The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

The Irishman: A Modern Scorsese Masterpiece

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese made a name for himself writing and directing realistic dramas like Casino and Goodfellas. At first glance, one might see The Irishman as just another gritty gangster movie, filled with Scorsese signatures such as Catholic imagery, familiar actors, and intense attention to on-camera details. However, Scorsese reaches new heights with this film, examining brotherhood, family, and coming to terms […]

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12 Days of Alternative Christmas Movies

Batman Returns

When the weather outside is frightful, what could be better than curling up and watching a movie? As an avid movie-watcher, I believe one of the best ways to celebrate Christmas is to delve deep into the holiday’s expansive catalogue of films. While Christmas is here to bring good cheer, some might need a respite […]

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Director of the Month: John Waters

John Waters

Celebrate this holiday season with a dash of filth courtesy of John Waters, the Prince of Puke and our Director of the Month! From a young age Waters was attracted to the strange and macabre. His desire to be in show business started following a guest appearance in the “peanut gallery” on the classic children’s […]

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Frida After Dark: December 2019

December Frida After Dark

Ho ho ho! Tis December once again and The Frida Cinema is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in style! Frida After Dark’s programming continues to bring fan favorites, cult classics, and obscure oddities into the spotlight but with all the jingle bells and whistles to make things merry and bright! Whether you […]

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The King of Cinema: 5 Great Non-Gangster Scorsese Films

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Irishman screens Wednesday, November 27th through Thursday, December 12th Whether it’s about the long-awaited debut of The Irishman or controversial comments he made about the Marvel movie franchise, it seems impossible for Martin Scorsese to stay out of the news cycle. Not that this is a bad thing: on the contrary, it’s nothing less […]

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Volunteer of the Month Paul Hernandez on Paprika

Paprika screens Monday, November 25th through Wednesday, November 27th November at The Frida Cinema is exciting enough with Martin Scorsese as Director of the Month, but it’s made all the more exciting by the fact that we’re also playing Satoshi Kon’s Paprika! The last feature film to be made by the anime innovator before his […]

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Hola Mexico Film Festival

The Frida Cinema is proud to be the Orange County host for this year’s Hola Mexico Film Festival, running November 15 through 21! A festival dedicated to showcasing up-and-coming Mexican filmmakers of all genres, it will also serve as a celebration of Mexican experience and culture. Fans of Spanish-language films and foreign cinema in general are invited […]

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Mr. Halloween: The Films & Career of Adam Green

Adam Green

An Evening with Adam Green on Saturday, November 16th Horror icon and short film auteur Adam Green will be gracing The Frida Cinema with his presence for a double feature of his splatter classics, Hatchet (2006) and Frozen (2010)! But wait, there’s more: in addition to joining us for the movies, Mr. Green will regale […]

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The Films of Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

With the limited theatrical release of the highly-anticipated new Netflix film The Irishman coming up, we proudly pay homage to one of the most accomplished directors in all of cinematic history, Martin Scorsese.  As a child, Scorsese suffered from debilitating asthma, with the only activity accessible to him being watching movies at the local movie theatre. In that darkened […]

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