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May 27 @ 2:30 pm
  Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption —Read more about THE FISHER KING[...]
May 27 @ 2:30 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 27 @ 5:30 pm
  Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption —Read more about THE FISHER KING[...]
May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 27 @ 8:30 pm
  Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption —Read more about THE FISHER KING[...]
May 27 @ 10:00 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 28 @ 2:30 pm
  Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption —Read more about THE FISHER KING[...]
May 28 @ 2:30 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 28 @ 5:30 pm
  Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption —Read more about THE FISHER KING[...]
May 28 @ 5:30 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 28 @ 8:30 pm
  Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption —Read more about THE FISHER KING[...]
May 28 @ 10:00 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as TheRead more about THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE[...]
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow as the most profitable film franchise of all time, take a step back and appreciate the award-winning 2018 independent film, Once Upon a Superhero. Filmed on aRead more about ONCE UPON A SUPERHERO[...]
May 29 @ 10:00 pm
The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as TheRead more about THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE[...]
May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Join Nostalgic Nebula on May 30th for a one-night only screening of the Director’s Cut of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen – followed by a Q&A with screenwriter David Hayter! Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the filmRead more about WATCHMEN (DIRECTOR’S CUT) + Q&A WITH SCREENWRITER DAVID HAYTER! – PRESENTED BY NOSTALGIC NEBULA![...]
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as TheRead more about THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE[...]
May 30 @ 10:00 pm
The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as TheRead more about THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE[...]
May 31 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
May 31 @ 2:30 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 31 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
May 31 @ 5:30 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (SUBBED)[...]
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren!  Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the roadRead more about THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE[...]
May 31 @ 10:00 pm
Come to The Frida Cinema to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most uniquely shocking horror films of the 20th century, Audition—a film infamous for its stomach-turning final twenty minutes.     Seven years after theRead more about AUDITION[...]
Jun 1 @ 2:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
Based on the original novel by Hiroko Reijō, anime feature from GKIDS, Okko’s Inn (or Waka okami wa shôgakusei!), is a heartfelt coming-of-age film that has now been released to US audiences. The story followsRead more about OKKO’S INN (DUBBED)[...]

 

May
27
Mon
THE FISHER KING
May 27 @ 2:30 pm

 

Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption — and the Holy Grail. A break from Gilliam’s more visually opulent and stylistically bombastic features, The Fisher King is an emotionally arresting blend of drama and fantasy that stars Jeff Bridges and the late, great Robin Williams in what may arguably be their most extraordinary performances as two strangers who become unlikely soulmates.

Egotistical and misanthropic radio host Jack Lucas (Bridges) carelessly spews shock-jock venom on the airwaves, until one day his words catch up with him when his vitriolic rants prompt a listener to commit a mass shooting.  Reduced to a traumatized shell, and retreating into an alcohol-fueled sea of depression, Lucas moves in with his feisty but patient video-store-owner girlfriend Anne (Mercedes Ruehl in a scene-stealing, Oscar-winning performance). During one particularly bad bender, Jack is mistaken for a homeless man and assaulted by a group of bullies, only to find himself rescued by a hyper and mega-friendly homeless man named Parry (Williams), who confides in Jack that he is not only in love with the mousy Lynda (Amanda Plummer) – a woman he’s never met – but he’s also on a mission to find the Holy Grail in New York.  At first laughing off Perry’s bewildering and delusional musings, Jack begins to identify his new friendship as an opportunity for redemption, ultimately finding himself committed to help Perry at all costs.

Elevated by a rich and original Oscar-nominated screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher King is a towering achievement brimming with both literal and visual poetry, and one of Gilliam’s most acclaimed and awarded films.

Directed by Terry Gilliam | 137 minutes | 1991 | Rated R

Monday, May 27 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 28 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

~

“Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam’s best: he’s become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

“Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairy tale is surprisingly enchanting.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it’s a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.” – Desson Thomson, Washington Post

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 27 @ 2:30 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

THE FISHER KING
May 27 @ 5:30 pm

 

Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption — and the Holy Grail. A break from Gilliam’s more visually opulent and stylistically bombastic features, The Fisher King is an emotionally arresting blend of drama and fantasy that stars Jeff Bridges and the late, great Robin Williams in what may arguably be their most extraordinary performances as two strangers who become unlikely soulmates.

