Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Frida - Thursday noon video for Women's History Month

This weeks Thursday noon video will be Frida (2002), directed by Julie Traynor.

This biographic picture, based on Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera, chronicles the life of Frida Kahlo and unflinchingly shows her marriage to Diego Rivera. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.

Frida stars Salma Hayak as Frida Kahlo, Alfred Molina as her husband Diego Rivera, and Geoffrey Rush as Leon Trotsky.

This 123 minute video will be screened at 12 noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in the Koret Auditorium. This series receives support from the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All Library programs are free and open to the public.

Related reading:

Frida, A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera (Perennial, 1983).

Frida: Bringing Frida Kahlo's Life and Art to Film, foreword by Hayden Herrera; introductions by Julie Taymor and Salma Hayek; based on the book by Hayden Herrera (Newmarket Press, 2002).

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