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You are warmly invited to attend our next film evening, on Friday 16 July, for a viewing and discussion of ‘Frida’ (2002, run time: 2hr 3min).
Frida is a 2002 American biographical drama film directed by Julie Taymor, which depicts the professional and private lives of the surrealist Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Frida reveals a 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.
The legacy of Kahlo cannot be underestimated or exaggerated. Not only is it likely that every female artist making art since the 1950s will quote her as an influence, but it is not only artists and those who are interested in art that she inspires. Her art also supports people who suffer as result of accident, as result of miscarriage, and because of a failed marriage. Through imagery, Kahlo articulates experiences of great complexity, making them more manageable and giving viewers hope that they can endure, recover, and start again. (The Art Story https://www.theartstory.org/artist/kahlo-frida/life-and-legacy/)
Online Participation Format
Frida is available for rental on Amazon Prime Video ($3.99 = R55.68) and Google Play ($2.99 = R41.72). We will also screen the movie via Zoom on the evening. We invite participants to gather on Zoom to begin at 18:00. When the viewing concludes, there will be a ten-minute break, after which we will gather again for a discussion to last approximately one hour.
The fee for the film evenings during this time of lockdown is R120. Please make payment through the SAAJA website below. You will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event. Advanced booing essential – bookings close at 12:00 on Friday, 16th July.
Everyone is invited to visit our library online. In addition, the library is now open Tuesdays 10:00-14:00 and Thursdays 14:00-19:00, with all Covid-19 protocols in place. For more information on this, contact Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org
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