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Feliz an American Play at the Drive-in - April 17th
In partnership with The Wayward Artist, Feliz—an American play by playwright Michael J. Mejia premiers as a drive-in experience.  Awarded a Santa Ana Arts Grant, this streamed zoom performance brings the Latinx experience to the virtual stage.  Directed by LA-based director, Rosa Lisbeth Navarrete, the story follows a Mexican-American family living in Bakersfield.  Crippled by secrets of addiction, desire, and identity, the family must face the truth all are avoiding.  In a world of magical realism, the trumpets of the apocalypse have been sounded!
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CinemaSafe Guidelines for Reopening
After over a year of pandemic closure, The Frida Cinema will reopen its doors on Tuesday, April 20th. We will be following local, state, and federal guidelines. In addition, The National Association of Theatre Owners has enacted CinemaSafe, which are recommendations of health experts to address the specific environment of movie theaters addressing everything from mobile ticketing to air filtration. You can expect these protocols to be present at the Frida. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!
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WE'RE BACK!  The Frida Cinema invites you to join us April 20th -- at the cinema! -- for a special screening of DAZED AND CONFUSED!
On Tuesday, April 20th, The Frida Cinema invites you to join us for a classic that invites you to flash back to a time when...well, you could watch a classic movie at The Frida Cinema! For our first screening in over a year at The Frida, we're joining art house cinemas around the world in partnering with our colleagues at Alamo Drafthouse to present a special screening of Richard Linklater's DAZED AND CONFUSED -- followed by a screening of a brand new Cast Reunion that the Alamo Draftouse will be conducting and sharing with participating theaters! 
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WW84 - Drive-In at Mess Hall Market
Join us for a drive-in screening of Wonder Woman 1984 on Thursday, April 8th at Tustin's Mess Hall Market. Presented by NAIOP. Use Promo Code: FRIDACINEMA for $35 tickets.
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SCENE SELECTIONS EPISODE 7: APRIL FOOLS
For April Fools’ Day, co-hosts Anthony McKelroy & Miquela Davis are joined by esteemed Frida Blog Writer Isa Bulnes-Shaw to look at great scenes of comedy in cinema.
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The Weird Shall Inherit: A Tour Through 5 Misfit Musicals

The Weird Shall Inherit: A Tour Through 5 Misfit Musicals

A tour through the weird world of alternative and offbeat musicals.
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Selena - La Rosa Blanca

Selena – La Rosa Blanca

"The unfilmable novel of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez's life was first attempted in Gregory Nava's sprawling, cradle-to-grave biographical drama Selena (1997)."
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“Back to the Movies”: A Retrospective

“Back to the Movies”: A Retrospective

"The movie theatre has become but a memory to most. Like what you’d have with a former lover, there’s a special kind of aching you feel when you long for something you can’t return to."
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Akira - An Influence to All of Film

Akira – An Influence to All of Film

Throughout the history of animated film there has been numerous films that can easily described as influential to the medium...
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WE'RE BACK!  The Frida Cinema invites you to join us April 20th -- at the cinema! -- for a special screening of DAZED AND CONFUSED!

WE’RE BACK! The Frida Cinema invites you to join us April 20th — at the cinema! — for a special screening of DAZED AND CONFUSED!

On Tuesday, April 20th, The Frida Cinema invites you to join us for a classic that invites you to flash back to a time when...well, you could watch a classic movie at The Frida Cinema! For our first screening in over a year at The Frida, we're joining art house cinemas around the world in partnering with our colleagues at Alamo Drafthouse to present a special screening of Richard Linklater's DAZED AND CONFUSED -- followed by a screening of a brand new Cast Reunion that the Alamo Draftouse will be conducting and sharing with participating theaters! 
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KINO! Germany Now!

KINO! Germany Now!

We're very excited to partner with KINO! Germany NOW! to present a handpicked selection of Germany’s most promising narrative and documentary films that premiered within the last year, many of them directed by women.
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Y2K Films: Mulholland Drive, No Hay Banda

Y2K Films: Mulholland Drive, No Hay Banda

“Much more than an enigma to be cracked, Mulholland Drive takes as its subject the very act of solving: the pleasurable and perilous, essential and absurd process of making narrative sense, of needing and creating meaning. Whether or not they explicitly pose the question, Lynch’s late films ponder the role of story at times when reality itself can seem out of joint.” -- Dennis Lim, ‘The Man From Another Place’, 2015
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ONE YEAR...

ONE YEAR…

The Frida Cinema looks back at the day we shut down our machines, changed our marquees, and locked our doors -- March 14th, 2020.
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Twilight vs New Moon: The Difference is Night and Day

Twilight vs New Moon: The Difference is Night and Day

"Even in the most tumultuous points in my relationship with the “Twilight” brand--no matter how much I insisted I was over it, that it was stupid and I just didn’t know any better at the time-- the love for first film never disappeared."
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