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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.

Gutifest – July 2023

Join us this July for Gutifest, our first-ever guest series programmed by LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano!


Volunteer of the Month Jen McLean on The Truman Show

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta talks with June Volunteer of the Month Jen McLean about her VOTM pick The Truman Show as well as her time at The Frida.

At The Frida

Sam Green’s 32 Sounds Screens All Weekend Long

32 Sounds, a new documentary about the sensation of sound from Sam Green, opens Friday night!

At The Frida

Celebrate 25 Years of The Truman Show Starting This Friday!

Peter Weir’s The Truman Show screens just in time for its 25th anniversary, courtesy of our June Volunteer of the Month Jen McLean!

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Spend Saturday at the Viet Book Fest in DTSA!

Join Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association for the Viet Book Fest this Saturday!


50th Anniversary Screenings of The Holy Mountain All Weekend Long!

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-bending cult classic The Holy Mountain returns just in time for its 50th anniversary!

At The Frida

Charlotte Le Bon’s Falcon Lake Opens This Friday

Falcon Lake, a new coming-of-age drama from Charlotte Le Bon, comes to The Frida this weekend.

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Cinematic Void Presents Lamberto Bava’s Demons This Friday!

Get your weekend off to a spooky start with Lamberto Bava’s Demons, presented by Cinematic Void!

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Arvida Book Co. Returns Thursday Night with Fight Club

Join Arvida Book Co. for a screening and post-film discussion of David Fincher’s Fight Club this Thursday!


Pride Month – June 2023

Join us this June for Pride Month 2023, a series of eight films exploring LGBTQ identity and themes!


21st Century Cult Continues with Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

21st Century Cult chugs along with Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, playing late nights all weekend long!

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Festival de Trash-Mex Starts Friday with Dimensiones Ocultas and Navajeros!

Trash-Mex and See It On 16mm join forces for Festival de Trash-Mex, kicking off this Friday with Dimensiones Ocultas and Navajeros!

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Pakistani Cannes Winner Joyland Plays All Weekend

Saim Sadiq’s LGBTQ drama Joyland opens for a three day-run this Friday!

Film Series

Festival de Trash-Mex – May 19, 20 & 21

Join Trash-Mex this May for a weekend-long series of Mexican horror and sci-fi cult classic double features!

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Man with a Movie Camera with Live Musical Accompaniment by Montopolis This Saturday!

Join Montopolis this Saturday as they perform a live score to Dziga Vertov’s innovative 1929 documentary Man with a Movie Camera!