The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

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Ends January 14th

On the first anniversary of her younger sister’s death, Woodstock teen, Rosie, discovers the mysterious man who sexploited and bullied her sister to commit suicide, is back online trolling for new victims. […]

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Pets

Pets

December 18th – December 31st

A truly unparalleled exploitation film experience, Raphael Nussbaum’s PETS veers between moments of overwrought melodrama and jarring bouts of unhinged sleaze. Newly restored from rare 35mm elements!

Teenage runaway Bonnie (Candice Rialson) has escaped the clutches of her controlling brother, only to become embroiled in a twisted web of sexual manipulation. Convinced to aid in a carjacking, Bonnie is taken in by a lecherous lesbian artist who hopes to groom her into a sapphic lover — only to be thwarted by the perverse advances of a local gallery owner whose proclivities include keeping an unusual assortment of “pets”… […]

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Threads

Threads

December 18th – December 31st

Upon its 1984 premiere at the height of global nuclear tension, THREADS shocked the entirety of the BBC’s viewership. Months later, it became the most-watched cable program in American history.

Exactingly directed by Mick Jackson (VOLCANO) from a screenplay by Barry Hines (Ken Loach’s KES), this graphic docudrama depicts the unraveling of society after the working-class city of Sheffield, UK undergoes nuclear attack. With talk of nuclear conflict back in the news, the time is now for audiences with fortitude to experience and absorb this shattering vision on the big screen.

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Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

December 18th – December 31st

The most discussed and analyzed avian disaster film since THE BIRDS, BIRDEMIC is a tender love story, a graphic horror shocker, an urgent ecological warning, a testament to its creator James Nguyen’s enduring vision and a must-see “midnight movie” sensation.

Over the course of five years, Nguyen — the self-proclaimed “Master of the Romantic Thriller™” — crafted the story of a sexy lingerie model (Whitney Moore) and a successful software salesman (Alan Bagh) on a weekend getaway to a quaint Northern California town. When the entire region is attacked by millions of homicidal birds, their picturesque paradise becomes a winged hell on earth. Can mankind now survive the avian onslaught of Birdemic?

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Jack Frost

Jack Frost

December 18th – December 31st

On his way to be executed, the vehicle containing notorious serial killer Jack Frost collides with a chemical truck, turning Jack into a snow-covered mutant and unleashing him on the unsuspecting town of Snomonton, “The Snowman Capitol of the Midwest”.

Jack immediately uses his blizzardy abilities to seek revenge on the bungling Sheriff (Christopher Allport, TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.) who accidentally ended his cross-country killing spree. Can the residents of Snomonton fight back against the psychopath snowman from Hell, or will they all end up in a snow-covered grave?

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