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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! 

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Ziarah, by Bridget Reweti, streaming starting April 18!

Upcoming Screenings

  • Still from UNTITLED SEQUENCE OF GAPS, Vika Kirchenbauer

    What We Imagine in Its Absence / Part 1: Vika Kirchenbauer

    Start Date: May 13, 2021 5:00PM
    End Date: May 16, 2021 5:00PM
    Location: Online

    In order to know something, must we be able to see it? If not, then how do we come to know what refuses visibility? What is imagined in what we cannot see?

    The first program in the series features five works by Berlin-based filmmaker, artist, writer, and music producer Vika Kirchenbauer, including the Los Angeles virtual premiere of her new short film, UNTITLED SEQUENCE OF GAPS, which recently was awarded the German Film Critics Award for Best Experimental Film in 2020.

  • Still from Grace Period, by Caroline Key and Kim KyungMook

    What We Imagine in Its Absence / Part 2: Caroline Key

    Start Date: May 20, 2021 5:00PM
    End Date: May 23, 2021 5:00PM
    Location: Online

    In order to know something, must we be able to see it? If not, then how do we come to know what refuses visibility? What is imagined in what we cannot see?
    The second program highlights two works by Brooklyn-based filmmaker and artist, Caroline Key, including the Los Angeles virtual premiere of her new short film KHÔRA, and her experimental documentary feature GRACE PERIOD, co-directed by KyungMook Kim in 2015.

  • L: Vika Kirchenbauer R: Caroline Key

    What We Imagine in Its Absence / Part 3: Conversation with Vika Kirchenbauer and Caroline Key

    Start Date: May 27, 2021 5:00PM
    End Date: May 30, 2021 5:00PM
    Location: online

    The third and final part of the series will be a conversation between the two artists and filmmakers featured in the What We Imagine in Its Absence film series: Vika Kirchenbauer and Caroline Key, moderated by the series programmer Leeroy K. Y. Kang.