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FILM | Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film | Angel de fuego (Angel of Fire)
Date Saturday August 02
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 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.

Angel de fuego (Angel of Fire)
Dana Rotberg, 1991, 90 min.
Saturdays, August 2 and 9, 3 p.m.
Alma is a 13-year-old fire-eater and trapeze artist whose life centers around the creaking, fantastical world of the circus. Her only joy is her love for her father, an elderly clown who impregnates her with a son before dying. Cast out by the circus, she wanders the streets before falling in with the members of a marionette theater group. The group is a ray of hope in the squalor of her life, but she must undergo a demanding purification ritual to cleanse her of sin. Rotberg casts a powerful aura over her material as she follows Alma through the vagaries of life.

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 3:28 PM

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