Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

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Director: Amy Stechler

Cast: Amy Stechler, Rita Moreno, Lila Downs, Carlos Fuentes

     
 

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An artist whose life was as bold and startling as her work, Frida Kahlo battled physical infirmity and a male-dominated art establishment to become one of the most acclaimed and influential painters of her generation. Kahlo also had a passionate interest in politics with her leftist views informed by the Mexican Revolution; she was an outspoken advocate of Communism… See more details below

Overview

An artist whose life was as bold and startling as her work, Frida Kahlo battled physical infirmity and a male-dominated art establishment to become one of the most acclaimed and influential painters of her generation. Kahlo also had a passionate interest in politics with her leftist views informed by the Mexican Revolution; she was an outspoken advocate of Communism and a powerful symbol of the progressive movement throughout her life. The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo is a documentary which tells Kahlo's story as a woman, as an artist, and as a symbol of women's rights and Latin progress. The film is narrated by actress Rita Moreno, while singer Lila Downs provides the voice of Kahlo.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2006
UPC:
0841887051804
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
24,496

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interviews with Kahlo's students; Spanish audio

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rita Moreno Narrator
Lila Downs Frida Kahlo
Carlos Fuentes Participant
Victor Zamudio-Taylor Participant
Elena Poniatowska Participant
Carlos Monsivais Participant
Rana Lazo Participant
Arturo Garcia Bustos Participant
Estela DeBassagoda Participant
Arturo Estrada Participant
Heinz Berggruen Participant
Guillermo Monroy Participant

Technical Credits
Amy Stechler Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Ernesto Anaya Score Composer
Tomas Barreiro Score Composer
Ken Burns Consultant/advisor
Ric Burns Consultant/advisor
Michelle Ferrari Consultant/advisor
Carlos Garica Score Composer
Maia Harris Co-producer
Leonardo Heiblum Musical Direction/Supervision
Hayden Herrera Consultant/advisor
George Schafnacker Sound/Sound Designer
Buddy Squires Cinematographer
Victor Zamudio-Taylor Co-producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
1. Introduction [:29]
2. Unladylike Behavior [4:37]
3. An Authentically Mexican Voice [4:17]
4. A Painful Planet [8:40]
5. The Elephant and the Dove [5:58]
6. Agonized Poetry [12:54]
7. A Bourgeois Virtue [6:16]
8. The Old Man [9:31]
9. My Own Reality [3:37]
10. The Two Fridas [7:57]
11. La Esmeralda [4:59]
12. A Process for Existence [4:06]
13. Viva La Vida [7:01]
14. Epilogue [1:21]
15. Credits [2:19]

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