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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

  • Self Portrait After Raban Take Measure, by Malcolm Le Grice.

    Malcolm Le Grice, Here and Now

    Date: February 17, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    This program at Los Angeles Filmforum will span the full length of Malcolm Le Grice’s career thus far, from his first 8mm film China Tea (1965) to a world premiere new edit of his immersive multi-screen piece FINITI (2010), which combines abstract, observational, political, and personal material in an impressionistic and hypnotic homage to Vertov.

  • Remembrance A Portrait Study (1967)

    Private Imaginings: The Films of Edward Owens

    Date: March 3, 2019
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In our screening with Josh Mabe on January 18 of some Chicago favorites, we were blown away by the film Remembrance: A Portrait Study, by Edward Owens, previously unknown to us.  In response, we’ve decided to screen all three of Owens’s films currently in distribution! Wens was a queer Black artist who made a small set of films in Chicago and New York, but by 1971 gave up filmmaking.  Come see these beautiful films, all made before Owens was 21.

  • Chums from Across the Void, by Jim Finn

    Jim Finn: Comedic Laments

    Date: March 10, 2019
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum welcomes back filmmaker Jim Finn with LA premieres of two of his latest indefinable humorous experimental works, along with two golden not-so-oldies.  "Steeped in the obsolete language of revolutionary art," The New York Times said Jim Finn's films "often play like unearthed artifacts from an alternate universe."

  • The Sky on Location, by Babette Mangolte

    Babette Mangolte: The Sky on Location

    Date: March 14, 2019
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Theater

    Artist Babette Mangolte joins us for a screening of her film The Sky on Location, a meditation on the American landscape.

  • Steve Paxton at Dia:Beacon, by Babette Mangolte

    Babette Mangolte: DANCE/ART/FILM

    Date: March 15, 2019
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Artist Babette Mangolte returns in person for a second night of films that further explore the range of her artistic output. Since the 1970s Mangolte has filmed and photographed dance and performance, in many cases producing documents that have become primary in the recollection and retelling of these works. Mangolte’s work captures the process and performance of dance, the dailiness of practice and the rigor and poetry of the form.