In conjunction with the exhibition Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting, the High is screening the films ¡Qué viva México! at noon and Frida at 2 p.m in the Hill Auditorium every Saturday from February 16 through May 11. Explore the work and lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a morning in the galleries and an afternoon film!
Saturdays, February 16–May 11
2 p.m., Hill Auditorium (April 6: Education Center Lecture Room)
Frida (2002), starring Salma Hayek in the title role and Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera, chronicles the "passion, politics, and painting" of the famous couple. Directed by Tony Award–winner Julie Taymor, Frida captures the vibrance, theatricality, and spectacle of the Mexican duo's life and art. More than a mere biographical record, Frida allows Kahlo's work to literally come alive as close-ups of her paintings imperceptibly shift into live-action sequences and Hayek's incredible likeness subtly morphs into one of Kahlo’s iconic self-portraits. The film also features an all-star cast, including Diego Luna as Frida's first boyfriend, Antonio Banderas as the painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, Edward Norton as Detroit mogul Nelson Rockefeller, Geoffrey Rush as Leon Trotsky, Ashley Judd as famed photographer and revolutionary Tina Modotti, and Mia Maestro as Cristina Kahlo. Free with paid Museum admission and free to members.