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A Look Into the Life of Julie Taymor, the Visionary Director of “Frida” and “Across the Universe”

A Look Into the Life of Julie Taymor, the Visionary Director of “Frida” and “Across the Universe”

This month, The Frida Cinema is proudly screening Frida and Across the Universe, two extraordinary films directed by a visionary artist Julie Taymor. Born on December 15, 1952, she grew up in a suburb near Boston, Massachusetts. Her childhood consisted of traveling to different countries as she developed a strong interest in mythology and theater.Read more about A Look Into the Life of Julie Taymor, the Visionary Director of “Frida” and “Across the Universe”[…]

Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27!

Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27!

On September 27th, The Frida Cinema pays tribute to the late, great Burt Reynolds. with special screenings of his beloved 1979 box office smash, Smokey and the Bandit.  Over the course of nearly six decades in Hollywood, Reynolds was a trailblazer on the silver screen, accomplishing an unprecedented five year run in the late 70s-andRead more about Celebrate Burt Reynolds with SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT on September 27![…]

Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana!

Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana!

Join us Wednesday, September 12 at 8pm for a special screening of Julie Taymor’s Academy Award-winning 2002 film FRIDA, featuring Salma Hayek in her Oscar-nominated, career-highlighting performance as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Proceeds from this screening will be donated towards the production costs of Viva la Vida Santa Ana, a free, family friendly cultural eventRead more about Special Screening of FRIDA to benefit Viva La Vida Santa Ana![…]

“THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL” is a Must-See!

“THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL” is a Must-See!

GKids presents the latest in their incredible slate of contemporary international anime films, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl – now playing at the Frida Cinema through Thursday, August 30th! Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, visionary artist behind the acclaimed Mind Game, this original romantic comedy follows a university sophomore known as “The Girl withRead more about “THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL” is a Must-See![…]

Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage!

Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage!

From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes feverishly-anticipated action-thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough!  Our one-week run kicks off with a special 8pm screening on Thursday the 13th which will be followed by a PRE-TAPED (not live or in person!) Q&A with Nicolas Cage and director Panos Cosmatos! Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD.Read more about Panos Cosmatos’ MANDY to open with a special screening featuring a Pre-Taped Q&A with Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage![…]

LA QUINCEAÑERA TO OPEN 2018 HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

LA QUINCEAÑERA TO OPEN 2018 HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL!

Got your Weekend Passes yet?  The 2018 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (HIFF) announces their opening night film: La Quinceañera, a brutal tale of family and revenge, co-created by genre veterans Gigi Saul Guerrero and Shane McKenzie! With support from Luchagore Productions and  Stage 13, HIFF will be showing the digital episodic series as a feature-length versionRead more about LA QUINCEAÑERA TO OPEN 2018 HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL![…]