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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 39th 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

  • Future Tense

    Date: September 21, 2014
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    We cannot perceive the future directly or 'remember' it. - Oesten Dahl "Tense and Aspect Systems"

    Curated by Tom Leeser, Future Tense is a collection of video and sonic works, originally  a collaboration between the Centre for Living Arts in Mobile, Alabama and the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts.

  • The Cinema Cabaret: Re-takes on North American History

    Date: October 5, 2014
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Velaslavasay Panorama

    Neo-benshi strikes again!  Neelanjana Banerjee, Robin Sukhadia, Jen Hofer, Douglas Kearney, Nicole McJamerson, Janice Lee, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Jen Nellis, Konrad Steiner, and Jackie Wang performing live to film clips!

  • Seoul Electric

    Richard Tuohy: Hand-Crafted Cinema

    Date: October 12, 2014
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmmaker Richard Tuohy's hand-made films investigate the range of visual possibilities found in careful celluloid manipulation.  Essential to see in person, projected on a screen.  His latest series, working in interference patterns will captivate your mind with their psychedelic explorations.