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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

  • Maggots and Men, by Cary Cronenwett

    Gender Troublemakers: Trans Authorship, DIY, and Experimentation Through Film

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

    Guest-programmed by Caden Mark Gardner and Willow Catelyn Maclay (with Gardner in person) on the occasion of the release of the book they co-authored, Corpses, Fools, and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema.  In celebration of the book’s publishing, the co-authors have curated a film program with the focus on trans authorship and experimental film touchstones covered in their expansive book.

  • Richland, photo by Helki Frantzen


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

    Filmforum is delighted to welcome back Irene Lustzig with her latest feature.  Richland offers a prismatic, placemaking portrait of a community staking its identity and future on its nuclear origin story, presenting a timely examination of the habits of thought that normalize the extraordinary violence of the past.