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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

Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm
Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Shia LaBeouf as tennis great John McEnroe, director Janus Metz’ kinetic sports thriller Borg Vs. McEnroe is the latest buzzed-about release from NEON, the studio that brought you Academy Award-winner I,Read more about BORG VS McENROE[...]
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm
This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010Read more about VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn[...]
Apr 19 @ 4:30 pm
This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010Read more about VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn[...]
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Shia LaBeouf as tennis great John McEnroe, director Janus Metz’ kinetic sports thriller Borg Vs. McEnroe is the latest buzzed-about release from NEON, the studio that brought you Academy Award-winner I,Read more about BORG VS McENROE[...]
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm
This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010Read more about VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn[...]
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm
Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Shia LaBeouf as tennis great John McEnroe, director Janus Metz’ kinetic sports thriller Borg Vs. McEnroe is the latest buzzed-about release from NEON, the studio that brought you Academy Award-winner I,Read more about BORG VS McENROE[...]
Apr 19 @ 9:15 pm
This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010Read more about VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn[...]
Apr 19 @ 9:45 pm
Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Shia LaBeouf as tennis great John McEnroe, director Janus Metz’ kinetic sports thriller Borg Vs. McEnroe is the latest buzzed-about release from NEON, the studio that brought you Academy Award-winner I,Read more about BORG VS McENROE[...]
Apr 19 @ 10:00 pm
Join us April 19 at 10pm as online horror site DreadCentral.com returns with a fantastic installment of their Dread Central Presents series at The Frida, as writer-director Natasha Kermani joins us in-person with her originalRead more about IMITATION GIRL + Q&A with Writer/Director Natasha Kermani – Dread Central Presents[...]
Apr 20 @ 2:30 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 20 @ 11:00 pm
From Gravitas Ventures (The Nightmare, Jug Face) comes Bus Party to Hell, a new vision in survival-horror premiering at The Frida Cinema on 4/20 – for the ticket price of $4.20!  Writer/director Rolfe Kanefsky willRead more about BUS PARTY TO HELL – $4.20 SCREENING + Q&A with Writer/Director Rolfe Kanefsky![...]
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am
The late, great Gene Wilder shines in the original 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – coming to The Frida Cinema April 21 & 22!  All shows before 3pm only $7 as partRead more about WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY[...]
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm
The late, great Gene Wilder shines in the original 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – coming to The Frida Cinema April 21 & 22!  All shows before 3pm only $7 as partRead more about WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY[...]
Apr 21 @ 2:30 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm
The late, great Gene Wilder shines in the original 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – coming to The Frida Cinema April 21 & 22!  All shows before 3pm only $7 as partRead more about WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY[...]
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am
The late, great Gene Wilder shines in the original 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – coming to The Frida Cinema April 21 & 22!  All shows before 3pm only $7 as partRead more about WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY[...]
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
The late, great Gene Wilder shines in the original 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – coming to The Frida Cinema April 21 & 22!  All shows before 3pm only $7 as partRead more about WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY[...]
Apr 22 @ 2:30 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm
This Earth Day – Sunday, April 22 – embark with a daring group of animal lovers on a daring 48-hour mission, 500 miles across Thailand, to rescue a 70-year old captive Asian elephant and bringRead more about LOVE AND BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY – Earth Day Screening featuring Live Q&A with Director Ashley Bell & Lek Chailert[...]
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm
This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film,Read more about THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn[...]
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film,Read more about THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn[...]
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm
This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film,Read more about THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn[...]
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm
From Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet comes award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama November. In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuatedRead more about NOVEMBER[...]

 

Support Your Local Cinema

Here are a few ways you an help

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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THE BLOG

PENELOPE SPHEERIS comes to The Frida with two Double Features – including THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION Parts I, II, & III!

Legendary director Penelope Spheeris is coming to The Frida! In celebration of the new 2K restorations of her acclaimed documentary trilogy The Decline

The 2018 Academy Award nominees for BEST SHORT come to The Frida! Here’s the full schedule!

The Frida Cinema is excited to continue its annual tradition of bringing our community the opportunity to experience this year’s

AWARDS VIEWING PARTY 2018! 3rd Annual FREE Event, Sunday March 4th!

Doors / Televised Arrivals: 4pm Awards: 5:30pm It’s that time again!  Join us Sunday, March 4th for Hollywood’s biggest night,

FREE SCREENING of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK – on our 4th Birthday, as voted on by YOU! February 21st, 7:30pm!

The people have spoken! Escape from New York is our 4th Birthday Screening!     Last week we launched a poll

GREG SESTERO – Author of “The Disaster Artist,” and star of cult classic “The Room” – visits us Friday, March 2nd!

“This play can be played without any age restriction. It will work if the chemistry between all the characters makes

“The Shape of Water” leads 2018 Oscar nominations with 13 nods! Here is full list of nominees!

Oscar nominations for the 90th annual awards were announced this morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, and

Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER opens January 26 – and we’re celebrating by presenting del Toro classics throughout January!

An uncompromising, visionary auteur whose very first feature film, 1993’s Cronos, launched him into international acclaim after taking home eight

Famed ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS curator Ron Diamond joins us December 10th with his 19th Annual Show! Also screens daily December 8th – 14th!

The Animation Show of Shows returns to The Frida Cinema for a one-week run opening December 8th!  Plus just confirmed