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Friday
18
MAY

3rd Friday Spring Film Series: Frida (2002)

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THIRD FRIDAY SPRING FILM SERIES: Women Breaking Barriers
Frida (2002)
Friday, May 18 at 6:30 pm in the Bloom Room

This engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals the tumultuous life of an extraordinary twentieth-century woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle. "A haunting, highly vivid biography." (Ms. Magazine)

Please join us for this series in the Bloom Room on the third Friday of each month in March, April and May. Each film presentation will be followed by a discussion. No charge.

Karen Borek and Jim Franks are the hosts for this film series. Jim is a long time film aficionado who thoroughly enjoys the genres of historical drama, social change, relationship development and science fiction. Karen enjoys film as a lens into the human condition and into worldviews differing from hers.