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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

  • Come Around, by Gariné Torossian

    Gariné Torossian: More than Strictly Visible Things

    Date: July 14, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum welcomes Armenian-Canadian filmmaker Gariné Torossian for her first Los Angeles screening with her beautiful animation and experimental films.

  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    Travis Wilkerson performs Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    Date: July 23, 2019
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Velaslavasay Panorama

    One of the leading non-fiction filmmakers today, Travis Wilkerson returns to Los Angeles Filmforum for the Los Angeles premiere of his widely-praised feature film Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?  Originally developed in part as a live performance, the film now is distributed normally, but we will be presenting it with Wilkerson performing it live again in what may well be the last time he does so! 

  • Breaking the Frame, Courtesy Marielle Nitoslawska and Picture Palace Pictures

    Breaking the Frame: A Portrait of Carolee Schneemann

    Date: July 25, 2019
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue

    The loss of pioneering artist Carolee Schneemann (1939-­2019) in March affected us deeply, as her boundary and taboo-shattering works in painting, performance, and film have helped revolutionize art in the past five decades.  The finest portrait of Carolee Schneemann, and a remarkable film by any regard, is Marielle Nitoslawska’s Breaking the Frame, which has not played in Los Angeles before tonight.

  • Yours in Sisterhood

    Yours in Sisterhood, LA premiere!

    Date: July 28, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Irene Lusztig in person!  “Simple and staggering. The history of public feminism is restaged so as to create a new kind of contemporary public feminism. One that is intentional, intersectional, face-to-face, and handmade.” – Los Angeles Review of Books