Egotistical and misanthropic radio host Jack Lucas (Bridges) carelessly spews shock-jock venom on the airwaves, until one day his words catch up with him when his vitriolic rants prompt a listener to commit a mass shooting.  Reduced to a traumatized shell, and retreating into an alcohol-fueled sea of depression, Lucas moves in with his feisty but patient video-store-owner girlfriend Anne (Mercedes Ruehl in a scene-stealing, Oscar-winning performance). During one particularly bad bender, Jack is mistaken for a homeless man and assaulted by a group of bullies, only to find himself rescued by a hyper and mega-friendly homeless man named Parry (Williams), who confides in Jack that he is not only in love with the mousy Lynda (Amanda Plummer) – a woman he’s never met – but he’s also on a mission to find the Holy Grail in New York.  At first laughing off Perry’s bewildering and delusional musings, Jack begins to identify his new friendship as an opportunity for redemption, ultimately finding himself committed to help Perry at all costs.

Elevated by a rich and original Oscar-nominated screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher King is a towering achievement brimming with both literal and visual poetry, and one of Gilliam’s most acclaimed and awarded films.

Directed by Terry Gilliam | 137 minutes | 1991 | Rated R

Monday, May 27 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 28 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

~

“Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam’s best: he’s become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

“Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairy tale is surprisingly enchanting.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it’s a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.” – Desson Thomson, Washington Post

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 27 @ 5:30 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 27 @ 8:00 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

THE FISHER KING
May 27 @ 8:30 pm

 

Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption — and the Holy Grail. A break from Gilliam’s more visually opulent and stylistically bombastic features, The Fisher King is an emotionally arresting blend of drama and fantasy that stars Jeff Bridges and the late, great Robin Williams in what may arguably be their most extraordinary performances as two strangers who become unlikely soulmates.

Egotistical and misanthropic radio host Jack Lucas (Bridges) carelessly spews shock-jock venom on the airwaves, until one day his words catch up with him when his vitriolic rants prompt a listener to commit a mass shooting.  Reduced to a traumatized shell, and retreating into an alcohol-fueled sea of depression, Lucas moves in with his feisty but patient video-store-owner girlfriend Anne (Mercedes Ruehl in a scene-stealing, Oscar-winning performance). During one particularly bad bender, Jack is mistaken for a homeless man and assaulted by a group of bullies, only to find himself rescued by a hyper and mega-friendly homeless man named Parry (Williams), who confides in Jack that he is not only in love with the mousy Lynda (Amanda Plummer) – a woman he’s never met – but he’s also on a mission to find the Holy Grail in New York.  At first laughing off Perry’s bewildering and delusional musings, Jack begins to identify his new friendship as an opportunity for redemption, ultimately finding himself committed to help Perry at all costs.

Elevated by a rich and original Oscar-nominated screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher King is a towering achievement brimming with both literal and visual poetry, and one of Gilliam’s most acclaimed and awarded films.

Directed by Terry Gilliam | 137 minutes | 1991 | Rated R

Monday, May 27 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 28 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

~

“Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam’s best: he’s become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

“Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairy tale is surprisingly enchanting.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it’s a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.” – Desson Thomson, Washington Post

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 27 @ 10:00 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

May
28
Tue
THE FISHER KING
May 28 @ 2:30 pm

 

Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption — and the Holy Grail. A break from Gilliam’s more visually opulent and stylistically bombastic features, The Fisher King is an emotionally arresting blend of drama and fantasy that stars Jeff Bridges and the late, great Robin Williams in what may arguably be their most extraordinary performances as two strangers who become unlikely soulmates.

Egotistical and misanthropic radio host Jack Lucas (Bridges) carelessly spews shock-jock venom on the airwaves, until one day his words catch up with him when his vitriolic rants prompt a listener to commit a mass shooting.  Reduced to a traumatized shell, and retreating into an alcohol-fueled sea of depression, Lucas moves in with his feisty but patient video-store-owner girlfriend Anne (Mercedes Ruehl in a scene-stealing, Oscar-winning performance). During one particularly bad bender, Jack is mistaken for a homeless man and assaulted by a group of bullies, only to find himself rescued by a hyper and mega-friendly homeless man named Parry (Williams), who confides in Jack that he is not only in love with the mousy Lynda (Amanda Plummer) – a woman he’s never met – but he’s also on a mission to find the Holy Grail in New York.  At first laughing off Perry’s bewildering and delusional musings, Jack begins to identify his new friendship as an opportunity for redemption, ultimately finding himself committed to help Perry at all costs.

Elevated by a rich and original Oscar-nominated screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher King is a towering achievement brimming with both literal and visual poetry, and one of Gilliam’s most acclaimed and awarded films.

