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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

  • Sara Kathryn Arledge, c. 1931-1932. Photograph by Margrethe Mather.

    Interior Gardens: The Films of Sara Kathryn Arledge

    Date: March 24, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In conjunction with the exhibition entitled Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, at the Armory Center for the Arts, Filmforum is delighted to present all of Arledge’s films, with exhibition curator Irene Tsatsos and Filmforum founder Terry Cannon as guests!

  • Turn, by Peter Mays. World premiere.

    Honoring Peter Mays, Los Angeles Treasure, part 2

    Date: March 31, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Our friend Peter Mays passed away on March 4, 2019.  We honor him by screening a variety of his works made over the past 59 years.  In the second part of our retrospective, we focus on his wonderful video work.

  • Skin in the Game, by Ariana Gerstein

    Ariana Gerstein: Traces and Memories

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

    Ariana Gerstein joins us from New York to present her remarkable animations and experimental films, often using imagery created from scanners.