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See It On 16mm is back! This time, it’s a 70’s Kung Fu Double Feature all on beautiful 16mm film! First up, we have Attack Of The Kung Fu Girls, a 10 minute intermission, and then straight into Duel Of The Iron Fist!

Join us as we unleash two 70’s Kung Fu features on the audience not once, but TWICE! One ticket gets you in for BOTH features. Be there as the films unspool onto the screen for one unforgettable screening of two gems. Tickets only $12!

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Acclaimed filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun (We’re All Going to the World’s Fair) returns with their brand-new feature, I Saw the TV Glow — presented by A24.

Teenager Owen (Justice Smith) is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate (Brigette Lundy-Paine) introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

Having received unanimous praise since its premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, I Saw the TV Glow is a gorgeously stylized extension of one of the most exciting directorial talents in recent years.

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Ally Pankiw broke through the festival circuit with her new dramedy, I Used to be Funny, starring Rachel Sennott.

Sam (Sennott) is a young stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD, who is weighing whether or not to join the search for Brooke (Olga Petsa), a missing girl she used to nanny.

Heavilly acclaimed since its premiere at last year’s South by Southwest, I Used to be Funny is a sensitive and moving portrait of depression’s impact on the young adult psyche.

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Edit: this screening has now “sold out” of Free RSVPs. We will have a standby line on the night of the event for folks that want to try and get in!

Experience the dreamlike nostalgia of the next entry in our Arthouse 101: International New Wave series — Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 2001 time capsule, Millennium Mambo.

In 2011, A woman named Vicky (Shu Qi) recollects her experiences a decade prior, in which she navigated an emotionally tumultuous love triangle between her DJ boyfriend Hao-Hao (Tuan Chun-hao) and a businessman named Jack (Jack Kao). Aimlessly caught between the temperamental toxicity of Hao-Hao and Jack’s criminal ties, Vicky’s vulnerability inevitably keeps bringing her back, unable to move forward. It is only through recollection in which she may be able to release herself from the tightening grip of her past.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, Hou Hsiao-hsien injects Millennium Mambo with an endlessly evocative, neon-soaked sensory experience, anchored by the emotional rawness on display from his performers.

The Frida Cinema’s Art House 101: International New Wave series has been made possible with generous support from the City of Santa Ana.

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Tótem NR

Lila Avilés’ boldly acclaimed new drama, Tótem, arrives at The Frida!

In a bustling Mexican household, seven-year-old Sol is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for the birthday party for her father, Tona, led by her mother, aunts, and other relatives. As the day goes on, building to an event both anticipated and dreaded, Sol begins to understand the gravity of the celebration this year and watches as her family does the same.

Selected as the Mexican entry for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards, Tótem is a deeply moving family drama enraptured by a truly beating heart.

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