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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

  • Amérika, Terra Incógnita

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Diego Rísquez’ Amérika Trilogy, part 3: Amérika, Terra Incógnita

    Date: November 20, 2017
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    35mm print!  The third film of the trilogy, Amérika, Terra Incógnita (1988), originally shot in Super 16mm and later blown-up to 35mm, is composed in tableaux vivants offering a visual journey into the reverse perspective of European colonialism - the journey of a captive Indian into the Spanish court.

  • Taller, by Narcisa Hirsch (1975)

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Talleres: Experimental Women Filmmakers from Latin America

    Date: November 30, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Hammer Museum

    Female filmmakers who sought to carve out a place within the male-dominated world of Latin American independent audiovisual production.  Curator Ángela López Ruiz in person.

  • Cosmorama, by Enrique Pineda Barnet

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Altered Surfaces

    Date: December 3, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Female filmmakers who sought to carve out a place within the male-dominated world of Latin American independent audiovisual production.  Curator Ángela López Ruiz in person.

  • Soga de Muerto, by Felipe Esparza

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Views from outside (La mirada foránea)

    Date: December 10, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    This program grows out of points of departure and traveling shots: the sensations of movement, displacement, exile, as well as not understanding what’s being said, being out of place, and entering into foreign exchanges.