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Once Upon a Time… – August 2022

Join us this August for Once Upon a Time…, a series of epic films across different periods and genres!

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James Caan Tribute – August 2022

Join us this August for a miniseries honoring the legacy of James Caan, featuring two of his most memorable films!

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Pixar Parade Summer Matinees – August 2022

Join us this August for Pixar Parade Summer Matinees, a series highlighting the studio’s incredible animated films!

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Ray Liotta Tribute – July 2022

Join us this July for a three-film tribute to the late great Ray Liotta!

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David Lynch Month – July 2022

Join us this July for Lynch Month, cataloging the beautifully weird movies of David Lynch!

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Arthouse 101 – 2022

Join us for Arthouse 101, a multi-month introduction to the world of arthouse cinema!

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Free Outdoor Movies & Music at Birch Park

Join us and the City of Santa Ana as we convert Santa Ana’s Birch Park into an outdoor venue for live music and cinema!

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Outdoor Event

Mystery Movie Trivia at 4th Street Market launches Tuesday, August 9th!

Have this article read to you, listen to it like a podcast FIRST EVENT: TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH! Trivia 7pm / Film 8:30pm Trivia & Movie …

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Greg Sestero In-Person for Miracle Valley + The Room Double Feature!

Join us Saturday, August 20th for a double feature of Miracle Valley and The Room with star Greg Sestero in-person!

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Memories of Midsummer Scream – July 29th – July 31st, 2022

Have this article read to you, listen to it like a podcast Just this last July weekend, The Frida Cinema’s staff stormed the main hall …

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Memories of Midsummer Scream – July 29th – July 31st, 2022

Have this article read to you, listen to it like a podcast Just this last July weekend, The Frida Cinema’s staff stormed the main hall …

Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar: Wild Honey

Frida writing team member Anthony McKelroy dives into the surreal comedy of Josh Greenbaum’s Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

A Disabled Lens on Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Frida Assistant Content Editor Nicole Nguyen analyzes the portrayal of disability in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Haven’t Seen: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Frida writing team member Josh Green discusses Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock in anticipation of it screening this weekend.

Nic Cage, Vampire’s Kiss, and The Birth of a Superstar

Frida writing team member Penny Folger explores the wacky horror of Vampire’s Kiss, screening as part of our Cage Match series.

DTSA Business Holiday Matinees – Business Participation Form

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Who Inspires Us

Who is FRIDA Kahlo?

...Why is Frida?

When you set out to do the impossible, it helps to find a source for inspiration…

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954), the legendary Mexican painter and central figure in revolutionary Mexican politics and twentieth-century art, is renowned for her magnificent body of surreal, symbolic, and deeply personal art. What is less known about Kahlo is the incredible saga of integrity and perseverance inherent to her life’s story. In 1925, at the age of eighteen, Kahlo was involved in a tragic streetcar accident where she suffered multiple fractures to her spine, foot, and pelvic bones, spending the rest of her life struggling against severe pain and disability. 

Where for some this would have been enough to lose oneself to despair, Kahlo turned to art to communicate her physical suffering, as well as her passions for Mexican politics and for the love of her life, Diego Rivera, whom she married in 1929. A consummate creator until her death at 47, Kahlo’s inspiring resoluteness and individualism has led to her becoming a leading icon for both the LGBT and feminist movements, as well as for the greater conversation of self-expression through art.

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