SANTA ANA—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. Q&A with directors Lorena Manríquez will follow the screening.
Thursday, August 22 at 7:00pm. Buy tickets here. Orange County Museum of Art 1661 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704 This film is supported by a California Documentary Project grant.