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The Salida SteamPlant has two upcoming film showings.

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday September 12, the SteamPlant will present Frida Kahlo.

The film will take viewers on a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often-turbulent life. Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, viewers will take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career.

Using letters Kahlo wrote as a guide, this film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art. Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary, and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of color and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men, and women.

Salida SteamPlant Event Center viewed from Coors Boat Ramp. Photo by Merrell Bergin

The film is directed by Ali Ray. The film begins at 4:30 p.m. with doors opening at 4:00 p.m. The showing will also have a cash bar. Tickets are nine dollars and will be available at the door or online.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on September 17, the SteamPlant will feature I Am Woman, the story of Helen Reddy, who in 1966 landed in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase, and $230 in her pocket. Within weeks she was broke. Within months she was in love. Within five years she was one of the biggest superstars of her time, and an icon of the 1970s feminist movement, who wrote a song that galvanized a generation of women to fight for change.

The film begins at 7:00 p.m. and doors to the theater will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are nine dollars and are available at the door or online. There will also be a cash bar.

Currently, face masks are recommended for unvaccinated patrons and the theater is limited to 75 percent occupancy.