The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 2/28/2006
  • UPC: 841887051804
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,831

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lila Downs Voice Only
Rita Moreno Voice Only
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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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Interviews More From Frida Kahlo's Students
      Spanish Audio: On
      Spanish Audio: Off
      Spanish Subtitles: On
      Spanish Subtitles: Off
   PBS Online
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