A History of Partnership

Since opening on February 21, 2014, The Frida Cinema has dedicated itself to partnering with, and supporting the efforts of, our community’s fellow non-profit, educational, and cultural institutions, as well as our community of artists, educators, and community leaders.  Here are just some of the wonderful mission-driven organizations we’ve worked with.

Asian Industry B2B
“Trafficked” (2017) Screening + Panel & Fundraiser
January 11, 2020
Association for Orphans and Destitute Children in Vietnam
Vietnamese Film Festival & ASSORV Fundraiser
November 22, 2015
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble
“Home for Mom” Performance & Podcast Recording
February 23, 2020
Chicano International Film Festival
“Aguruphobia” Screening + Q&A & Fundraiser
October 25, 2014
DeColores Queer Orange County
“Selena” (1997) Screening + Youth Scholarship Fundraiser
March 31, 2015
Gay Neighbors Families & Friends of Santa Ana (GNFFSA)
“The Women” (1939) & Martini Marquee Fundraiser
September 1, 2014
Heninger Elementary School SAUSD
Student Short Film Showcase
June, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
Hola Mexico Film Festival
Annual Film Festival
November, 2017 & 2018 / December, 2019
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
Annual Film Festival
October, 2018 & 2019
Jacquelyn Bogue Foundation For Suicide Prevention OC
“The Fisher King” (1991) Robin Williams Tribute Screening & Discussion
August 20, 2014
Konsept Project
“Superbad” (2007) Screening & Themed Art Show
June 5, 2015
LGBT Center OC
“CinemaCO4” Series of LGBT-themed films / “Milk” (2008) Harvey Milk Day Screening 
Summer, 2015 / May 22, 2016 
LibroMobile
“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” Screening & Live Readings 
December 7, 2019
Los Angeles Arts Society
Semi-monthly Screening & Discussion Series
2018 – 2020
Mess Hall Market: FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy
Pop-Up Drive In venue partner
June, 2020 to present
Moon Cat Cafe
“Cat Video Fest” & Animal Rescue Fundraiser
April, 2018 & 2019
National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) OC
“Equal Means Equal” (2016) Screening & Discussion
March 19, 2016
Newport Beach Film Festival
Chilean Spotlight Sponsor
April 2017, 2018 & 2019
Next Generation of Filmmakers
NGF Film Festival
December 2014 & 2015
OC Register Book Club
A Conversation & Book Signing with Moby
May 17, 2017
OC Roller Girls Roller Derby
“Whip It” (2009) Screening & Fundraiser
November 22, 2015
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC)
“Landfill Harmonic” (2015) Screening & Discussion
February 5, 2016
Orange County School of the Arts (OSCA)
Steampunk Film Festival
January 7, 2020
Riot Stage
Heathers (1988) Outdoor Screening & Spare Parts for Broken Hearts Concert
September 5, 2015
Santa Ana Public Library
Drag Queen Storytime & Resource Fair
February 24, 2018
SAVS – Sexual Assault Victim Services
“The Vagina Monologues” (1996) – Live Production & Fundraiser
April 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
SIKHlens
Annual SIKHlens Film & Arts Festival
November, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
South Coast Repertory Theater
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll” — Outdoor Screening
February 15, 2018
Viva La Vida
“Frida” (2002) Screening & Dia de Muertos event fundraiser / “Coco” Drive-In
September 12, 2018 / November 1, 2020
University of California, Irvine (UCI):
Latin American Studies in Motion series

“Yo Soy Joaquín” (1969) Screening
April 25, 2018
Women’s Transportation Seminar OC (WTS-OC)
“Dream Big: Engineering our World” (2017) Screening & Kids’ Event 
May 19, 2018
Zazzy Cats Kitty Rescue
“Cat Video Fest” & Animal Rescue Fundraiser
April 10, 2019
Zion Lutheran Church & School
Pop-Up Drive In venue partner
June, 2020 to present