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Steady Hands Presents Studio Ghibli! – June 2024

Join Steady Hands this Sunday for an all-day marathon of Studio Ghibli films, with their merch for sale in the lobby!
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Female Trouble

Be Gay Do Crime – June 2024

Celebrate Pride Month with our fun new series, Be Gay Do Crime, featuring queer or queer-adjacent films about criminality.
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Slumber Party Parties – 2024

Spend the night with Slumber Party Parties, a brand-new sleepover-inspired series!
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Johnny Guitar
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Johnny Guitar + Hollywood Pride Book Signing w/ Alonso Duralde Saturday!

Ride out this Saturday for Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar, followed by a book signing for Alonso Duralde's Hollywood Pride!
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Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Tickets Still Available for Friday’s Rocky Horror Show!

Come on out Friday night for another unforgettable screening and shadowcast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
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Stop Making Sense
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Dance to Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense This Friday!

Stop Making Sense returns Friday night in a dance party edition of Jonathan Demme's 1984 concert film!
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CINEMATIC MUSINGS FROM THE FRIDA'S WRITING TEAM

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's Delivery Service

Flying High: Exploring the Magic of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Frida Blogger Marleen Apodaca revisits the whimsical fantasy of Kiki's Delivery Service.
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Volunteer of the Month Owen Bradford on Kuroneko

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta talks with June Volunteer of the Month Owen Bradford about his VOTM pick, Kuroneko.
Almost Famous

Volunteer of the Month RJ Lopez on Almost Famous

Frida Blogger Charlotte Brungardt talks with June Volunteer of the Month RJ Lopez about her VOTM pick, Almost Famous.
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Who Inspires Us

Who is FRIDA Kahlo?

...Why is Frida?

When you set out to do the impossible, it helps to find a source for inspiration…

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954), the legendary Mexican painter and central figure in revolutionary Mexican politics and twentieth-century art, is renowned for her magnificent body of surreal, symbolic, and deeply personal art. What is less known about Kahlo is the incredible saga of integrity and perseverance inherent to her life’s story. In 1925, at the age of eighteen, Kahlo was involved in a tragic streetcar accident where she suffered multiple fractures to her spine, foot, and pelvic bones, spending the rest of her life struggling against severe pain and disability. 

Where for some this would have been enough to lose oneself to despair, Kahlo turned to art to communicate her physical suffering, as well as her passions for Mexican politics and for the love of her life, Diego Rivera, whom she married in 1929. A consummate creator until her death at 47, Kahlo’s inspiring resoluteness and individualism has led to her becoming a leading icon for both the LGBT and feminist movements, as well as for the greater conversation of self-expression through art.

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