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THE SALESMAN (Asghar Farhadi’s FORUSHANDE)

February 17 - February 23
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

Friday, February 17 - 5pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18 - 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19 - 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm
Monday, February 20 - 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 21 - 2:30pm, 5pm
Wednesday, February 22 - 2:30pm, 5pm
Thursday, February 23 - 2:30pm ONLY

EXTENDED A SECOND WEEK! A phenomenal performance by Cannes Best Actor Winner Shahab Hosseini anchors director Asghar Farhadi's THE SALESMAN, screening February 17 - 23 at The Frida Cinema.

Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa (Taraneh Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini), an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down in their new abode. By a nasty turn of events one of those former clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath, and the aftermath of the event turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down.

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7:00 pm

The OC Register Book Club presents VIET THANH NGUYEN

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

The Frida Cinema is excited to once again welcome The OC Register Book Club! On Tuesday, February 21, The OC Register Book Club welcomes an esteemed special guest - author Viet Thanh Nguyen - to discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer, and his upcoming title The Refugees, which explores issues of immigration, identity, love and family. Doors open at 6pm; event starts at 7pm. There will be a signing afterward with books for sale by Book Carnival.

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8:00 pm

CASABLANCA: Free Screening on The Frida Cinema’s 3rd Birthday!

February 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 90271 United States

On Tuesday, February 21, we invite you to join us in celebrating three years since we opened our doors with a special screening of director Michael Curtiz' 1942 masterpiece CASABLANCA - restored and remastered on a striking new digital print by Warner Bros.!

In celebrating this milestone of our organization's history, we can't imagine a more iconic and beloved film to present than Casablanca - itself celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year! Far more than a simple period romance, Casablanca is an inspiring epic that showcases humanity at its best in the face of impending political doom. In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town, having given up the Fight to run a den of gambling, extortion, and excess. In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. As Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, a twist of fate finds Rick in possession of two valuable letters of transit, which can mean an escape from Nazi persecution for Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo, who also arrives in Casablanca for those very letters. There's only one problem - Lazslo arrives with his wife Ilsa, who is Rick's one-time love, and chief cause of his newfound heartache and hardened cynicism...

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