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Pride Month – June 2023

Join us this June for Pride Month 2023, a series of eight films exploring LGBTQ identity and themes!

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Festival de Trash-Mex – May 19, 20 & 21

Join Trash-Mex this May for a weekend-long series of Mexican horror and sci-fi cult classic double features!

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21st Century Cult – 2023

Join us throughout the year for 21st Century Cult, a series celebrating the new cult canon of the 2000s and 2010s!

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Star Wars Month – July 2023

Full speed ahead for Star Wars Month this July, featuring all three entries of the original trilogy!

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Showa Godzilla Weekend – June 2023

Head for the hills, because Showa Godzilla Weekend is stomping into town this June!

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Powell & Pressburger Month – May 2023

This May is Powell and Pressburger Month, featuring the movies of filmmaking team Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger!

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Bruce Lee Weekend – May 2023

Celebrate one of kung-fu’s most celebrated stars with Bruce Lee Weekend, coming this May!

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At The Frida

Spend Saturday at the Viet Book Fest in DTSA!

Join Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association for the Viet Book Fest this Saturday!

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At The Frida

50th Anniversary Screenings of The Holy Mountain All Weekend Long!

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-bending cult classic The Holy Mountain returns just in time for its 50th anniversary!

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Charlotte Le Bon’s Falcon Lake Opens This Friday

Falcon Lake, a new coming-of-age drama from Charlotte Le Bon, comes to The Frida this weekend.

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Whats Happening at the Frida

Film Trivia

Join us for this month’s installment of Movie Trivia Night at 4th Street Marketplace!

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Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time, Part 3: Raise the Red Lantern

Frida writing team member Dani Shi continues her Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time series with Zhang Yimou’s Raise the Red Lantern.

Volunteer of the Month Annika Faustino on Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Frida Concessions Attendant Bobby Thornson talks with June Volunteer of the Month Annika Faustino about her VOTM pick Portrait of a Lady on Fire as well as her time at The Frida.

The Voyeurism of Peeping Tom

Frida writing team member Penny Folger takes a look at Peeping Tom, Michael Powell’s disturbing 1960 thriller.

Fight Club: Trauma Bonding

Frida writing team member analyzes David Fincher’s gritty adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club.

Hardcore: A Production History of Jackass

Frida writing team member Marleen Apodaca goes behind the scenes with the Jackass franchise.

Interview: Festival de Trash-Mex with Armando Hernandez and Michael Aguirre

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with Armando Hernandez and Michael Aguirre about their upcoming Festival de Trash-Mex event.

Who Inspires Us

Who is FRIDA Kahlo?

...Why is Frida?

When you set out to do the impossible, it helps to find a source for inspiration…

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954), the legendary Mexican painter and central figure in revolutionary Mexican politics and twentieth-century art, is renowned for her magnificent body of surreal, symbolic, and deeply personal art. What is less known about Kahlo is the incredible saga of integrity and perseverance inherent to her life’s story. In 1925, at the age of eighteen, Kahlo was involved in a tragic streetcar accident where she suffered multiple fractures to her spine, foot, and pelvic bones, spending the rest of her life struggling against severe pain and disability. 

Where for some this would have been enough to lose oneself to despair, Kahlo turned to art to communicate her physical suffering, as well as her passions for Mexican politics and for the love of her life, Diego Rivera, whom she married in 1929. A consummate creator until her death at 47, Kahlo’s inspiring resoluteness and individualism has led to her becoming a leading icon for both the LGBT and feminist movements, as well as for the greater conversation of self-expression through art.

Well, well, well. Who knew that Frida Kahlo was a bit of a gambler? Apparently, she enjoyed her fair share of casino games back in the day. I can just picture her sitting at the blackjack table, sporting her signature unibrow and colorful wardrobe, sipping on a margarita. Maybe she even had a lucky rabbit’s foot tucked away in her pocket. Who knows? All I know is that if I ever find myself playing cards with Frida, I better watch out for her poker face – she was known for being quite the skilled bluffer. Viva Las Frida!

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