Directed by Terry Gilliam | 137 minutes | 1991 | Rated R

Monday, May 27 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 28 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

~

“Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam’s best: he’s become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

“Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairy tale is surprisingly enchanting.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it’s a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.” – Desson Thomson, Washington Post

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 28 @ 2:30 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

THE FISHER KING
May 28 @ 5:30 pm

 

Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption — and the Holy Grail. A break from Gilliam’s more visually opulent and stylistically bombastic features, The Fisher King is an emotionally arresting blend of drama and fantasy that stars Jeff Bridges and the late, great Robin Williams in what may arguably be their most extraordinary performances as two strangers who become unlikely soulmates.

Egotistical and misanthropic radio host Jack Lucas (Bridges) carelessly spews shock-jock venom on the airwaves, until one day his words catch up with him when his vitriolic rants prompt a listener to commit a mass shooting.  Reduced to a traumatized shell, and retreating into an alcohol-fueled sea of depression, Lucas moves in with his feisty but patient video-store-owner girlfriend Anne (Mercedes Ruehl in a scene-stealing, Oscar-winning performance). During one particularly bad bender, Jack is mistaken for a homeless man and assaulted by a group of bullies, only to find himself rescued by a hyper and mega-friendly homeless man named Parry (Williams), who confides in Jack that he is not only in love with the mousy Lynda (Amanda Plummer) – a woman he’s never met – but he’s also on a mission to find the Holy Grail in New York.  At first laughing off Perry’s bewildering and delusional musings, Jack begins to identify his new friendship as an opportunity for redemption, ultimately finding himself committed to help Perry at all costs.

Elevated by a rich and original Oscar-nominated screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher King is a towering achievement brimming with both literal and visual poetry, and one of Gilliam’s most acclaimed and awarded films.

Directed by Terry Gilliam | 137 minutes | 1991 | Rated R

Monday, May 27 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 28 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

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“Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam’s best: he’s become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

“Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairy tale is surprisingly enchanting.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it’s a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.” – Desson Thomson, Washington Post

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 28 @ 5:30 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 28 @ 8:00 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

THE FISHER KING
May 28 @ 8:30 pm

 

Our six-title celebration of visionary auteur Terry Gilliam draws to a close with his alternately poignant and hilarious 1991 classic The Fisher King, a modern-day tale about the search for love, sanity, redemption — and the Holy Grail. A break from Gilliam’s more visually opulent and stylistically bombastic features, The Fisher King is an emotionally arresting blend of drama and fantasy that stars Jeff Bridges and the late, great Robin Williams in what may arguably be their most extraordinary performances as two strangers who become unlikely soulmates.

Egotistical and misanthropic radio host Jack Lucas (Bridges) carelessly spews shock-jock venom on the airwaves, until one day his words catch up with him when his vitriolic rants prompt a listener to commit a mass shooting.  Reduced to a traumatized shell, and retreating into an alcohol-fueled sea of depression, Lucas moves in with his feisty but patient video-store-owner girlfriend Anne (Mercedes Ruehl in a scene-stealing, Oscar-winning performance). During one particularly bad bender, Jack is mistaken for a homeless man and assaulted by a group of bullies, only to find himself rescued by a hyper and mega-friendly homeless man named Parry (Williams), who confides in Jack that he is not only in love with the mousy Lynda (Amanda Plummer) – a woman he’s never met – but he’s also on a mission to find the Holy Grail in New York.  At first laughing off Perry’s bewildering and delusional musings, Jack begins to identify his new friendship as an opportunity for redemption, ultimately finding himself committed to help Perry at all costs.

Elevated by a rich and original Oscar-nominated screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher King is a towering achievement brimming with both literal and visual poetry, and one of Gilliam’s most acclaimed and awarded films.

Directed by Terry Gilliam | 137 minutes | 1991 | Rated R

Monday, May 27 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, May 28 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

~

“Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam’s best: he’s become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

“Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairy tale is surprisingly enchanting.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it’s a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.” – Desson Thomson, Washington Post

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE
May 28 @ 10:00 pm

Tobe Hooper’s timeless 1974 horror masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre returns to The Frida Cinema as this month’s Volunteer of the Month Pick, selected by Chloe Lambaren! 

Sally (Marilyn Burns) is on the road with her friends and brother, (Allen Danziger, WIlliam Vail, Teri McMinn, and Paul A. Partain), when they stop at the wrong country farmhouse. One by one, the group discovers what horrors hide down dusty backwoods roads when they meet Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), and a chain of events so disturbing that this movie just narrowly avoided an X rating in the US, was refused a home video release in the UK and Australia, and outright banned in 10 other countries.

