Join us Wednesday, September 12 at 8pm for a special screening of Julie Taymor’s Academy Award-winning 2002 film FRIDA, featuring Salma Hayek in her Oscar-nominated, career-highlighting performance as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Proceeds from this screening will be donated towards the production costs of Viva la Vida Santa Ana, a free, family friendly cultural event coming to Downtown Santa Ana on October 13!
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.
Directed by Julie Taymor. 2002. 123 minutes. Rated R.
ABOUT VIVA LA VIDA
Viva La Vida is coming back to downtown Santa Ana for its 4th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival on Saturday October 13th! Viva La Vida is a free, family friendly event so bring the kids y los abuelos! The event will include traditional altares, folklorico dancers, live music, delicious food and artisan and craft vendors and much more. Learn more, and keep updated, at http://vivalavidasantaana.com!