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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 40th 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

  • The Iron Ministry

    The Iron Ministry

    Date: September 3, 2015
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: The Downtown Independent

    Filmed over three years on what will soon be the world's largest railway network, THE IRON MINISTRY traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, and language and gesture.  Extended til September 3rd with one screening per day!

  • film still from Mankinda courtesy of The New American Cinema Group, Inc, The Film-Makers' Cooperative

    Stan VanDerBeek: Newsreel of Dreams

    Date: September 10, 2015
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Ahmanson Auditorium

    Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is proud to present a program of VanDerBeek’s films in connection with the work of artists associated with Black Mountain College currently on view in the permanent collection.