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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Date: October 23, 2017
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
Date: October 29, 2017
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
Date: November 2, 2017
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
Date: November 3, 2017
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
Date: November 9, 2017
Location: MOCA, Ahmanson Theatre
A brief overview of experimental Brazilian Super 8, in in all its aesthetic diversity.