The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival



Join us as we bring back a film that has quickly become an annual staple over at The Frida – Nicolas Winding Refn’s acclaimed Drive.

Gorgeously atmospheric, unapologetically stylish, and paced like a slowly unfolding dream peppered with explosions of action and violence, Drive stars Ryan Gosling as a man who works as a movie stuntman by day, and a wheel man-for-hire for the criminal underworld of Los Angeles by night.  His life is free of complications until he begins to fall for his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), leading him down an increasingly dangerous path.

Elevated by a pitch-perfect synth soundtrack, stunning cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel, and fantastic performances by Gosling and supporting players Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, and scene-stealing, award-winning Albert Brooks, Drive is a mesmerizing work of art that took home the Best Director award from the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s atmospheric direction, Gosling’s sheer presence and a soundtrack that’s perfection make Drive a fantastic film.” — Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered

“In reworking genres without quoting shamelessly, Refn proves himself his own man and a guy quite capable of taking us places we didn’t even know we wanted to go.” — Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

“Perhaps Drive is an action movie for those who don’t ordinarily like action movies. It’s also an action movie for those who crave them like a drug.” — James Berardinelli, ReelViews