Purdue Convos presents: Frida: Viva la Vida

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Like a museum exhibit on screen, Frida: Viva La Vida features never-seen letters, never-heard stories and confessions, and actual items featured in Kahlo’s unmistakable masterworks.

The purely visual contributions of famed artist Frida Kahlo could fill volumes of art history text. But the documentary Frida: Viva La Vida delves as deeply into the artist’s life as it does her stunning imagery exploring her influence on artistic freedom and feminism, dissecting her dual life as a pioneering artist living in a volatile relationship with Diego Rivera, and recreating her tortured masterworks like “The Two Fridas,” “The Broken Column” and “The Wounded Deer” via deft filmmaking and powerful reenactments. Like a museum exhibit on screen, Frida: Viva La Vida features never-seen letters, never-heard stories and confessions, and actual items featured in Kahlo’s unmistakable masterworks.