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Cinema Club: Frida

Cinema Club: Frida

Cinema Club: Frida

Dir. Carla Gutiérrez
87 min

March Cinema Club

Cinema Club Screening: Saturday, March 9 at 11:00am

Cinema Club Moderator Megan Feeney will be in conversation with Dr. Hannah Ryan, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Saint Olaf College, following the screening.

Cinema Club screenings are Free for MSP Film Society Members. Not a Member? Join here. More info on Cinema Club here.

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About the Film

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo, Frida is told through her own words for the very first time, drawn from her famed illustrated diary, revealing letters, essays, and candid print interviews — and brought vividly to life by lyrical animation inspired by her unforgettable artwork. The feature film directorial debut of acclaimed editor Carla Gutiérrez (RBG, La Corona), Frida posits a striking context as to why the artist – and her art -- remains as powerful as ever.

Covering more than 40 years of her life, the filmmakers received unrestricted access to research materials, much never shown to the general public before. What is extraordinary about Kahlo's life and art is how her images would galvanize multiple generations of admirers worldwide, doing more than solidifying her status as a modern artist of timeless import.

An intensive journey spanning two years, Gutiérrez and her formidable team of artisans, most of whom are women and proudly Latine, gathered together to craft a singular cinematic experience that could be no ordinary art history lesson. A living portrait emboldened by the magical realism befitting Kahlo's remarkable life emerges. Yet, her voice ultimately stands supreme, a complex and powerful sound of a multitude of Fridas: fearless, seductive, defiant, vulnerable, raucous, and wonderfully alive.

Cinema Club is generously sponsored by:
Julie & Charlie Zelle and Leni & David Moore

About Cinema Club

It’s like book club for cinephiles! On the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM, we invite MSP Film Society Members to watch a selected movie with us and join a discussion led by Cinema Club Moderator Megan Feeney.

Film Details

Program: Cinema Club
Release Year: 2024
Runtime: 87 min
Country/Region: USA, Mexico
Print Source: Amazon MGM Studios
Tags: Biography


Director: Carla Gutiérrez
Executive Producer: Lynne Benioff, Alexa Conway, Meredith Kaulfers, Julie Cohen, Betsy West, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard
Producer: Katia Maguire, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Loren Hammonds, Alexandra Johnes