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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

  • The Root That Ate Roger Williams (2011), by Alee Peoples

    Alee Peoples: Something Pretending To Be Something Else

    Date: Jun 23, 2024 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Please join us for a program celebrating the weirdly transformative power of analog film as we attempt to elevate the mystical ordinary and conjure the ineffable through the work of the one and only Alee Peoples. 

  • American Fabulous

    Date: Jun 29, 2024 1:00PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    “Nobody could make this up, and even if they could…why would they want to?”  Driven around Columbus, Ohio, in the back of a 1957 Cadillac, Jeffrey Strauth 'spontaneously' recounts his wild, hilarious, tumultuous, homosexual life story for one hundred and five minutes, and that is the entirety of Reno Dakota’s rarely screened cult documentary, American Fabulous (1992).