July Update

Follow up on last movie “Little Voice”

Good attendance with 19 members and 1 guest on the night.

The movie was well received by most of the members I spoke to afterwards, it was just good entertainment and what I would call a feel good movie.
The acting was good  and it got quite a few laughs.

Our next film on the 1st of August is the Drama-Romance “Frida” by Director Julie Taymor

A biopic of surrealist Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954),who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. Producer/star Salma Hayek ages some 30 years onscreen as she charts the artist’s life from feisty schoolgirl to Diego Riviera protégée to world-renowned artist in her own right. The film won Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Makeup. Colourful and entertaining.

The movie is set in the political tumultuous and revolutionary times of Mexico during the twenties and thirties.

To help with the movie here is more info about Frida Kahlo and her life:

Born in Coyoacán, Mexico, on the 6th of July 1907, Frida Kahlo was involved in a road accident at the age of 18 that would affect the rest of her life. The bus she was travelling on was hit by a tram and she was impaled on a piece of metal. The arms of the seat went right though her. Kahlo was plucked barely alive from the wreckage and rushed to hospital.

With her spinal column broken in thee places, a fractured pelvis and numerous broken bones she was bedridden in a plaster cast for months.
Kahlo abandoned plans to become a doctor (her intention since childhood) and began painting. Her mother asked a carpenter to make her an easel (a special apparatus that could be strapped on her bed), because the plaster cast did not allow her to sit up.
That is when she started on her first picture… It was three years after her accident that she met Diego Rivera

In 2000 a painting by Frida Kahlo 5 centimetres high the size of an egg – sold at Sotheby auction for $400,000. This followed an other auction record for over $10 million for a full size Kahlo painting in 1999.

This was the director’s foreword about Frida Kahlo at an Australian National Gallery’s Exhibition in 2001:

A passionate woman endowed with an indomitable spirit, Kahlo overcame injury and personal hardship to become one of the world’s most important female artist.
Celebrated by the surrealists in her own lifetime, she has attained cult-like status both for her extraordinary art and her tempestuous love-life with her husband, Diego Rivera, Mexico’s most prominent modern painter

Frida & Diego

This movie is my pick so I hope you enjoy it 🙂 It is as far as I am concerned a must see film for anyone interested in the Arts.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 1st of August


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