Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join the Bruce Museum in celebrating Women’s History Month with a film series highlighting women artists.
“The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” explores the 20th-century icon who became an international sensation in the worlds of modern art and radical politics. Through the prism of her life and art, the film explores the ancient culture of Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; the wildfire of communism that burned through Latin America in the 1920s and '30s; the innovators in painting, photography, filmmaking, writing and poetry that congregated in Mexico City; and the revival of interest in popular culture for which Kahlo has become a symbol.
Award-winning filmmaker Amy Stechler of Daylight Films was granted unprecedented access to photographs, paintings, newsreels and home movies, many of which have never been published or broadcast. Stechler's research includes more than 20 interviews with principals in Kahlo's life, including Mexican authors Carlos Fuentes and Carlos Monsivais and Kahlo's principal biographer, Hayden Herrera. Rita Moreno – the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winning actress – narrates the film. (Run time 90 min.) Free with admission to the Museum, reservations are required.