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TADPOLE AND FRIDA (article first published : 2003-03-23)

The Cinema Sublime art movie series takes place every Sunday at 17h15 at the Berea CineCentre in Berea Centre and R1 of each ticket sold goes towards the NSA’s outreach programme.

This afternoon’s movie (March 23) is Tadpole made in the USA in 2002 and directed by Gary Winick who received the Sundance Film Festival 2002’s Director's Award for this production.

Tadpole is a highly entertaining gem! Fifteen year old student, Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford) feels that girls his own age haven't lived enough, which is why he is coming home to Manhattan, not only for Thanksgiving, but also to profess his love for his step-mother, Eve (Sigourney Weaver), whose marriage to his father has become routine and uninspiring. The sophisticated script plays like Woody Allen minus the neuroticism, taking a potentially exploitative situation and handling it with intelligence and wit.

The movie on March 30 is Frida made in the USA in 2002 and directed by Julie Taymor.

Frida is a visually sumptuous biopic of renowned Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her often tumultuous marriage to famed muralist, Diego Riviera (Alfred Molina).The film, with great accuracy and attention to biographical detail, traces Frida's life from the horrific trolley accident that left her permanently in pain through her relationship with Diego to the maturation of her art.

Director Taymor creates a visual realm that places the action of the film in the vibrant palette of Kahlo's artwork and she ingeniously uses images from Frida's numerous self-portraits to convey her emotional state at the time of their painting. This masterful work of art is a must see!




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