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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 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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Upcoming Screenings

  • From the Notebook of ... by Robert Beavers

    Still Light: Films by Robert Beavers

    Date: October 24, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: The Downtown Independent

    Robert Beavers in person with the LA premiere of his "masterpiece" "From the Notebook of ... " and "The Stoas"!

  • Half-Moon for Margaret (Halbmond für Margaret), by Ute Aurand

    Nature Preserves What The People Forget: The Films of Ute Aurand Part 1

    Date: October 25, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Berlin-based filmmaker Ute Aurand presents several of her films in Los Angeles for the first time, in dialogue with selected works by Margaret Tait.  Stemming from the lyrical tradition of diary filmmaking and artisanal practices, her active and playful films emphasize the natural and social worlds through intimate forms of portraiture. 

  • Terzen, by Ute Aurand

    In and Around a House: Ute Aurand and Margaret Tait

    Date: October 28, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    For our second screening with Ute Aurand, two longer works by Margaret Tait and Ute Aurand are paired. In their breadth and structure, these films give a sense of how these filmmakers cultivate a working practice that prizes the immediate details felt around them.

  • One Plus One, by Jean-Luc Godard. Courtesy ABKCO.

    One Plus One, by Jean-Luc Godard

    Date: November 8, 2018
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Theater

    Featuring the Rolling Stones!  Official Los Angeles Premiere of new 4K Restoration of Godard’s original cut, not seen at a proper public screening in Los Angeles since the 1970s, if ever!

    Introduction by Tony Richmond, Cinematographer !

  • The Was by Soda_Jerk

    The Festival of (In)appropriation #10

    Date: November 18, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    The Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary, short-form, audiovisual works that appropriate existing film, video, or other media and redeploy them in “inappropriate” and inventive ways. This year marks the culmination of the Festival’s first decade!