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Hitchcock Double Trouble December – December 2022

Tiptoe on over for Hitchcock Double Trouble December, featuring back to back screenings of the director’s thrillers!

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Christmas Classics – December 2022

Join us this December for Christmas Classics, a collection of not-so-traditional holiday favorites to get in the spirit of the season!

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Remembering Godard – November 2022

Join us this November for Remembering Godard, a series celebrating the life and films of Jean-Luc Godard!

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Halloween Hangover Weekend – November 2022

Join us the first weekend of November for Halloween Hangover Weekend, a series of horror and monster movies for those still feeling some spooky spirit!

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Pioneers of Queer Cinema – November 2022

Join us this November for Pioneers of Queer Cinema, a series highlighting early LGBTQ films presented by Kino Lorber and Vaccinate All 58!

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Guillermo del Toro @ Birch Park – October 2022

Join us this October for an outdoor film series at Birch Park featuring four classic horror films that inspired Guillermo del Toro!

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Join us this December for DTSA Business Holiday Matinees, a free series to ring in the holidays and support local businesses!

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Donate Art Supplies At Santa Ana’s Winter Village This Friday!

In the spirit of the season, The Frida will be accepting art supply donations on behalf of OCCTAC at Santa Ana’s Winter Village event this Friday!

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Harry Potter Marathon Ends This Saturday!

Fly on over to The Frida this Saturday for Part 2 of our Harry Potter Marathon, featuring the last four films of the franchise!

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Rocky Horror and KAOS Return Friday Night!

Come on out Friday night for another unforgettable screening and shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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The Wolf Man: Interview with Historian David J. Skal

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with film historian David J. Skal about Universal Studios’ The Wolf Man.

As Time Goes By: 80 Years of Casablanca

Frida writing team member Liam Kilby reflects on Casablanca, Michael Curtiz’s classic Hollywood romance, in commemoration of its 80th anniversary.

The Writer’s Room: Movies We’re Grateful For

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the writers of The Frida Cinema share which movies they’re grateful for.

Event Recap: Arvida Book Co.’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Screening

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta recounts his experience at Arvida Book Co.’s screening and discussion of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Generation S(chlock): 13 B-Movies from the 2000s & 2010s

Frida writing team member Bobby Thornson takes readers on a survey of low-budget 2000s and 2010s films.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Kubrick: Eyes Wide Shut

Frida writing team member Penny Folger examines the sensual mystery of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.

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.

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