The avalanche of disturbing imagery and sadism displayed earned this movie its notoriety. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre not only kick started the slasher genre of horror movies, but also paved the way for the likes of Eli Roth and the Saw franchise. As terrifying today as it was when it premiered 45 years ago, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a true classic.  

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was selected by Chloe Lambaren, who credits the film as an influence in her decision to study film-making after first seeing it with her father, and discovering that a great movie could be made without a lot of money or fancy effects.  Great pick, Chloe!  

Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 minutes | Rated R

Monday, May 27 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tuesday, May 28 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Friday, May 31 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

“No matter how many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the all-out insanity of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, very few have even come close.” — Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“The movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement.  I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Tobe Hooper’s grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma.” — Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

May
29
Wed
THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as The Icarus Line, as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.

Joe and his band of punks grapple with potential label deals, play random gigs around town, and handle their personal lives while keeping their musical dreams alive in pursuit of a big record deal, all before they quietly and tragically call it quits.

From millennial-focused, indie-film distributor, Dark Star Pictures—and directed by Michael Grodner—this dramatic “documentary” is a mix of fact and fiction. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival for its hard-biting narrative set against notes of humor, and its exploration into the existential uncertainties that plague the creative process. A must watch for punks and a resounding FU to hipsters, join The Frida Cinema when we screen the 2018 musical-doc, The Icarus Line Must Die.

Directed by Michael Grodner | 82 minutes | 2018 | NR

Wednesday, May 29 – 7:30pm, 10pm
Thursday, May 30 – 8pm, 10pm

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“It’s a compelling mood piece that thrives on the city, the people, and their music, without glorifying or downplaying the troubles of any of them.” – Tom Bedford, Film Inquiry

“What sets Grodner’s story apart is its intense focus on specific people in the scene who are emblematic of a way of living and surviving in Los Angeles that’s slowly dying.” – April Wolfe, TheWrap

“It’s a sincerely felt experiment, and it has spirit.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

ONCE UPON A SUPERHERO
May 29 @ 8:00 pm

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow as the most profitable film franchise of all time, take a step back and appreciate the award-winning 2018 independent film, Once Upon a Superhero. Filmed on a shoestring budget in Los Angeles, Once Upon a Superhero differs drastically from the Hollywood superhero genre through the story of Solar Flare, a down-on-his-luck superhero who used to be the galaxy’s greatest superhero, but has since been exiled to Earth where he has lost all of his powers.

A young aspiring actress named Frankie (Yvette Monreal) finds a down-on-his-luck homeless man passed out on the streets of Hollywood in a costume.  The homeless man is Solar Flare (Adam Marcinowski) who proclaims to be a real superhero from the sun, who’s been exiled to live on Earth without his superpowers for 189 days. After Frankie takes him to nearby diner, Solar Flare recounts his past few months in the underbelly of Hollywood.

A wildly innovative and creative art-house film. Once Upon a Superhero has been quickly gathering momentum through its many film festival awards and word of mouth. As a promising future cult hit, Once Upon a Superhero sets a positive example for independent filmmakers about what can be achieved in the superhero genre without studios or big budgets.

Directed by John M. Kline | 113 minutes | 2018 | Not Rated 

Wednesday, May 29 – 8pm

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“A renegade piece of cinematic triumph…my favorite movie of 2018.” – Evan Rosen, Brooklyn Film Review

“Hits hard without Hollywood superpowers.” – Pat Emil, Critics Den

“A film with strong cinematography, an immersive soundtrack, and a taste for the subversive.” – Chelsea Novak, Vue Weekly

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE
May 29 @ 10:00 pm

The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as The Icarus Line, as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.

Joe and his band of punks grapple with potential label deals, play random gigs around town, and handle their personal lives while keeping their musical dreams alive in pursuit of a big record deal, all before they quietly and tragically call it quits.

From millennial-focused, indie-film distributor, Dark Star Pictures—and directed by Michael Grodner—this dramatic “documentary” is a mix of fact and fiction. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival for its hard-biting narrative set against notes of humor, and its exploration into the existential uncertainties that plague the creative process. A must watch for punks and a resounding FU to hipsters, join The Frida Cinema when we screen the 2018 musical-doc, The Icarus Line Must Die.

