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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

  • Two Years at Sea, by Ben Rivers (courtesy of Lux)

    Ben Rivers: Two Years at Sea

    Date: December 6, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Downtown Independent

    Filmforum is delighted to host Ben Rivers again with, finally, the Los Angeles premiere of his highly lauded feature film Two Years at Sea, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Critics' Week and Horizons sections), Venice Film Festival 2011.

  • Ventura in a scene from Pedro Costa's HORSE MONEY. Courtesy of Cinema Guild.

    Horse Money, by Pedro Costa

    Date: December 13, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum concludes its 40th year with the Los Angeles premiere of renowned Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa’s latest film HORSE MONEY. Introduction by Thom Andersen.