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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 39th 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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The Art of Survival (Block, 1985)

Upcoming Screenings

  • Andy Warhol, The Chelsea Girls, 1966. Photo: Andy Warhol Museum.

    The Chelsea Girls

    Date: October 25, 2014
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Revival screening of ANDY WARHOL’s legendary soap opera.

    “A fascinating and significant event… the Iliad of the underground.” – Newsweek

  • Songs from the Nickel

    Songs from the Nickel

    Date: October 26, 2014
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Los Angeles premiere!  A strikingly intimate portrait of people living in this largely invisible community of Downtown Los Angeles's old residential hotels.

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    Melika Bass: Mysterious Gestures

    Date: November 2, 2014
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Melika Bass vsits from Chicago to present the Los Angeles premieres of a pair of beautifully shot (on 16mm) and performed representational dramas, deliberately-paced, with finely noted details of objects and sounds, and narratives elusive and possibly allusive.

  • Andy Warhol, Kiss, 1963, (c)A Andy Warhol Museum

    Andy Warhol: Light and Dark, with Music by Ezra Buchla

    Date: November 13, 2014
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue

    In conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: Shadows, Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is proud to present a special screening of Warhol’s films Kiss (1963) and Blow Job (1964) with live music by experimental composer Ezra Buchla.

  • Magic for Beginners, by Jesse McLean

    Jesse McLean: The Message is the Medium

    Date: November 23, 2014
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Iowa-based filmmaker Jesse McLean presents her first solo show in Los Angeles,  with a survey of her work wrought with emotional twists and turns, querying our relationships to each other, to ourselves, and to the mediated material world that defines us.