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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

  • 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.

  • ‘Cowboy’ and ‘Indian’ Film, by Rafael Montañez Ortiz, 1958

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Cine reciclado

    Date: November 2, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The MAK Center

    In the spirit of Oswald de Andrade’s landmark 1928 provocation, the Manifesto Antropófagio, this program features a works of artists, dating from the 1950s up to today, that engage in found footage filmmaking, a practice of decolonization and critique through the collage of appropriated images and audio.

  • Desde la Havana ¡1969! Recordar, by Nicolás Guillén Landrián

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Cine reciclado

    Date: November 3, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm
    Location: The Intimate Theater, Luckman Fine Arts Complex

    Repeating yesterday's show, at noon for free at CSULA, this program features a works of artists, dating from the 1950s up to today, that engage in found footage filmmaking, a subaltern practice of decolonization and critique through the collage of appropriated images and audio.

  • Agrippina é Roma-Manhattan, by Hélio Oiticica

    Ism, Ism, Ism: Poets, Artists, and Anarcho-super8istas

    Date: November 9, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA, Ahmanson Theatre

    A brief overview of experimental Brazilian Super 8, in in all its aesthetic diversity.