- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Ali Ray
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.
"Seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo…"
Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world renowned Kahlo curators, this film explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo. Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.
We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?
Thu 16 Jul
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, this comedic farce set in 1940s Britain follows pilot Jack Absolute's quest for win the heart of his old flame, Lydia.
Thu 23 Jul
A live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Comedy of Errors, a farcical comedy about two sets of twins. Mistaken identities abound in a typical Shakespearean manner, of course.
Wed 15 Jul
Tue 4 Aug
Opened in 1996, this Picturehouse is built on the site of an old bus garage within the walls of the city, ensuring the quirky building matches the range of independent, arthouse and mainstream screenings.
Disabled toilets are available and all screens are accessible by wheelchair.
Four designated parking spaces are available for disabled badge holders in the cinema car park next to the building.
To reach the venue by train please note Exeter St Thomas railway station is a 7 minute walk via New Bridge Street and Exeter Central is 10 minutes away via Batholomew St E.
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