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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! 



The Art of Survival (Block, 1985)

Upcoming Screenings

  • Gregory Markopolous

    Gregory J. Markopoulos: Early Films of the 40s & 50s

    Date: April 12, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    These rarely-screened early works often explore themes of sexual awakening and the anxiety of coming to terms with homosexuality in an age of repression.  

    Introduced by Mark Webber, editor of Film as Film: The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos

  • The Thoughts That Once We Had

    Thom Andersen: The Thoughts That Once We Had

    Date: April 19, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Following its sold-out shows at REDCAT, Thom Andersen’s newest film comes to Filmforum to give you an additional chance to dive into its delights.