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A vibrant and whimsical documentary portrait of Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), whose Man of Fire fresco is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas. The artist's iconoclastic personality and dynamic painting made him the conscience of his generation, and his dramatic life has provocative parallels to the Mexican immigrant experience today.

Shot in widescreen HD video on location in Mexico and the United States, OROZCO: Man of Fire weaves a rich tapestry of images and sound, evoking Orozco's artistic style, while opening a window onto the artist's inner life, passions and convictions.

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Directed, written and produced by Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada-Flores
Narrated by Anjelica Huston
With Damián Alcázar as the voice of Orozco
Director of Photography Vicente Franco
Original Musical Score David Conte
Visual Effects Robert Conner

PBS Primetime broadcast on Emmy award-winning series American Masters 2007,08,09,10
2008 Nominee, Outstanding TV Documentary, NCLR Alma Awards
2008 Nominee, Best Documentary, Imagen Awards

For more information on OROZCO: Man of Fire:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/jose-clemente-orozco/orozco-man-of-fire/82/
http://www.paradigmproductions.org/films/orozco/?c=synopsis

For interview with Laurie Coyle click here


OROZCO: Man of Fire is made possible in part with support from: