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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 42nd 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

  • Cuarteto (1978), La escena circular (1982), Un enano en el jardín (1981), Vadi-Samvadi (1981)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Claudio Caldini in person at Con+tagion

    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 4:00pm
    Location: Fanny Brice Theater, SCA 110, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex

    A major force of Argentine and Latin American experimental cinema for 45 years, Claudio Caldini is a dedicated 8mm filmmaker, performance artist, composer, and curator.  This is his first visit to Los Angeles from Argentina, with three different shows in different locations, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts on October 21; at the Echo Park Film Center on October 22; and at REDCAT on October 23!  Almost every film is a Los Angeles premiere!

  • Cuarteto (1978), La escena circular (1982), Un enano en el jardín (1981), Vadi-Samvadi (1981)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Claudio Caldini - 8mm film master

    Date: October 22, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    A major force of Argentine and Latin American experimental cinema for 45 years, Claudio Caldini is a dedicated 8mm filmmaker, performance artist, composer, and curator. Screening with Caldini in person and multiple super 8 mm films!

  • Fantasmas Cromáticos

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Fantasmas Cromáticos: 8mm Visions of Claudio Caldini

    Date: October 23, 2017
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    The third night with Claudio Caldini, visiting from Argentina, includes several LA premieres of super 8 films, and live performances with multiple films!

  • Zona intertidal, by Grupo Los Vagos

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Dark Matter: Collective, Singular and Parodic Resistance

    Date: October 29, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Created during and between military coups, civil wars, diverse authoritarian regimes, and invasions led by the United States, experimental cinema in Latin America has not escaped the impact diverse forms of social upheavals and violence.  In many of these contexts, resistance, even social commentary, can be a precarious, even dangerous, project, and tonight’s program surveys some of these expressions.