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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

  • True Life Adventures, by Erin Espelie

    Erin Espelie: True Life Adventures

    Date: November 10, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    The films of Erin Espelie strike sparks at collisions between the scientific and the poetic.  We’re delighted to host Erin Espelie, who also currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Natural History magazine, at the first screening of her short films in Los Angeles. 

  • Watermarks, by Sara Suarez

    All That You Can’t Leave Behind

    Date: November 14, 2019
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand

    A program of films that mix the personal and the political, using montage, memory, and archives not only as filmic strategies, but as tools of historical intervention

  • Zia Anger

    My First Film, by Zia Anger

    Date: November 22, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Downtown Independent

    My First Film, a Live  Cinema Presentation by Zia Anger, concludes its international tour tonight at the Downtown Independent.  "An altogether new and daring work of art.” -- Richard Brody, The New Yorker.

  • 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, Mayan-inspired architecture of the Philosophical Research Society.

  • She Collage, by Kate Lain

    The 11th Festival of (In)appropriation

    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, curators Jaimie Baron, Greg Cohen, and Lauren Berliner!