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 43rd 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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Posthaste Perennial Pattern, by Jodie Mack
Date: February 16, 2020
Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Filmforum welcomes back the wonderful animator Jodie Mack with a couple of her most recent films, followed by her epic feature The Grand Bizarre.
Electric Arthropods, by Manuel DeLanda
Date: February 24, 2020
Renowned philosopher and moving image-maker Manuel DeLanda makes a rare Los Angeles appearance with selected films, videos and a lecture, “Cinema as an Emergent Phenomenon.”
Carolee Schneemann in Plumb Line
Date: February 29, 2020
REDCAT and Filmforum celebrates the life and work of Carolee Schneemann, one of the great artists of the 20th century, with a panel discussion and selection of her films and videos. Schneemann’s performances, films, paintings and installations were at the center of world art culture from 1960 until her death in 2019.
Date: March 2, 2020
“Brave and never pitiful, A Moon for My Father is a visual, poetic diary, put into a larger socio-politic context, making it a multilayered documentary.” – CPH:DOX FIPRESCI Jury
Maggie Cheung in Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves)
Date: March 7, 2020
The LA Premiere of Better Life (2010), the single-channel version of one of Julien’s best-known installations, Ten Thousand Waves, inspired by the drowning of 23 Chinese undocumented cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay (northwest England).