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Frida After Dark

Frida After Dark: June 2021

Frida writing team member Isa Bulnes-Shaw gives readers a sneak peek at Pride Month's Frida After Dark line-up.
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World Of Animation — The Frida Cinema

World of Animation

Are you an Orange County student who is currently in, or about to enter. Grades 7th – 12th? If so, we invite you to register ...
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Big Screen Rewind Banner May 2021

Big Screen Rewind

Join us this June for our Big Screen Rewind series, highlighting great movies of the past year that were denied a proper theatrical experience by ...
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Aapi Month

AAPI Heritage Month Series: Celebrating Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Throughout the month of May, The Frida Cinema is proud to present our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Film Series, a curated collection of ...
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Kino Germany Now

KINO! Germany Now!

We’re very excited to partner with KINO! Germany NOW! to present a handpicked selection of Germany’s most promising narrative and documentary films that premiered within ...
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#BLM: Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, The Frida Cinema curated a collection of fifteen films spanning over 100 years of cinematic storytelling.
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Frida After Dark

Frida After Dark: March 2020

With not two but five audience-engaging events, the experiential aspect of FAD is really gonna shine through with YOU, the audience!

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Scarface
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Scarface Returns For 40th Anniversary Screenings Starting Friday!

Say hello to 40th anniversary screenings of Brian De Palma's Scarface, starting this Friday!
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Planes Trains And Automobiles
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Volunteer of the Month John Marsaglia on Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta talks with December Volunteer of the Month John Marsaglia about his VOTM pick, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
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Award This!
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Film Threat’s Award This! Returns Sunday Evening!

Join Film Threat this Sunday for Award This!, their annual independent film award ceremony!
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The Dark Knight
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Celebrate 15 years of The Dark Knight This Saturday!

Relive the high-octane thrill of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Saturday night!
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The Dark Knight
Film Series

Anniversary Screenings – December 2023

Join us this December for a month's worth of anniversary screenings of beloved film favorites!
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Black Christmas
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See It On 16mm Presents 1974’s Black Christmas Sunday Evening!

See It On 16mm returns Sunday with Black Christmas, the original holiday slasher from Bob Clark!
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Jurassic Park
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Celebrate 30 Years of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park This Weekend!

Our first Volunteer of the Month pick is Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg's action-packed masterpiece!
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Dream Scenario
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Nicolas Cage Stars in Dream Scenario, Opening This Thursday

Catch Kristoffer Borgli's Dream Scenario, starring Nicolas Cage, beginning its two-week run Thursday night!
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Trivia Night
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Film Trivia

Join us here at The Frida for this month's installment of Movie Trivia Night!
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Speed Racer
Film Series

21st Century Cult – 2023

Join us throughout the year for 21st Century Cult, a series celebrating the new cult canon of the 2000s and 2010s!
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's Baby
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New York November Continues with Rosemary’s Baby Friday Night

Up next in our New York November series is the 1968 horror classic Rosemary's Baby, playing this weekend!
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Priscilla
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Sophia Coppola’s New Biopic Priscilla Opens This Wednesday!

Shimmy on over to The Frida for Priscilla, Sophia Coppola's latest film, opening this Wednesday!
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Nowhere 3
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Event Recap: Nowhere Q&A w/ James Duval & Sarah Lassez

Frida Blogger Finn Sullivan describes his experience at our recent Nowhere screening and Q&A with James Duval and Sarah Lessez.
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Little Shop Of Horrors
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Little Shop of Horrors Screens for New York November This Friday!

Up next in our New York November series is Frank Oz's comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors, playing Friday night!
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Uptown Girls
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21st Century Cult Continues with Uptown Girls Thursday Night

Boaz Yakin's Uptown Girls plays Thursday night as part of our 21st Century Cult series!
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Who Inspires Us

Who 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.

Well, well, well. Who knew that Frida Kahlo was a bit of a gambler? Apparently, she enjoyed her fair share of casino games back in the day. I can just picture her sitting at the blackjack table, sporting her signature unibrow and colorful wardrobe, sipping on a margarita. Maybe she even had a lucky rabbit’s foot tucked away in her pocket. Who knows? All I know is that if I ever find myself playing cards with Frida, I better watch out for her poker face – she was known for being quite the skilled bluffer. Viva Las Frida!

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