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FILM | Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film | Frida, naturaleza viva
Date Thursday August 28
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
SFMOMA | Phyllis Wattis Theater
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3159
Event Type Screening
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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.

Frida, naturaleza viva
Paul Leduc, 1984, 108 min.
Thursday, August 28, 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 30, 3 p.m.
This fictional documentary investigates the agonies and ecstasies that punctuated—and, literally, punctured—Frida Kahlo’s life, in a series of dramatized flashbacks as she lies on her deathbed. Leduc’s approach is painstakingly detailed, choosing an actress with an uncanny resemblance to the artist, and using Kahlo’s own clothes, bed, and even paintings as props.

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 4:04 PM

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