4/26/09

FRIDAS in the SFIFF - Sundance Kabuki

...and finally FRIDA IN THE MIRROR was showed in the Sundance Kabuki cinemas with the presence of many FRIDAS and a lot of friends (Gracias amigos!) I know was hard to have a seat, was a SOLD OUT show ... here you can see some pictures of the beautiful FRIDAS

Frida-Nina, Frida-Tania & Frida-Anais...


Frida-Diana, Frida-Tania, Frida-Anais, Frida-Susan & Frida-Sedey...


Here 2 photos by John Lee...

...and here the Fridas with Adrian

Thanks for coming Nina, Daniel del Solar, Greg Landau & family, Sherley, Aris, Ariana, Frida-Tiffany & Ariela, Begoña, Sonia & friend, Diana, Sedey, Susan Mathews & friend, La Tania, Anais and many more....
You have one more option to see FRIDA IN THE MIRROR in the big screen, next Tuesday at 1:15pm, in a special program of short movies selected for the SFIFF.

4/22/09

FRIDA IN THE MIRROR / FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO screenings



APRIL 25 & 28, San Francisco:
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, Official selection of the
San Francisco International Film Festival, PARTING SHOTS,
WATCH CLIPS FROM SELECTED PROGRAM SHORTS HERE

April 25th at 8:30pm
Adrian will be with some Fridas at 8:03pm at the entrance.
April 28th at 1:15pm


MAY 13 -22, Cannes:
As part of the SHORT FILM CORNER, Cannes 2009
If you are in France, or near Cannes, please come with a UNIBROW!

2/27/09

FRIDA IN THE MIRROR / FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO, Official Selection in the San Francisco International Film Festival

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FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO/FRIDA IN THE MIRROR
Music-Video-Poem
Written & Directed by Adrian Arias
Music by Greg Landau
Featuring singer MAMACOATL
Length: 4:44 min
San Francisco 2008



Synopsis
FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO/FRIDA IN THE MIRROR demonstrates the diversity, power and tenderness of women by honoring the legendary figure of Frida Kahlo. Twenty women dressed like Frida, a woman who revolutionized the concept of pain in modern art were filmed and edited in one day.
The video is an independent production of the visual artist and poet Adrian Arias. “FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO/FRIDA IN THE MIRROR” was recorded on August 2nd 2008, at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts as part of the "Frida Was Here Day" in San Francisco’s Mission District and also exhibited as part of the installation "Frida on Paper".



Crew
The song "FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO/FRIDA IN THE MIRROR" is performed by Mexican singer/performerMamacoatl, with music by Grammy nominee Greg Landau and Mamacoatl, and lyrics by prize-winning poet Adrian Arias, accompanied by Mirella Leon, a 13 year old musician. The music composed and produced a few days before the shoot is an assemblage of Mexican Son Jarocho, a rhythm of great poetic expression and Afro-Peruvian music, sensual and free from southern coastal Peru.
The twenty Fridas are: Sedey Gebreyes, Paloma Parra, Anais Arias-Aragon, Tiffany Graham, Anna Ciacella, Jamille Griss, Sachiko Morino, Nadja Haas, Angela Carrier, Diana McCullough, Sabina Nieto, Meklit Hadero, Diana Marcela Suarez-Vargas, Susan Matthews, Joscelyne Riobo, Sofía Riobo, Nina Serrano, Joui Turandot, Alexa Fabrega and the singer is Mamacoatl.
Subtitles translated by Nina Serrano.



