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Author: Reggie Peralta

Reggie Peralta is a man of many interests. A native of Santa Ana, he graduated from UCLA with a BA in Political Science and also holds a certificate in Radio and Television/Video Production from Fullerton College. His film and book criticism has appeared in such outlets as The Grindhouse Cinema Database and LibroMobile, and he has done live readings of his fiction and poetry for Makara Center for the Arts and Writers & Readers of Fullerton College. In addition to serving as a contributor and Staff Content Editor for the Frida, he also works as Blog Editor for several online publications.
Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar + Hollywood Pride Book Signing w/ Alonso Duralde Saturday!

Ride out this Saturday for Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar, followed by a book signing for Alonso Duralde's Hollywood Pride!
Stop Making Sense
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Dance to Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense This Friday!

Stop Making Sense returns Friday night in a dance party edition of Jonathan Demme's 1984 concert film!
Female Trouble
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Be Gay Do Crime Continues with Female Trouble Friday Night!

John Waters' dark comedy classic Female Trouble returns as part of our Be Gay Do Crime series!
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Lila Alves’ New Drama Totem Starts Screening Friday

Totem, a Mexican drama film from Lila Alves, starts its run this Friday!
Orange County Improv Festival Poster
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Orange County Improv Festival Opens Thursday!

Join The Orange County Improv Festival for three days of gut-busting, unscripted comedy!
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Volunteer of the Month Owen Bradford on Kuroneko

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta talks with June Volunteer of the Month Owen Bradford about his VOTM pick, Kuroneko.
's Such A Beautiful Day

Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day and ME Screen Saturday!

Enjoy a double feature of Don Hertzfeldt's It's Such a Beautiful Day and his new film ME Saturday evening!
Dog Day Afternoon

Be Gay Do Crime Continues with Dog Day Afternoon This Weekend!

Relive the thrills of Sidney Lumet's 1975 classic Dog Day Afternoon, starting this Friday!
Kill Your Lover
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Horror-Thriller Kill Your Lover Opens Friday

Kill Your Lover, Alix Austin and Keir Stewart's latest film, starts screening this Friday!
Spirited Away

Steady Hands Presents Studio Ghibli! – June 2024

Join Steady Hands this Sunday for an all-day marathon of Studio Ghibli films, with their merch for sale in the lobby!
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Of Gods and Giants: The Megalomaniacal Movies of Werner Herzog

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta analyzes five Werner Herzog films in anticipation of Fitzcarraldo next week.
Female Trouble

Be Gay Do Crime – June 2024

Celebrate Pride Month with our fun new series, Be Gay Do Crime, featuring queer or queer-adjacent films about criminality.
The Talented Mr Ripley
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Party Like It’s 1999 Continues This Weekend with The Talented Mr. Ripley

The next entry in our Party Like It's 1999 series is The Talented Mr. Ripley, playing this Saturday and Sunday!
Hundreds Of Beavers
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Mike Cheslik’s Slapstick Comedy Hundreds of Beavers Returns Friday Night!

Come on out Friday night for Hundreds of Beavers, Mike Cheslik's modern comedy classic!
In A Violent Nature
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Chris Nash’s In A Violent Nature Opens This Friday

In a Violent Nature, a gory new slasher from Chris Nash, starts its week-long run Friday.