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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

  • Wanderer (2017), by Danny Lyon, courtesy of the artist.

    Danny Lyon: Wanderer

    Date: January 16, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Ahmanson Auditorium

    Filmforum at MOCA hosts the Los Angeles premieres of two films by renowned photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, followed by a conversation with Lyon by Skype. 

  • ALGO-RHYTHM, By Manu Luksch

    Highlights from the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2019

    Date: January 19, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    The entire intellectual wealth of current international film production is to be discovered in this program.

  • Knot/Not. by Larry Gottheim

    Larry Gottheim: Chants and Dances

    Date: February 7, 2020
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Renowned filmmaker Larry Gottheim returns to Los Angeles Filmforum with a couple of classic films and the LA premieres of two new digital works.