Un retrato de Diego (A Portrait of Diego: The Revolutionary Gaze) (2007)
Saturday, February 23, 8 p.m., Rich Theatre
Gabriel Figueroa began this documentary with master Mexican painter Diego Rivera in the late 1940s but the footage only recently saw the light of day, thanks to Figueroa's son and Rivera's grandson. Working from the original footage's intimate portrayal of Rivera, Gabriel Figueroa Flores and Diego Rivera Lopez have crafted a powerful new perspective that explores Rivera the man and the painter as well as the sociopolitical impact of his art in the last stages of the Mexican Revolution. Impressing audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Latin Film Fest, and Austin's Cine Las Americas, Un retrato de Diego is a rarely seen film that testifies at once to the power of Rivera's art, Figueroa's cinematography, and Gabriel Figueroa Flores's filmmaking. We are honored to be hosting Flores both for a discussion about his work and for an introduction to his father's work, which will screen in the following weeks.
Pricing: General admission, $7; Museum members, students with I.D., and seniors, $6; Patron-level members, FREE