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|FILM | Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film | Aventurera|
|Date||Thursday August 21|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
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SFMOMA | Phyllis Wattis Theater
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3159
|commassistant [at] sfmoma.org|
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.
Alberto Gout, 1949, 101 min.
Saturdays, August 16, 3 p.m., and August 23, 1 p.m.
Thursday, August 21, 7 p.m.
One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, the cult sensation Aventurera is a famous example of cabaretera, a curious film noir and musical hybrid wildly popular in Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s. Starring Ninón Sevilla, whom Variety called “a cross between Rita Hayworth and Carmen Miranda,” the film follows the melodramatic rise and fall of a popular nightclub star with a dark past.
Tickets are available at the museum (no surcharge) or through http://www.sfmoma.org/tickets (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.