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WE’RE TURNING FIVE!!  Here’s how we’re celebrating!

WE’RE TURNING FIVE!! Here’s how we’re celebrating!

We’re turning five!   Since opening our doors on February 21, 2014, The Frida Cinema has served as Orange County’s sole community-based, mission-driven not-for-profit Art House cinema, dedicated to the mission of “Enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema.”  To celebrate our 5th Anniversary, we will be programming  an exciting lineup ofRead more about WE’RE TURNING FIVE!! Here’s how we’re celebrating![…]

Special Screening of Glenn Close’s THE WIFE – this Sunday at noon!

Special Screening of Glenn Close’s THE WIFE – this Sunday at noon!

Experience Glenn Close’s gripping Oscar-nominated performance in director Björn Runge’s The Wife,  screening at The Frida one day and one time only – Sunday January 27th at 12pm – in participation with Sony Pictures Classics! After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan (Glenn Close, in her Golden Globe-winning performance) and Joe (Jonathan Pryce) Castleman are complements. WhereRead more about Special Screening of Glenn Close’s THE WIFE – this Sunday at noon![…]

Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA comes to The Frida – along with four of his classics!

Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA comes to The Frida – along with four of his classics!

This January, we are celebrating our two-week run of director Alfonso Cuarón’s critically-acclaimed drama Roma with a retrospective of four of his classic films: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También, and Gravity!  Click on film image for information and advance tickets! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Saturday, JanuaryRead more about Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA comes to The Frida – along with four of his classics![…]

Has it really been 20 years?!  Celebrate 10 iconic films from 1999 throughout January at the Frida!

Has it really been 20 years?! Celebrate 10 iconic films from 1999 throughout January at the Frida!

We know – we’re sort of in disbelief, too…  Twenty years since Kubrick’s final opus?  Twenty years since Milton fought for his red stapler and slice of cake?  Twenty years since “”By Grabthar’s Hammer, by the Sons of Warvan, you shall be avenged…” ? 1999 is widely considered one of the most integral single yearsRead more about Has it really been 20 years?! Celebrate 10 iconic films from 1999 throughout January at the Frida![…]

Film Club Members!  Join us for PULP FICTION – Wednesday December 19th at 7PM!

Film Club Members! Join us for PULP FICTION – Wednesday December 19th at 7PM!

On Wednesday, December 19th, we invite our card-carrying Frida Cinema Film Club Members to join us for our last Member Screening of the year, as we present Quentin Tarantino’s landmark, Oscar-winning 1994 independent classic, Pulp Fiction! Coming hot on the heels of Tarantino’s revolutionary Reservoir Dogs, which established the young filmmaker as a promising newRead more about Film Club Members! Join us for PULP FICTION – Wednesday December 19th at 7PM![…]

HOLA MEXICO Film Festival comes to The Frida Cinema December 7th – 13th!

HOLA MEXICO Film Festival comes to The Frida Cinema December 7th – 13th!

This December, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome the 2018 Hola Mexico Film Festival! The largest touring festival of Mexican independent cinema outside of Mexico, the Hola Mexico 10th Anniversary Tour will showcase the best of new independent cinema, presenting contemporary films in their original Spanish language with English subtitles. This year’s selection covers aRead more about HOLA MEXICO Film Festival comes to The Frida Cinema December 7th – 13th![…]

Dubbed and Subbed Versions of new GKIDS anime adventure MIRAI coming to The Frida!

Dubbed and Subbed Versions of new GKIDS anime adventure MIRAI coming to The Frida!

From acclaimed animation filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast) and GKIDS comes the breathtaking animated adventure Mirai!   The Frida Cinema will be hosting presentations of this acclaimed new anime masterpiece in its original Japanese soundtrack with English subtitles, as well as some select screenings in its new English-dub version! In his mostRead more about Dubbed and Subbed Versions of new GKIDS anime adventure MIRAI coming to The Frida![…]

The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees are…

The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees are…

It’s Awards Season again!  The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced this morning by Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians, Mary Queen of Scots) and Molly Shannon (Other People, Private Life) and featuring yet another diverse group of talented creators with a shared belief in the power and promise of independent storytelling.  The 2019Read more about The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees are…[…]