"The Life and Times Of Frida Kahlo" chronicles the life and art of the great Mexican painter as never before, framing Kahlo's life in relationship to the historical and cultural influences that inspired her and defined the first half of the 20th century. Kahlo became an international sensation in the world of modern art and radical politics. Her life was a drama of personal extremes lived against a backdrop of political, social and artistic revolution. The film is an intimate biography of a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent, and world-renowned. It documents the career of the first modern Mexican painter to hang in the Lourve, and looks at her ambiguous relationship to her contemporaries and to avant-garde art, from Cubism, to Surrealism to the Mexican Mural Movement. Filmmaker Amy Stechler uncovered the thousands of photographs, collected rare movie footage of the artist and her era, and interviewed friends, students and experts to create a profoundly new portrait of the legendary artist.
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