JAPANEMA: Japan Foundation Los Angeles Free Screening
September 23, 7:00 PM
“The Legacy of FRIDA KAHLO” (89 min, 2015)
Directed by Tadasuke Kotani
Photographer Ishiuchi in person for Q&A
Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium
5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
This documentary film is about Hasselblad Foundation International Award winning photographer Miyako Ishiuchi’s encounter with iconic Mexican painter Frida Khalo’s personal belongings that were uncovered 58 years after her death.
The film shows Ishiuchi shooting photographs of Frida’s belongings, Ishiuchi’s exhibition at the “Paris Photo,” and art exhibition at the Musee de l’Orangerie in Paris featuring Frida’s and her husband Diego Rivera’s works.
By capturing the production process of Oaxaca’s traditional embroideries used for the tribal costume that Frida left, a local festival Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muerto), and a Mexican funeral in a small town, Ishiuchi pursues the sign of how Frida lived and depicts the view of life and death in Mexican culture.
In October 2015, she will have a solo exhibition titled Postwar Shadows at J. Paul Getty Museum.
This screening is supported by The J. Paul Getty Museum.
JAPANEMA series: Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday.