‘Frida’ recalls controversial life of Frida Khalo


In the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month, Frida Khalo’s controversy-entangled life will be shown in the film “Frida” at Cal State San Bernardino.

FridaThe movie of Khalo’s political, artistic and sexual revolutionary life is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 2-4 p.m. in the Pfau Library’s fifth floor room PL-5005.

The presentation of “Frida” is part of a series of lectures and other screenings that will contribute to CSUSB’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is being celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

The biographically inspired film follows Khalo, played by Selma Hayek, as she embarks on an art movement with Mexican painter Diego Rivera. The struggles of their marriage then follow.

Controversy strikes with Khalo’s illicit affair with Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky and her other sexual explorations with women.

Originally, the story of Khalo was told in the novel “Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo” written by Haden Herrera in 1983. It was later adapted and released in 2002 as the motion picture production “Frida” directed by Julie Taymor.

“Frida” has won several awards, including two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe, and it was nominated for 10 other awards. The film also features Edward Norton, Antonio Banderas and Ashley Judd.

For more information of the screening of “Frida,” contact Iwona Contreras at icontrer@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-5102. Also, visit the library’s Facebook page.

Hispanic Heritage Month is also being be celebrated with the art exhibition “PERSPECTIVES,” at Cal State San Bernardino’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, from Oct. 1-Dec. 15.

Visit  the RAFFMA website or call the museum at (909) 537-7373 for more information on the exhibit.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.