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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 48th 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 website! 

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Newt Leaders, by Amy Halpern

Upcoming Screenings

  • Race d’Ep, by Lionel Soukaz and Guy Hocquenghem. Image courtesy Stéphane Gérard

    Race d'Ep

    Date: Apr 17, 2024 7:00PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Free.  Establishing a dialogue with Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality and underscoring the radical politics of queer activism after the May 68 Student Revolution, Soukaz’s film is an experimental documentary about the increasing visibility of gay culture in a pre-AIDS era.

  • The Concrete River, by Nora Sweeney. World Premiere!

    Nora Sweeney

    Date: Apr 21, 2024 1:00PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    The subtle and absorbing camera of Nora Sweeney unfolds with care and wonder the extraordinary of our ordinary everyday. Her films ask us to create a relationship with reality. Her choice of using 16mm film to bring out the colors and textures of people and places she engages, serve as a slow reveal that frames into portraits and landscapes the life-lived by many in and around the confines of Los Angeles County, and beyond. Nora will be with us in person to discuss her work. 

  • Easyout, by Pat O'Neill

    Muscle Beach to Berlin: Classic and New Films by Pat O'Neill with Golia/ Feeney/King/ LeVeque

    Date: Apr 28, 2024 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Classic films by Pat O’Neill with live music by Vinny Golia, Holden King, Tim Feeney, and Matt LeVeque!  Pat O’Neill first had a solo screening at Filmforum in 1979, and Vinny Golia played a concert at Filmforum in 1980!  And they are back and raring to go!  

  • Self-Portrait Along the Borderline, by Anna Dziapshipa

    Crossing Distance: Family, Archive, and Legacy in short films from Eastern Europe

    Date: May 5, 2024 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Filmforum hosts a program from the 19th Annual SEEfest to present wonderful short films from Eastern Europe.  Looking at how images play a role in connecting people across distances or generations, the films utilize a variety of direct and archival documentary approaches to find emotional riches.