The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

The #SaveTheFrida Twitter Haikus

Earlier this month, we joined cinemas across the country in doing our part to help protect our communities from exposure to COVID-19 by doing what had previously seemed impossible — voluntarily shutting down our projectors, and closing our doors.  The immediately debilitating effects of this closure have led to us having to cut staff and hours dramatically, while our two remaining staff members work diligently to ensure that we are able to re-open our doors and continue programming when it is safe to do so; to identify and implement avenues to continue to enrich and entertain our communities while our doors are closed; and most importantly, to ensure that all staff members continue to have their insurance benefits covered during this unprecedented time.

In the effort to provide a fun and creative way to reward our Twitter followers who donate at least $10 to our online campaign, our Executive Director Logan Crow tweeted the following on March 19th:


Here then are some of your favorite films — celebrated through the art of the haiku!

(And please keep the donations and favorite films coming on Twitter!  Donate at least $10 at thefridacinema.kindful.com, then share our twitter post (currently pinned!) with hashtag #savethefrida and the name of your favorite movie!)


The Legend of 1900 (2015)
@rociojuarezd13

 

A musician learns
a good story is worth more 
than an old trumpet.


Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood (2019)
@aus_toon

 

Hollywood victims
meet a Hollywood auteur.
He gifts them a twist.


The Lobster (2015)
@cohenschmoen

 

When keen to impress
a sociopath, safeguard
your sibling canine.


Pan’s Labyrinth /
El laberinto del fauno
(2006)

@robcordero

 

Bittersweet triumph:
A princess returns
to take 
her place at the throne.


Phantom Thread (2017)
@Long_Ngo

Love disrupts order.
Renounce all pomp and pattern;
let it make you sick.


Sunset Blvd. (1950)
@loclinton

Advice for writers:
Bitter aging screen divas
have pistols and pools.


The Beastmaster (1982)
@gmagnus

Courageous ferrets
brave Juns and witches to help
a loin-clothed beefcake.


The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)
@Luthien14

From Shire to Mordor:
wee fur-footed brave heroes
now bow to no one.


The Last Days of Disco (1998)
@TrevorBenoun

Doomed yuppies in love:
People all over the world
join the Stillman train.


Network (1976)
@loclinton

 

Oh, prescient Paddy,
we’re as mad as hell today
as we ever were.