Tag: Frida (Movie)

  • Deconstructing Hairy

    She’s been dead for nearly half a century, but Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is the quintessential artist of our moment. Kahlo was female, Latina, disabled, bisexual, Communist, and even part Jewish. She hobnobbed with world-historical figures from Nelson Rockefeller to Leon Trotsky, yet during her lifetime was largely unrecognized outside her circle. Best of all, […]

  • Fling Time in a Quiet Town

    TORONTO—The urbanologist Jane Jacobs imagined Toronto as the idyllic future of city life. New York and national film critics see Toronto’s no less orderly and inclusive film festival as the future of the fall season. Among Toronto’s 265 features, it’s possible to sample what just screened at Venice and Telluride, what will show at the […]

  • Frida Icon

    Every era chooses its own heroes, and Frida Kahlo was the perfect feminist heroine for the ’80s. Hayden Herrera’s Frida, the first biography of the then obscure Mexican artist, was published in 1983, just as Madonna and Cindy Sherman were parlaying experiments with female self-representation into a mainstream spectacle. At the same moment, interest in […]