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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

  • ownerBuilt, by Lawrence Andrews

    The Art of Reperformance: ownerBuilt and The Reveal

    Date: April 26, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Lawrence Andrews in person!  An exciting set of explorations where the verisimilitude of image and audio is questioned and documentary and artistic practice converge.

  • Mariah Garnett, Encounters I May Or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin

    Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents: Different Every Time

    Date: May 14, 2015
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Ahmanson Auditorium

    Featuring Ken Jacobs’ Soft Rain (1968), Hollis Frampton’s Works and Days (1969)Cauleen Smith’s Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron) (1992), Jill Godmilow’s tribute to the late Harun Farocki, What Farocki Taught (1997), and Mariah Garnett’s Encounters I May Or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin (2012).

  • natural history

    James Benning: natural history

    Date: May 31, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    James Benning returns to Filmforum with the West Coast premiere of natural history, an exploration of the Vienna Museum of Natural History in 54 shots over 77 minutes,.