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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

  • Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part 2: The Crying Game, by Roger Beebe

    Recycled Cinema with Roger Beebe

    Date: March 1, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmmaker/ philosopher Roger Beebe arrives with some of his expansive media works.  The evening includes a live-scored two-projector performance of AAAAA Motion Picture, and also the dual-projector film TB TX Dance --  it’s gonna be quite a show!

  • Shirley Clarke, 1970

    Project Shirley: Short Films by Shirley Clarke

    Date: March 3, 2015
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Dennis Doros and Amy Heller of Milestone Films present short films from their Project Shirley

    “Dancer, bride, runaway wife, radical filmmaker and pioneer —

    Shirley Clarke is one of the great undertold stories of American independent cinema.”
    — Manohla Dargis, New York Times

  • In Comparison

    Wie man sieht (As You See) – In memory of filmmaker Harun Farocki

    Date: March 4, 2015
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

    The conclusion of our tribute series to the great filmmaker Harun Farocki.  Tonight features Schnittstelle (Section/Interface) and Zum Vergleich (In Comparison)

  • The Way Out Is the Way Two: Fourteen Short Films About Chicago and Sun Ra

    Cauleen Smith: The Way Out Is the Way Two

    Date: March 12, 2015
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA

    Cauleen Smith presents  The Way Out Is the Way Two: Fourteen Short Films About Chicago and Sun Ra, a feature-length constellation of experimental psychogeographic films on Sun Ra, improvisation, and creative music.

  • Son of Sam and Delilah, by Charles Atlas. Images and content courtesy of the artist, Electronic Arts Intermix and Luhring Augustine, New York.

    Dark Sides of Intimacy, with Charles Atlas

    Date: March 15, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    The violence of love. The pain of heartbreak. Filmmaker Charles Atlas’s two dark comedies take on death, love, lust and violence through humor, eroticism and pathos.

    Part of ATLAS IN LA, a nine-day festival of film screenings of work by internationally exhibited filmmaker Charles Atlas, which will occur March 10th-19th at eight venues around Los Angeles.