The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE FRIDA LOOKS BACK AT 2020

We are proud to announce that in 2020 our organization presented 83 drive-in events, for approximately 17,716 guests. And we provided you with 161 diverse titles on our streaming platform. We thank the many wonderful host venues and film distributors who partnered with us to make this possible, and we thank every one of you who purchased a ticket, rented a film, made a donation, shared a social media post, or simply told their friends about our organization and events. Thank you! […]

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WATCH ‘IDENTIFYING FEATURES’ BEGINNING JANUARY 22ND — WINNER OF TODAY’S IFP GOTHAM AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE!

On Friday, January 22nd, we are proud to welcome writer-director’s Fernanda Valadez’ acclaimed new film Identifying Features (Sin señas particulares) to our catalog of streaming on-demand titles — recognized today by IFP Gotham Awards as 2020’s Best International Feature Film! “A confident, accomplished and distinctive feature directorial debut.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Speaks volumes of the boundaries of the human heart and of the undeniable qualities of this director, who should be watched with interest.” – Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

“Combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power.” – Anjana Janardhan, Sight & Sound

“A vivid, sun-scorched portrait of a country in crisis.” – Alex Saleviev, Film Threat

“Speaks volumes of the boundaries of the human heart.” – Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

“On every level, this is impressively accomplished cinema.” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

“Poignant. A moving familial love story. Valadez signals her arrival as a young filmmaker… with well-earned confidence in her artistic voice… We should be seeing a lot more from Valadez for years to come, and contemporary Mexican cinema will be all the better for it.” – Beandrea July, The Hollywood Reporter […]

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EXPERIENCE ‘WOLFWALKERS’ ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 9TH — OSCAR’S TOP CONTENDER FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM!

Join us at the baseball diamond at Anaheim’s Zion Lutheran Church & School this Saturday, January 9th as we present one of the most acclaimed animated films of recent years, Wolfwalkers! Widely considered to be a front-runner for this year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, receiving stronger reviews than even Pixar’s two 2020 entries, Wolfwalkers has already taken home awards from AFI Fest 2020 (Narrative Feature, Audience Award); Boston Online Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); Chicago Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); Greater Western New York Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Best Animated Film); and New York Film Critics Circle (Best Animated Film)! […]

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