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Harold And Maude

Valentine’s Month – February 2024

Valentine's Day runs all month-long at The Frida this February, with 11 movies celebrating or subverting romance!
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The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthi-Month – January 2024

Whet your appetite for Poor Things with Yorgos Lanthi-Month, featuring five films by the Academy Award-winning director!
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's Up Doc

Tribute to Ryan O’Neal – January 2024

Commemorate the films of one of cinema's most beloved stars with a Tribute to Ryan O'Neal!
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Heat

The Return of Michael Mannuary – January 2024

Kick off the new year with The Return of Michael Mannuary, featuring three of the director's most arresting thrillers!
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The Dark Knight

Anniversary Screenings – December 2023

Join us this December for a month's worth of anniversary screenings of beloved film favorites!
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Speed Racer

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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Escape From New York, Kurt Russell, 1981

New York November – November 2023

Experience the Big Apple on the big screen with our New York November series!
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The Neverending Story
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Science on Screen Ⓡ presents THE NEVERENDING STORY, followed by a Special Presentation by Dr. Kirsten Read

Have this article read to you, listen to it like a podcast On Thursday, June 20th at 7pm, our 2024 Science on Screen® series of ...
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Body Double
Film Series

STEAMY SUMMER

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June 2024

Ring in the season with Steamy Summer, featuring titillating thrillers and sensual suspense films!
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The Talented Mr Ripley
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Party Like It’s 1999 Continues This Weekend with The Talented Mr. Ripley

The next entry in our Party Like It's 1999 series is The Talented Mr. Ripley, playing this Saturday and Sunday!
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Hundreds Of Beavers
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Mike Cheslik’s Slapstick Comedy Hundreds of Beavers Returns Friday Night!

Come on out Friday night for Hundreds of Beavers, Mike Cheslik's modern comedy classic!
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In A Violent Nature
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Chris Nash’s In A Violent Nature Opens This Friday

In a Violent Nature, a gory new slasher from Chris Nash, starts its week-long run Friday.
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The Room
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The Room Returns Friday Night!

Come on out for another audience participation-friendly screening of Tommy Wiseau's The Room this Friday!
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Wildcat
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Ethan Hawke’s New Drama Wildcat Opens This Weekend

Catch Wildcat, a new biographical drama by Ethan Hawke, starting this Friday!
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Maniac Cop
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Cinematic Void & Creature Bazaar Present Maniac Cop Trilogy + Bill Lustig In-Person Sunday!

Cinematic Void and Creature Bazaar present the Maniac Cop trilogy, followed by an in-person Q&A with director Bill Lustig, this Sunday!
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Cartoon Madness Popeye
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Cartoon Madness Returns with Popeye Saturday Afternoon!

Join Cartoon Madness once again for an all-Popeye edition of their monthly animation marathons this Saturday!
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Evil Does Not Exist
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Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Evil Does Not Exist Opens This Friday

Drive My Car director Ryusuke Hamaguchi does it again with Evil Does Not Exist, a new drama opening Friday!
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Interview: Frida Board Member Leonardo Ostergren

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta talks with Board Member Leonardo Ostergren about his time with The Frida.
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Kung Fu Hustle
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Volunteer of the Month Melody Vallejos on Kung Fu Hustle

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta talks with May Volunteer of the Month Melody Vallejos about her VOTM pick, Kung Fu Hustle.
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Mommie Dearest
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Mommie Dearest Mimosa Mother’s Day This Sunday!

Celebrate Mother's Day with Mommie Dearest, the Mother of all Bad Movies, Sunday afternoon!
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Stress Positions
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New Dramedy Stress Positions Opens Friday

Stress Positions, a satirical comedy from Theda Hammel, starts screening Friday!
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Spy Kids
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Volunteer of the Month Jozelyn Ruiz on Spy Kids

Frida Blogger Charlotte Brungardt talks with May Volunteer of the Month Jozelyn Ruiz about her VOTM pick, Spy Kids.
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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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