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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

  • Tony Conrad

    A Tribute to Tony Conrad

    Date: July 31, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: A Tribute to Tony Conrad

    A Pioneer in avant-garde music, film and numerous other media, Tony Conrad, who passed away earlier this year, indelibly altered the course of contemporary art and thought.  For this tribute, Filmforum will screen some film and video works (including "The Flicker") and host several speakers. 

  • Ruins


    Date: August 2, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Billy Wilder Theatre at the UCLA Hammer Museum

    Jesse Lerner’s Ruins mixes real and fabricated archival footage to document the restoration of artifacts and monuments from Mexico’s precolonial era. After the screening, Jesse Lerner and Gala Porras-Kim will discuss how the value of particular objects shapes the interpretation of culture.

  • Cases and Reels for Color Correction, by Margaret Honda (2015)

    Spectrum Reverse Spectrum & Color Correction: Two Films by Margaret Honda

    Date: August 7, 2016
    Time: 2:00pm
    Location: Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre

    Two cameraless films by Margaret Honda, premiering as part of Made in L.A. 2016!


  • Speculation Nation

    Speculation Nation

    Date: August 7, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In this impressionistic documentary film, Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown travel across Spain to explore the consequences of the housing crisis.