The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Boca de Oro Festival of Literary Arts and Culture – Saintly Films Media (3pm) + SAC Media (4pm) – FREE!

Boca de Oro 2020

Santa Ana’s Boca de Oro (Mouth of Gold) Festival of Literary Arts & Culture returns for its fourth year!  Visit Downtown Santa Ana from 12pm – 10pm  for free writing and arts and crafts workshops, panel discussions, author talks, performances, film, and more!

The Frida is excited to participate with two blocks of film presentations by talented Santa Ana filmmakers!

Saintly Films Media joins us at 3pm!

Over the years, Edward James Olmos and his Latino Film Institute have worked closely with the Santa Ana Unified School District to pioneer the Youth Cinema Project, which now serves as a model for districts across the state of California. Through the project, Heninger Intermediate and Santa Ana High School students discover the art of filmmaking by working with film industry professionals and studying screen writing, editing, special effects and more. Lead by Sophia Cuevas an English Teacher as SAHS you will be pleased to see a series of films produced, directed and edited by the Students. Santa Ana High School is the oldest and largest high school in Orange County, California, United States. The school was established in 1889.

At 4pm, join us in welcoming SAC Media!

SAC Media & Theatre Arts students under the direction of Chris Cannon will Share short films which they have made sharing the theme of Self-awareness and the courage to change. SAC Media will be Screening of two short films produced and performed by students. The first film is called: “Jesse’s All Right” Synopsis: Jesse used to be overweight and now he’s not, but his obsession with weight loss has turned unhealthy and takes him down a dark path. The second film is entitled: “Boy and Girl” Synopsis : After being dumped by his girlfriend, Jake finds himself caught up in a world of online dating and websites promising sexual encounters. He becomes so engrossed in this new and exciting cyber reality that he begins to lose the ability to see the opportunities that are right in front of him.