From visionary stage and film director Julie Taymor, and trailblazing producer Salma Hayek, comes the Academy Award-winning 2002 film Frida, starring Hayek in her Oscar-nominated, career-highlighting performance as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Anchored by Hayek’s tremendous performance, which is complemented by a pitch-perfect Alfred Molina has her beloved Diego Rivera, Frida is a lush period piece peppered with historic characters ranging from Nelson Rockerfeller (Edward Norton) to Leon Trotsky (Geoffrey Rush) whose intersections into Frida and Diegos’ life added to their rich legacy of international impact. Blending painstakingly-researched historical detail with poetic and surreal flourishes in telling the real-life story of one of history’s most unique, talented, and uncompromising visionary rebels, Frida is an expansive, entertaining, and appropriately beautiful encapsulation of a life lived large.
Wednesday, September 12 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm*
Friday, September 14 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
* Join us Wednesday, September 12 at 8pm for a special screening benefiting Viva la Vida Santa Ana, a free, family friendly cultural event coming to Downtown Santa Ana on October 13!
Directed by Julie Taymor. 2002. 123 minutes. Rated R.