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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 41st 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

  • Itinerary of Jean Bricard

    Straub-Huillet: Odes to Loss and Love

    Date: March 26, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum continues the multi-venue retrospective of the works of Straub-Huillet with three late films, along with a special presentation by guest Sally Shafto, editor of the recently published Writings of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.  Alongside the films Le genou d’Artémide (Artemide’s Knee) (2007), Itinéraire de Jean Bricard (Itinerary of Jean Bricard) (2007), and O somma luce (2009), Shafto has translated a 1984 interview with the filmmakers from the Locarno Film Festival.

  • To the Beach

    Robert Schaller: Film as / for Music as / for Film

    Date: April 2, 2017
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    An evening of handmade works by Robert Schaller featuring live cello by Pierre Derycz in person!