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Author: Isa Bulnes-Shaw

is a life-long fan of movies and the arts, especially passionate about animation and cartoons. A jack of all trades, Isa curated and planned an LGBTQ+ film festival for her community college, contributed as a staff writer for the El Don newspaper, and served as head writer and editor a fan-made visual novel based on a popular cartoon. A current psychology student at CSULB, working with The Frida Cinema feels like home to her, where she can be involved in art, writing, and communities she would otherwise deeply miss within her current field of study.

Camp Frida 2019: In the Wake of the Witch

Your favorite spooky-filled, twelve hour movie marathon has done it again! Thanks to our campers, counselors, staff, and volunteers, Camp Frida: The Season of the Witch was the biggest and best campout yet!

Frida After Dark
Film Criticism

Frida After Dark: September 2019

Another month means another killer film lineup for our most eclectic series: FRIDA AFTER DARK. Dedicated to celebrating cult classics and crowd-pleasing hits alike, weekend nights at The Frida Cinema this month are guaranteed to satisfy your craving—epic explosions, titillating musicals, raunchy gore, and even existential dread. Whatever your vice, we at The Frida Cinema take pleasure in hosting screenings you won’t find anywhere else—and this month is no exception!

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2019

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2019

Since its founding in San Diego in 2009, HIFF has screened over 700 horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films from diverse new voices in cinema to over 8,000 guests. With its emphasis on acceptance and engagement, this event features an opening night party, discussion panels, a closing awards ceremony, and networking opportunities with featured filmmakers and special guests. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect this weekend.