Our Story

Our Story

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, 2014, 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.

Several ways to lend your support!
- Donate!
- Join our Film Club!
- Volunteer at The Frida!
- Sign up for our Newsletter!
- Like us on Facebook!

Calendar

 

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

Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm
From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated action thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache!   Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving andRead more about MANDY[...]
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm
Our September Volunteer of the Month, Jordan Djahangiri, has chosen from the twisted, imaginative filmography of Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) with his 2015 English-language film, The Lobster.Read more about THE LOBSTER[...]
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm
Our September Volunteer of the Month, Jordan Djahangiri, has chosen from the twisted, imaginative filmography of Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) with his 2015 English-language film, The Lobster.Read more about THE LOBSTER[...]
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm
From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated action thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache!   Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving andRead more about MANDY[...]
Sep 19 @ 10:00 pm
From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated action thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache!   Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving andRead more about MANDY[...]
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm
From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated action thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache!   Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving andRead more about MANDY[...]
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm
From Epic Pictures comes RedBad, an epic new adventure from the Netherlands, and director Roel Reiné. In the year 754 AD, during a time of epic battles and bloodshed, Northern Europe is divided into two worlds:Read more about REDBAD[...]
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm
From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated action thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache!   Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving andRead more about MANDY[...]
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
Our September Volunteer of the Month, Jordan Djahangiri, has chosen from the twisted, imaginative filmography of Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) with his 2015 English-language film, The Lobster.Read more about THE LOBSTER[...]
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm
Our September Volunteer of the Month, Jordan Djahangiri, has chosen from the twisted, imaginative filmography of Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) with his 2015 English-language film, The Lobster.Read more about THE LOBSTER[...]
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated action thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache!   Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving andRead more about MANDY[...]
Sep 20 @ 10:00 pm
From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes the highly-anticipated action thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache!   Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving andRead more about MANDY[...]
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm
From Epic Pictures comes Sharon 1.2.3., a new indie comedy from writer-director Mark Brown. When Jonah was a little boy, he was a lonely nerd who was picked on routinely by a bully named Kowalski.Read more about SHARON 1.2.3.[...]
Sep 21 @ 11:00 pm
A non-traditional vampire film, driven by stylized characters and quietly thrilling moments, 1983’s The Hunger was the sensational directorial debut of director Tony Scott.  Opening with one of the most iconic opening sequences is modern horrorRead more about THE HUNGER[...]
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm
From Epic Pictures comes Sharon 1.2.3., a new indie comedy from writer-director Mark Brown. When Jonah was a little boy, he was a lonely nerd who was picked on routinely by a bully named Kowalski.Read more about SHARON 1.2.3.[...]
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 22 @ 4:30 pm
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
On Saturday, September 22 at 8pm, Greg Sestero – author of “The Disaster Artist: My Live Inside The Room” and co-star of 2003 cult classic The Room – returns to The Frida Cinema with anotherRead more about AN EVENING WITH GREG SESTERO + BEST F(R)IENDS VOLUME 1[...]
Sep 22 @ 11:00 pm
A non-traditional vampire film, driven by stylized characters and quietly thrilling moments, 1983’s The Hunger was the sensational directorial debut of director Tony Scott.  Opening with one of the most iconic opening sequences is modern horrorRead more about THE HUNGER[...]
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm
From Epic Pictures comes Sharon 1.2.3., a new indie comedy from writer-director Mark Brown. When Jonah was a little boy, he was a lonely nerd who was picked on routinely by a bully named Kowalski.Read more about SHARON 1.2.3.[...]
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm
Crunchyroll Movie Night returns to The Frida with Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts on Art House Theater Day, September 23rd! Based on the 3rd season of the popular TV anime series Haikyu!!, this compilationRead more about HAIKYU!! THE MOVIE: BATTLE OF CONCEPTS[...]
Sep 23 @ 4:30 pm
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm
Crunchyroll Movie Night returns to The Frida with Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts on Art House Theater Day, September 23rd! Based on the 3rd season of the popular TV anime series Haikyu!!, this compilationRead more about HAIKYU!! THE MOVIE: BATTLE OF CONCEPTS[...]
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
“All right, All right, All right.” What better way to cope with the end of summer than by celebrating 25 Years of 1993 classic Dazed and Confused on the big screen! Ranking 3rd in Entertainment Weekly’sRead more about DAZED AND CONFUSED: 25th Anniversary[...]
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
On September 23rd, The Frida Cinema is joining independent cinemas around the world in celebration of this year’s Art House Day!  To celebrate, we are presenting one of cinema’s greatest love letters to the movies: GiuseppeRead more about CINEMA PARADISO: 30th Anniversary Art House Theater Day Screening[...]
Sep 24 @ 1:30 pm
From Epic Pictures comes Sharon 1.2.3., a new indie comedy from writer-director Mark Brown. When Jonah was a little boy, he was a lonely nerd who was picked on routinely by a bully named Kowalski.Read more about SHARON 1.2.3.[...]

 

Support OC's Only Non-Profit Indie Cinema!

Here are a few ways you can participate with your support!

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!

THE BLOG

A Look Into the Life of Julie Taymor, the Visionary Director of “Frida” and “Across the Universe”

This month, The Frida Cinema is proudly screening Frida and Across the Universe, two extraordinary films directed by a visionary

Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27!

On September 27th, The Frida Cinema pays tribute to the late, great Burt Reynolds. with special screenings of his beloved

Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana!

Join us Wednesday, September 12 at 8pm for a special screening of Julie Taymor’s Academy Award-winning 2002 film FRIDA, featuring

Volunteer Spotlight: BRYAN TERRY

Hello again!  Frida Volunteer Kat Sotoodeh here, with another post for my blog series Volunteer Spotlight. …except this time, I’m cheating

“THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL” is a Must-See!

GKids presents the latest in their incredible slate of contemporary international anime films, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage!

From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes feverishly-anticipated action-thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough!  Our one-week

LA QUINCEAÑERA TO OPEN 2018 HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

Got your Weekend Passes yet?  The 2018 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (HIFF) announces their opening night film: La Quinceañera, a brutal

Joan Jett documentary BAD REPUTATION comes to The Frida on September 26th!

    A cavalcade of music icons including Debbie Harry, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna, and Rodney Bingenheimer lend their voices

Volunteer Spotlight: KEEFER BLAKESLEE

Hey guys! This is a new blog series that we are calling Volunteer Spotlight, spearheaded and written by our awesome volunteer