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The Frida Cinema is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization, dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema. Founded February 21, 2012, we are Orange County's year-round film festival, presenting quality independent, classic, student, short, anime, and avant-garde cinematic programming, complemented by community engagements, live concert events, and other diverse cultural experiences.

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Calendar

 

To view all movies playing this month checkout the full calendar HERE

Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm Santa Ana Public Library
On Saturday, February 24, The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with Santa Ana Public Library and community non-profit, educational, and cultural organizations in free event Forest of the Enchanted Drag Queens: All Ages Storytime andRead more about Drag Queen Storytime & Resource Fair at Santa Ana Public Library[...]
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm
From Azoland Pictures and Sentai Filmworks comes a rare opportunity to experience a back-to-back presentation of the first two installments in the Initial D Legend series on the big screen: Initial D Legend: Awakening andRead more about INITIAL D LEGEND PART 1: AWAKENING + PART 2: RACER – Double Feature[...]
Feb 24 @ 12:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm
From IFC Midnights (The Babadook) comes The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí), the buzzed-about terrifying new horror vision from Vietnam!   Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumblingRead more about THE HOUSEMAID (Cô Haû Gaí)[...]
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 24 @ 5:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that Derek Nguyen and producer Timothy Linh Bui will be joining us in person for a Q&A following our 8pm screening of The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí), the buzzed-about new tale ofRead more about THE HOUSEMAID (Cô Haû Gaí) + Q&A with Director DEREK NGUYEN and producer TIMOTHY LINH BUI![...]
Feb 24 @ 11:00 pm
Bust out those plastic spoons!  Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM returns to The Frida Cinema every last Saturday of the month through 2018!!  Tickets for our next screening – Saturday, February 24 at 11pm – now availableRead more about THE ROOM[...]
Feb 24 @ 11:30 pm
In director Brian O’Malley’s gothic supernatural thriller The Lodgers, young twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate in rural Ireland, 1920.  A family curse has confinedRead more about THE LODGERS[...]
Feb 25 @ 12:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about PARIAH[...]
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about PARIAH[...]
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 25 @ 5:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm Yost Theater Parking Lot, at 3rd & Spurgeon
  DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL FREE Outdoor Screening.  3rd & Spurgeon Parking Lot, directly in front of Yost Theater.  Map to Parking SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER TO ATTEND! PresentedRead more about DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL: Free Community Outdoor Screening![...]
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm
From IFC Midnights (The Babadook) comes The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí), the buzzed-about terrifying new horror vision from Vietnam!   Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumblingRead more about THE HOUSEMAID (Cô Haû Gaí)[...]
Feb 26 @ 12:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about PARIAH[...]
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 26 @ 5:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about PARIAH[...]
Feb 27 @ 12:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 27 @ 2:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about PARIAH[...]
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 27 @ 5:15 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
From Sony Pictures Classics comes one of the most acclaimed motion pictures of 2017, director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Written by James Ivory and based on the 2007 novel of the same nameRead more about CALL ME BY YOUR NAME[...]
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
In honor of Black History Month, The Frida Cinema dedicates our monthly series The Directors, in which we traditionally program four films by one acclaimed director, to four extraordinary, groundbreaking films which marked the feature film debutsRead more about PARIAH[...]

 

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Film Club Membership

As Orange County’s only non-profit, independent art house cinema, we rely on support from film lovers like you to keep our doors open and our screens lit, and Memberships are the perfect way to lend your support throughout the year!

Donating

All gifts will go a long way in helping us be OC's year-round film festival. Your support allows us to continue to serve fellow nonprofit, arts, and education organizations, by means of collaborative events and fundraisers. We accept both one time and recurring donations.

Volunteering

Join The Frida Cinema team! Our volunteers are the heart of The Frida Cinema. Whether you need to fulfill volunteer hours for school or you are just passionate about film, we have opportunities of all kinds. Contact us to learn about what opportunities are available and let us know how you can help!

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