- Saturday July 02, 2022 2:00 PM
Set in Mexico City, Julie Taymor’s visually evocative biopic focuses on the bold and controversial artist Frida Kahlo. The film traces Kahlo’s lifelong, tempestuous relationship with her mentor, Diego Rivera, along with her illicit affairs with Trotsky and various women. Her forward-thinking artistic, political, and sexual attitudes are explored as we witness a hard-drinking, passionate woman of the early 1900s, which earned an Oscar nomination for Salma Hayek.
Director Taymor received critical acclaim for Frida, which garnered six Academy Award nominations, including Hayek’s Best Actress nomination and two Oscars for make-up and original score. Frida was honored with four BAFTA nominations and one win, including nominations for Hayek and Alfred Molina (who played Rivera), and two Golden Globe nominations, winning Best Original Score. In addition, the film received two Screen Actors Guild nominations. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award.
R; 152 minutes
WOMEN DIRECTING WOMEN
In conjunction with the Modern’s exhibition Women Painting Women, this series presents landmark films from acclaimed women directors, all featuring a unique creative vision and tour de force performances from actresses in the leading roles. Tickets are $5; free for Reel People. Click here for information about the special benefits of joining Reel People, a membership add-on for film enthusiasts.
July 2, 2 pm - Frida
July 16, 2 pm - Daughters of the Dust
July 23, 2 pm - Marie Antoinette
July 30, 11 am - The Tango Lesson
July 30, 2 pm - Orlando