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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

  • Posthaste Perennial Pattern, by Jodie Mack

    Jodie Mack: Patterns, Posthaste!

    Date: February 16, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum welcomes back the wonderful animator Jodie Mack with a couple of her most recent films, followed by her epic feature The Grand Bizarre. 

  • Electric Arthropods, by Manuel DeLanda

    Shocks to the System: An Evening with Manuel DeLanda

    Date: February 24, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Renowned philosopher and moving image-maker Manuel DeLanda makes a rare Los Angeles appearance with selected films, videos and a lecture, “Cinema as an Emergent Phenomenon.”

  • Carolee Schneemann in Plumb Line

    Dangerous Erotics: A Tribute to Carolee Schneemann

    Date: February 29, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    REDCAT and Filmforum celebrates the life and work of Carolee Schneemann, one of the great artists of the 20th century, with a panel discussion and selection of her films and videos. Schneemann’s performances, films, paintings and installations were at the center of world art culture from 1960 until her death in 2019.

  • A Moon for My Father

    Mania Akbari and Douglas White: A Moon for My Father

    Date: March 2, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    “Brave and never pitiful, A Moon for My Father is a visual, poetic diary, put into a larger socio-politic context, making it a multilayered documentary.” – CPH:DOX FIPRESCI Jury

  • Maggie Cheung in Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves)

    Isaac Julien: Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves)

    Date: March 7, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    The LA Premiere of Better Life (2010), the single-channel version of one of Julien’s best-known installations, Ten Thousand Waves, inspired by the drowning of 23 Chinese undocumented cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay (northwest England).