Thanks to the 20 Fridas, Silvia Parra, Greg Landau, Jose & Mirella Leon, Sabina Nieto, Tania Leullieux, Anais Arias-Aragón, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and The MAPP -Mission Performance Art Project-

8/9/08

20 Fridas in one day....

This was part of the project "Cuerpoema FRIDA en el espejo"
-Frida in the mirror- in the MAPP day, August 2nd
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Frida-Tiffany


group of 5 Fridas: Anna, Jamille, Sachiko, Diana Marcela & Sofia


Frida-Anna




Fridas Anna-Jamille


Frida-Diana Marcela








Frida-Diana Mc video-Secuence


Frida-Jamille






Frida-Jocelyne




Fridas Jocelyne-Sofia


Frida-Alexa


Fridas Joui-Alexa


Frida-Joui




Frida-Angela




Fridas Angela-Nadja


Frida-Nadja


Frida-Meklit


Frida-Mamacoatl


Frida-Nina


Friditas Paloma-Anais




Frida-Sachiko




Fridas Sachiko-Sabina


Frida-Sedey


Frida-Susan




Frida-Tiffany


Thanks to all the 20 amazing women to have the power and tenderness of women honoring the figure of Frida Kahlo

7/4/08

FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO -la cancion español e ingles-



FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO
-Para Frida Kahlo 6 Julio 1907 – 13 Julio 1954
y para todas las mujeres que llevan una Frida en su alma-

Hoy me levanté temprano
más temprano que siempre –que nunca-
solo para verle la cara al día
y descubrir que sigo viva en flor

Dicen que estoy muerta pero
yo no les creo yo
soy una mujer de acero
mi cuerpo se quema con el agua
y arde en tus ojos la pasión del sol

Hoy mi cuerpo de hierbas se cubre
hoy mi carne es tu carne tu fuego
hoy mi soledad es tu danza
mi cabello tu esperanza

Si la vida te la arranca el tiempo
la pasión te la devuelve el viento

Yo que viajé en secreto hasta tu tiempo
(secreto)
trenzando tus sueños sin dueño
quiero darle color a tu alma
con el profundo azul de mi pincel pequeño

Ven mírame al espejo quiero verte descubrir
que tu también eres Frida
Matilde Aurora Meklit
Que también eres Ramona
Adelita y Valentina
la bella Rosa Marina, Tania, Eva y Trinidad

que tu eres la medicina que cura
la vida, el hambre y la locura

Tu que andas vendiendo flores – colores-
tu que andas masticando ilusiones
ven mírate al espejo quiero verte descubrir
tu Juana, tu Sofía, Irene Andrea Jazmín
a Diana Sabina Verónica y René
Sachiko, Amanda Mabel
Fátima Araceli Elena Laurita
Susana Ofelia Dolores Jamille
Iris Carolina Rosario Inés
Adriana Palomita y Anaís

Hoy me levanté temprano
para verte descubrir
tu soledad, mi soledad
que tu eres la fruta fresca
pintando tu realidad

Si la vida te la arranca el tiempo
la pasión te la devuelve el viento




FRIDA AT THE MIRROR

Today I woke up early
earlier than usual –than ever
just to see the day’s face
and discover that I’m still alive blossoming

They say I’m dead but I don’t believe them
I am woman of steel and bone
my body burns with the water
and sun’s passion flames in your eyes

Today my body of herbs is covered
today my flesh is your flesh your fire
if time plucks your life
the wind will return your passion

I who painted my own reality
now paint your unowned dreams
come look at the mirror and discover
that you too are Frida, Carmen,
Nina, Matilde, Silvia, Meklit.
Magdalena, Rosa, Eva, Esperanza,
you are the medicine that cures
life, hunger and madness
Carolina, Tania, Clara, and Jazmin
carrying roots of the heart
carrying tomorrow in your smile

You that goes around selling flowers -colors-
you that goes around chewing illusions
you that goes around praying because there is no more
here I am because the journey is happy
look in the mirror and discover
that you too are Frida and Juana
Sonia, Irene, Andrea and Namaste
Sara, Marcela, Ana and Soledad
painting your own reality.


Adrian Arias 2008
translation by Nina Serrano




Here a serie of paintings and photos of Frida to inspire the Fridas in the video.
Aqui una serie de pinturas y fotos de Frida para inspirar a las modelos que apareceran en el video de FRIDA EN EL ESPEJO