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His Girl Friday

Classic Movie Nights – 2023 – 2024

Join us for Classic Movie Nights, featuring five old Hollywood favorites throughout the rest of the year!
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Pokemon Detective Pikachu

SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS – September 2023 – October 2024

Come on out for Sensory Friendly Screenings, unique movie showings where you can get up, sing, dance, and shout!
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Spirited Away

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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Spider Man

Spider-Man Mondays – April – June 2024

Relive the glory of one of the world's most beloved heroes with Spider-Man Mondays, a new series starting this April!
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Art House 101 International New Wave

Arthouse 101: The New Wave – March – June 2024

Arthouse 101 returns with a new series of free screenings highlighting entries in various countries' New Wave movements!
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For A Few Dollars More

Morricone March – March 2024

Celebrate the aural artistry of one of cinema's most accomplished songsmiths with Morricone March!
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Wings Of Desire

Wim Wenders Month – February 2024

Join us this February for Wim Wenders Month, featuring five films by the beloved German director!
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Hollywood 90028
At The FridaWhats Happening at the Frida

Hollywood 90028 + Q&A w/ Actor Christopher Augustine Friday Night!

Come on out for a special screening of Hollywood 90028 followed by a Q&A with star Christopher Augustine this Friday!
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At The Frida

Hispanic Heritage Month- Art Show Submission Guidelines & Submission Form

Have this article read to you, listen to it like a podcast This August-September, The Frida Cinema will be celebrating Hispanic History Month with a ...
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Featured / HighlightFilm CriticismThe BlogWhats Happening at the Frida

Relax Don’t Do It: Brian De Palma’s Body Double

Frida Blogger Penny Folger explores the Hitchcockian threads running through Brian De Palma's Body Double.
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Female Trouble
Film Series

Les Diaboliques
Dog Day Afternoon
The Living End
Female Trouble

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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Johnny Guitar
Just AddedWhats Happening at the Frida

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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Stop Making Sense
Last ChanceWhats Happening at the Frida

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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Bicycle Thieves
For A Great CauseJust Added

Special Screening of Bicycle Thieves/The Bicycle Thief Wednesday, June 26th!

Join us Wednesday, June 26th for a screening of Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves in support of our volunteer Eddie Miller!
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Female Trouble
Last Chance

Be Gay Do Crime Continues with Female Trouble Friday Night!

John Waters' dark comedy classic Female Trouble returns as part of our Be Gay Do Crime series!
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Just Added

Lila Alves’ New Drama Totem Starts Screening Friday

Totem, a Mexican drama film from Lila Alves, starts its run this Friday!
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Last ChanceSpecial Event

Orange County Improv Festival Opens Thursday!

Join The Orange County Improv Festival for three days of gut-busting, unscripted comedy!
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Featured / HighlightInterviewsThe Blog

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.
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Almost Famous
Featured / HighlightInterviewsThe Blog

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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's Such A Beautiful Day
At The FridaWhats Happening at the Frida

Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day and ME Screen Saturday!

Enjoy a double feature of Don Hertzfeldt's It's Such a Beautiful Day and his new film ME Saturday evening!
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Dog Day Afternoon
At The FridaWhats Happening at the Frida

Be Gay Do Crime Continues with Dog Day Afternoon This Weekend!

Relive the thrills of Sidney Lumet's 1975 classic Dog Day Afternoon, starting this Friday!
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Kill Your Lover
At The FridaWhats Happening at the Frida

Horror-Thriller Kill Your Lover Opens Friday

Kill Your Lover, Alix Austin and Keir Stewart's latest film, starts screening this Friday!
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The Two Fridas
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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