LA Film Forum Logo

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 48th 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! 

Newt Leaders Still

Newt Leaders, by Amy Halpern

Upcoming Screenings

  • Prismatic Ground: West Coast Showcase Program 1

    Start Date: Jun 2, 2024 1:00PM
    End Date: Jun 2, 2024 3:00PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Filmforum and Rotations are delighted to host curator Inney Prakash and multiple filmmakers for a showcase highlighting Prismatic Ground.  Based in New York City, Prismatic Ground is centered on the best in contemporary and underseen classic cinema.  The first program includes a classic film by Sarah Maldoror and Suneil Sanzgiri’s new film "Two Refusals (Would We Recognize Ourselves Unbroken?)", along with the first production by Guinean film-makers after the liberation from Portuguese colonialism in 1974, "The Return of Amílcar Cabral"!

  • Amma ki Katha, by Nehal Vyas

    Prismatic Ground: West Coast Showcase Program 2

    Start Date: Jun 2, 2024 4:00PM
    End Date: Jun 2, 2024 6:00PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Program Two highlights films by Palestinian filmmakers Basma alSharif and Razan al-Salah and one by Los Angeles-based Nehal Vyas addressing matters of personal grief, religious nationalism, settler-colonialism and capitalist excess through varied methods of performance, animation, and experimental approaches.

  • A Shifting Pattern, by Isaac Sherman

    Prismatic Ground: West Coast Showcase - Program 3

    Start Date: Jun 2, 2024 7:30PM
    End Date: Jun 2, 2024 9:45PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Program Three of the West Coast Showcase of Prismatic Ground highlights a new feature film by the renowned Palestinian filmmaker Kamal al-Jafari looking at the fate of images stolen, and a short beautiful 16mm work by Isaac Sherman exploring the after-image of flowers. 

  • The Root That Ate Roger Williams, by Alee Peoples

    Alee Peoples

    Date: Jun 23, 2024 7:30PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Details coming soon!