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The Frida Cinema, with support from the Doreen D. Marshall Fund for Youth, presents our monthly Sensory Friendly Screenings series. Guests at these special film screenings can expect to find our auditorium lights on, our sound levels lowered, and the rare invitation to NOT sit still at the movies! Join us for the 2023 romp, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES on May 25 & 26!
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Legally Blonde

Slumber Party Parties – 2024

Spend the night with Slumber Party Parties, a brand-new sleepover-inspired series!
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In Defense Of… – 2024

Revisit some of cinema's most polarizing entries with In Defense Of..., picked and presented by Frida staff!
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Spider Man

Spider-Man Mondays – April – June 2024

Relive the glory of one of the world's most beloved heroes with Spider-Man Mondays, a new series starting this April!
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Art House 101 International New Wave

Arthouse 101: The New Wave – March – June 2024

Arthouse 101 returns with a new series of free screenings highlighting entries in various countries' New Wave movements!
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But I’m A Cheerleader

Party Like It’s 1999 – 2024

Return to one of the most memorable years in cinema with our Party Like It's 1999 series!
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His Girl Friday

Classic Movie Nights – 2023 – 2024

Join us for Classic Movie Nights, featuring five old Hollywood favorites throughout the rest of the year!
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Pokemon Detective Pikachu

SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS – September 2023 – October 2024

Come on out for Sensory Friendly Screenings, unique movie showings where you can get up, sing, dance, and shout!
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The Room
At The Frida

The Room Returns Friday Night!

Come on out for another audience participation-friendly screening of Tommy Wiseau's The Room this Friday!
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Stop Making Sense
At The Frida

Dance to Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense This Friday!

Stop Making Sense returns Friday night in a dance party edition of Jonathan Demme's 1984 concert film!
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At The Frida

Ethan Hawke’s New Drama Wildcat Opens This Weekend

Catch Wildcat, a new biographical drama by Ethan Hawke, starting this Friday!
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I Saw The Tv Glow

I Saw The TV Glow: Cosmic Static

Frida Administrative Assistant Austin Jaye reflects on I Saw The TV Glow's horrifying subversion of nostalgia.

The Art of Obsession: Robert Morgan’s Stopmotion

Frida Assistant Blog Editor Kay Jensen takes a look at the twisted artistry of Stopmotion.
Evil Does Not Exist

Finding Good in Evil Does Not Exist

Frida Blogger Marleen Apodaca explores the environmental themes of Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Evil Does Not Exist.

Cuckoo for Psycho: Revisiting One of Hitchcock’s Finest Films

Frida Blogger John Marsaglia examines the horrifying thrills of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
Phantom Of The Paradise

Obstacles Before the Phoenix Could Take Flight: 50 Years of Phantom of the Paradise

Frida Blogger Penny Folger dives into the history and legacy of Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise.
Leonardo Ostergren Interview Pic

Interview: Frida Board Member Leonardo Ostergren

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta talks with Board Member Leonardo Ostergren about his time with The Frida.
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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.

Well, well, well. Who knew that Frida Kahlo was a bit of a gambler? Apparently, she enjoyed her fair share of casino games back in the day. I can just picture her sitting at the blackjack table, sporting her signature unibrow and colorful wardrobe, sipping on a margarita. Maybe she even had a lucky rabbit’s foot tucked away in her pocket. Who knows? All I know is that if I ever find myself playing cards with Frida, I better watch out for her poker face – she was known for being quite the skilled bluffer. Viva Las Frida!

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