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Beautiful Monsters: A Guillermo del Toro Film Retrospective and Tribute Art Show – October 2022

Join us this October for a multi-media celebration of Guillermo del Toro, featuring 21 films made by the director or cited as an inspiration on him!

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Guillermo del Toro @ Birch Park – October 2022

Join us this October for an outdoor film series at Birch Park featuring four classic horror films that inspired Guillermo del Toro!

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Volunteer of the Month Picks – September 2022

Join us in celebrating our September Volunteers of the Month by watching their picks, Reservoir Dogs and The Quick and the Dead!

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Monster Movie Triple Feature by See It On 16mm This Friday!

Join See It On 16mm for a one night-only triple feature of Monster of Piedras Blancas, The Giant Gila Monster, and Robot Monster!

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4th Street Market Movie Trivia

Have this article read to you, listen to it like a podcast NEXT EVENT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST Trivia 6pm – 7:30pm This month’s theme: INTERNATIONAL …

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Camp Frida 6: Holiday Horrors on October 15th!

Join us on October 15th for Camp Frida 6: Holiday Horrors, an all-night marathon of holiday-themed horror movies!

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CINEMATIC MUSINGS FROM THE FRIDA'S WRITING TEAM

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Literature Meets Cinema as Arvida Book Co.’ “Movies ‘N’ the Books X Frida” series presents Call Me by Your Name

Frida writing team member Colin Kerekes gives a recap of Arvida Books’ screening of Call Me by Your Name and post-film discussion.

60th New York Film Festival Preview 2022

Frida writing team member Anthony McKelroy previews our coverage of the 60th New York Film Festival.

El Vampiro: 65th Anniversary Interview with Film Historian Dr. David Wilt

Frida writing team member Justina Bonilla talks with Dr. David Wilt about the Mexican horror film El Vampiro in commemoration of its 65th anniversary.

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.

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