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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 41st 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

  • Pearl Pistols, by Kelly Gallagher

    Resistance Isn’t Futile: Films on the Occasion of a Presidential Inauguration

    Date: January 22, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Resistance takes many forms, riotous and quiet, political and economic, through education and through engagement.  Featuring films by Straub-Huillet, Kelly Gallagher, Kevin Jerome Everson, Penelope Spheeris, Robert Fenz, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Danny Lyon, and more.

  • Echo Chamber, by Guillermo Moncayo

    From Passage to Chronicle, recent short films from Latin America

    Date: January 29, 2017
    Time: 5:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In this program of recent shorts from Latin America, the rural landscape is shown to be the terrain where it becomes possible to see and sense most vividly the local effects of larger political and economic decisions. Curated by Federico Windhausen, who will join us to discuss this rich selection of films.

  • Halimuhfack by Christopher Harris

    The Festival of (In)appropriation #9

    Date: February 19, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    This year’s program features an astonishing variety and complexity of moving-image appropriation art, including a riotous YouTube reaction video mash-up, an exquisite found-footage ready-made, a queer-Asian-American homage to Hollis Frampton, several sublime works of cut-out animation, and a pseudo-documentary (or is it?) about the lost work of an early-Soviet scientist dedicated to the exploration of “human mental projection.”