The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Welcome to Commie High

Ends January 28th

“Welcome to Commie High” explores an experiment in public education—Community High School. The film follows its humanistic, anti-establishment origins in the early 70s through its survival into the 90s. […]

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76 Days

Ends February 18th

Premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, MTV Documentary films presents 76 Days!

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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Ends January 21st

Two sisters come to a remote house to reconnect with Wesley after twenty years. One is recently divorced, and the other is a workaholic in Washington, D.C., while Wesley lives in Paris dealing with a wife recently struck with a fatal disease. […]

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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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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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