Wednesday, 11 September 2019
This Wednesday! The Life And Times Of Frida Kahlo – Newcastle
7:30 pm until 9:00 pm
Watch the Trailer: https://vimeo.com/322723914
Details and Tickets: https://fk74.eventbrite.com.au
Frida Kahlo was ahead of her time and her art and life resonates for many reasons in the modern world.
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo is an intimate biography of a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain, against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent and world-renowned. Kahlo was an eyewitness to a unique pairing of revolution and renaissance that defined the times in which she lived.
Through the prism of her life and art, the film explores the ancient culture of Mexico; the Mexican Revolution; the wildfire of communism that burned through Latin America in the 1920s and ’30s; the innovators in painting, photography, filmmaking, writing and poetry that congregated in Mexico City; and the revival of interest in popular culture for which Kahlo has become a symbol.
Kahlo is best known for dozens of self-portraits through which she tells the story of her dramatic life. She was severely injured in a bus accident at 18, and her paintings reflect the debilitating effects she endured for the rest of her life: 35 operations, body casts, metal corsets, constant pain and the inability to bear a child. Kahlo’s work also reflects her passionate love affairs (including a brief one with Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky), and her turbulent marriage to Mexican muralist painter Diego Rivera.
This film is exempt from classification as it is educational in nature. We recommend that it is suitable for ages 13+, and parental guidance is advised, as it contains adult themes, mild images of war and mild sexual references.
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Adults = $23 + evenbrite processing fee
Concession (Students & Pensioners) = $18 + eventbrite processing fee
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