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, 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

May 27 @ 9:30 pm
Extended one more week!!  The ultra-violent thriller that had audiences howling at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge screens daily though March 31st! Jen (Matilda Lutz, Rings) is looking forward to aRead more about REVENGE[...]
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 28 @ 4:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 28 @ 6:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Once upon a time, there was nothing scarier on prom night than the fear of getting an unfortunately-timed pimple.   Then Stephen King came along… Join us on May 28 as HorrorBuzz.com presents a very specialRead more about A VERY “CARRIE” PROM – Presented by HorrorBuzz[...]
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 28 @ 10:00 pm
Extended one more week!!  The ultra-violent thriller that had audiences howling at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge screens daily though March 31st! Jen (Matilda Lutz, Rings) is looking forward to aRead more about REVENGE[...]
May 29 @ 2:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 29 @ 4:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Selected by our Volunteer of the Month: Keefer Blakeslee! Before he was hanging out with Thor and Hulk and hunting for the “Wilderpeople”, acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi was making mockumentaries about the strugglesRead more about WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS[...]
May 29 @ 6:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
Selected by our Volunteer of the Month: Keefer Blakeslee! Before he was hanging out with Thor and Hulk and hunting for the “Wilderpeople”, acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi was making mockumentaries about the strugglesRead more about WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS[...]
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 29 @ 9:45 pm
Selected by our Volunteer of the Month: Keefer Blakeslee! Before he was hanging out with Thor and Hulk and hunting for the “Wilderpeople”, acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi was making mockumentaries about the strugglesRead more about WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS[...]
May 29 @ 10:00 pm
Extended one more week!!  The ultra-violent thriller that had audiences howling at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge screens daily though March 31st! Jen (Matilda Lutz, Rings) is looking forward to aRead more about REVENGE[...]
May 30 @ 2:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 30 @ 4:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Selected by our Volunteer of the Month: Keefer Blakeslee! Before he was hanging out with Thor and Hulk and hunting for the “Wilderpeople”, acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi was making mockumentaries about the strugglesRead more about WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS[...]
May 30 @ 7:00 pm 4th Street Market
On Wednesday, March 30th, Grease is the word at 4th Street Market! Our free evenings of film trivia & classic cinema return every last Wednesday of the month, starting at 7pm with a few rounds ofRead more about GREASE – 4th Street Market Free Outdoor Trivia & Screening[...]
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Selected by our Volunteer of the Month: Keefer Blakeslee! Before he was hanging out with Thor and Hulk and hunting for the “Wilderpeople”, acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi was making mockumentaries about the strugglesRead more about WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS[...]
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 30 @ 9:45 pm
Selected by our Volunteer of the Month: Keefer Blakeslee! Before he was hanging out with Thor and Hulk and hunting for the “Wilderpeople”, acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi was making mockumentaries about the strugglesRead more about WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS[...]
May 30 @ 10:00 pm
Extended one more week!!  The ultra-violent thriller that had audiences howling at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge screens daily though March 31st! Jen (Matilda Lutz, Rings) is looking forward to aRead more about REVENGE[...]
May 31 @ 12:30 pm
Our six-film tribute to the works of Paul Thomas Anderson kicks off with his 1997 journey into the Southern California pornography industry of the late-70s and early-80s, Boogie Nights.   In 1977, sex was safe, pleasureRead more about BOOGIE NIGHTS: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
May 31 @ 2:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 31 @ 4:00 pm
Our six-film tribute to the works of Paul Thomas Anderson kicks off with his 1997 journey into the Southern California pornography industry of the late-70s and early-80s, Boogie Nights.   In 1977, sex was safe, pleasureRead more about BOOGIE NIGHTS: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
May 31 @ 4:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
Our six-film tribute to the works of Paul Thomas Anderson kicks off with his 1997 journey into the Southern California pornography industry of the late-70s and early-80s, Boogie Nights.   In 1977, sex was safe, pleasureRead more about BOOGIE NIGHTS: The Films of Paul Thomas Anderson[...]
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
From celebrated writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk about Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) comes the 2017 Cannes Award Winner for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, intense new indie thriller You Were Never Really Here.Read more about YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE[...]

 

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

PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE FOR HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

Calling all lovers of horror cinema!  The ninth annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival returns to Southern California August 31 – September 2

AKIRA showtimes extended through Wednesday!

ONE MORE DAY added to our run of legendary sci-fi cult classic Akira!   Catch encore screenings Tuesday, May 22nd and

The Frida Cinema celebrates Miloš Forman with ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and AMADEUS

Though Czechoslovakian filmmaker Miloš Forman, who passed away on April 13 at the age of 86, directed only 13 feature

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