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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

  • Zanzibar opening night party - image from Acephale

    The Zanzibar Films - Zanzibar Opening Night (with Jackie Raynal in person)

    Date: August 10, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    An almost-lost, eccentric period of French film history, the Zanzibar films mark a spurt of ingenuity borne of a revolutionary time, and are ripe for rediscovery. Film programmer, editor, and filmmaker Jackie Raynal joins us for an evening of rare clips and images that will take us on a tour through the Zanzibar moment.

  • The Zanzibar Films - Inner Scar + Chromo Sud (with Jackie Raynal in person)

    Date: August 11, 2017
    Time: 10:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    A film like no other, The Inner Scar (La cicatrice intérieure) is a seductive and mysteriously existential ramble through various barren landscapes, with Nico (who provides songs for the film), Pierre Clementi, and director Philippe Garrel himself.  Jackie Raynal in person!

  • The Zanzibar Films - An Evening with Jackie Raynal featuring Deux Fois

    Date: August 12, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    An evening with core Zanzibar figure, filmmaker, editor, and programmer Jackie Raynal, featuring a screening of her wildly experimental film, Deux Fois.

  • Limite - courtesy Janus Films

    Limite

    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.

  • The Inner Scar

    The Zanzibar Films - Inner Scar + Chromo Sud

    Date: August 13, 2017
    Time: 10:00pm
    Location: Cinefamily

    A film like no other, The Inner Scar (La cicatrice intérieure) is a seductive and mysteriously existential ramble through various barren landscapes, with Nico (who provides songs for the film), Pierre Clementi, and director Philippe Garrel himself.  Paired with Etienne O’Leary's short Chomo Sud.