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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE FRIDA

Soviet September Film Series

The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with our friends at South East European Film Festival (SEEFest) to present Soviet September, a series of nine acclaimed films …

Face Mask Policy Update

Over the past few months we’ve been so happy to open our doors and see you again after our long closure, but doing our part …

Bo Burnham: Inside Encore!

Thursday night’s screening of Bo Burnham’s already-iconic comedy special Inside is sold out!  By popular demand, we’ve just added an encore screening this Friday, July …

$25,760 Raised For The Frida! Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made June 5th’s A Nightmare on Fourth Street Reopening Marathon Fundraiser such an incredible success!

Frida After Dark January 2020
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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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