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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 46th 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! 

Archive identification and digitalisation at Filmske novosti for the Non Aligned Newsreels project c Mila Turajlic Non Aligned Newsreels

Archive identification and digitalisation at Filmske novosti for the Non-Aligned Newsreels project (c) Mila Turajlić, Non-Aligned Newsreels, October 5

Upcoming Screenings

  • Marcia Hafif, Letters to J.-C. #6, 1999, video, 30:44

    how we are in time and space: films and videos by Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Babsi Loisch, and Jennifer West

    Start Date: May 14, 2022 9:00AM
    End Date: May 29, 2022 9:00PM
    Location: Online

    how we are in time and space: Films and Videos by Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Babsi Loisch, and Jennifer West brings together two artists from the Armory's exhibition with two artists making work in an intergenerational conversation with them and the exhibition. In conjunction with the exhibition how we are in time and space: Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Barbara T. Smith, at Armory Center for the Arts.

  • A Study of Fly 飛的修羅場 (2018) by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu

    BIOGENESIS: 16mm Films on the Origins of Weird Life

    Date: May 22, 2022 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Celebrating the unique union between the medium of 16mm film and its use by various artists to consider the origins of life itself, albeit on the weirder end of the biological spectrum.  In person: Charlotte Pryce, Courtney Hoskins, Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu, and Andrew Kim!

  • La ciudad en el recuerdo (Juan Sebastián Bollaín, 1979, 14 min.)

    Juan Sebastián Bollaín: A Most Wanted Idea of Utopia, Program 1

    Start Date: Jun 4, 2022 9:00AM
    End Date: Jun 19, 2022 11:00PM
    Location: Online

    Filmforum is honored to host the US. premiere of multiple films from Juan Sebastián Bollaín, a cult figure of Spanish cinema of the 70s, whose work has been recently digitized and restored. His films are a humorous and delirious reinvention of the most traditional and religious city in Spain: Seville, Andalusia, the heart of the Spanish clichés, Holy Week and flamenco. A most wanted and urgent idea of utopia in these dystopian and strange times.  Two different programs!  

    In this first program, we will see four films devoted to imagining a brave new crazy and marvelous city. Sevilla: the best place to live in the world.

  • LA ALAMEDA ‘78 (Juan Sebastián Bollaín, 1978)

    Juan Sebastián Bollaín: A Most Wanted Idea of Utopia, Program 2

    Start Date: Jun 4, 2022 10:00AM
    End Date: Jun 19, 2022 11:00PM
    Location: Online

    Filmforum is honored to host the US. premiere of multiple films from Juan Sebastián Bollaín, a cult figure of Spanish cinema of the 70s, whose work has been recently digitized and restored. His films are a humorous and delirious reinvention of the most traditional and religious city in Spain: Seville, Andalusia, the heart of the Spanish clichés, Holy Week and flamenco. A most wanted and urgent idea of utopia in these dystopian and strange times.  Two different programs!  

    In program 2 are two films in which Bollaín reflects on urgent urban planning problems using different and imaginative approaches.