famously known simply by his last name. Morrissey is a restless young man struggling to escape his workingRead more about ENGLAND IS MINE[...]
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm
Our Wes Anderson Month continues with 2014’s four-time Oscar-winner The Grand Budapest Hotel. A mesmerizing, hilarious, and visually stunning marriage of both visual and poetic style, The Grand Budapest Hotel tells the story of theRead more about THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL[...]
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
  From director Mark Gill comes England is Mine, the story of The Smiths front-man Steven Patrick Morrissey – famously known simply by his last name. Morrissey is a restless young man struggling to escape hisRead more about ENGLAND IS MINE[...]
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm
Our Wes Anderson Month continues with 2014’s four-time Oscar-winner The Grand Budapest Hotel. A mesmerizing, hilarious, and visually stunning marriage of both visual and poetic style, The Grand Budapest Hotel tells the story of theRead more about THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL[...]
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm
Join us for our 6:30pm presentation of Last Rampage this Friday as we welcome screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn 3) to The Frida! Mr. Rodriguez will be speaking with This Cinematic Life’s Craig Duffy after the screening!Read more about LAST RAMPAGE + Q&A with Screenwriter ALVARO RODRIGUEZ[...]
Sep 22 @ 8:30 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 22 @ 11:00 pm
Savior of the universe – Flash Gordon! Heroic earthling Flash Gordon saves the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless in this lavish, intentionally campy adaptation of the famous sci-fi comic strip. The story isRead more about FLASH GORDON[...]
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm
Our Wes Anderson Month continues with 2014’s four-time Oscar-winner The Grand Budapest Hotel. A mesmerizing, hilarious, and visually stunning marriage of both visual and poetic style, The Grand Budapest Hotel tells the story of theRead more about THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL[...]
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm
A soulful American actor whose lined face and sorrowful eyes seemed to communicate all the pain, history, and silent hopes of the many memorable characters he embodied, Harry Dean Stanton was one of American independentRead more about LUCKY: Art House Day 2017[...]
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm
LABYRINTH FREE Outdoor Screening presented by FRIDA ON THE ROOF Sunday, September 24 Rooftop Open: 6:30PM Film Screens: 8:30PM What happens when three of 70’s/80’s pop culture’s most visionary talents – Jim Henson, George Lucas,Read more about LABYRINTH: Frida on the Roof![...]
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm
Our series Janus at The Frida continues with Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature, the 1979 masterpiece STALKER. A metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape, and a truly magnificent cinematic experience like no other, the filmRead more about STALKER[...]
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm
Our series Janus at The Frida continues with Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature, the 1979 masterpiece STALKER. A metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape, and a truly magnificent cinematic experience like no other, the filmRead more about STALKER[...]
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm
Our four-film tribute to writer/director Wes Anderson concludes with 2004’s delightfully strange The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou(Bill Murray) and his crew -Team Zissou – set sail on a submarineRead more about THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU[...]
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm
Our four-film tribute to writer/director Wes Anderson concludes with 2004’s delightfully strange The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou(Bill Murray) and his crew -Team Zissou – set sail on a submarineRead more about THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU[...]
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm
Our four-film tribute to writer/director Wes Anderson concludes with 2004’s delightfully strange The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou(Bill Murray) and his crew -Team Zissou – set sail on a submarineRead more about THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU[...]
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Based on the book, “Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison” by James W. Clarke, Last Rampage is the explosive new indie film from director Dwight H. Little which chronicles the true story of theRead more about LAST RAMPAGE[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
Calling all Black Sabbath fans! BLACK SABBATH: THE END OF THE END chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stageRead more about BLACK SABBATH: THE END OF THE END[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
  Our four-film tribute to writer/director Wes Anderson concludes with 2004’s delightfully strange The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou(Bill Murray) and his crew -Team Zissou – set sail on aRead more about THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU[...]
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm
Our series Janus at The Frida continues with Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature, the 1979 masterpiece STALKER. A metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape, and a truly magnificent cinematic experience like no other, the filmRead more about STALKER[...]
Oct 1 @ 11:00 pm
We’ve added a second encore to our two sold-out screenings of Dario Argento’s Suspiria: 4K Uncut Restoration on Sunday, October 1! Advance tickets now available at box office, or online here! 20th Century Fox and SynapseRead more about SUSPIRIA[...]

 

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