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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Sight & Sound & Screams – October 2023

Celebrate spooky cinema with Sight & Sound & Screams, a series of five of the greatest horror films ever!

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The House Of The Devil

21st Century Cult – 2023

Join us throughout the year for 21st Century Cult, a series celebrating the new cult canon of the 2000s and 2010s!

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Sensory Friendly Screenings

SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS – September – December 2023

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

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The Exorcist

Friedkin Weekends – September & October 2023

Celebrate the life and career of William Friedkin this September and October with four of the director’s greatest films!

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His Girl Friday

Classic Movie Nights – 2023

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

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Cowboy Bebop

Anime Expo Cinema Nights – September 2023 – February 2024

Join us as we partner with Anime Expo for Anime Expo Cinema Nights, a series of five unforgettable anime films!

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Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

Summer Matinees – Summer 2023

Spend your summer at The Frida with our Summer Matinee series, featuring classic and family-friendly films!

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Viet Film Fest
At The Frida

VAALA Hosts Viet Film Fest This Friday and Saturday!

The Frida CInema once again opens its doors to Viet Film Festival this weekend!

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Night Of The Living Dead
At The Frida

See It On 16mm Presents Night of the Living Dead Wednesday Night!

Join See It On 16mm this Wednesday for Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero’s original zombie classic!

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At The Frida

Sight & Sounds & Screams Returns This Week with Suspiria

Dario Argento’s Suspiria returns this week as part of our Sight & Sound & Screams series!

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Trivia Night
At The Frida

Film Trivia

Join us here at The Frida for this month’s installment of Movie Trivia Night!

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The Night Visitors

NYFF61: The Night Visitors

Frida writing team member Anthony McKelroy reviews The Night Visitors for the 61st New York Film Festival.

Film Review Barbie

(P)Inkblot Test: Making Sense of Barbie

Frida writing team member Kay Jensen analyzes the various threads of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.

The Ritual 2

The Ritual: Fear & Mysticism in Rural Sweden

Frida writing team member Kay Jensen explores the supernatural horror of David Bruckner’s The Ritual.

Van Gogh 2

Maladies and Missed Connections in Maurice Pialat’s Van Gogh

Frida writing team member Dani Shi examines Maurice Pialat’s portrayal of the titular artist in Van Gogh.

Catvideofest 2023

Purr-fection: CatVideoFest 2023

Frida writing team member Marleen Apodaca tells all about the feline-themed fun of CatVideoFest 2023.

Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

Volunteer of the Month Jesse Camacho on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Frida Shift Supervisor Bobby Thornson talks with September Volunteer of the Month Jesse Camacho about his VOTM pick Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me as well as his time at 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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