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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

  • Salome, by Teo Hernandez

    Salomé, a film by Teo Hernandez, Scored live by Dorian Wood

    Date: December 5, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Philosophical Research Society

    We bring you Salomé in 2019 with an original soundtrack performed by Dorian Wood, marrying the operatic evocations of Wood's singular voice with Hernandez’s baroque cinematography in the unique surroundings of the Philosophical Research Society.

  • She Collage, by Kate Lain

    The Festival of (In)appropriation #11

    Date: December 8, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Founded in 2009 and curated by Jaimie Baron, Greg Cohen, and Lauren Berliner, 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.  In person: Filmmakers Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kate Lain, artist Terry Braunstein, and co-curator Greg Cohen!