SCENE SELECTIONS Episode 20: Soviet September

“KTFC: Scene Selections” is a series of conversations between Anthony McKelroy, Miquela Davis, and a rotating cast of friends of The Frida Cinema. Tune in as we dissect shot compositions, overanalyze subtext, and wait for our coronavirus vaccines. Scene Selections is honored to welcome Dr. Kevin O’Brien to the show to discuss the best of […]

History of Horror

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla interviews Eli Roth’s History of Horror show runner Kurt Sayenga about his work on the AMC documentary series.

Coming Saturday, October 23rd: CAMP FRIDA V: ROAD TRIP!

Yet another spooky season tradition returns to the Frida next month! Buckle up for a wild ride with Camp Frida V: Road Trip on Saturday, October 23rd! Starting at 8PM, attendees will experience an all-night marathon of horror movies that lasts until 8AM. It’s going to be a long, fun night, but the concessions bar will […]

Announcing The Frida Cinema’s Horror Class of 1981!

This Halloween season, we are excited to announce we will be programming The Frida Cinema’s Horror Class of 1981! Over the course of October, we will be screening ten horror films from 1981 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of these films’ release. Being that 1981 was one of the more notable years for horror films, […]

Free Pacific Symphony’s Chamber Ensemble Performance + Fantasia Screening

We have partnered with the city of Santa Ana and the Pacific Symphony to help host a free outdoor community event this Saturday, September 25th, at 7:00 pm. The Chamber Ensemble will be performing a live concert followed by an outdoor screening of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia,” a revolutionary animated classic that combines Western classical music […]

Looking back at 35 years of Blue Velvet

Has it really been thirty-five years?? In celebration of our upcoming 35th Anniversary Screening of BLUE VELVET (and accompanying Art Show!), The Frida’s Executive Director Logan Crow looks back at his own 35-year relationship with David Lynch’s iconic 1986 classic.

World of Animation

Are you an Orange County student who is currently in, or about to enter. Grades 7th – 12th? If so, we invite you to register for our free 2021 WORLD OF ANIMATION program! This in-person Film-viewing + Discussion program will take place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30pm starting Tuesday, October 5th!

Q&A with “Prisoners of the Ghostland” Screenwriters

You’re invited to a very special evening! Aaron Hendry (screenwriter for Sion Sono’s Prisoners of the Ghostland) and Reza Sixo Safa (screenwriter and producer) will be at The Frida Cinema on September 18th. They will introduce the film at the latest 8:00 p.m. screening and will be hosting a Q&A session afterward. Please come join […]

SCENE SELECTIONS Episode 19: Musicals!

“KTFC: Scene Selections” is a series of conversations between Anthony McKelroy, Miquela Davis, and a rotating cast of friends of The Frida Cinema. Tune in as we dissect shot compositions, overanalyze subtext, and wait for our coronavirus vaccines. Frida Content Editor Reggie Peralta joins Anthony & Miquela on the show to talk about the movie […]

Soviet September Film Series

The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with our friends at South East European Film Festival (SEEFest) to present Soviet September, a series of nine acclaimed films representing six decades of cinema from the former Soviet Union (1922 – 1991).

The Passing of Days

Frida writing team member Austin Jaye reflects on Tsai Ming-Liang’s Days and how it complements the rest of the director’s oeuvre.