Telluride Film Fest: Cinema at Library Monday

Telluride Film Fest: Cinema at Library Monday

frida_ver3The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library are excited to announce the 2013-14 Cinematheque lineup.

The series, entitled “They Came to Telluride: Women Behind the Lens” and programmed by Telluride Film Festival co-artistic director Gary Meyer, explores influential women filmmakers from an international stage, all of whom have attended the Telluride Film Festival with their movies.

The screenings begin Monday, October 7 with “Frida” (2002, 123 min., Rated R), directed by Julie Taymor, U.S. winner of two Oscars and a Golden Globe, Salma Hayek shines as Frida Kahlo, the Mexican surrealist painter who channeled a life of pain into her artwork. The film explores her tempestuous relationship with the internationally renowned artist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina) and her lifelong struggle with a childhood injury.

“‘Frida’ explodes with color, music and sensuality,” wrote A.O. Scott, New York Times.

Critically acclaimed film director Julie Taymor is also an esteemed director of theatre and opera and was the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing a musical, the Broadway production of “The Lion King.” She describes her first meeting with Salma Hayek and her inspiration for agreeing to spearhead the Frida Kahlo biopic:

“Salma walked into my Manhattan apartment and she just takes your breath away…We sat on my couch and for two hours she passionately described Frida’s bawdiness, her brilliance, her raunchiness, her foul mouth, her drinking habits, her cigarette smoking, her bisexuality. It was a true seduction.” (from

Film professor, director, producer and local cinephile David Oyster hosts  the opening night of Cinematheque, a club for cinephiles who require much more than one, always memorable long weekend September to sate their appetite for film.

As always, admission is free and patrons get to enjoy food, drink and lively discussion.

Showtime is 6 p.m. the pre-SHOW receptions begins at 5:30 p.m.

For a preview, watch this trailer.

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