Women's March


The Roxy Theater Screen 2 Wed, Mar 6, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Women's March
Run Time:123 min
Release Year:2002
Sponsored By:Women's Opportunity and Resource Development (WORD)
Original Language:English, Spanish, French, Russian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julie Taymore
Cast Members:Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton, Diego Luna


In celebration of Women's History Month, join us every Wednesday for Women's March, a series of films directed by women, starring women. The film selection highlights particularly creative approaches to the art of filmmaking and offers points of view from America to around the globe. 

Julia Taymor's masterpiece charts Frida Kahlo's life from feisty schoolgirl to Diego Rivera protégée to world-renowned artist in her own right. Frida details Kahlo's affluent upbringing in Mexico City, and her nurturing relationship with her traditional mother (Patricia Reyes Spindola) and philosophical father (Roger Rees). Having already suffered the crippling effects of polio, Kahlo sustains further injuries when a city bus accident nearly ends her life. But in her bed-ridden state, the young artist produces dozens upon dozens of pieces; when she recovers, she presents them to the legendary -- and legendarily temperamental -- Rivera (Alfred Molina), who takes her under his wing as an artist, a political revolutionary, and, inevitably, a lover. But their relationship is fraught with trouble, as the philandering Rivera traverses the globe painting murals, and Kahlo languishes in obscurity, longing to make her mark on her own. Frida won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Best Original Score.

Sponsored by Women's Opportunity and Resource Development.