The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo. 2005. USA. Written and directed by Amy Stechler. Narrated by Rita Moreno. With Lila Downs as the voice of Kahlo. Stechler uses rare footage including home movies, previously unavailable photographs, and paintings to create an extraordinarily poignant and sympathetic portrait of this gifted, complex artist. Featuring interviews with the novelist Carlos Fuentes and biographer Hayden Herrera, Stechler's documentary depicts Kahlo as a central figure in both the artistic ferment and political turmoil of her time, addressing her role as the protégée, and later the wife, of Diego Rivera, and her brief affair with Leon Trotsky. 90 min. Monday, September 12, 8:00 (introduced by the director); Wednesday, September 14, 8:15. T2
Organized by Charles Silver, Associate Curator, Department of Film and Media.