One Year…

The Frida Cinema looks back at the day we shut down our machines, changed our marquees, and locked our doors — March 14th, 2020.

Happy 7th Birthday, Frida Cinema!

Thank you for seven years! Because of your support, we are able to ring in Year Eight with two of the greatest gifts we can hope for — a profound sense of accomplishment, and a sense of tremendous hope for the coming year.

#BLM: Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, The Frida Cinema curated a collection of fifteen films spanning over 100 years of cinematic storytelling.

Scene Selections Episode 1: David Lynch – America’s Weatherman

The Frida Cinema is proud to present the first episode of Scene Selections, our first podcast about all things cinema.
Hosts Anthony McKelroy & Miquela Davis are joined by Frida Blog writer Austin Jaye to discuss the weather and atmospheres of David Lynch’s films.

Support The Frida By Streaming 76 Days

MTV Documentary Films commemorates the one year anniversary of the world’s first COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China by offering audiences an opportunity to experience award-winning documentary 76 DAYS for free this Saturday, January 23rd — and will donate $5 to The Frida Cinema for every rental.

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!

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