Photography of Mexico

Lourdes Grobet, Ponzoña, Arena Coliseo, ca. 1983; gelatin silver print; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gift of Jane and Larry Reed; © Lourdes Grobet San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

We had a chance to attend a viewing of the new “Photography of Mexico” exhibition at SFMOMA last week. It’s an impressive installation of photographs that are part of the museum’s collection.  A recent donation of photographs prompted the museum to assemble  this study which covers a diverse range of subjects and styles from the 1920’s to now.

The exhibition includes photographs by Mexican, American, and European photographers. Some of you may be familiar with the work of Lola Flores Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, or Manuel Carillo.

One of the images that grabbed our attention because of a connection to a film is by Tina Modotti. Some of you may recall that  she was portrayed by Ashley Judd in the 2002 biopic  FRIDA.   Tina Modotti and several other luminaries were contemporaries of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Post-revolutionary Mexico was a magnet for artists, activists, writers, and political thinkers.

Click on the image to get more details about the exhibition- which includes lectures and special events. The exhibition runs through July 8, 2012.

Early Screening CASA DE MI PADRE

Who doesn’t love Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, and Gael Garcia Bernal! Here’s your chance to see them together in an over the top comedy- CASA DE MI PADRE. We have passes to an early screening. Send us an email with your name, CASA in the subject line, to programming @ sflatinofilmfestival.com  The screening is on Tuesday March 13 in San Francisco. Film in theaters on Friday March 16.