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Celebrate July 4th with Roland Emmerich's Independence Day and witness the world's forces unite and fight for our global independence against the greatest threat we've ever faced… an alien invasion.

In the first days of July 1996, a gargantuan alien mothership ominously appears over Earth and sends over a dozen smaller UFOs over major cities around the world. When scientist David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) figures out just what these UFOs are intending to do, it's too late. The invasion has fully begun. Soon, Marine captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) knocks down an alien aircraft and brings in a specimen for scientists to examine. The crucial information that they learn from it informs their next step: saving the world.

Independence Day is not just another alien invasion movie: with its underdog tale of survival and triumph against a seemingly insurmountable enemy, you can't help but feel a deep sense of pride and satisfaction seeing the entire world working towards the same goal.

“Imaginatively splicing genres together (sci-fi, disaster, war) as well as cloning winning ingredients from films from Lucas, Spielberg and Cameron files, screenwriters Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin do not exactly lift us off into any new story dimensions, but rather, they have created a sci-fi story constellation of the brightest star elements.” – Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter

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Red Tail Live and The Frida Cinema presents A Multi-Media Experience That's Out of This World!!!! A Rock and Roll Odyssey of Lights, Lasers & Alien Invasions.


Suit up for a fantastical journey through the multi-media cosmos of our imagination powered by a full battery of high-tech lasers, state of the art lighting, featuring the music of David Bowie, Queen, The Police, Portishead, Soundgarden & more!!!!

Boldly go on a warp-driven laser ride through time and space, Live at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street in Santa Ana.

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Mad God NYR

Legendary animator Phil Tippett (Jurassic Park, RoboCop) unleashes his stop-motion post-apocalyptic horror Mad God after thirty years in the making.

A mysterious, gas-masked figure named The Assassin descends toward an annihilated world with the task of detonating what remains of it, himself included. Trekking through this mutated hellscape, the survivors, consisting of decomposing mutants and faceless drones, gradually interfere with his plan. Before he knows it, The Assassin becomes subject to a plan of their own, in which may potentially lie the key to the creation of a new, better world.

Having started production in 1990 and finally finished in 2021, Mad God is an enigmatic work of art shrouded in unforgettable terror, further marked by the clear stamp of a titan in American animation.

“A painstaking work of art brought into being through passion and sheer force of will, Mad God has moments of lunacy, instances of genius, and plenty to fuel future bad dreams.” - Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News

“Mad God is unfettered creation yoked lightly to an archetypical quest substrate that allows us to engage it as a thing with stakes, whatever they might be... It's terrifying not because we understand it, but because we understand it just enough.” - Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

“Tippett's labor of love comprises stews of steampunk, body horror, and religious mythology, offering nothing less than a ravishing sensory experience of lurid phantasmagoria.” - Morris Yang, In Review Online

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Our month-long tribute to David Lynch kicks off with Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the 1992 prequel to the beloved TV series.

In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). Following her through the last week of her life, the film teases out the enigmas that surround her murder. Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years.

Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch's most humane films.

“In its own singular, deeply strange way, Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch's masterpiece.” - Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“However terrifying and overwhelmingly sad, Fire Walk with Me is also disturbingly and deliberately funny.” – Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

“Fire Walk With Me is not just an artistic triumph in its own right, it's the key to the entire Twin Peaks universe.” – Martyn Conterio, The Guardian

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