LOS ANGELES—SIQUEIROS: WALLS OF PASSION captures the story of Mexican visual artist David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974) and the resurrection of his Los Angeles mural “América Tropical,” located at the birthplace of Los Angeles and later championed by the Chicano movement as a symbol of its oppressed culture. One of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century and one of three great Mexican muralists (with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco), Siqueiros was a controversy-stirring revolutionary and lifetime activist who lived with theatrical flair and painted on an epic scale Lorena Manríquez is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of a number of film industry fellowships, including the NALIP Producers Academy, the CPB/PBS Producers Academy, the IFP Rough Cut Lab, and Firelight Documentary Lab. Miguel Picker, a New York-based Chilean American filmmaker, is an award-winning editor, director, and music composer with nearly three decades’ experience. He edited and composed music for Borinqueneers (2007), broadcast nationally on PBS in 2007. Q&A with directors Lorena Manríquez and Miguel Picker will follow the screening.
Thursday, August 1st at 7:30pm. Buy tickets here. TCL Chinese 6 Theatres 6801 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028 This film is supported by a California Documentary Project grant.