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Pride Month – June 2023

Join us this June for Pride Month 2023, a series of five films exploring LGBTQ identity and themes!

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Festival de Trash-Mex – May 19, 20 & 21

Join Trash-Mex this May for a weekend-long series of Mexican horror and sci-fi cult classic double features!

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21st Century Cult – 2023

Join us throughout the year for 21st Century Cult, a series celebrating the new cult canon of the 2000s and 2010s!

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Star Wars Month – July 2023

Full speed ahead for Star Wars Month this July, featuring all three entries of the original trilogy!

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Showa Godzilla Weekend – June 2023

Head for the hills, because Showa Godzilla Weekend is stomping into town this June!

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Powell & Pressburger Month – May 2023

This May is Powell and Pressburger Month, featuring the movies of filmmaking team Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger!

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Bruce Lee Weekend – May 2023

Celebrate one of kung-fu’s most celebrated stars with Bruce Lee Weekend, coming this May!

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Tommy Wiseau’s The Room Returns Saturday Night!

Join us for another late-night screening of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room this Saturday!

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Cinematic Void Presents Lamberto Bava’s Demons This Friday!

Get your weekend off to a spooky start with Lamberto Bava’s Demons, presented by Cinematic Void!

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Arvida Book Co. Returns Thursday Night with Fight Club

Join Arvida Book Co. for a screening and post-film discussion of David Fincher’s Fight Club this Thursday!

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Tuesday Nights at the Parklet

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month for Tuesday Nights at the Parklet, a series of live events just outside our theater!

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Fight Club: Trauma Bonding

Frida writing team member analyzes David Fincher’s gritty adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club.

Hardcore: A Production History of Jackass

Frida writing team member Marleen Apodaca goes behind the scenes with the Jackass franchise.

Interview: Festival de Trash-Mex with Armando Hernandez and Michael Aguirre

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with Armando Hernandez and Michael Aguirre about their upcoming Festival de Trash-Mex event.

Carmen Captivates and Inspires

Frida writing team member Marleen Apodaca shares her thoughts on Carmen, Benjamin Millepied’s new musical.

Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time, Part 2: Youth (Fang Hua)

Frida writing team member Dani Shi continues her Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time series with Feng Xiaogang’s Youth.

Turning The Lens on A Higher Truth: Man with a Movie Camera

Frida Assistant Blog Editor Nicole Nguyen explores the revolutionary artistry of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

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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