Directed by Michael Grodner | 82 minutes | 2018 | NR

Wednesday, May 29 – 7:30pm, 10pm
Thursday, May 30 – 8pm, 10pm

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“It’s a compelling mood piece that thrives on the city, the people, and their music, without glorifying or downplaying the troubles of any of them.” – Tom Bedford, Film Inquiry

“What sets Grodner’s story apart is its intense focus on specific people in the scene who are emblematic of a way of living and surviving in Los Angeles that’s slowly dying.” – April Wolfe, TheWrap

“It’s a sincerely felt experiment, and it has spirit.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

May
30
Thu
WATCHMEN (DIRECTOR’S CUT) + Q&A WITH SCREENWRITER DAVID HAYTER! – PRESENTED BY NOSTALGIC NEBULA!
May 30 @ 7:30 pm

Join Nostalgic Nebula on May 30th for a one-night only screening of the Director’s Cut of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen – followed by a Q&A with screenwriter David Hayter!

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the film adaption of Alan Moore’s 1987 limited comic series with a meeting of masked vigilantes! Come dressed as your favorite costumed hero and learn from screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, X2, The Scorpion King) how Watchmen went from page to screen! Watchmen takes place in an alternate 1985 America, in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. When a former colleague is murdered, the masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. He reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion—a ragtag group of retired superheroes.

Don’t forget to come in costume! We’d love to see any and all superhero themed cosplay you’ve got to show us! Be sure to arrive early, as doors open at 7 p.m. and the Q&A and film start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this special event are $15.00.

Directed by Zack Snyder | 186 minutes | 2009| R

Thursday, May 30 – 7:30pm

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“A remarkable film, in many respects.” – David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org

“For such an epic spectacle, it’s not burdened by a lot of clutter. It’s intellectual complexity seems well-earned, not gratuitous. It’s also visually stunning.” – Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s Magazine

“Undeniably, skillfully and wholeheartedly realized by Zack Snyder, the impossible now exists: Watchmen isn’t just a movie, it’s a great movie.” – Katherine Monk, Canada.com

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as The Icarus Line, as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.

Joe and his band of punks grapple with potential label deals, play random gigs around town, and handle their personal lives while keeping their musical dreams alive in pursuit of a big record deal, all before they quietly and tragically call it quits.

From millennial-focused, indie-film distributor, Dark Star Pictures—and directed by Michael Grodner—this dramatic “documentary” is a mix of fact and fiction. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival for its hard-biting narrative set against notes of humor, and its exploration into the existential uncertainties that plague the creative process. A must watch for punks and a resounding FU to hipsters, join The Frida Cinema when we screen the 2018 musical-doc, The Icarus Line Must Die.

Directed by Michael Grodner | 82 minutes | 2018 | NR

Wednesday, May 29 – 7:30pm, 10pm
Thursday, May 30 – 8pm, 10pm

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“It’s a compelling mood piece that thrives on the city, the people, and their music, without glorifying or downplaying the troubles of any of them.” – Tom Bedford, Film Inquiry

“What sets Grodner’s story apart is its intense focus on specific people in the scene who are emblematic of a way of living and surviving in Los Angeles that’s slowly dying.” – April Wolfe, TheWrap

“It’s a sincerely felt experiment, and it has spirit.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE
May 30 @ 10:00 pm

The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic, black-and-white feature set against the backdrop of the modern L.A. music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, frontman of a rebellious L.A. post-hardcore band known as The Icarus Line, as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape.

Joe and his band of punks grapple with potential label deals, play random gigs around town, and handle their personal lives while keeping their musical dreams alive in pursuit of a big record deal, all before they quietly and tragically call it quits.

From millennial-focused, indie-film distributor, Dark Star Pictures—and directed by Michael Grodner—this dramatic “documentary” is a mix of fact and fiction. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival for its hard-biting narrative set against notes of humor, and its exploration into the existential uncertainties that plague the creative process. A must watch for punks and a resounding FU to hipsters, join The Frida Cinema when we screen the 2018 musical-doc, The Icarus Line Must Die.

Directed by Michael Grodner | 82 minutes | 2018 | NR

Wednesday, May 29 – 7:30pm, 10pm
Thursday, May 30 – 8pm, 10pm

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“It’s a compelling mood piece that thrives on the city, the people, and their music, without glorifying or downplaying the troubles of any of them.” – Tom Bedford, Film Inquiry

“What sets Grodner’s story apart is its intense focus on specific people in the scene who are emblematic of a way of living and surviving in Los Angeles that’s slowly dying.” – April Wolfe, TheWrap

“It’s a sincerely felt experiment, and it has spirit.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

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