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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

  • Anagrams of Light, by Malena Szlam

    Inexistent Time: A Retrospective of Malena Szlam

    Date: April 20, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Working in 35mm, 16mm, Super 8mm, and digital formats,  Chilean-born Montréal-based filmmaker Malena Szlam’s silent, poetic, and ethereal compositions explore notions of time, self, the natural world and materiality. 

  • Through The Margin Of Mirrors

    Through the Margin of Mirrors: a Lecture/Performance by Malena Szlam

    Date: April 21, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    In this lecture/performance, Szlam will draw from her writing and personal visual film archive to compose an ephemeral re-enactment of her 2010 installation piece Through The Margin Of Mirrors.  The performance will be followed by a special screening of short experimental works by international filmmakers, curated by Szlam.

  • James N. Kienitz Wilkins

    The Andre Trilogy: Three Films by James N. Kienitz Wilkins

    Date: April 29, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: The Downtown Independent

    One of most exciting and unpredictable filmmakers working today, Brooklyn’s James N. Kienitz Wilkins, presents the Los Angeles premiere of the Andre Trilogy, three films that helped establish Wilkins’ playfully provocative, self-reflexive sensibility.

  • At the Hour of Tea, dir. Paul Sietsema, courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

    Still Moving: Cinema, Photography, and the Real

    Date: May 10, 2018
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Theater

    Conceived in conjunction with the exhibition at MOCA Grand Ave., Real Worlds: Brassäi, Arbus, Goldin, this program offers a series of thought-provoking films and videos that operate between the still and the moving image.