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Our 2024 Science on Screen® series of film screenings and presentations continues with writer/director Wolfgang Petersen's iconic fantasy classic, THE NEVERENDING STORY celebrating 40 years of release on June 20th at 7PM! This screening will be followed by the presentation Unlocking Minds: The Power of Shared Reading in Childhood Development by Dr. Kirsten Read.
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Spirited Away

Steady Hands Presents Studio Ghibli! – June 2024

Join Steady Hands this Sunday for an all-day marathon of Studio Ghibli films, with their merch for sale in the lobby!
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Female Trouble

Be Gay Do Crime – June 2024

Celebrate Pride Month with our fun new series, Be Gay Do Crime, featuring queer or queer-adjacent films about criminality.
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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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Johnny Guitar
At The Frida

Johnny Guitar + Hollywood Pride Book Signing w/ Alonso Duralde Saturday!

Ride out this Saturday for Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar, followed by a book signing for Alonso Duralde's Hollywood Pride!
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Rocky Horror Picture Show
At The Frida

Tickets Still Available for Friday’s Rocky Horror Show!

Come on out Friday night for another unforgettable screening and shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
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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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's Delivery Service

Flying High: Exploring the Magic of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Frida Blogger Marleen Apodaca revisits the whimsical fantasy of Kiki's Delivery Service.
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Volunteer of the Month Owen Bradford on Kuroneko

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta talks with June Volunteer of the Month Owen Bradford about his VOTM pick, Kuroneko.
Almost Famous

Volunteer of the Month RJ Lopez on Almost Famous

Frida Blogger Charlotte Brungardt talks with June Volunteer of the Month RJ Lopez about her VOTM pick, Almost Famous.

Formal and Subtextual Queerness in Rope

Frida Blogger Liam Kilby examines the gay undertones of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope.
Let It Be

Ending On a Good Note: Let It Be

Frida Blogger Finn Sullivan reflects on the surprising appeal of the controversial Beatles documentary Let It Be.
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Of Gods and Giants: The Megalomaniacal Movies of Werner Herzog

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta analyzes five Werner Herzog films in anticipation of Fitzcarraldo next week.
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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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