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Todd Field Retrospective – January 2023

Revisit the work of one of modern cinema’s most penetrating filmmakers with our Todd Field Retrospective!

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21st Century Cult – January 2023

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

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British Rock Invasion – January 2023

Come on out for our British Rock Invasion series, a month-long selection of movies by or about British rock and rollers!

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Tommy Wiseau’s The Room Returns Saturday Night!

Join us for another late-night screening of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room this Saturday!

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A24’s When You Finish Saving The World Opens Friday

A24 does it again with When You Finish Saving the World, the directorial debut of Jesse Eisenberg.

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Arvida Book Club Presents Blade Runner: The Final Cut Thursday!

Join Arvida Books this Thursday for a screening and post-film discussion of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Final Cut!

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CINEMATIC MUSINGS FROM THE FRIDA'S WRITING TEAM

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SCENE SELECTIONS Episode 28: Best of 2022

Anthony & Miquela discuss the year in movies and compare top fives. Then later, we take a glimpse at what’s coming in 2023.

Skinamarink: Under the Bed

Frida writing team member Austin Jaye examines the unsettling “anti-nostalgia” underlying Skinamarink.

Anthropomorphism in Cinema and the Human Identity

Frida writing team member Bobby Thornson analyzes Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO and other instances of anthropomorphism in art.

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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