The Frida Files

Miami Beach Cinematheque. Through Nov 2008.  Miami Beach Cinematheque. Miami FilmThe Miami Beach Cinematheque is currently presenting an exhibition titled The Frida Files showcasing photographs by Leo Matiz through the month of November.

Leo Matiz (1917-1998) was born in  Aracateca, Colombia, but was known internationally as a "citizen of the world". The intense and stark compositional beauty of his photographs are world famous, particularly in some of the iconic portraits of our time, and especially in his immortal legendary portraits of Frida Kahlo.

Matiz was a master at depicting the internal passions of his subjects, with graphic grace and sharp contrasting elements defining their features. Like Sergei Eisenstein’s gorgeously photographed film Que Viva Mexico! (which screens November 30th as a companion piece and closing night event to this MBC exhibition, and is accompanied by the modernist electronic music of DJ Maximus 3000), the images of Leo Matiz capture history told through faces.  These images are on display courtesy of Alejandra Matiz, the artist’s daughter, who will be a special guest on closing night. The photographs are also for sale.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.673.4567
www.mbcinema.com

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