The third edition of Film Maudit 2.0, a showcase and celebration of new (and some old) outré, unusual and startling films takes places January 12-23, 2022 at the legendary L.A. Performance Space and Gallery Highways


This year, Film Maudit 2.0 features over 100 works of cinema from 23 countries including films rarely if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing socio-political issues and taboo subject matter that challenges conventional artistic assumptions and sexual mores.


The hybrid festival will present both live screenings @ Highways, as well virtual, online screenings of 12 feature films, 10 shorts programs, specially commissioned sections, and a collection of new scores to silent films starring the iconic Lon Chaney by artists who reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. Included in the festival are a range of narrative, documentary and experimental films that are deliberately bold, extreme, confrontational and unusual.

Film Maudit 2.0 is inspired by French avant-garde filmmaker and writer Jean Cocteau who created the original Festival du Film Maudit (literally “cursed films”) in 1949 aiming to celebrate overlooked, shocking and experimental films.

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