M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images. […]
Successful columnist Femke is flooded every day by anonymous harassments and death threats on social media. She becomes addicted to the vicious messages, and finds herself continuously clicking back to the hateful comments before she goes to sleep. […]
A prize-winner at the Venice Film Festival and Ukraine’s official selection for the 2021 Academy Awards, Atlantis is a gorgeous and visionary sci-fi drama. Eastern Ukraine, 2025. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. […]
New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the quantum trading market. Building the network requires miles of infrastructure to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by “cablers” – unprotected gig workers who compete against robots. […]
In this collection of six shorts, filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities features timely stories from Black artists.
In 2001, the band System Of A Down partnered with music producer Rick Rubin to record their sophomore album. Against all odds, and during one of the most painful and precarious months in American history, the album Toxicity skyrocketed up the Billboard chart and catapulted to Number One. […]
Spanning 20 years starting in 1999, this story illuminates a national, ongoing crisis through one family’s raw, stirring and deeply personal saga. Made from over 1,000 hours of footage, it all starts on the street where they lived in 1999, 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol.
BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. […]
TOMORROW NIGHT! Calling all #TalkingHeads fans! This Thursday night, join us for a #DriveIn screening of Jonathan Demme’s iconic concert film STOP MAKING SENSE at Tustin’s @messhallmarketoc! Tickets and info available at http://thefridacinema.org!
Coming to The Frida this Friday, January 28th! Acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar returns with PARALLEL MOTHERS, a powerful new drama starring Academy Award-winner Penélope Cruz. Showtimes and tickets at http://thefridacinema.org. “A ravishingly crafted work that again illustrates with ineffable beauty that no one uses the expressive power of color and design quite like Almodóvar.” - Hollywood Reporter
🎃TICKET GIVEAWAY!🎃 The Frida Cinema is proud to serve as a Media Sponsor for this year’s @creepIEcon, coming to Ontario Convention Center February 5th & 6th! We’ve got a pair of Weekend Passes for one lucky winner! For a chance to win, comment below and tell us:
What is a horror movie that you absolutely love, but that everyone else seems to hate?
We’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3pm!
For info on CreepIE Con, visit creepiecon.com!
Coming to The Frida February 4th - 10th! Radu Jude’s incendiary, riotous Golden Bear winner, BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN, is “an eye-ball slicing polemic by a bomb-throwing provocateur” (Austin Chronicle), and has been awarded the Best Picture prize at Berlin International Film Festival! Showtimes and advance tickets now available at http://thefridacinema.org!
Calling all #TalkingHeads fans! This Thursday night, join us for a #DriveIn screening of Jonathan Demme’s iconic concert film STOP MAKING SENSE at Tustin’s @messhallmarketoc! Tickets and info available at http://thefridacinema.org!
RESCHEDULED! You Michael Mann fans out there are tenacious! Can’t say we blame you! By popular demand, we’re extending our Michael Mannuary series into February with rescheduled and much-requested classics COLLATERAL (February 1, 2 & 3) and MIAMI VICE (February 11 & 12)! HEAT will run as scheduled starting this Friday the 28th! Showtimes and tickets now available at http://thefridacinema.org!
THIS WEEKEND’S DRIVE-INS CANCELED — Due to this weekend’s High Wind Warning, and incredibly strong winds on the @messhallmarketoc parking lot rooftop, we will be rescheduling this weekend’s planned EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN screenings. New dates will be announced next week. Thank you, and please stay safe out there.
Coming to The Frida next Friday, January 28th! Acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar returns with PARALLEL MOTHERS, a powerful new drama starring Academy Award-winner Penélope Cruz. Showtimes and tickets at http://thefridacinema.org. “A ravishingly crafted work that again illustrates with ineffable beauty that no one uses the expressive power of color and design quite like Almodóvar.” - Hollywood Reporter
TOMORROW, Thursday January 20th! Join us as we kick off CLASSICS ON FRENCH STREET - a new program featuring FREE outdoor screenings of family-friendly classics, presented right around the corner from The Frida on French Street - with THE WIZARD OF OZ! Screenings are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous partnership of City of Santa Ana and Community Engagement @ce_org, and will happen the 3rd Thursday of every month through June! Capacity is limited — RSVP on our event page at http://thefridacinema.org!
Take a trip with us this Friday night as we kick off the return of DRIVE-IN DINE OUT nights at Tustin’s @messhallmarketoc, with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legendary psychedelic cult classic EL TOPO! If you couldn’t make it out to Joshua Tree when we screened it there in August 2020, now’s your chance! 🎟Tickets available at thefridacinema.org! 🎥🚗
We’re back on January 28th with Michael Mann’s 1995 crime classic HEAT, screening at 12pm, 4pm, & 7:45pm! Additional screenings through Monday January 31st - visit thefridacinema.org for full schedule and advance tickets!
Join us January 28th & 29th as we kick off CAGE MATCH with The Rock (1996) and The Wicker Man (2006)! Cage Match is a no-holds-barred movie tournament featuring 16 films from “The Patron Saint of The Frida Cinema” himself, the one-and-only Nicolas Cage. Every month, we will pair up two Cage classics against each other, and whichever film sells more tickets will move on to the next round. There will be a round of sweet sixteen, elite eight, final four, and then the Cage Match championship! May the most Cagey movie win! We’ll post up the full bracket soon!
This Thursday night in Downtown Santa Ana! Join us for the first of our CLASSICS ON FRENCH STREET events, featuring FREE outdoor screenings of family-friendly classics, presented right around the corner from The Frida on French Street! Screenings are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous partnership of City of Santa Ana and Community Engagement @ce_org, and will happen the 3rd Thursday of every month through June! Capacity is limited — RSVP on our event page at http://thefridacinema.org!
The Frida’s DRIVE-IN | DINE OUT is back! We’re thrilled to be returning to Tustin’s @messhallmarketoc to bring you great nights of art house and cult favorites, plus great bites from Mess Hall Market’s family of restaurants, all enjoyed from the comfort of your car! We’re kicking it off next weekend with two psychedelic classics from one of our favorite filmmakers, Alejandro Jodorowsky — EL TOPO (Friday, January 21) and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (Saturday, January 22)! Tickets available now at thefridacinema.org! 🎥 🚗
In consideration of the incredible strain that our local OC hospitals are enduring due to Omicron, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors. By all accounts current numbers should be decreasing over the next two weeks, so we look forward to reopening on Friday, January 28th.
We will be hosting several outdoor events over the next two weeks, including a FREE outdoor screening of The Wizard of Oz next Thursday January 20th (with major gratitude to the City of Santa Ana and Community Engagement @ce_org for their support!), and our #DriveIns return to @messhallmarketoc next Friday! Visit http://thefridacinema.org for updates, schedule and tickets, and more! Please stay safe out there. 🎥❤️