In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of her birth, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo and the Borderland Fridas will celebrate Frida Kahlo with live performances, workshops, speakers, screenings and even a Frida lookalike contest.
Homenaje a Frida will take place at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The centerpiece of the one-day celebration will be a special screening of FRIDA.
The 2002 biopic starring Salma Hayek will be introduced by Dr. Carlos Ortega of the University of Texas at El Paso’s Chicano Studies Program and J Angela Cabrales who teaches sculpture at UTEP.
The screening is at 2:30pm; tickets are $9 and are now available at drafthouse.com
In addition to the screening, there will be a full day of activities celebrating Kahlo’s enduring impact on border arts and culture.
Performance by Danza Azteca Omecoatl.
Danza Azteca Omecoatl is a dance group from El Paso Texas that performs traditional ceremonial Aztec dances dedicated to Mother Nature.
Children’s Workshop: Self expression through self portraiture canvas workshop. (Limited to first 40 guests ages 5-14.)
Performance by Ballet Folklorico of El Paso
Ballet Folklorico of El Paso is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Mexican Culture through the art of dance.
Adult Workshop: Self expression through self portraiture altar workshop. (Limited to first 40 guests ages 15 and up.)
Performance by Luna y Sol duet
Luna y Sol is made up of local musicians Lluvia Torresday and Consuelo Pintor.
Frida lookalike contest
Speaker Garland Courts, Director of Education for four museums: Museum of Nature & Science, Museum of Art, Branigan Cultural Center and Railroad Museum
Presentation on the importance of preserving Mexican art and culture.