TINA is a six-hour historical drama series chronicling the extraordinary life and times of Tina Modotti. Actor, Model, Hollywood femme fatale, photographer, activist. Her many transformations put her in front and center in the most important artistic, political and historical moments of the 20th century.
There’s murder, romance, jealousy, adventure, humor, intrigue, heartbreak, and duplicity . . . and that’s just in part one.
A legendary beauty, full of passion and with large appetites, Tina is not one to be intimidated by the patriarchy. She holds her own as an equal – sexually, artistically and intellectually – in a circle of male giants that includes Edward Weston and Diego Rivera, and stretches from Bohemian Los Angeles in the 20’s, to the streets of post-revolutionary Mexico City, to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War.
Although her photographic career spans only about seven years - Tina creates a body of iconic images that confirms her place in history. Today, her photographs are held in collections such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and she’s been called “one of the most brilliant photographers of the 20th century.” To this date, her photograph “Roses” remains one of the highest-priced photographs ever sold at auction.
Much has been written about Tina Modotti and her extraordinary life. This is her story.