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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Maternal Fantasies, Maternal Fantasies: Field of Flowers (still), 2020. Courtesy of the artists.
Date: March 12, 2020
Location: MOCA, Ahmanson Auditorium
POSTPONED Inspired by the exhibition With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985, Pattern in Contemporary Film investigates the way pattern, decoration, and typically-domestic subject matter is used as material in contemporary film and digital media. This group show includes work by Charles Woodman, Brian O’Connell, the Maternal Fantasies artist collective, and Jodie Mack.
Date: March 15, 2020
Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
POSTPONED A selection of films produced between 2018-2020 in intensive filmmaking workshops at Catedra Ingmar Bergman and Filmoteca UNAM, in collaboration with DocsMX, led by Travis Wilkerson. The films open an impelling window into a dynamic, emerging Mexican avant-garde—at once deeply political, highly engaged, and formally stunning.
Vitreous Chamber: Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill
Date: March 21, 2020
Location: Echo Park Film Center
POSTPONED - Vitreous Chamber is the audio/visual project of Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill. Collaborating since 2014, they make experimental 16mm films and analogue videos with electronic musical scores. Visceral and cacophonous, their work traverses gritty landscapes of abandoned buildings, blast zones, and back rooms.