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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

  • Misconception, by Marjorie Keller

    The Birth Film

    Date: May 8, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In celebration of Mother’s Day, Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to present a special selection of historical experimental films engaging with the subject of birth, from filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Marjorie Keller, and Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid.

  • Palast, by Tacita Dean

    Tacita Dean: Presences/Absences

    Date: May 12, 2016
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

    Tacita Dean in person presents several short films in a theatrical setting, featuring the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, Portraits (2016) !