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FILM | Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film | Nazarín
Date Saturday August 02
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location Details
SFMOMA | Phyllis Wattis Theater
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3159
Event Type Screening
Emailcommassistant [at]
Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film
July 31–August 30
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Angel of Fire presents powerful and provocative films exploring Frida Kahlo’s involvement in the cultural and political landscape of Mexico, as well as her complex personal relationships. It includes work by major international filmmakers (such as Sergei Eisenstein and Luis Buñuel), classics of Mexican cinema, and a sampling of the many documentaries that have taken Kahlo as their subject. Films are in Spanish with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

Luis Buñuel, 1959, 94 min.
Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 2, 1 p.m.
Buñuel’s film is a study of religious idealism and harsh social realities at the end of the 19th century. Father Nazarín is a priest who lives in a Mexico City slum. His neighbors steal from him and take advantage of his literal reading of Jesus’s teachings. After he shelters a prostitute injured in a fight, Nazarín is disavowed by the Catholic hierarchy and driven from his home, accompanied by two prostitutes who believe he is the new Christ.

Tickets are available at the museum (no surcharge) or through (surcharge applies).

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 1st, 2008 3:25 PM

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