Man of the Half-Century

Rivera retrospective hits theaters . . . 50 years later

Even the most renowned artists are horrible about finishing projects. Take, for example, famed Mexican filmmaker Gabriel Figueroa and bomb-ass photographer Manual Alvarez Bravo, both of whom started to produce a short documentary about Diego Rivera 50 years ago. It ended up being a splendid idea that was never completed.

Typical artists.

But thanks to Rivera’s grandson and Figueroa’s son, the film’s likeness – which is fused with up-to-date shots and modern narrative – is finally seeing the light of day on the indie-film circuit.


Sun., June 28, 1 p.m., 2009
 
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