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Frida: Viva La Vida - Arts On Screen 2020

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Ever wondered what you would paint if you were an artist?
Acclaimed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954) is perhaps best known for her intensely personal and revealing self-portraits. Her works are often described as bold, vibrant, and passionate. Frida Kahlo was a prolific artist who produced a wide range of colourful and confronting paintings in her lifetime. Frida's life story and her political leanings may be as confronting as her artworks. Now a cinematic documentary, Frida Viva La Vida celebrates Frida Kahlo's exceptional life and contribution to the art world.

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In May 2006, Frida Kahlo's self-portrait titled "Roots" sold at auction for US$5.6 million dollars, which set a record for a Latin American artwork. The 2002 biographical film'Frida, starring Salma Hayek as Frida, won two Academy Awards.

Of Frida Kahlo's quotable quotes, perhaps my favourite is, "I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you." (Frida Kahlo). Pretty clearly Frida did not imagine herself to be any ordinary person.

Country Arts SA presents Frida Viva La Vida, 1 Hour & 37 minutes, playing at Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 7:00pm, (ph: 8644 7300 for bookings) as well as the Chaffey Theatre, Renmark,on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 2:00pm, (ph: 8586 1800 to book) and Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie, on Saturday, August 29 at 7:00pm, (ph: 8633 8500 to book). Of course you can also Book online.

Adult $20, Concession $18, Friends Club Member $16, Youth U17 $15, Groups 10 $10pp. Please add transaction fees over the Counter/Phone $3.50 Internet $2.50.
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Why? arts and culture
When: August 2020
Where: Renmark, Whyalla, Port Pirie
Cost: adults $20
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