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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

  • In Which There Appears Trains, a Carousel, and Rain, by Jason Halprin

    Some Poetic and Political Currents

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

    Recent works by Jason Halprin, Jennifer Hardacker, Brett Kashmere, Kevin McCarthy, Jennifer Proctor, Wenhua Shi, and Simon Tarr, all in person!

  • Joyce Wieland with camera

    Classic Films by Joyce Wieland

    Date: August 6, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Long overdue is this retrospective screening of classic experimental films by Joyce Wieland, regarded as Canada’s foremost woman artist. Introduced by Special guest Lauren Howes, Executive Director,  Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.

  • WUNDERSCHÖN UND RUHIG GELEGEN (In a Beautiful and Quiet Location) (by Lukas Marxt and Jakub Vrba)

    Lukas Marxt: Recent Works

    Date: August 9, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

    In residency in Southern California, Austrian Lukas Marxt presents some of his recent video works drawing on artistic-contemplative observation and natural landscapes, and the affect created by human traces and actions in those landscapes.

  • Limite - courtesy Janus Films


    Date: August 13, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    As prelude to our Fall and Winter series Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Film in Latin America, Filmforum presents the remarkable 1931 Brazilian experimental feature Limite, quite possibly never screened before in Los Angeles.