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Appreciating a Mexican art icon
Photo courtesy Booktopia
The beguiling and intriguing Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo will be subject of this self-named film The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, showing as part of Films for Change on Wednesday 21 August 2019 at the Elizabeth Picture Theatre, Brisbane City. This will be the Brisbane premiere of the film with encore screenings following in early September 2019.
Tickets range from $20.08 (Students and Pensioners) and - $25.35(General Admission) and the screening runs from 7:30pm-9:00pm. A portion of the ticket supports the filmmaker.
Who was Frida Kahlo? An icon, in the world of art, Frida Kahlo is considered one of Mexico's greatest artists. Born in July 1907 in Coyocoan, Mexico City, Mexico Frida. She is widely known for her self portraits of which she once said, "I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best."
After sustaining a severe injury in a bus accident, she endured ongoing pain for much of her life.
Frieda weathered a turbulent marriage to Mexican muralist painter Diego Rivera as well as having an affair with Leon Trotsky. This film, depicting her extraordinary life, was shot on location in Mexico where Kahlo lived and painted. It features her beautiful blue home and studio and other important landmarks in her life and career. She died in 1954 aged just 47.
The musical score was created entirely with traditional Mexican and period music. Some come directly from the old field or studio recordings found in archives in the United States and Mexico. The rest was recorded for the film in Mexico by contemporary folk musicians.
Please note that the film is exempt from classification as it is educational in nature. The theatre recommends that it is suitable for ages 13 and over, and parental guidance is advised, as it contains adult themes, mild images of war and mild sexual references.
So, to witness a life of art and love, get along to The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.