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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 48th 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 website! 

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Newt Leaders, by Amy Halpern

Upcoming Screenings

  • Something to Touch That Is Not Corruption Or Ashes Or Dust

    Collision Center: Movies by Mike Stoltz

    Date: Sep 24, 2023 7:30PM

    Artist, filmmaker, curator, educator, musician, all-around sound and image maker Mike Stoltz has been an integral presence in the Los Angeles film community and the international experimental film landscape for over a decade now.  Stoltz’s films challenge our relationship to urban and domestic landscapes, politicizing them on a formal and material level, underscoring and heightening our empathetic response and conceptual consciousness.  

  • Narcisa Hirsch

    Narcisa Hirsch transgenérico

    Date: Oct 1, 2023 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    A pioneer of Argentinian experimental cinema, Narcisa Hirsch has referred to herself as una famosa cineasta desconocida (a famous unknown filmmaker). Her low-budget projects allowed her radical freedom to experiment with the medium of film, always in dialogue with other artists and art forms ranging from filmmaker Michael Snow to composer Steve Reich, fiction writer Jorge Luis Borges to musician Nina Simone. This program features various genres—or anti-genres—of Hirsch’s decades-long career (documented happenings, structural and lyrical films), as well as recently scanned films from her personal archive (workshop collaborations and cine-cartas or film-letters).

  • Flowers of the Sky

    Janie Geiser: Double Vision and The Fourth Watch

    Date: Oct 8, 2023 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    We welcome back the wonderful filmmaker Janie Geiser.  Details coming soon!

  • L’Inferno (1911), with live score by Montopolis

    Date: Oct 16, 2023 7:30PM
    Location: Secret Movie CLub

    Austin, Texas band Montopolis will perform a live score to the silent film L'Inferno (1911)! L’Inferno is the first feature length horror film ever released.  An adaptation of Dante’s journey through hell, this cinematic masterpiece employs elaborate costumes, special effects, and set design to create an awe-inspiring and ethereal world.