Gabriel Figueroa began this documentary with master Mexican painter Diego Rivera in the late 1940s but it wasn’t until recently that the footage saw the light of day, thanks to Figueroa’s son and Rivera’s grandson. Working from the original footage’s intimate portrayal of Rivera, Gabriel Figueroa Flores and Diego Rivera Lopez have crafted a powerful new perspective that explores Rivera the man and the painter as well as the sociopolitical impact of his art in the last stages of the Mexican Revolution.
This film will include a discussion and Q&A with Gabriel Figueroa Flores, son of the cinematographer.
Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office. This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Frida & Diego on view Feb. 14 to May 11 at the High Museum of Art