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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 helping out as Content Editor for the Frida, he also works as Blog Editor for the Libertarian Party of Orange County.
At The Frida

Monster Movie Triple Feature by See It On 16mm This Friday!

Join See It On 16mm for a one night-only triple feature of Monster of Piedras Blancas, The Giant Gila Monster, and Robot Monster!

Featured / Highlight

In Dark Dreams: Classics of German Expressionism

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta examines five German Expressionist films in anticipation of our 100th anniversary screening of Nosferatu this weekend.

Film Series

Beautiful Monsters: A Guillermo del Toro Film Retrospective and Tribute Art Show – October 2022

Join us this October for a multi-media celebration of Guillermo del Toro, featuring 21 films made by the director or cited as an inspiration on him!

Comedy

Volunteer of the Month Jonathan Chapman on Reservoir Dogs

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews Jonathan Chapman, one of two September Volunteers of the Month, about his pick Reservoir Dogs as well as his time at The Frida.

Animation

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 2022

Join us this September for a miniseries celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

Comedy

Volunteer of the Month J.T. Hood on Repo Man

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews J.T. Hood, one of two August volunteers of the month, about their pick Repo Man as well as their time at The Frida.

Action

Remembering 2007 – September 2022

Join us this September for Remembering 2007, a series that highlights some of the best movies to come out that year!

Film Series

Arthouse 101 – 2022

Join us for Arthouse 101, a multi-month introduction to the world of arthouse cinema!

Action

Once Upon a Time… – August 2022

Join us this August for Once Upon a Time…, a series of epic films across different periods and genres!

Animation

Pixar Parade Summer Matinees – August 2022

Join us this August for Pixar Parade Summer Matinees, a series highlighting the studio’s incredible animated films!

Animation

Volunteer of the Month Adriana Macias on Coraline

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews Adriana Macias, one of two July volunteers of the month, about her pick Coraline as well as her time at The Frida.

Action

The Emperor and The Samurai: 5 Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune Collaborations

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta analyzes five films directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune.

Film Series

David Lynch Month – July 2022

Join us this July for Lynch Month, cataloging the beautifully weird movies of David Lynch!

Interview

Volunteer of the Month Max Ney on Gojira

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews June’s volunteer of the month Max Ney about his pick Gojira as well as his time at The Frida.

Film Series

Pride Month – June 2022

Join us this June for Pride Month 2022, a series of five films exploring LGBTQ identity and themes!