American Masters: Orozco: Man Of Fire
Airs Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Often thought of as the other Mexican muralist, beside his more flamboyant compatriot Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco was a leader of the Mexican Renaissance. His bold, dynamic frescoes had a profound impact on American painters and inspired Franklin D. Roosevelt to put artists to work during the Great Depression.
In "Orozco: Man Of Fire," directors Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores create a visually arresting and whimsical documentary portrait of Orozco (1883-1949), whose dramatic life, iconoclastic personality and dynamic painting changed the way we see art and politics. Shot in widescreen High Definition video on location in Mexico and the United States. Narrated by Anjelica Huston, with award winning Mexican actor Damián Alcázar as the voice of Orozco.