Stories for November 8, 2002
For more than a decade, filmmakers and actresses have been trying to bring the life of painter Frida Kahlo to the screen. Luiz Valdez and Laura San Giacomo were one of the first to attempt to film her biography but Latino groups protested that the actress needed to be a Latina. More recently, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez tried to get projects greenlit. But its Salma Hayek and director Julie Taymor who have persevered and their film Frida (opening November 8 at Hillcrest Cinemas) finally arrives in theaters after an eight year battle to get it made.