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 for our free Summer 2021 WORLD OF ANIMATION program! This online Film-viewing + Discussion program will take place every Tuesday afternoon at 3pm starting Tuesday, June 15h!

World Of Animation: Online Screening Program

TUESDAYS AT 3PM, JUNE 15TH – AUGUST 3RD ELIGIBILITY Students must be: 1) Currently enrolled in an Orange County-based school; and 2) Currently attending Grades 7th – 12th (Junior High through High School). Students must make every effort to attend all eight sessions, which will take place every Tuesday at 3pm starting June 15th, and […]

Y2k Films: ‘Monkeybone’ At 20 

It has been twenty years since the release of Henry Selick’s 2001 fantasy comedy. Austin Jaye goes Down Town in a deep look at the film and its history.

Cinematic Crushes: A Retrospective

Space Jam

In just the past decade, conversations about childhood crushes have come to the forefront of the internet, especially thanks to listicles and the web’s unstoppable ability to churn out content for even the most obscure interests.

Frida After Dark: February 2020

Frida After Dark

Spring hasn’t sprung quite yet, but February ushers in the season of love! Whether you’re going steady, happily single, or a member of the Lonely Hearts Club, this unique Frida After Dark lineup will have you seeing red in the best way possible! With “sensual” roses, painted lips, and buckets of blood abound, we’re wasting no opportunity to jam-pack all twenty-nine days!

The Writer’s Room: Favorite Christmas Films

Black Christmas

The writers of The Frida Cinema have put together a list of our favorite Christmas films, including movies that deal directly with the holiday or ones that are simply set during Christmas. Regardless of which category they fall into, they make our holiday season that much merrier!

Frida After Dark: December 2019

December Frida After Dark

Ho ho ho! Tis December once again and The Frida Cinema is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in style! Frida After Dark’s programming continues to bring fan favorites, cult classics, and obscure oddities into the spotlight but with all the jingle bells and whistles to make things merry and bright! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or nothing at all, the hilarity and madness this month is non-denominational – and as diverse as the holiday season itself!

Volunteer of the Month Paul Hernandez on Paprika

The last feature film to be made by the anime innovator before his death, it’s as thought-provoking as it is mind-bending, with many citing its heady sci-fi story as an antecedent (or, as others contend, an uncredited inspiration) for Christopher Nolan’s Inception.