Construction for the OC Streetcar is underway, with a closure of 4th Street expected in the months ahead. Please note — the city’s parking structure (behind The Frida Cinema) is still accessible off 5th Street!
Join us this May for Neon Nightmares 2022 a month-long series of neon-soaked thrillers and art films!
Join us this April for Ghibli Fest 2022, a month-long celebration of the films of Studio Ghibli!
The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with our friends at South East European Film Festival (SEEFest) to present Soviet September, a series of nine acclaimed films …
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.