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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.
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!

Film Series

The Cinematic Experience – June 2022

Join us this June for The Cinematic Experience, an epic series of movies that are best seen on the big screen!

The Blog

Lloyd Kaufman coming to The Frida In Person with Divide and Conquer and Shakespeare’s Sh-tstorm

Splatter horror legend Lloyd Kaufman joins us in person again two nights in a row for Divide & Conquer and Shakespeare’s Sh-tstorm!

Drama

Cinema Essentials – May 2022

Join us this May for Cinema Essentials 2022, featuring acclaimed films representing different Oscar categories!

Comedy

Director of the Month: Sam Raimi – May 2022

Join us this May for our Director of the Month: Sam Raimi series, highlighting the alternately horrifying and hilarious films of the Evil Dead auteur!

Art/Experimental

Neon Nightmares – May 2022

Join us this May for Neon Nightmares 2022 a month-long series of neon-soaked thrillers and art films!

Featured / Highlight

Volunteer of the Month Misty Darling on Tokyo Drifter

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews May’s volunteer of the month Misty Darling about her pick Tokyo Drifter as well as her time at the Frida.

Featured / Highlight

Volunteer of the Month Sarah Kreager on Welcome to the Dollhouse

Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta interviews April’s volunteer of the month Sarah Kreager about her pick Welcome To The Dollhouse as well as her time at the Frida.