Revue screens film on life of artist Frida Kahlo
Bloor West Villager
The Revue Cinema presents a special pay-what-you-can screening of the film ‘Frida, Naturaleza Viva,’ Saturday, Jan. 12 to coincide with the Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) exhibit ‘Frida and Diego, Passion, Politics and Painting.’
Frida Khalo’s work and that of her renowned muralist husband Diego Rivera are on display at the AGO until Jan. 20.
The movie screening has been made possible through the generosity of the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto. The 1983 Mexican film, directed by Paul Leduc and starring Ofelia Medina in a remarkable portrayal of the artist Frida Kahlo, weaves together the memories, dreams and images that pass through Kahlo’s mind as she lies dying at age 47. The award-winning production is described as painterly and impressionistic, aiming to capture the spirit of the artist’s work while presenting flashbacks of her tumultuous life.
The film will be shown Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. The Revue Cinema can be found at 400 Roncesvalles Ave.