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Los Angeles Filmforum is the longest-running organization in Southern California dedicated exclusively to the ongoing, non-commercial exhibition of independent, experimental, and progressive media art.

Filmforum is proud to be in the center of the cultural programming of a city with a rich history of avant-garde filmmaking and programming. Now in our 40th year, we celebrate personal, hand-crafted and non-commercial work. Read more about our various programs, purchase tickets for upcoming screenings, explore our archives, or learn more about volunteering or making a tax-deductible donation on our newly remodeled website! 


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Upcoming Screenings

  • Behavior, by William Leavitt

    William Leavitt: Behavior

    Date: February 11, 2016
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: LA><ART

    Premiere screening of the fifth film work by artist William Leavitt, with a post-screening discussion with William Leavitt and Thom Andersen.

    Tickets by RSVP to LA><ART only!

  • The Plastic Garden by Ip Yuk Yiu

    The Festival of (In)appropriation #8

    Date: February 21, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Founded in 2009 and curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen, the Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary, short (20 minutes or less), audiovisual works that appropriate existing film, video, or other media and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways.