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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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Female Trouble

Be Gay Do Crime – 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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Slumber Party Parties – 2024

Spend the night with Slumber Party Parties, a brand-new sleepover-inspired series!
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Tusk

In Defense Of… – 2024

Revisit some of cinema's most polarizing entries with In Defense Of..., picked and presented by Frida staff!
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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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But I’m A Cheerleader

Party Like It’s 1999 – 2024

Return to one of the most memorable years in cinema with our Party Like It's 1999 series!
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Bicycle Thieves
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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
At The Frida

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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Totem
At The Frida

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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Flying High: Exploring the Magic of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Frida Blogger Marleen Apodaca revisits the whimsical fantasy of Kiki's Delivery Service.
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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.
Almost Famous

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.
Rope

Formal and Subtextual Queerness in Rope

Frida Blogger Liam Kilby examines the gay undertones of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope.
Let It Be

Ending On a Good Note: Let It Be

Frida Blogger Finn Sullivan reflects on the surprising appeal of the controversial Beatles documentary Let It Be.
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Of Gods and Giants: The Megalomaniacal Movies of Werner Herzog

Frida Blog Editor Reggie Peralta analyzes five Werner Herzog films in anticipation of Fitzcarraldo next week.
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Who Inspires Us

Who is FRIDA Kahlo?

...Why 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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