The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

Thursday Oct 12, 2017

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
US

Phone: 246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:


Phone: 505-246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

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Through the prism of Frida Kahlo’s life and art, this documentary explores the ancient culture of Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; the wildfire of communism that burned through Latin America in the 1920s and ‘30s; the painters, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and poets who congregated in Mexico City; and the revival of interest in popular culture for which Kahlo has become a symbol. Her life as an international sensation in the worlds of modern art and radical politics is framed for the first time within the full spectrum of the historical and cultural influences that shaped her. Narrated by Rita Moreno. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2005; directed by Amy Stechler; English; 90 minutes; not rated.

This screening also celebrates the unveiling of a new Frida Kahlo piñata by the Center’s Art Museum. The Piñata Exhibit (Sure To Be a Smash Hit!), on display in the museum through the spring of 2018, celebrates the popular art form with works from Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, as well as New Mexico, and is continuing to add new works throughout its run. The newest addition, the Frida piñata, pays homage to the beloved artist in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show.

See also: Reel World

Frida on Film

Reel World

The National Hispanic Cultural Center will feature a free, public screening of the 2005 documentary The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo on Thursday, Oct. 12, starting at 7pm. The film explores the ancient culture of Mexico, the Mexican Revolution and the rise of communism throughout Latin America—as seen through the prism of Kahlo’s life and art. It is narrated by award-winning actress Rita Moreno. The film is being presented as part of the unveiling for the new Frida Kahlo piñata by the NHCC’s Art Museum, which will be on display through the spring of 2018. Tickets can be picked up at the Bank of America Theatre box office (1701 Fourth Street NW) starting one hour before showtime.

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