Frida w/ dir. Carla Guitierrez & prod. Katia Maguire

Trailer Review CLOSE UP Tickets - Orpheum

Orpheum · Saugerties

An ARThouse and CLOSE UP special event.

Saturday, June 1 7:30p – Post-screening Q&A with director Carla Guitierrez and producer Katia Maguire, moderated by Emilie Houssart

The life of Frida Kahlo, the iconic female artist synonymous with strength and individualism, is explored like never before – with her own words. Through her diary, personal letters, essays, and print interviews, the rich interior life of Frida is made vivid with fascinating animation inspired by her legendary artwork. (Dir. Carla Gutierrez, 2024, 88 min.)

“…offers a deeply intimate portrait of an artist whose work was only appreciated for its modernity, style, and poignance after her 1954 death.” – Vogue 

Carla Gutierrez was born and raised in Peru before immigrating to the United States. She has spent two decades editing documentaries, perhaps most notably RBG, La Carona, and Julia. This film is Carla’s directorial debut, of which she also edited.




Emilie Houssart is a Dutch American artist and the artistic director of Unison Arts (New Paltz). Her projects explore physical and psychic legacies of colonizer culture around food and land.